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Author Guidelines

Article for PDG covers all research in the field of education, manuscript must be written in Times New Roman, font size 12 points, 2 space, single column, and paper size A4. Length of manuscript must be 10-20 pages and written using Microsoft Word in *.doc or *.rft format.

Authors’ name (personal or team), listed with no academic degree with institution address and placed under the title of the article. For manuscript written by a team, the editor only communicate with the corresponding author. E-mail addresses and phone numbers of corresponding author should be included for easy communication.

Review of article is conducted by anonymous reviewers (double-blind peer review) appointed by the editor based on their research interest or field of expertise. Article evaluation process will be taken approximately three months and the acceptance or rejection decision will be delivered to authors via email. The articles must not be published elsewhere. The authors are given a chance to make improvements (revision) of the manuscript as suggested by reviewer or editor. Acceptance or rejection of the manuscript will be notified by a letter. Manuscript is rejected if the material is not suitable to the scope of journal, having poor quality, not following writing format, containing complicated language, not original research and unresponsive correspondence.

Article should be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English with the following requirement: 

Title is written briefly and effectively, font size 14 points, maximum 12 words for Indonesian language articles; 10 words for the English article, and capitalize each word except conjunction; 

Abstract is written in English and Bahasa Indonesia (maximum 200 words), containing the objectives, methods, research results; 

Keywords reflect the article content and informative (3-5 words), are written underneath the abstract with one-line spacing and bold-tilted; 

Introduction (without subtitles) contains backgrounds, literature reviews, and research objectives; 

Method should be accompanied by references, relevant modification should be explained; 

Results and Discussion should be presented in the same part, clearly and briefly. Discussion part should contain the benefit of research result, not repeat result part.; 

Conclusion presented clearly; and Reference should use minimum 80% of primary referral sources (international journal) of the last 10 years of publications and written in APA IV style. Unpublished reference is not suggested to be cited.

Tables and pictures are presented follow the certain Scientific Writing Guidelines (eg, Lampung University, 2008) or directly modeled on the manner in which the articles have been published. The Indonesian article uses the Enhanced General Guidelines (Depdikbud, 1987). Articles in English use a variety of standards.

References in the article should cite the last name and year. If citing from some authors, it should be ordered based on the most recent reference. If citing from the article written by two authors, then all authors name should be cited. Meanwhile, if citing from the article written by three or more authors, then it is cited by writing first author's name followed by et al. Citation should be written in reference part. Every cited reference should be written completely in reference part. Unpublished reference is not suggested to be cited in article. Reference should be written according to the format of reference. This journal requires 80% of reference cited from national and international journal.

The examples of reference format are:


Beverley, B. (1993). Children’s Science, Constructivism and Learning in Science (Second Edition). Victoria: Deakin University Press.

Saukah, A. & Waseno, M.G. (Eds.). (2002). Menulis Artikel untuk Jurnal Ilmiah (Edisi ke-4, cetakan ke-1). Malang: UM Press.

Article in the Book:

Kozma, R.B. & Russell, J. (2007). Students becoming chemists: Developing representational competence. Dalam J. Gilbert (Eds.), Visualization in science education. Netherlands: Springer.


Sukamto, I., & Maulina, H. (2021). Pengembangan LKS Inkuiri Berbantuan Media PhET untuk Melatihkan Keterampilan Berpikir Kritis. Jurnal Inovatif Ilmu Pendidikan3(1), 1-18.

Official Document:

Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa. (1978). Pedoman Penulisan Laporan Penelitian. Jakarta: Depdikbud.

Thesis and Dissertation

Parmin. (2005). Kualitas Pembelajaran Biologi melalui Pendekatan Sains Lingkungan Teknologi dan Masyarakat (Salingtemas). (Thesis). Semarang: Program Pascasarjana Universitas Negeri Semarang.

Parmin. (2017). Pengembangan Model Science Integrated Learning (SIL) untuk Meningkatkan Kemandirian Kerja Ilmiah pada Materi Etnosains Program Study Pendidikan IPA. (Dissertation). Surakarta: Program Pascasarjana Universitas Sebelas Maret.


Liliasari. (2011). Membangun Masyarakat Melek Sains Berkarakter Bangsa melalui Pembelajaran. Prosiding Seminar Nasional Pendidikan IPA dengan tema Membangun Masyarakat Melek (Literate) IPA yang Berkarakter Bangsa melalui Pembelajaran. Semarang, 16 April 2011.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Copyright Notice

Submission of an original manuscript to the Journal will be taken to mean that it represents original work not previously published, that it is not being considered elsewhere for publication; that the author is willing to assign copyright to the journal as per a contrast that will be sent to the author just prior to publication and, if accepted for publication, it will be published in print and online and it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, for commercial purposes, in any language, without the consent of the publisher.


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