Widya Sandhi is a scientific journal published by Sekolah Tinggi Agama Hindu Negeri Gde Pudja Mataram. This Journal contains research and conceptual articles with a focus on studies of Religious, Social and Cultural Studies. We invite scientists, scholars, researchers, and students to develop their scientific and publish the results of their research after the selection mechanism of the manuscript, review of peer reviewers, and editing process.
All papers submitted to the journal must be written in good Bahasa Indonesia or English. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their paper checked before submission for grammar and clarity. English language and copyediting services can be provided by International Science Editing and Asia Science Editing. The work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The official languages of the manuscript to be published in Widya Sandhi is Bahasa Indonesia or English.
- General Author Guidelines
All manuscripts must be submitted to Widya Sandhi Editorial Office using Online Submission at E-Journal portal address: https://e-journal.stahn-gdepudja.ac.id/index.php/WS/about/submissions, where author register as Author by online. If the authors have any problems with the online submission, please contact the Editorial Office at (0370) 628382 Fax. (0370) 631725. Three types of manuscripts are acceptable for publication: Original Research Articles, Short Communication, and Review Articles (not preferable, based on invitation).
- Manuscript Template
The manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article
- Reviewing of manuscripts
Every submitted paper is independently reviewed by at least one reviewer. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation and made by Editor. If one or more reviewers consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors within three months of the submission date.
- Revision of manuscripts
Manuscripts sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised manuscripts can be sent to the editorial office through the Online Submission Interface (https://e-journal.stahn-gdepudja.ac.id/index.php/WS/about/submissions). The revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.
- Editorial Office of Widya Sandhi
All correspondences should be sent to the following Editorial Office:
STAHN Gde Pudja Mataram
Jln.Pancaka No. 7B Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia
Telp. (0370) 628382 Fax. (0370) 631725
- Guideline for Online Submission
The author should first register as Author and is offered as a Reviewer through the following address: https://e-journal.stahn-gdepudja.ac.id/index.php/WS/about/submissions
The author should fulfill the form as detail as possible where the star marked form must be entered. After all form textbox was filled, the Author clicks on the Register button to proceed with the registration. Therefore, the Author is brought to an online author submission interface where Author should click on New Submission. In the Start, a New Submission section, click on Click Here: to go to step one of the five-step submission process. The following are five steps in the online submission process:
- Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of the journal, i.e. Original Research Articles, Review Article, or Short Communication. Thus, the author must check-mark on the submission checklists. An author should type or copy-paste Covering Letter in Letter to Editor.
- Step 2 - Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file (.doc/.docx) to be submitted, then click "Upload" button until the file has been uploaded. Do not upload a cover letter and other supplementary files here.
- Step 3 - Entering Submission's Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including the marked corresponding author. After that, the manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.
- Step 4 - Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Covering/Submission Letter, and Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. Therefore, click on the Browse button, choose the files, and then click on the Upload button.
- Step 5 - Confirming the Submission: The author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to Widya Sandhi, click Finish Submission button after the documents are true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission's progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.
After this submission, the Authors who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, the Authors are able to track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes a status of manuscript review and editorial process.
- 7. User Rights
All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as follows:
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)
- 8. Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
8.1. General Organization of Paper
The paper will be published in Widya Sandhi after the peer-reviewed process and decided as Accepted by Editor. The final paper layout will be reproduced by the Editorial Office of Widya Sandhi. The final paper layout in PDF type, known as Uncorrected Proof should be corrected by Author. The final corrected proof will be published.
According to Engelmore and Morgan, manuscript content should, in general, be organized in the following order: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; and References. Manuscript document submitted to this journal (in one MS Word or PDF file) should be arranged as follow:
- Body text of the manuscript article (from Title to References, without tables and figures)
- Figure Captions and Table Captions
- Figures (one figure per page)
- Tables (one table per page)
Please include Covering Letter in a separated document file containing your summary of scientific findings and uploaded in Supplementary Files.
Manuscripts submitted to Widya Sandhi must meet the following conditions:
- The submitted manuscripts are original scientific works that have never been published in other media, both in print and online. Manuscripts are field research and library research with studies in the fields of "Religion, Social and Culture".
- The manuscript was written in good Bahasa Indonesia or English which fulfilled the rules of writing that were good and correct
- The substance is genuine or free from fabrication, plagiarism, duplication, fragmentation and copyright infringement.
- The manuscript is written with the MS Word program, in Indonesian or English, Times New Roman font size 12 pt, space 1.15, the length of writing is about 20,000 words to 26,000 words or 10 to 15 pages with A4 paper size. The systematics of writing a manuscript consists of 1) the title of the manuscript written in the size of 14 pt, 2) the name of the author (without academic, social or religious titles) written with a font size of 10 pt, 3) author affiliation written in 10 pt font, 4) abstract with English and Indonesian written no more than 200 words with font size 11 pt, 5) keywords, 6) substance of the manuscript written with a font size of 12 pt consisting of (1) introduction with a percentage of 10% of all substances, (2 ) method with a percentage of 5% of all substance, (3) discussion or analysis with a percentage of 75% of all substances, and (4) conclusions with a percentage of 5% of all substances, 7) Bibliography. The full name of the author must be completed with the official institution or affiliation, the institution's address, and the email address of the first author References or bibliography are written by the APA.
