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Author Guidelines


Starting Publicationin Year 2015 (16 pt Bold)

Ria Tri Vinata (11 pt Bold)
Fakultas Hukum, Universitas Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya (10 pt Normal)
e-mail: (10pt)

ABSTRACT (11 pt Bold Italic)

This is a new author guidelines and article template of PERSPEKTIF journal since publication year 2015. Article should be started by Title of Article Followed by Authors and Affiliation Name Address and email and abstract. This abstract section should be typed in Italic font and font size of 11 pt and number of words of 150-200. Special for the abstract section, please use the left margin of 35 mm, right margin of 30 mm, right and bottom margins of 20 mm. The single spacing between lines should be used in this article. If the article is written in Indonesian, the abstract should be typed in Indonesian and English. Meanwhile, if the article is written in English, the abstract should be typed in English only. The abstract should be typed as concise as possible and should be composed of: statement of the problem, methods, scientific finding results, and short conclusion. The abstract should only be typed in one paragraph and one column format.

Keywords: author guidelines, Perspektif journal, article template.

1. Introduction

This section should be composed of: first, general background; second, state of the art. It should present the problem being investigated and the novelty proven by state of the art. State also the purpose or goal of the article in the last part/paragraph of the introduction.

PERSPEKTIF (p-ISSN: 1410-3648; e-ISSN: 2406-7385): Welcome to the official website of PERSPEKTIF journal, source of references for law academicians and practitioners. PERSPEKTIF journalis a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scientific articles in the field of law. The published articles are results of original scientific research and review of legal interactions.

PERSPEKTIF journalis published by the Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM) of University of Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya. PERSPEKTIF journala ccepts manuscripts or articles in the field of law or legal studies from both national and international academicians and researchers. The articles published in PERSPEKTIF journal have already been selected and reviewed by Mitra Bebestari or peer-reviewers. The acceptance of the articles to PERSPEKTIF journal publication is the right of Editorial Board based on recommendations from Mitra Bebestari. PERSPEKTIF journalis published three times in a year (January, May, and September). You must follow the writing guidelines in order to submit your article.

2. Title, Author, Addressand E-mail

State a title for the manuscript, type in center, author (name without academic degree), author affiliations and e-mail should be included and typed below the title. Use double spacing between the title and the author’s. Use single spacing between the author’s and the abstract. Provide approximately 3 up to 5 keywords below the abstract of each language (e.g. abstract written in Indonesian and English). Type keywords in alphabetical order and separated by comma. If your article is written in Indonesian, provide the title in English along with the English abstract (see example above).

If the author is more than one, type the names in single space. If the author's name consists of two words, the first name should not be abbreviated. If it consists of only one, type the name. However, in the online version (HTML), the one word name will be typed in two words or repeated for the purpose of indexing metadata. Any information about revision and acceptance of the article will be notifiedonly via e-mail of the author.

3. General Instructions for Writing Article

Write your manuscript based on the instruction (in MS Word format, use the template of this article) and submitthrough one of the following ways:

  1. Manuscript can be sent via email to
  2. Manuscript can be submitted by Online Submission System on the Portal of PERSPEKTIF journal (, sign in up as Author/Writer is required.

The guidelines and template for writing article can be downloaded at the following address:

  1. Templates and Guidelines for Writing Article in MS Word (.doc)
  2. Templates and Guidelines for Writing Article in PDF (.pdf)

The instruction for submitting manuscript by daring can be found on the submit online instruction below. Any manuscript which does not apply the instructions and template will be sent back to the author before being reviewed. Manuscripts submitted to the journal must have the following components: (a) TITLE, (b) Name of the author (without degree), (c) Author affiliation, (d) E-mail , (e) ABSTRACT and Keywords, (f) INTRODUCTION, (g) METHODS, (g) DISCUSSION, (h) CLOSING, (j) ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (if any), and (j) REFERENCES.

Provide subtitles of the article body (Introduction, Methods, Discussion, and Conclusion) without consecutive number or letter. Type the subtitles in Bold and Title Case format and align to the left without underline. Type the sub headings in Bold and Sentence Case format and justify to the left and use the two-level numbering format.

