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Daluang Journal of Library and Information Science publishes articles focusing on problems and issues concerning library and information science. This journal provides opportunities for authors to present the results of original research articles, review articles, and best practices in Digital Libraries and Repositories, Documentation Systems, Information and Media Preservation, Information Policy, Information Services, Library and information technology, Library Management, Media and Information Literacy, Organization of Information, Scholarly Communication, Scientometrics. 

Online Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts must be sent online to the online portal of Daluang Journal of Library and Information Science on page

Steps for submitting Manuscripts:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: select the appropriate section of the journal, then check all checklists, and click save & continue.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: please upload the article manuscript file in MS Word in this section. After that, click save & continue.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: enter the data of all authors and affiliates. If the author is more than one person, please click "add author", then fill in the author's data like the first author, and so on. Next, fill in the title, abstract, keywords, research methods, and bibliography in each of the available columns.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: it is permissible to upload supporting files or cover letters or other documents.
  5. Step 5 – Confirm the Submission: please click "Finish Submission" if all data is correct.
  • > Author will be notified by email (check your spam folder frequently just in case the emails have ended up there) and will be able to view the manuscript submission’s progress through the review and editorial process by returning to the Active Submissions section of the Author page in this OJS.

General Instructions

  1. The manuscript is an original work (no plagiarism) and has never been published elsewhere.
  2. The manuscript is written in Bahasa Indonesia or English using grammatical rules.
  3. During the review and editing process, the manuscript is not under consideration by another journal, and all authors have approved the manuscript and agree with its submission to this journal.
  4. All manuscripts must be submitted to Editorial Office using Open Journal System (OJS) at the following URL address: on who have other circumstances that prevent online submission must contact the Editors prior to submission to discuss alternative options by email:
  5. Manuscripts are formatted according to the writing pattern of the scientific journal. Examples of how to write an article can be seen on Article Template.
Font and Spacing

Manuscripts typed in Times New Roman (12 pt) with 1.15 spacing in Microsoft Word format with a page size A4 (210 x 297 mm). The length of the article ranged from 2.500-6000 words, including pictures, graphs, and tables (if any).


Quotations should be integrated into the text, except for those exceeding 3 lines. Separate quotations should be formatted with Left Indent: 0.5 and Right Indent: 0.5, without quotation marks.

Bullets and Numbering

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Bullet and numbering within the body text are not recommended. All sentences should be typed as descriptive paragraphs.


Tables are sequentially numbered with the table title and number above the table. Tables should be centered in the column OR on the page. Tables should be followed by a line space. Elements of a table should be single-spaced (9pt). However, double spacing can be used to show groupings of data or to separate parts within the table. Table headings should be horizontal in 9pt. Tables are referred to in the text by the table number, e.g., Table 1. Do not show the vertical line in the table. There is only a horizontal line should be shown in the table, as well as the table heading.

Figures and Charts

Figures and charts are sequentially numbered commencing at 1, for example, with the figure/chart title and number below the figure/chart as shown in Figure 1/Chart Detailed recommendations for figures and charts are as follows:

  1. Ensure that figures and charts are clear and legible with typed letterings.
  2. Black & white or colored figures and charts are allowed.
  3. If a figure or chart spans two columns, it should be placed at the bottom of a page.

Particular Instructions

  1. Title, provided that: a) the title is the formulation of a brief discussion of content, compact, and clear. May use the title of creative and attract readers (maximum 20 words). b) the title is written in English or Bahasa Indonesia. c) the title is typed in bold, use capital each word, except for conjunctions and prepositions.
  2. Abstract written in English. The abstract should consist of 100-250 words summarizing the contents of the article. The Abstract is presented briefly and clearly. It also should be written structurally in four (4) subheadings: purpose; methodology; results and discussion; and conclusions.
  3. Keywords contain basic words in the study and can be drawn from the research variables, characteristics of the subjects, and the theory of the referenced (minimum three words or combinations of words, written in alphabetical order).
  4. The introduction might contain the background of the problems, summarize the “state of the art”, the gap analysis or novelties statement, objectives and benefits of the research, the literature review, and concludes with the hypothesis (if any).
  5. The method might contain the identification of the variables, the research subjects, research instruments, and methods including data analysis techniques.
  6. Result and Discussion.  The result should summarize (scientific) findings rather than provide data in great detail. Please highlight differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers. The discussion contains an explanation of the results of research associated with the results of previous studies, critically analyzed and linked to relevant recent literature.
  7. Conclusions and suggestions should be concise, clear, and compact based on the results of research and discussion.
  8. Acknowledgment Recognizes those contributing to the research, including advisors, financial supporters, or other supporters, i.e. proofreaders, typists, etc. Do not acknowledge one of the author's names.
  9. References are primarily taken from journals and in the last 10 years of publication. It is important to note that in certain cases, the writer may choose to reference an older version of a journal article. This exception applies when the older version contains the main theory or foundational concepts that have not been updated in subsequent publications. It is mandatory to use Mendeley or Zotero as a reference manager. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also linked in the reference list. For an explanation of the APA Citation Guide, see


message 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 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.
  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.

assignment Copyright Notice

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Lisensi Creative Commons

Articles published in Daluang Journal of Library and information Science are available under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Authors retain copyright in their work and grant Daluang Journal of Library and information Science right of first publication under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in this journal, and to use them for any other lawful purpose.

Articles published in Daluang Journal of Library and information Science can be copied, communicated and shared in their published form for non-commercial purposes provided full attribution is given to the author and the 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 acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.

This copyright notice applies to articles published in Daluang Journal of Library and information Science volumes 1 onwards.


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Publisher of Daluang: Journal of Library and Information Science

Unit Pelaksana Teknis Perpustakaan Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo

Jl. Prof. Dr. Hamka, Kampus III UIN Walisongo, Ngaliyan, Semarang, Indonesia


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