Author Guidelines

Authors must attach an ethical clearance statement which can be downloaded on the Jurnal Manajemen dan Ekonomi Kreatif website. These instructions are not a writing template, and authors can use the template provided on the Jurnal Manajemen dan Ekonomi Kreatif website.

Manuscripts that make it through the final selection process and are eligible for publication will be asked for contributions.

Accepted articles are articles that have never been published and/or are being considered for publication in another journal. Every article that makes it through the final selection process and is eligible for publication in the Jurnal Manajemen dan Ekonomi Kreatif will be charged a management/processing fee (article processing fee). If you only submit but do not pass the OJS stage, the author does not need to pay.

In the initial stage, an article format will be checked by the Managing Editor and a similarity test of the article using Ithenticate. Next, each article will be submitted to Mitra Bestari (peer-reviewers) for review. The review by Mitra Bestari was carried out anonymously (blind-review), where both parties did not know each other. The assessment results from Mitra Bestari will be the basis for whether an article can be accepted or not accepted in the journal. If necessary, authors can always consult with the Editorial Board regarding the process of loading and publishing articles in the journal.


The article manuscript must meet the Jurnal Manajemen dan Ekonomi Kreatif journal writing instructions, in MS Word format according to the template available on the website. Manuscript files use MS Word format until the 2007 edition with doc format and not docx. Article manuscripts must be submitted online via the Open Journal System on the Jurnal Manajemen dan Ekonomi Kreatif E-Journal portal ( The written article manuscript must consist of the important parts of a scientific article in the following order:

(i)        Article Title,

(ii)      Author Name (no title),

(iii)      Author Affiliate Address,

(iv)      Abstract in  Indonesian and English and Keywords,

(v)      Introduction,

(vi)      Method,

(vii)    Results and Discussion,

(viii)  Conclusion,

(ix)    Politeness, and

(x)      Bibliography.


Article manuscripts can be written in Indonesian and English with a total of 10 pages including figures and tables. To maintain the quality of the appearance of articles in the journal, authors must carefully pay attention to all the writing provisions below.

Responsible Author or Corresponding Author (Corresponding Author) must be marked with an asterisk “*”,  and include his email address (see example). All article revisions and final decisions will only be communicated to the Corresponding Author via email. If there is more than one author, all authors' names must be listed, separated by commas (,), and signs "1" or "2" and so on to distinguish their affiliations. The author's first word (first name) must not be abbreviated. If the author's name only consists of one word, write the actual name in one word, however, in filling in the online version of the metadata, it must be written in two words containing the same (repeated) name.

Layouts. The body of the article must be arranged in one column. This document is prepared in the format that every writer should use in their articles. To maintain the quality of the journal's appearance, each submitted article must comply with the following specifications:

  1. A4 paper size (21 cm x 29.7 cm)
  2. On page 1, the top margin (the distance between the top of the paper and the top of the first line of the title) is 4.0 cm. Meanwhile, on the 2nd page and so on, the top margin is 3.0 cm.
  3. The left, bottom and right margins for all article pages are 2.5 cm.
  4. The distance of the Header from the edge of the paper is 1.5 cm, while for the Footer 2 cm.
  5. The number of pages for each article is 10 PAGES
  6. This writing instructions file already uses the recommended standard writing rules and format, so it can be directly used as a template.


Conditions for letters and paragraphs.

a.  The font used is Tahoma for all styles.

b.  The font sizes that must be used in articles are 14 point bold (for the title), 12 point (for the author's name, affiliation, and email address), 10 point italic (for the abstract and keywords), 11 point (for the body of the article and section titles or subsections), and 10 points (for headers and footers).

c.    It should be noted that the paragraph writing procedure that applies is straight, so that the beginning of the paragraph is not placed indented.

d.  Leave 1 space (12 points) between paragraphs. Also pay attention to the provisions for good paragraph writing, including the number of sentences in each paragraph, the presence of a main sentence, one paragraph containing only one main idea, and other standard provisions.

e.  Mathematical formulas must be an 11-point Equation (insert Equation tab menu), with slightly smaller subscripts and superscripts (9 points).

f.    The title of the article is written in the middle (centered) at the top of the first page. The author's name (without title) is placed below the title, followed by the affiliation and email address of the first author, all placed in the middle (centered).

Title Writing.

Article Title.The title of the article must be written briefly and clearly, and indicate exactly the problem to be stated. Article titles must be written with a capital letter at the beginning of each word, except for conjunctions. Titles with more than two lines are arranged to form an inverted pyramid. On the first page of this writing guide there is an example of the desired writing.

Section Title: Section titles must be written entirely in capital letters in bold type without underlining, and placed in the middle (centered), and numbered with Arabic numerals (regular).

Subsection Title. Subsection titles must be written in bold, lower case with a capital letter at the beginning of the word, and placed without an indent (not indented). Subsections are numbered starting with the section number.

Figures and Tables

Figure/table titles are written in 10 point font, bold, lower case with capital letters at the beginning of the words, and everything is placed in the middle. Figures are numbered sequentially, as are tables. The image title is placed below the image, while the table title is placed above the table. Figure/table titles with more than one line are written like an inverted pyramid.


