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Author Guidelines

Author guidelines

General requirements

  1. Manuscripts can be either research-based paper or conceptual paper on gender and child topics that have been formatted to meet the general writing standards of scientific journal article.
  2. Manuscripts is preferably written in Bahasa Indonesia, English or Arabic language.
  3. Manuscript is an original work (not plagiarized) and have not been published in other journal or media, printed or electronic.
  4. Manuscript needs to be submitted online to Sawwa website through the Open Journal System (OJS) at
  5. Applying a “blind review” system, the manuscript should not state the author’s name, institution and emails. Authors’ name, institution and emails are stated during the author’s registration with OJS. For a convenient communication, it is advisable to include your active cellphone number when registering.
  6. Manuscript must be typed in a Microsoft Word, with 7000-8000 words in length. Click here for the manuscript template.
  7. Reference or bibliography should list 20 references minimum. Primary reference is at least 5. Manuscript should also refer to several research studies published in reputable journals (journal article reference).

Specific requirements

Article theme. Sawwa articles bring up issues of gender and child. We invite manuscripts from multiple disciplines and perspectives, including religion, education, psychology, law, social studies, etc.

Organization of the research-based articles consist of:

  1. Title, abstract (100-150 words), along with 3-5 keywords
  2. Introduction, consisting of a description of research problems, aims, summary of theoretical framework related to the inquired issues, relevant previous research, methods, research findings and analysis. Introduction must be presented in a narrative form.
  3. Discussions
  4. Findings
  5. Closing, comprising of conclusion and suggestions or recommendations
  6. List of references

Organization of conceptual paper consists of:

  1. Title, abstract (100-150 words), along with 3-5 keywords
  2. Introduction, consisting of a description of research problems, aims, summary of theoretical framework related to the inquired issues, relevant previous research, methods, research findings and analysis. Introduction must be presented in a narrative form. Sections can be modified, as agreed, depending on specific characteristics of the paper.
  3. Discussions
  4. Closing
  5. List of references

Manuscript writing

Title must be typed in all capital letters, bold, centered. Sub title is all typed in small case letter. Each word starts with capital letter, bold.


  • Direct quotation, which is equal or less than 40 words, is indented with double apostrophe (“…”), single-spaced. Direct quotation of more than 40 words is typed indented on both right and left side, single-spaced.
  • Indirect quotation is typed in a sentence with no quotation symbols.
  • In all of these quotation types, direct and indirect, the name of the author(s), publication year and page(s) number must be provided.


Table or graph should be presentable in a Microsoft Word document. Table or graph must be accompanied with a specific caption (numbering, title, source, if any). See template for ilustration. 

Table or graph should only be displayed when it really helps readers to understand the content substance.

Referencing system

Please be advised that Sawwa employs a Chicago manual of reference style .


Book with single author


Mansour Fakih, Analisis Gender & Transformasi Sosial (Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar, 2010), 101.

Zadie Smith, Swing Time (New York: Penguin Press, 2016), 315–16.

Book with multiple authors 


Bashin, Kamla, dan Nighat Said Khan, Persoalan Pokok Mengenai Feminisme dan Relevansinya, terj. S. Herlina (Jakarta: Gramedia, 1995), 101

Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman, A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015), 12.

Chapter or other part of an edited book


Henry David Thoreau, “Walking,” in The Making of the American Essay, ed. John D’Agata (Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2016), 177–78.

Articles from journals, magazines or newspapers


Hasanah, Hasyim, “Peran Strategis Aktivis Nurul Jannah al Firdaus dalam Meningkatkan Kesadaran Beragama Perempuan Miskin Kota”, Inferensi 7, no. 2 (2013): 474-86.

Susan Satterfield, “Livy and the Pax Deum,” Classical Philology 111, no. 2 (April 2016): 170.

Shao-Hsun Keng, Chun-Hung Lin, and Peter F. Orazem, “Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality,” Journal of Human Capital 11, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 9–10,

Other sources (legislations, handbooks, posters, etc)

Departemen Pendidikan Nasional, Undang-Undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 2 Tahun 1998 tentang Sistem Pendidikan Nasional (Jakarta: Armas Duta Jaya, 1990), 51


“Privacy Policy,” Privacy & Terms, Google, last modified April 17, 2017,

“About Yale: Yale Facts,” Yale University, accessed May 1, 2017,

Katie Bouman, “How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole,” filmed November 2016 at TEDxBeaconStreet, Brookline, MA, video, 12:51,



Grazer, Brian, and Charles Fishman. A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life.New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.

Keng, Shao-Hsun, Chun-Hung Lin, and Peter F. Orazem. “Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality.” Journal of Human Capital 11, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 1–34.

LaSalle, Peter. “Conundrum: A Story about Reading.” New England Review 38, no. 1 (2017): 95–109. Project MUSE.

Satterfield, Susan. “Livy and the Pax Deum.” Classical Philology 111, no. 2 (April 2016): 165–76.

Smith, Zadie. Swing Time. New York: Penguin Press, 2016.

Thoreau, Henry David. “Walking.” In The Making of the American Essay, edited by John D’Agata, 167–95. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2016.


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.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)