Author Guidelines

Online Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts must be sent online to the online portal of Jurnal Keamanan Nasional on page


Steps for Submitting Manuscripts: 

The author registers as an author (checking the author role) on the "Register" section on the page

After the author logs in as an Author, click  "Make a New Submission".

The stages of article submission consist of 5 stages:

In the Start section, check all checklists, then click save & continue.

In the Upload Submission section, please upload the article manuscript file in MS Word in this section. After that, click save & continue.

In the Enter Metadata section, 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.

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

In the Confirmation section, please click "Finish Submission" if all data is correct.

General Instructions:

Manuscripts are the results of research, analysis of court decisions, theoretical studies, literature studies, or critical conceptual ideas around current legal issues that are objective, systematic, analytical, and descriptive.

Manuscripts must be original works and have never been published in other journals or other media.

Manuscripts sent are not in the process of editing, reviewing, or publishing in other journals.

Manuscripts can be written in Bahasa or English.

Article writing uses standard language that is approved, straightforward, simple, easy to understand, and does not contain multiple meanings.

Systematics of writing includes (a) Title of the manuscript, (b) Identity of the author (Author's name without an academic title, Name of Agency or Institution, and email address of the author), (c) Abstract accompanied by keywords (English and Bahasa), Introduction, Research Methods, Discussion (sub-chapters follow the studies discussed in the article), Conclusions ( consisting of Suggestions and Recommendations), Bibliography.


The writing format is as follows:

The manuscript is sent in the form of a document file with the entire script length, including footnotes and bibliography, ranging from 5,000 (16 pages) to 7,500 words (24 pages)

Unless otherwise indicated earlier, abbreviations should be avoided. Titles of articles should be written out in full.

Abstracts of 150-200 words are written in one paragraph and 1 (one) space in English and Bahasa.

Keywords in English and Bahasa are written above the abstract amount of 3-5 words.

The manuscript is typed on A4 size paper with a Garamond font size of 12 pt font size and single space.

Writing citations must include the source in the form of a footnote (The Chicago Manual of Style). Writing quotes using a reference management application such as Mendeley, Zotero, etc. is preferred.

Reference should be from the most recent edition. Writing bibliography arranged alphabetically by category: Books/e-books, Journals, and the Internet.

The author must guarantee the validity of the writing and not violate the scientific code of ethics and not violate copyrights.

The contents of the writing are not the responsibility of the editor. The editor has the right to edit the editorial without changing the substance.

Authors should be willing to respond to questions from readers of their articles.

All article manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by qualified academics in the field; this is a process that may take weeks or months.


The title of the manuscripts should be brief and clear, no more than 14 words for Bahasa Indonesia or 10 words for English all caps, Garamond, capital 18pt, bold, centered. Author(s) name should exclude an academic degree or an indication of position and rank, Garamond, bold, 12 pt, single space. Author(s) affiliation and email are written with Garamond, regular, 11 pt, single space.


Abstracts are written with a maximum of 150-200 words in English and Bahasa Indonesia. Abstracts must be clear and descriptive and provide a brief description of the problem under study. The abstract includes the reasons for choosing a topic or the importance of the topic of the research, research methods, and a summary of results. Abstracts must end with comments about the importance of the results or concise conclusions. Font type used Book Antiqua, italic, 10 pt, single space.


Keywords are the labels of your manuscript and are critical to correct indexing and searching. Therefore the keywords should represent the concept that highlights your article. The keywords should be 3 to 5 keywords. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. e.g. DNA. Each word/phrase in the keyword. 10 pt, Book Antiqua, italic


The introduction outlines the background of the problem is resolved, the issues related to the problem being solved, and the research reviews that have been done before by other researchers who are relevant to the research conducted. It is best to avoid organizing writing into "sub-title children" in this section.

The template for this article format was created in MS Word and then saved in rtf format. This template allows article writers to prepare articles according to rules relatively quickly and accurately. 12pt Book Antiqua, regular, space 1, spacing before 0 pt, after 0 pt.


 Basically, this section explains how the research was conducted, which includes (1) the problem to be examined; (2) research objectives); (3) data collection techniques; (4) and data analysis techniques. Pt 12pt Book Antiqua, regular, space 1, spacing before 0 pt, after 0 pt.


The discussion in the article aims to: (1) answer the problem formulation and research questions; (2) show how the findings were obtained; (3) interpret findings; (4) link research findings to established knowledge structures; and (5) bringing up new theories or modification of existing theories.

In answering the formulation of the problem and research questions, the results of the study must be concluded explicitly. Interpretation of findings is carried out using logic and existing theories. Findings in the form of reality in the field are integrated/linked with the results of previous studies or with existing theories. For this purpose, there must be a reference. In bringing up new theories, old theories can be confirmed or rejected, some may need to modify theories from old theories. 12pt Book Antiqua, regular.


The conclusions of manuscripts contain constructive conclusions and suggestions for the development of the study. Conclusions present a summary of the description of the results and discussion, referring to the research objectives. Based on these two points, new ideas are developed which are the essence of research findings. 12pt, Book Antiqua, regular.


This section lists books, articles, or other references that the article made, which is also written in the footnotes list of articles. The type of reference recommended in the Jurnal Keamanan Nasional refers to the Turabian Style 8th Edition (Full note). For consistency of references, please use the Zotero Reference Manager Applications or Mendeley. 12pt, Book Antiqua, regular.

Example of citation:

Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851), 627, 2. Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner, eds.,

The Founders’ Constitution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987), chap. 10, doc. 19,

Examples of References:

Borel, Brooke. The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. ProQuest ebrary.

Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. The Founders’ Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851.