Only images that have direct relevance to the presentation should be included in the article. The image is placed in the center, where it is most relevant to the sentence that refers to it in the article. Each image (photo, graph and diagram) in the article must be accompanied by a caption/image title and sequential image number, written below the image in the middle position in 10 pt bold font. For example: "Figure 1. ASFR Trend in Africa". Images must be directly relevant to the article, and always referenced in the article (referred to as “Image 1”). The author is fully responsible for the quality of the images included. The journal can accept color images, but will not make any corrections to their quality. All images should be compressed so that they have a  maximum resolution of 220 dpi. The editor can adjust the size and resolution of the image if needed.

Gambar 1. Trend ASFR Afrika (Sumber: Poston & Bouvier, 2010)


Only tables that have direct relevance to the presentation should be included in the article. The table is placed in the middle, where it is most relevant to the sentence that refers to it in the article. Each table must have a title and sequential table number, written above each table in the middle position with a font similar to the image, such as "Table 1. Comparison of Population Numbers per District in 2010". The table is referred to in the article as “Table 1”. The font size for table contents is adjusted to your needs, taking into account readability. If really needed, the typeface can also be adjusted to a slimmer font such as Arial Narrow, for example. Only horizontal lines appear in the table (an example can be seen in the Template).

Writing Headers and Footers.The formatting for all headers and footers in the template can be used immediately. Especially for the Header of the first page and the Footer of all pages, replace [Journal Name]  with the name of the online journal you are going to.

First page header: The header on the first page consists of the journal title, the Journal copyright mark, and the Journal number that will be updated by the Editor. The header is written in Tahoma letters measuring 10 point.

Headers on even page numbers: The header on even page numbers consists of the last names of the article authors, in 10 point Tahoma letters written in the middle (centered). If the article was written by more than 3 people, then only write the first author's last name, followed by the words et al. afterwards.

Headers on odd page numbers: The header on odd page numbers consists of the article title in lower case with a capital letter at the beginning of the word, Tahoma letters measuring 10 points, written in the middle (centered).

Footers: All pages in an article have the same footer shape. The footer consists of the words “[Journal Name]” followed by a connecting line (dash) and page numbers starting with the number 1 on the first page in 10 point Tahoma letters. Page numbers will be updated by the Editor when they are loaded.



Writing sources and a list of references is a must so that writers can avoid plagiarism. All references referred to in the text of the article must be listed in the Bibliography section. The total number of references is at least 15 with the year of publication in the last 10 years. The bibliography must contain reference libraries originating from primary sources (scientific journals and amounting to a minimum of 80% of the entire bibliography) published in the last 10 (ten) years, and avoid quotations from popular media and non-scientific sites (personal blocks, wikipedia, etc.).

Meanwhile, self-citations must be less than 30% of the total number of references. Reference lists are written using reference management applications such as Endnote (if available) or the references tab in MS Word. Authors must independently check the resulting bibliography because reference management applications often contain formatting errors.

The reference writing format used by the Environmental Design Journal follows the procedures (style) issued by APA 6th. The Reference List is also written following APA procedures, namely sorted alphabetically based on the last name of the author of the book/source.

Every time you take data or quote a statement from another library, the author is obliged to write down the library source/reference. References or citations are written in the description/text using the author's name and year (Hartati and Sururi, 2019). If there are more than two authors, then only write the name of the first author followed by "et al" or "et al." (Dirgawati et al., 2018; Shaleh, 2020). Everything referred to in the text must be listed in the Bibliography section, and vice versa, everything written in the Bibliography must be referred to in the text (Holomoan et al., 2018). Literature writing is as follows:


Libraries in the form of scientific magazines/journals:


Writer. (Year). Article Title. Journal Name. Volume. page.. Writer. (Year). Article Title. Journal Name. Volume, Pages.



Dirgawati, M., Barnes, R., Wheeler, A. J., Arnold, A. L., McCaul, K. A., Stuart, A. L., … & Heyworth, J. S. (2015). Development of land use regression models for predicting exposure to NO2 and NOx in Metropolitan Perth, Western Australia. Environmental Modelling & Software, 74, 258-267.

Borer, M. I. (2010). from collective memory to collective imagination: time, place, and urban redevelopment. Symbolic Interaction, 33 (1), 96-144.


A library in the form of book titles:


Writer. (Year). Book Title (edition). Place of Publication: Publisher


Metcalf, L., Eddy, H. P., & Tchobanoglous, G. (1991). Wastewater engineering: treatment, disposal, and reuse (Vol. 4). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Library in the form of Seminar Proceedings:


Writer. (Year, Month). Article Title. Conference/Seminar Name


Krasner, S. W., Westerhoff, P., Chen, B., Amy, G., & Nam, S. N. (2005, December). Contribution of wastewater to dbp formation: Case study of an effluent-impacted river. In 2005 Water Quality Technology Conference, WQTC 2005.

Literature in the form of a dissertation/thesis/thesis:


Writer. (Year). Thesis/dissertation title (notes). Available from  database name. (record number).


Schindler, M. (2016). Spatial modelling of feedback effects between urban structure and traffic-induced air pollution-Insights from quantitative geography and urban economics (Doctoral dissertation, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg).