Author Guidelines

This is a guidelines for writing articles in Orbital Journal which can be guided by the author.

1. Title

The title of article should not be more than 16 words/characters written in capital, bold type, Times New Roman, font size -12 pt, center alignment, single line spacing.

2. The Author’s Name

The author’s name without titles/degrees, if the authors more than 3 peoples, write the name of the author in order of first, second, third.

3. Institutional affiliation

The name of institution authors.

4. E-Mail

E-Mail corresponds of  authors.

5. Abstract

The abstract written in Times New Roman, font size -10 pt, single line spacing. Abstract written in English and Indonesia Language. Abstract written between 150-250 words. Abstract consist of background, objectives, research methods, design and nature, participants, tools of data collection and data analysis, result  and conclusion.

6. Keywords

Conceptual keyword, not a common word, lower case except names (require alphabetical order of 3-5 keywords).

7. Introduction

This part contains of background, subject matter, importance of the themes discussed, and purpose of the subject matter. The introduction is written in bold with no heading. Literature Review/Theoretical Frameworks (if applicable) consist literature reference from previous research, and theory that explains why the research problem under study exists. The review of the literature is up-to-date, comprehensive and addresses the need for the manuscript.

8. Methods

Methods consist of research design, research target, reseearch data, research instumen and data analysis.

Research Design

The research design is clearly described and appropriate for the purpose of the study.

Research Target

A person, object, or place selected as the aim.

Research Data

Empirical facts that are collected by researchers for interests of solving problems or answer research questions.

Research Instruments

All tools used by researchers to collect research data

Data Analysis

Describe analysis of research data and descriptive statistics required in the study. Analysis procedures are clearly explained with a reference to the role and competency of the researcher(s).

Methods consist of research design, research target, reseearch data, research instumen and data analysis.

9. Findings and Discussion:

Findings and discussion are presented systematically, in the same part, clearly and briefly. Findings and results are supported with sufficient and relevant quotations, examples, tables and diagrams are accompanied by descriptive discussion, findings and interpretations of the findings. Diagram and table in this article are not as an image.

10. Conclusion and Recommendations/Implications

Conclusion of the research, implications, suggestions and limitations of this study are presented briefly. This part written directly and do not use shallow and narrow.

11. Reference

References contains only the sources  included in the article. References should use reference management applications such as  MendeleyEndNote, Zotero, or the other and written by American Psychological Association (APA) 6th style guidelines.


Slavin, R.E. (1995). Educational Psychology, Theoryand Practice (Fourth Edition). Massachusetts: Allyn and Bacon, A Simon &Schuster Company.    

Edited book/proceeding  

Nelson, D.W. & L.E. Sommer. (1982). Total Carbon, Organic Carbon, and Organic Matter. In A.L.R.H. Miller & D.R. Keeney (Ed.). Method of Soils Analysis:Part 2.Chemical and Microbiological Properties. Ed.Ke-2 (pp. 539-579). Madison: American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America.               


Hasan, M. Z. (1990). Karakteristik Penelitian Kuantitatif. In Aminuddin (Eds.). Pengembangan Penelitian Kuantitatif dalam Bidang Bahasa dan Sastra (pp. 12-15). Malang: HISKI Komisariat Malang.    

Article of scientific journal

Cheung, J. M. Y., Bartlett, D. J., Armour, C. L., Laba, T. L., & Saini, B. (2018). To drug or not to drug: A qualitative study of patients’ decision-making processes for managing insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine16(1), 1-26. doi:10.1080/15402002.2016.1163702



Puspaningsih, N. N. T. (2004). Pencirian enzim xilanolitik dan kloning gen penyandi xilosidase dari Bacillus thermoleovarant IT-08.Disertasi. Institut Pertanian Bogor.

Newspaper or Magazine

Ropert, V. (1988). Keuntungan Penggunaan Kapur untuk Tanah Masam. Kompas, 12 Nopember 1988, pp.14.


Hitchock, S. C. Lewis & H. William. (1996). A Survey ofSTM Online Journal, 1990-1995: The Calm before the Strom. (online), (http:/,html diakses 12 Juni 1996).

Disscusion Material

Wilson, D. (20 Nopember 1995). Summary of Citing InternetSites NETTRAIN Discussion List, (online)(NETTRAIN(  diakses 22 Nopember 1995).


Naga, Dali S. ( (1 Oktober 2006). Artikel untuk JIP E-mail kepada Ali Saukah. 3 Oktober 2006.

12. Appendix

The tables and images in the article only present the results of the data analysis, whereas in the appendices that show the process of data analysis, the sequence number is followed by the complete title at the top for the table and at the bottom for the image showing reference on the script.

Note :

1.    Manuscripts written in Indonesia Language.

2.    Each new paragraph begins at the sixth beat or one tab from the left border, and the paragraphs are not   given extra spaces.

3.    Italics are only used for writing English.

4.    The script is typed with MS Word, single line spacing, font size -12 pt, Time New Roman with a minimum length of 15 pages and a maximum of 40 A4 size pages including attachments. Margin top edge 4 cm, bottom edge 3 cm, left side 4 cm, right side 3 cm.

5.    All text, including title, headings, references, quotations, figure captions, and tables, must be typed, single line spacing.

6.    Manuscripts submitted to editors of Orbital Journal shall be supplied with stamped statements free of  plagiarism and not being considered and contained in other journals