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Author Guidelines

Article Guidelines/Instruction for the Authors
HONAI: International Journal for Educational, Social, Political & Cultural Studies

HONAI journal will provide a peer-reviewed forum for the publication of thought-leadership articles, discussion, applied research, case and comparative studies, and expert comment and analysis on the key issues surrounding the educational, social, political, and cultural studies and its various aspects. Analysis will be practical and rigorous in nature.

Prospective authors must adhere to the following guidelines: (1) article length is 10 pages minimum and 15 pages maximum, including bibliography and appendices; (2) abstract and its key words are included; (3) the article may be written by three persons maximum and it can also be written in English; and (4) attach a bio mentioning author’s current profession, newest photograph, and postal and e-mail addresses. 

The article should follow the outline:

Title (brief, clear, and interesting)
Name of author
Abstract (should be written in English)
Findings and Discussion
Sub title
Sub title
Sub title (adjusted as needed)
Conclusion (including the recommendation)
References (contains literature cited in the text) 

Citation takes the following form: “…” (Ismail Ali, 2009:17). Bibliography from books, journals, and unpublished sources should be written in the following form, respectively: 

Kartakusumah, Berliana. (2006). Pemimpin Adiluhung: Genealogi Kepemimpinan Kontemporer. Bandung: Penerbit Teraju, Mizan. 

Rosdianti, Sri Redjeki. (2013). “Kepala Sekolah dan Manajemen Berbasis Islam: Studi Kasus di Kota Bandung” in SOSIOHUMANIKA: Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan, 5(2), pp.25-40. 

Suwirta, Andi. (1989). “Ketika Saudara Tua Disambut Saudara Muda: Sikap Politik Umat Islam terhadap Pemerintahan Pendudukan Jepang di Indonesia, 1942-1945”. Unpublished Undergraduate Thesis. Bandung: Department of History Education, Faculty of Social Studies Education, IKIP Bandung. 

Internet and interview sources should include place and date of access and interview, as follows: 

“Become a Muslim and also Become an Indonesian: The Prespectives of HMI’s Alumni”. Available online also at: [accessed in Bandung, Indonesia: January 25, 2016]. 

Interview with Haji Sulaeman, a teacher of Islamic subject matter, in Bandung, Indonesia, on July 17, 2015. 

The article should be sent at least 3 (three) months prior to the publication months (February and August); and addressed to the editor of HONAI: International Journal for Educational, Social, Political & Cultural Studies. It is recommended that the article be sent via e-mail. E-mail addresses that can be contacted is: 

Information on the article’s possible publication will also be sent via e-mail. HONAI is an Indonesia national journal as well as Southeast Asian regional journal, even an International journal, in online version. Articles published in an online version are free. But if the author who published articles and he/she wants to get the journal print, he/she will require to contributes a journal fee for editing, printing, and shipping costs in which its amount will be determined later. 

It is important to note here that since early 2018, the website of HONAI journal has been migrated from web based on WP (Word Press) program towards the web based on OJS (Open Journal System) program at: 

Unpublished articles will not be returned, except on written requests from the author. 

Articles in the HONAI: International Journal for Educational, Social, Political & Cultural Studies not necessarily represent the views of Editor or Editorial Board. The Editor is responsible for the final selection of the content in the HONAI journal, and reserve the right to reject any material deemed inappropriate for publication. Responsibility for opinions expressed and for the accuracy of facts published in the HONAI journal rests solely with the individual authors.


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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