Manuscript Guidelines For Author

Journal’s publication process is a professional academic activity and should be encouraged. 

JATI’S REVIEW PROCESS
JATI is practising a double-blind peer-review process, whereby the author(s) do not know the reviewer(s) and the reviewer(s) also do not know the author(s). Peer review is fundamental to the scientific publication process. 

QUALITY OF THE PAPER
Authors considered as experts by JATI in related topics address in the papers that they write.    

Editor-in-Chief will observe and assure the quality and the performance of the writers to ensure the high quality of performance of the journal. This assessment will assist JATI Board of editors to allow the writers to continue to publish the paper in this journal.  

Therefore, the most useful and helpful reports will assist the authors to improve the quality of their paper.  The reviewed paper with arguments by the reviewers is always more helpful to the authors enrich and strengthen their paper for publication.  


PUBLICATION ETHICS AND CONFIDENTIALITY
The authors are responsible for ensuring that they have written entirely original works and if the authors have used the work and words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

The Journal’s editors and reviewers will detect plagiarism in the papers submitted to JATI.  The reviewers may notify or report to the Editor-in-Chief if they suspect of misconduct or plagiarism by the author(s) without announcing it publicly. Reviewers must keep confidential of all information about the submitted paper(s) in order to keep the author(s) and the paper safely publish their research output.

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

  1. Authors should be aware of the aims and scope of the journal to evaluate whether the paper is fit to this journal; which the aims and scope of the journal are as follows:

Aims are to bridge and connect the gap between scholarships in the multi-discipline studies Southeast Asian region and global in any theme and issues on social sciences and humanities.

And the scope of JATI broadly focuses on the research result on Social Sciences and Humanities related to the area of Southeast Asia which seeks to promote critical analysis upon inter-related issues within this geographical area economy, politic, social, art and cultural issues.

  1. JATI requested submitted papers to be indicated with the theoretical/Conceptual.  The author should review previous research or theories. The theory, if any, should be relevantly applied and discussed throughout the paper. 
  1. The paper should explain clearly the Methodology, whether a systematic and coherent methodology should follow qualitative or quantitative empirical studies. Therefore, the reviewers are required to review the paper is following the convention of a research paper, which include clear abstract (with keywords), introduction, background, research questions and objectives, literature review and theoretical framework, methodology, analysis, findings, conclusion and recommendations. 
  1. The reviewers should be able to justify the contribution of the paper in few aspects such as contribution to advance knowledge in the discipline, the implication of the findings, attraction to the other people or researchers or policymakers for further research and application. 
  1. The article should show its capability in communication, which is adequate in term of language efficiency, clarity and coherence. The paper should be easy to understand and following the logical format, good data presentation, points, tables, figures, graphs, etc. 

TEMPLATE OF THE PAPER FOR AUTHORS

  1. SUITABILITY OF THE TITLE, ABSTRACT AND KEYWORDS

The title should represent the Southeast Asian region or country studies. A case study is not a priority.

Abstract- Should consist of 4 important elements:

  • The research focus (i.e. statement of the problem(s)/research issue(s) addressed);
  • The research methods (experimental research, case studies, questionnaires, etc.);
  • The results/findings of the research; and
  • The main conclusions and recommendations

Keywords: right keywords for the entire discourse of the paper

  1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

An introduction is the initial part of a research paper and the part that a reader is likely to read first (at least when focusing deeply and reading your paper in detail). ... The introduction of writing is going to set out your rationale, which is what research will be based around

The background of the study will provide context to the information discussed throughout the research paper. Background information may include both important and relevant studies. This is particularly important if a study either supports or refutes the thesis.

The background of the study will discuss the problem statement, rationale, and research questions. It links an introduction to the research topic and ensures a logical flow of ideas.  Thus, it helps readers understand the reasons for conducting the study.

  1. LITERATURE REVIEW/THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

Literature sufficiently reviewed?

Literature review surveys books, scholarly articles, and any other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, and by so doing, provides a description, summary, and critical evaluation of these works in relation to the research problem being investigated

Summary of previous investigations lead to understanding the state of current research, its relevance, and provides an overall understanding of the literature’s contribution to scholarship.

  1. METHODOLOGY

The methodology should be sufficiently described and use a suitable methodology. 

  1. ANALYSIS

Data analysis supporting the findings

  1. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSIONS

Appropriateness of presentation of findings

  1. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Restate the topic. The author should briefly restate the topic as well as explaining why it is important. ...
  • Restate the thesis. ...
  • Briefly summarise the main points. ...
  • Add the points up. ...
  • Make a call to action when appropriate. ...
  • Answer the “so what” question.

*make sure to revisit the theoretical framework, objectives, findings and connect them in conclusion. 

  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 

Please make sure include the individuals and organisations that contributed to the research by including the names, research grant title and the grant number(s).

  1. CITATIONS AND REFERENCES

JATI-Journal of Southeast Asian Studies is following the APA (American Psychological Association) style in order to cite various sources. This APA Citation Guide, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, provides the general format for in-text citations and the reference page. For more guidance, please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed.).

Please do not include footnotes or endnotes to the manuscript. All citations must be referred to the references list and please do not include the references which did not cite in the text or manuscript. 

  1. TECHNICAL

Please indicate all figures, maps, charts, tables, diagrams, etc accordingly. Please number all them and it must be reflected in the text or discussion. Please indicate the source(s) at the bottom of the maps, charts, tables, diagrams, etc.

Font type: Palatino-Linotype and font size 10.5.

Paper size: 6.75” (width), 9.65” (high)

Length of the paper: minimum: 6,000 words: maximum: 8,000 words (excludes references).

  1. LANGUAGE

Language style use for publication in this JATI is standard English. Grammar, diction, and sentence structure do or do not impede the reading

 Should be edited by the third reader or editor before submitting it to the journal for review.  All accepted paper will be edited by the professional editor(s). All authors are responsible for managing the copy-editing manuscript with the suggested professional editor(s).  

 

Prepared by
Assoc. Prof. Dr Hanafi Hussin
Editor-in-Chief, JATI-Journal of Southeast Asian Studies