Manuscript can be written in Indonesian or English with no more than 25 pages including the figures and tables. It must be typed according to the template and ready-to-print (camera ready). The page size is A4 (210 x 297 mm) with left margin (inside) of 25 mm, right margin (outside) of 20 mm, top margin of 30 mm and bottom margin of 25 mm. Type in Times New Roman font and font size of 11 pt, use single spacing and two-column format (except for article title, author name, institution address, e-mail, and abstract). The distance between the columns is 5 mm.

Foreign words or terms should be typed in Italic font. Avoid using foreign terms if you write article in Indonesian. Start a new paragraph on 6.35 mm from the left boundary, don’t give space between paragraphs.

Place Tables and Figures in a text group exactly below where they are cited on the page. Provide title for every image (Figure Caption) and table (Table Caption) and type it below the image or table as well as the number in Arabic followed by the image and table’s title and source. Any pictures included in the manuscript should be clear enough (in term of font size, resolution, and size of the line). Images, tables, and diagrams/schematics should be placed with in their corresponding paragraph. If it is too large, place among paragraphs in the center of the page.

4. Guidelines for Writing the Content of Article

TITLE: Type the title in capital letter simmetrically. Make the title short and clear. Your article’s title should reflect its content and stated problems clearly, enabling readers to decide whether it’s relevant for them. However, It should not bring diverse interpretations to readers. Avoid using any uncommon abbreviations. State the main ideas of the article first and then the explanation.

INTRODUCTION: Introduction must be composed of general background, previous literature review or state of the art as basis statement of scientific novelty of the article, research problems or hypothesis. State the research problems being investigated in the last part of the introduction. It is not allowed to type review of literature like in research report butit must be typed in the form of state of the art to demonstrate scientific novelty of the article. Research problems/questions should be included.

METHODS: This section should be a straight forward description of the type of methods used in your study. If your study employs normative research, it should explain the approach component to the problems or issue to be discussed, whether it is legislative or statute approach, conceptual approach, case approach, comparative approach or historical approach. If your study employs empirical research, it should provide data component, whether primary, secondary or tertiary data.

DISCUSSION: This is where you present the results or findings of your research as well as its meaning or scientific discussion. Provide a description of the regulation and on the facts as well as its analysis based on the approach to the problems. In addition, you should explain the comparison of your result with the result of other related studies. However, the results and findings of your research must be linked back to the introduction, referring to your research problems/questions.


Conclusion: This section states the major results of the discussion. Conclusion is not repetition of what you have written in discussion section but rather to a summary of the results as expected.

Recommendation: It talks about suggestions of practical applications from the results of your research and what next steps or further ideas in your research will be.

Acknowledgements: Provide a brief statement extending gratitude to those who helped with your research, especially to research funders.

References: Include all references that have been cited in the text, at least 10 (ten) references. The references should be well considered which might be taken only from primary source of legislation and books or journals published in the last 10 (ten) years.

You should use reference management application program, such as: Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero, etc to write the reference format and bibliography.

5. Citations/References

Include references of all data or citations you take from books/documents. Type the references and citations in footnote, for example: (2 Damos Dumali Agusman, Hukum Perjanjian Internasional Kajian Teori dan Praktik Indonesia, Refika Aditama, Bandung, 2010, p. 17.) If the author is more than two, type only the first author’s name followed by “”, for example: (3 Abdul Wahid,, Etika Profesi Hukum dan Nuansa Tantangan Profesi Hukum di Indonesia, Tarsito, Bandung, 1997, p.117.)

Again, all references that have been cited in the text must be included in bibliography. All references written in bibliography should be referenced in the text.

6. Bibliography

Use reference management applications such as Mendeley, End Note, Zotero, or others in writing bibliography.


Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia Year 1945.

Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 8 of 1999 on Consumer Protection.

Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 4 Year 2009 on Mineral and Coal Mining.

Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 21 Year 2011 on the Financial Service Authority.

