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Submission Preparation Checklist

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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The Journal of Law Nation (JOLN) is published four times a year, is a peer-reviewed journal, and specializes in field research and literature review related to law, following the focus and scope of this journal. The aim is to provide readers with a better understanding of the law and present developments through publishing articles and research reports, both field studies and literature. This journal invites scholars and experts working in all disciplines in the field of law. Articles must be original, based on field research and literature, unpublished, and not under review for possible publication in other journals. All submitted papers are subject to review by the Editor, editorial board, and blind reviewers. Submissions that violate our guidelines on formatting or length will be rejected without review.


Writing Format

Writing Organization

Articles using Microsoft Word software (MS.Word) 2010-2013 (or later) in A4 size, then typed text in 1.15 spaces. The Cambria-based font is 12pt and one column. Reference list using a reference management tool (Zotero or Mendeley). The reference list is arranged alphabetically according to the 17th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (Author's Date). Furthermore, the manuscript is about 5-20 pages long, with the top, bottom, left, and right margins equal to 3 centimeters (3 cm). The results and discussion sections can be added with subtitles written in Cambrian font 12 and in bold, new paragraphs are written in, and between paragraphs are not given a space.



The title of the scientific paper must be written in a minimum of 10 words and a maximum of 15 words in Indonesian or English. After the title, it is followed by the inclusion of the author's full name without abbreviation (does not include academic degree), the identity of the department (choose one: Faculty/Study Program/Bureau/Division) from the nearest line in the author's hierarchy, line position and separate commas (,) followed by identity institution (you can choose one: University/Institute/SMA/Institution/Institution) where the author works, then include the email address as a medium for correspondence between the reader and the author at the bottom of the first page.



The summary of research results, field studies, and literature are relatively straightforward, without overly detailed explanations. The abstract typeface is Cambria with font size 12pt in 1 (one) paragraph and contains a minimum of 150 to a maximum of 200 words; the essence is accompanied by a maximum of 5 (five) keywords or phrases and must contain: (1) Background, research problems ; (2) research objectives; (3) The research method used; (5) Research results; (6) Research conclusions in achieving research objectives.



It contains a research introduction which has a proportion of 25% or about 4 (four) pages of the complete manuscript. Contains background problems, research problems, problems (problems), a clear literature review, and research objectives


Research Method

The research basis or principles have a proportion of 12% or about 2 (two) pages of the complete manuscript. It covers the research paradigm, the type of research conducted, data collection techniques, and data analysis.


Results and Analysis

The essence of the findings of this study has a proportion of 38% or about seven (7) pages of the complete manuscript. It discloses research results, containing tables, graphs, and images interpreted and described with the relevant literature (if deemed necessary).



The final part of this research report has a proportion of 7% or about 1 (one) page of the entire manuscript. Conclude research that can represent the main findings and has meaningful recommendations.

The final part of this research report is 12% or about 2 (two) pages of the complete manuscript. It reflected the reference literature's adequacy and novelty by prioritizing scientific journals (80%) as the basis for a minimum of 12 citations.


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