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 Microsoft Word document file format.

    Please click here to download JONUS Template for blind submission and please click here to download JONUS Template for final submission (Microsoft Word). You need to submit a separate title page which states the title of your paper, details of each author (full name, full affiliation address, and email address), and a brief biography of each author (not exceeding five lines).

  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.5-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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


  • Manuscripts should not be less than 5,000 words and not more than 8,000 words. Manuscripts that do not adhere to this may not be considered for review. Each manuscript must have an abstract (between 150-250 words) and 5 keywords
  • Authors are required to send manuscript in word.docx.
  • To facilitate the blind review process, please ensure that the authors’ names do not appear anywhere in the manuscript or in the filename. Authors’ names, designations and institutional addresses should be in a separate file.
  • The Editorial Board is not responsible for editing submitted manuscripts for style or language. Authors should make sure the manuscripts have been written in good language. 
  • Papers submitted to Journal of Nusantara Studies (JONUS) must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, either in electronic or printed form. The corresponding author should declare this when submitting the paper to the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Upon submission of a paper, the author/authors are to provide the editorial board with names of two reviewers, complete with their addresses, designations and email addresses. The reviewers must have a doctorate in relevant areas.
  • Journal of Nusantara Studies (JONUS) retains the right to electronically distribute accepted manuscripts but the authors will retain copyright. If authors wish to republish the article, they must write to the Editor-in-Chief and acknowledge Journal of Nusantara Studies (JONUS) as the original publisher.
  • The Editorial Board reserves the right to make editorial changes to any manuscript accepted for publication to enhance clarity and style.
  • Manuscripts that do not adhere to any of the SUBMISSION GUIDELINES may not be considered for review.




  • Authors are to submit their paper electronically by using the online submission - the ScholarOne. ( 
  • All manuscripts must be typed in Microsoft Word (.docx) and 1.5 spaced. Margins are to be set at Normal (2.54cm all round) and paper size at A4 (21 x 29.7cm).
  • Formatting of references follows APA 6th edition.          

In general, the content of the manuscript should include:

  1. Title (short, precise, and descriptive)
  2. Author(s)’ name(s)
  3. Full address of the affiliation of each author
  4. Telephone number, fax, and e-mail addresses of each author
  5. Abstract (150 - 250 words)
  6. Keywords ( 5 words )
  7. Introduction
  8. Text Body
  9. Methodology (optional for conceptual papers)
  10. Results and Discussion (optional for conceptual papers)
  11. Conclusion
  12. Acknowledgement
*Note: The paper should make significant contributions to academic world.

Review Procedure  

After the submission deadline of each call for papers, manuscripts submitted to Journal of Nusantara Studies (JONUS) will go through an internal review.  If submitted papers meet the basic requirements of JONUS, they are sent out for double blind review from experts in the field.  Our reviewers are expected to review articles and return their reviews within 4 weeks of having received this. It is common for reviewers who recommend acceptance to also make this conditional on addressing possible errors or issues. If your reviewers make this recommendation, then you will be given the opportunity to adequately respond to their feedback by a required date. This entire review process will take anywhere between 2-3 months after submission of manuscript. The editor’s decision is final.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

Article Processing Charge (APC) for submissions received after 9th of March 2021 is MYR800 / USD 200 if accepted for publication. The APC is used to support our subscription to the ScholarOne System that we use to manage the submissions.

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