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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor)
  • SettingsThe submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • SettingsWhere available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The contents of the manuscript are written using Arial Narrow typeface, size 12 pt, 1.15 spacing, on A4 paper, and the maximum length of the manuscript is 15 pages.
  • SettingsThe text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Before preparing and submitting article manuscripts, please note that author(s) are discouraged from withdrawing submitted papers after it is in the publication process (review, copyedit, layout, etc.). During the time, Nusantara of Research: Jurnal Hasil-hasil Penelitian Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri had spent valuable resources besides time in the process.

Please prepare your manuscript before submission using the following guidelines and the article template below:


Article files should be provided in Document format (doc, docx, rtf, and odt). We currently do not accept other formats, such as LaTex or PDF files.

Article Length

Articles should be between 10-20 pages, including references. A maximum of 4 pages long appendices are allowed.

Article Title

A title of 15 (fifteen) words maximum should be provided.

Author Details and Authorship

All contributing authors’ names should be added, and their names should be arranged in the correct order for publication. A correct email address should be supplied only by the corresponding author. Each author's full name must be present in the exact format they should appear for publication, including or excluding any middle names or initials as required. The affiliation of each contributing author should be correct on their author name.

The criteria of authorship are as follows; Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; final approval of the version to be published; Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Structured Abstract

Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission, which includes:

  • Purpose/Introduction
  • Design/methods/approach
  • Findings/results
  • Conclusions

A maximum of 200 words in total, excluding keywords. It has to be in English regardless of the article's content.


The authors should provide appropriate and short keywords that encapsulate the principal topics of the paper. The maximum number of keywords is 5 (five) words.

Article Organization

The body of articles should be organized (at least) into the IMRaD structure as follow;

  • The introduction consists of a background of the study, a literature review as a basis of the research issue, hypotheses, and the purpose of the study. This part shall be presented in the form of a paragraph.
  • The method consists of the research design, subject, instrument, data collection procedure, and data analysis.
  • The part of the result exposes the findings obtained from research data related to the hypotheses. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than provide data in great detail.
  • This part of the discussion explains the findings from research data, theory, and similar research comparisons. Make the discussion correspond to the results, but do not reiterate the results. The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what/how)? Do you provide an interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?
  • The conclusion answers the aforementioned hypotheses, research purpose, findings, discussion, and expected suggestions for future research. The conclusion shall be written in a paragraph. Do not repeat the Abstract or just list experimental results.
  • All the references used in the article must be listed in this part. In this part, all the references must be taken from primary sources (scientific journals, at least 85% of all the references) published in the last ten years. Cite the leading scientific publications on which your work is based. Citations of textbooks should be used very rarely, and citations to web pages should be avoided. Avoid excessive self‐citations. Each article should have at least 15 references.

Biographies and Acknowledgments

Those who contribute but do not meet all criteria for authorship should not be listed as authors, but they should be acknowledged at the end of the text. Only the persons' names, not their roles, should be written under the acknowledgment section. Authors must declare all sources of external research funding in their article, and a statement to this effect should appear in the Acknowledgements section.

Authors who wish to include these items should save them in the MS Word file to be uploaded with the submission. If they are to be included, a brief professional biography of 100 words maximum should be supplied for each named author.

Article Categories

Authors must categorize their paper as part of the article information. The category most closely describes their paper should be selected from the list below.

  • Research paper. This category covers papers that report on any type of research undertaken by the authors. The research may involve constructing or testing a model or framework, action research, data testing, market research or surveys, empirical, scientific, or laboratory research. 
  • Technical paper. Describes and evaluates technical products, processes, or services. 
  • Case study reports. Case studies describe actual interventions or experiences within organizations. They may well be subjective and will not generally report on research. A description of a legal case or a hypothetical case study used as a teaching exercise would also fit into this category. 


Headings must be concise, clearly indicating the distinction between the hierarchy of headings. The format is provided in the article's template.


Notes or Endnotes should be used only if necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets, and listed at the end of the article.


All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted electronically. All Figures should be high quality, legible, and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in color to facilitate their appearance on the online database. Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel should be supplied in native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into an MS Word template document. Photographic images should be inserted in the article's main body and of high quality.


Tables should be typed and included in the main body of the article. The position of tables should be inserted in the text as close to the point of reference as possible. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.


Nusantara of Research: Jurnal Hasil-hasil Penelitian Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri prefers articles that refer mainly to journal articles, research reports, and conference proceedings rather than rely heavily on textbooks or handbooks to demonstrate articles' novelty in the subject discussed.  The use of Mendeley as a tool in referencing is preferable and encouraged. References should be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy, and consistency. Citation and Reference are written according to the APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition style (page: 198-215). At the end of the paper, a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied as follows:

[1]. Gronlund, N.E. & Linn, R.L. 1990. Measurement and Evaluation in Teaching. (6thed.). New York: Macmillan.

[2].Denzim, N.K. & Lincoln, Y.S (Eds). 2000. Handbook of Qualitative Research. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.

[3]. Nathan, R. & Hill, L. 2012. Konseling Karir. (Terjemahan Helly Prajitno Soetjipto & Sri Mulyantini Soetjipto). Yogyakarta : Pustaka Pelajar.

[4]. Bavel, R.K. 2010. The Effect Of Academic Optimism On Student Academic Achievement In Alabamma. Unpublished Dissertation. Tuscaloosa : Universitiy Of Alabamma

[5]. Holmes, E.A.,  Arntz, A., & Smucker, M.R. 2011. Imagery rescripting in cognitive behaviour therapy: Images, treatment techniques and outcomes. Journal of Behavior Therapymand Experimental Psychiatry, 38: 297–305. www.elsevier.com/locate/jbtep

[6]. Supiani. 2016. The Implementation Of Process Approach To Teaching Writing At The Ninth Grade Of SMPN 1 Pelaihari Academic Year 2015/2016. Journal Nusantara of Research, 3: 1-12.

[7]. Gumilang, G.S. 2015. Dream and Fact of Education in the “3T” Kupang. Procceding International Conference on Education and Training by Faculty of Education State University of Malang, November 6th-8th 2015. Malang: Faculty of Education, State University of Malang.


Checklist For Preparing Applications

The author must prepare and check the following items before submitting; if the author does not follow the guidelines, the manuscript can be sent back to the author.

1. Manuscripts submitted must not be submitted to other journals and must not be a revised or supplementary version of the work published in the conference or journal.
2. The topic and content of the article must follow the scope and focus, especially in the field of guidance and counseling
3. Manuscripts are sent in Microsoft Word format (*.doc, *.docx) or following the writing template, which can be downloaded here.
4. The contents of the manuscript are written using Arial Narrow typeface, size 12 pt, 1.15 spacing, on A4 paper, and the maximum length of the manuscript is 15 pages.
5. Guidelines for writing articles are accessed from the Author Guidelines.
6. If submitting a paper in English, it has been checked for grammar and legibility.
7. Writing the Reference List is managed using Mendeley, Endnote, or Zotero with a writing style based on APA 6th edition.