Bullet and numbering within body text are not allowed. All sentences should be typed as descriptive paragraphs.
The tables are sequentially numbered with the table title and number above the table. Tables should be centered in the column OR on the page. Tables should be followed by a line space (12pt). The elements of a table should be single-spaced. However, double spacing can be used to show groupings of data or to separate parts within the table. Table headings should be in 10pt not bold. Tables are referred to in the text by the table number, e.g., Table Do not show the vertical line in the table. There is only a horizontal line that should be shown in the table, as well as table heading.
Figures are sequentially numbered commencing at 1 with the figure title and number below the figure as shown in Figure 1. Detailed recommendations for figures are as follows:
- Ensure that figures are clear and legible with typed letterings.
- Black & white or colored figures are allowed.
- If a figure spans two columns, it should be placed at the top or bottom of a page.
- Hard copy illustrations should, preferably, be scanned and included in the electronic version of the submission in an appropriate format as follows:
- BMP - Microsoft bitmap file
- WMF - Windows Metafile Format
- EPS - Encapsulated Postscript
- If figures cannot be scanned, the original should be placed in its location within the manuscript using wax or colorless glue.
- The following files are permissible:
- Microsoft Graph
- Microsoft Draw
Figure 1 shows an included Microsoft Draw object.
Equations should be numbered serially within parentheses as shown in Equation (1). The equation should be prepared using MS Equation Editor (not in image format). The equation number is to be placed at the extreme right side.
8.6. Units, Abbreviations, and Symbols
Metric units are preferred and should be consistent throughout the body text. Define abbreviations and symbols for the first time as they are introduced in the text.
8.7. Manuscript Heading, Font, and Spacing
The manuscript should be typed using word processors (Microsoft Word or Open Office) software. The font used throughout the paper is Times New Roman. The paper size is A4 (i.e., 210 x 297 mm), one-column format with a 2.5 cm margin at the top, a 2.5 cm margin at the bottom, 2.5 cm margin on the left, and 2 cm margin on the right. Lines are one-half spaced, justified. Page numbers should be included in the text located in the footer section of each page. Use of pronouns such as I, we, etc. is to be avoided.
Manuscript submitted to this journal should follow the heading below, except for the review article: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; and References.
8.8. Paper Title
This is your opportunity to attract the reader's attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, and complete. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.
The title of the paper should be in 14 pt bold Times New Roman and be centered. The title should have 0 pts space above and 12 pts below.
8.9. Authors Name and Affiliations
Write Author(s) names without a title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names. Write a clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes the name of the department/unit, (faculty), the name of the university, address, country. Please indicate Corresponding Author (include email address) by adding an asterisk (*) in superscript behind the name.
Author names should be in 10 pt Times Roman bold with 12 pts above and 12 pts below. Author addresses are superscripted by numerals and centered over both columns of manuscripts. Author affiliations should be in 10 pt Times Roman Italic. The body of the text should commence two lines (24 points) below the last address.
Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address.
8.10. Abstract and Keywords
An abstract should stand alone, which means that no citation in the abstract. Consider it in the advertisement for your article. The abstract should tell the prospective reader what you did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. You must be accurate, brief, clear and specific. Use words that reflect the precise meaning. The abstract should be precise and honest. Please follow the word limitations (100-200 words).
Keywords are the labels of your manuscript and critical to correct indexing and searching. Therefore the keywords should represent the content and highlight of your article. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. e.g. DNA. Each word/phrase in keyword should be separated by a semicolon (;), not a comma (,).
In the Introduction, the Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of the introduction section. Before the objective, Authors should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Do not describe the literature survey as author by author, but should be presented as a group per method or topic reviewed which refers to some works of literature.
Example of novelty statement or the gap analysis statement at the end of the Introduction section (after state of the art of previous research survey): ........ (short summary of background)....... A few researchers focused on ....... There have been limited studies concerned on ........ Therefore, this research intends to ................. The objectives of this research are ..........
8.12. Materials and Methods
Materials and methods should make readers be able to reproduce the experiment. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Do not repeat the details of established methods.
8.13. Results and Discussion
The results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. Please highlight the differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
In the discussion, it is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings.
The following components should be covered in discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what/how)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?
Conclusions should answer the objectives of the research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.
Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based. Cite only items that you have read. Do not inflate the manuscript with too many references. Avoid excessive self-citations. Avoid excessive citations of publications from the same region. Check each reference against the original source (authors name, volume, issue, year, DOI Number). Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Use other published articles in the same journal as models.
All publications cited in the text should be included as a list of references. References are sequentially numbered as they appear in the text. Reference numbers are indicated in square brackets. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either Unpublished results or Personal communication. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, a reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.
Please ensure that the words 'this issue' are added to any references in the list (and any citations in the text) to other articles in the same Special Issue.
In citation or reference, use the APA. To maintain the consistency of reference, citations and bibliography are prioritized using the application Reference Manager, such as Zotero, Mendeley, or other applications.