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Online Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts must be sent online to Prosperity: Journal of Society and Empowerment portal at

Steps for Submitting Manuscripts

a)       Authors should register and check the “author” column on the registration page:

b)      After logging in, click "New Submission". The stages of article submission are as follow:

ü  In the Start section, complete all the checklists, then click save and continue.

ü  In the Upload Submission section, upload the article manuscript file in MS Word format. Then click save and continue.

ü  In the Enter Metadata section, enter the data of all the authors and affiliates. If there is more than one author, click ‘add author’, then fill in their data in the same way as the first author, and so on. Next, fill in the title, abstract, keywords, research methods, and bibliography in each of the available columns.

ü  In the Upload Supplementary Files section, it is permissible to upload supporting files, cover letters or other documents.

ü  In the Confirmation section, click Finish Submission if all the data are correct.

General Instructions

a)       Articles should be formatted according to the writing pattern of scientific journals. The rules set out in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition should be followed. You may use Mendeley or Zotero reference management software, and select the setting for the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition. For an explanation of the APA Citation Guide, please see APA Referencing Style.

b)      Articles should be original works, not previously published in any printed or online journal.

c)       When the status of the submission (article) is under review or has been published for this journal, the author(s) will not be allowed to submit the article to another journal.

d)      Submit the article to the editors online via the Open Journal System (OJS).

e)      The Cambria font (12 pt) should be used, with 1.5 spacing, in Microsoft Word format with A4 page size (210 x 297 mm). The number of words should be between 4000 and 7000, or around 10-20 pages, including pictures, graphs, and tables (if any).

f)        The article must be written in grammatical English.

Particular Instructions

a)       The articles published may take the form of original research, theoretical analyses, and critical review.

b)      Because of the "Blind Review" system, authors should not include their name, their affiliation, the address of the affiliation, or their email address on the cover of the article. Authors’ names, names of institutions, and email addresses are listed at the time of registration on the OJS author page.

c)       The content and guidelines of articles should be in narrative essay format, written in paragraphs, with no numbering of headings, and should include these components:

ü  Title. This should be a brief formulation of the content, and be compact and clear – it may be creative to attract readers. It should be a maximum 20 words and be in English, in bold format, with the first word of the sentence capitalized.

ü  Abstract. The abstract gives the readers a brief idea of the article. It should concisely and clearly reflect the contents of your article. It consists of a short introduction that explains the scope and goal of your article, method, findings, discussion, and conclusion. The abstract should avoid the use of unfamiliar terminology or abbreviation that might confuse readers. It is written in English in one paragraph, single spacing, and in total about 150-200 words. [Cambria – 12 - normal]  

ü  Keywords. These can be drawn from the research variables, the characteristics of the subjects, and the referenced theories (a minimum of three words or combinations of words, arranged in alphabetical order and separated using semicolons).

ü  Introduction. In this section, authors should state the objectives and the scope of the article. The authors should start with an adequate background that can put the article in the bigger field of interest. The authors should provide preliminary analysis to present previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous related studies, to present the aim to achieve (in solving the limitation), and to assert the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Please be precise and clear. Make sure to explain all the specialized terminologies and ideas. [Cambria – 12 – normal].

ü  Methods. Methods should provide all the necessary details of research methodology (participants, data gathering tools, data analysis) and the theory behind it. Please refrain in simply explaining the already established methods without clearly explaining your specific methodology. [Cambria – 12 – normal].  

ü  Results and Discussion. Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. Please highlight differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. [Cambria – 12 – normal]. The format of tables do not use column (vertical) lines and row (horizontal) lines are used only for the head and tail of the table.

ü  Conclusion. This section should summaries the core points of the article along with its significance for further studies. Please refrain from simply restating the abstract, or listing experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You can also give suggestion for future work. [Cambria – 12 – normal].  

ü  References. The reference use American Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition. The degree of sophistication of materials referred to in the span of 10 years. The references are expected to be 80% of the primary sources originated from the national and international journals. Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based. Cite only items that you have read. Do not inflate the manuscript with too many references. Avoid excessive self-citations. Avoid excessive citations of publications from the same region. Check each reference against the original source (authors name, volume, issue, year, DOI Number). Please use Reference Manager Applications like Mendeley and Zotero. Use other published articles in the same journal as models. [Cambria – 12 – normal].



Adams, R. (2003). Social Work and Empowerment. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Meeta, & Rajivlochan. (2009). Jal Swaraj: Case Studies in Community Empowerment. Mumbai: Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration.

Cislaghi, B., Gillespie, D., & Mackie, G. (2016). Values Deliberation & Collective Action: Community Empowerment in Rural Senegal. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.


Cho, T., & Faerman, S. R. (2010). An integrative approach to empowerment: Construct definition, measurement, and validation. Public Management Review, 12(1), 33–51.

Fortunati, L. (2014). Media Between Power and Empowerment: Can We Resolve This Dilemma?. The Information Society, 30(3), 169–183.

Boley, B. B., Ayscue, E., Maruyama, N., & Woosnam, K. M. (2017). Gender and empowerment: assessing discrepancies using the resident empowerment through tourism scale. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 25(1), 113–129.


Dewi, A. S. (2020). Investigating the Impact of Instagram on Women Entrepreneurs’ Empowerment. Annual International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (AICOSH 2020), 452(AICOSH 2020), 58–61.

Sodik, M., & Sujibto, B. J. (2020). The Art of Compromise of Indonesian Ahmadiyya Community in Yogyakarta. Annual International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (AICOSH 2020), 452(AICOSH 2020), 73–77.

Arfian, Kadiyono, A. L., Sulastiana, M., & Harding, D. (2020). The Influence of Culture Capital and Work Ethics on Productive Behavior of New Business Candidates. Annual International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (AICOSH 2020), 452(AICOSH 2020), 13–16.

Tables and Figures

The relationship between the tables or figures and the text should be clear. Authors must explain what the readers should look for when using tables or figures. All tables and picture captions are written with text. The arrangement and placement of tables and figures must refer to the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition about tables and figures. Tables and figures must be placed at the top or bottom of the page, not in the middle. Examples of how to display data in the form of tables or figures can be seen on the article template below.



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 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.

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Prosperity: Journal of Society and Empowerment
Published by Program Studi Pengembangan Masyarakat Islam, Fakultas Dakwah dan Komunikasi, Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang, Indonesia
Jalan Prof Hamka, Kampus 3 Tambakaji Ngaliyan
Semarang 50185, Indonesia

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