Author Guidelines

1. Format

  1. Font of the manuscript: Calisto MT font size 11 with 1,15 spacing.
  2. The manuscript length range is approximately 3,500 - 6,000 words includes attachments and references with 1" (one inch) of page margin (upper, lower, left, and right).
  3. Cover should mentions title, author’s name, affiliation, country of author, and email. Article submission should include the latest curriculum vitae.
  4. All pages are numbered sequentially (including references and attachments). Footnotes, headers, and footers are not for author's name or title of the article, but for additional information of the text.
  5. The manuscript must follow Article's template of the manuscript. Templates for authors can be downloaded here.


2. Article Structure

1. Title

The title must be brief, clear, maximum of 15 words with a capital letter. The font is using: Calisto MT  size 13, in bold, and in center text.

2. Author's name, email address, institution, and country

The author's name (without academic degree), email address, name of institution, and country are written under the article title. When the script is written by a team, the editor only deals with first author, or correspondence author.

3. Abstract

This section contains main issues, research objectives, methods/approaches, and research results. The abstract is presented at the beginning of the manuscript and the presentation is approximately 150 to 250 words (in English and Indonesian). The abstract is approximately followed by keywords 3 to 5 words.

4. Introduction

This section describes the background of issues as well as the urgency and rationalization of the research. This section also describes the aims and contributions of research and the organization of the article.

5. Research methods.

This section describes the research design, scope or object (population and sample), data collection techniques, operational definition of research variables, and analytical techniques.

6. Analysis and Discussion.

This section presents research analysis results. Tables, graphs (figures), and/or charts can be added to research analysis. The discussion section is describing data processing results, interpreting the findings logically, and linking with the relevant referral sources.

7. Conclusion

The conclusion contains a brief summary of the research results and discussion which answers the research objectives.


3. Tables and Figures

Tables are typed with single line spacing, with the initial and end horizontal line (table subtitle), without vertical line. Tables are numbered sequentially from one.  Figures must be prepared in printable form and in black and white. The source of table and figure should be listed.


4. Citation

Citation text is written by mentioning the author's last name and year of publication.

Example Quotation:

  1. One source and one author: Chang (2010) or (Chang, 2010)
  2. One source and two authors: Arora and Sharma (2016). or (Arora & Sharma, 2016).
  3. One source and more than two authors: Quote all authors' names on the first quotation: Lawter, Rua and Guo (2014) or (Lawter, Rua & Guo, 2014). For the next quotation is written by the first author's name and followed by "et al." : Lawter et al. (2011) or (Lawter et al., 2011)
  4. More than one source and one author : Azmi (2003); Berry (2003) or (Azmi, 2003; Berry, 2003).
  5. Source from an institution: IAI (2004) or (IAI, 2004).
  6. For a direct quote with less than 40 words, enclose the quotation within double quotation marks (“...........”). Single space the entire quote and indented style. If the quotation is 40 words or more do not use quotation marks with double space and indented style. (author’s name, year of publication, and page number/s).


5. References

The reference list format is based on APA (American Psychological Association) style. The reference list should appear at the end of the article and includes only kinds of literature actually cited in the manuscripts. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically. When writing a reference list, please use the following conventions;

Examples of Reference:


Freudenthal, H. (2015). Revisiting Mathematics Education. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

 Thesis, Disertation, Research Report:

Prahmana, R.C.I. (2012). Efektivitas Pendekatan Saintifik Dalam Meningkatkan Kemampuan Pemecahan Masalah Matematis Siswa SD. Unpublished Thesis. Majalengka: Universitas Majalengka.

 Symposium, Proceeding, Conference:

Prahmana, R.C.I. (2013). Designing Division Operation Learning in The Mathematics of Gasing. Proceeding in The First South East Asia Design/Development Research (SEA-DR) Conference 2013, 391-398. Palembang: Sriwijaya University

 Article in Journal:

Rodiyana, R. (2018). Pengaruh Penerapan Strategi Quantum Learning Terhadap Motivasi Belajar dan Pemahaman Konsep Siswa. Jurnal Cakrawala Pendas, 2 (2), 1-24.

 Book that consists of some articles:

Saukah, A. & Waseso, M.G. (Eds.). (2002). Menulis Artikel untuk Jurnal Ilmiah (Edisi ke-4, cetakan ke-1). Malang: UM Press.

 Article in Newspaper:

Pitunov, B. (13 December 2002). Sekolah Unggulan ataukah Sekolah Pengunggulan? Majapahit Pos, page 4 & 11.

 Article in Newspaper (without author’s name):

Jawa Pos. (22 April 1995). Wanita Kelas Bawah Lebih Mandiri, page 3.

 Official Documents:

Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa. (1978). Pedoman Penulisan Laporan Penelitian. Jakarta: Depdikbud


El Hida, R. (2010). Masih ada kebocoran pajak, tax ratio mustahil capai 16%. Diakses dari 


 6. Online Submitting Manuscript Guidelines

The manuscript text must be submitted by one of two systems (second procedure will be preferred):

  1. Submitting document should be done by Online Submission System in the Jurnal Cakrawala Pendas portal HERE.
  2. First, the author should register as an author or reviewer (checking role as author or reviewer) in the “Register” or HERE.
  3. After registration completed, log in as an author, click in “New Submission”. The article submits stage consist five stages, such as:  (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation.
  4. In the “Start” column, chose Journal Section (Full Article), check all the checklists.
  5. In the “Upload Submission” Columns, upload the manuscript files at MSWord format in this column.
  6. In the “Enter Metadata” columns, fill out all the author data and affiliation. Following the Journal Title, Abstract and Indexing Keywords.
  7. In the “Upload Supplementary Files” columns, allowed to upload supplementary data file or the statement letter or other else.
  8. In the “Confirmation” columns, if all the data that you enter were right, then click “Finish Submission”.
  9. If the author has difficulties in the submitting process via online system, please contact Jurnal Cakrawala Pendas Editorial team at


7. Review Method

Articles which have passed in the initial review by editor will be sent to one or two reviewers (reviewers will not know the author's name and vice versa). The blind review results produce the following statement :

  1. Accept Submission.
  2. Revision Required (as recommended by peer reviewers and board of editor).
  3. Resubmit For Review (as recommended by peer reviewers and board of editor).
  4. Decline Submission.