Regulation of the Financial Services Authority No. 1/POJK.07/2013 on Consumer Protection Financial Service Sector.

Regulation of the Financial Services Authority No. 1/POJK.07/2014 of the Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Financial Service Sector.

Ministry Decree No. 350/MPP/Kep/12/2001 on the Duties and Powers of Consumer Dispute Settlement Board.


Ahnish,  Faraj A., 1993, The International Law of Maritime Boundaries and the Practice of States in the Mediterranean Sea, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

AK, Syahmin, 1999, Hukum Internasional Publik dalam Rangka Studi Analitis, Palembang: Binacipta.

Antunes, Nuno M., 2003, Towards the Conceptualization of Maritime Delimitation: Legal and Technical Aspects of a Political Process, Leiden: Nijhoff.

Arsana, Made Andi, 2007, Batas Maritim Antar Negara sebuah Tinjauan Teknis dan Yuridis, Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press.

Subrin Stephen N., 1987, How Equity Conquered Common Law: The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure In Historical Perspective, Havard University.

Sinclair, Ian, 1987, The International Law Commission, Cambridge: Grotius Publications Limited.

Tanaka Yoshifumi, 2006, Predictability and Flexibility in the Law of Maritime Delimitation, Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Scientific Journal/ Magazine:

Fibrianti, Nurul, “Perlindungan Konsumen dalam Penyelesaian Sengketa Konsumen melalui Jalur Litigasi”, Jurnal Hukum Acara Perdata ADHAPER, Vol. 1 No. 1, January-June, 2015.

Helmi, Rahmaniar Hanun, “Eksistensi Badan Penyelesaian Sengketa Konsumen dalam Memutus Sengketa Konsumen di Indonesia”, ADHAPER Civil Procedure Law Journal, Vol. 1 No. 1, January-June, 2015.

Mannas, Yussy Adelina, “Upaya Keberatan atas Putusan Badan Penyelesaian Sengketa Konsumen ditinjau dari Hukum Acara dan Undang-Undang Perlindungan Konsumen”, ADHAPER Civil Procedure Law Journal, Vol. 1 No. 1, January-June, 2015.

Satory, Agus, “Perjanjian Baku dan Perlindungan Konsumen dalam Transaksi Bisnis Sektor Jasa Keuangan: Penerapan dan Implementasinya di Indonesia”, Padjadjaran Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 2 No. 2, August 2015.

7. How to Submit Your Article Online

Manuscript can be sent with the following ways:

(Submitting using Online Submission System is preferable):

  1. Submit your article by Online Submission System in the portal of PERSPEKTIF E-Journal:
  2. Sign up as Author or Reviewer (pick role as Author and/or Reviewer) on Register or address:
  3. After login as Author, click New Submission.

There are 5 steps to follow: (1). Start; (2). Upload Submission; (3). Enter Metadata; (4). Upload Supplementary Files: (5). Confirmation.

  1. On Start, select Jurnal Section (Full Article), tick all checklist.
  2. On Upload Submission, upload the file (in Ms.Word) of your manuscript.
  3. On Enter Metada, input all author names and affiliations as well as the title and abstract, and indexing keywords.
  4. On Upload Supplementary Files, it is allowed to upload files of supporting data, cover letter or any other documents.
  5. On Confirmation, click Finish Submission if all data you have input is already correct.
  6. If you encounter any problems during the submission process, you may send your manuscript by e-mail to, but it is not recommended.


8.   Conclusion

Every article/manuscript submitted to PERSPEKTIF journal editorial office should follow this guideline of submission process. If it doesn’t, we will send back to the author before going to the review process.


Thanks to Faculty of Law, University of Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya for funding the publication of PERSPEKTIF journal.

9. Article Processing Fee

Every article submitted to PERSPEKTIF journal is free of charge, including the processing fees. Any costs for publication borne by the publisher of this journal.


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 Microsoft Word or PDF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

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

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).


The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to jurnal PERSPEKTIF and Research Institutions and Community Service, Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya University as publisher of the journal.


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