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Format and Style
Authors are invited to follow the journal's technical guidelines and style sheet, which may be downloaded here. Authors are also encouraged to download our journal's citation style, Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide), from Zotero.
Guidelines for Articles
Please note that your manuscript should include a minimum of 30 footnotes comprising 80% of journal articles published in the last 10 (ten) years. The remaining 20% may from other resources like research reports, books, and other relevant publications.
This journal will consider submissions between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length, inclusive of tables, figures, references, notes, abstract, and title. The editor reserves the right to reject manuscripts that are longer than 8,000 words or shorter than 6,000 words. The guidelines, including the template, can be downloaded here.
All manuscripts submitted to this journal undergo a selection and assessment process by the Editorial Board members. The journal applies this process as the preliminary selection to determine whether the manuscripts have conformed to the journal's submission guidelines, focus and scope and whether they are of excellent academic quality.
Screening for Plagiarism
Pusat Pengkajian Pancasila dan Konstitusi (PUSKAPSI) adheres to international practices of preventing plagiarism. Since its first edition, Puskapsi Journal uses a cross-check system for plagiarism, platforms include Turnitin. Thus, all authors that submit their manuscripts to the Puskapsi Journal must check that their academic work respects the copyrights of other scholars and avoids any and all plagiarism. Once the manuscript is submitted to Puskapsi Journal , our editorial team will assign a group of anti-plagiarism members to check the manuscript through various tools. The result of manuscript screening should be 30% of the maximum similarity. Also, the Editorial Board has the right to decline the submission when it is found that the manuscript is detected with plagiarism
There are several indicators of plagiarism that all authors must be aware of:
The most easily identifiable plagiarism is that of repeated content when an author copies another author's work by reciting words, sentences, or paragraphs without citing original sources. This plagiarism model can be easily identified by our plagiarism checker software.
The second type of plagiarism occurs when an author reproduces a substantial part of another writer's work, without citing him/her. The term "reproducing substance" here can be understood as copying another's ideas, both in terms of quantity and quality, which potentially eliminates the original author's rights, in the context of intellectual property.
The third type of plagiarism when an author takes ideas, words, or phrases in paraphrased sentences or paragraphs, without citing the original source. This type of plagiarism often cannot be checked through plagiarism software, as it is idea-based. Yet, this practice becomes unethical when the author does not cite, nor acknowledge the original source from the original writer.
Manuscripts that have conformed to such mentioned criteria, and if they are judged suitable for this publication, will be forwarded to the desk review.
This step is optional. Typically, for submissions that undergo the desk review stage, the Editorial Board will provide common feedback to ensure submissions have conformed to the journal's standard to ease the peer-reviewer reviewing the manuscript. If authors do not meet these conditions, they will get feedback and have an opportunity to revise their manuscript according to the criteria. However, there is also the possibility that the Editorial Board will directly reject the manuscript.
The review process applies the blind peer review method, in which reviewers not know author identities. When the manuscript has passed the desk review stage, editors will deliver a manuscript to two reviewers who are experts in the field of the submitted manuscript. The task of reviewers is to assess originality, clarity of presentation, and contribution to the legal knowledge. Typically, reviewers will complete the review process within three weeks. Manuscripts that did not successfully pass the desk review process will not proceed to this stage and will be rejected.
The reviewers will provide the following recommendations:
1. Accepted (the manuscript is acceptable for publication);
2. Accepted with minor revisions (the manuscript is acceptable for publication after it undergoes a revision in response to the reviewers’ concerns);
3. Accepted with major revisions (substantive inadequacies in the manuscript, such as data analysis, the main theory used, and rewriting paragraphs, need to be revised); or
4. Rejected (the manuscript is not acceptable for publication, or the given reviews relate to fundamental issues).
The final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely decided by the Editorial Board by taking into account reviewers' comments. However, the Editorial Board cannot decide unilaterally without reviewers' recommendations.
Once the manuscript has been received with notations of minor or major revisions, it will be returned to the author with a review summary form. For manuscripts accepted with significant revisions, authors are allotted three weeks to revise. Whereas for manuscripts accepted with minor revisions, one week is allotted for revision. When returning the revised manuscript, the author is required to fill in and attach the review summary form.
At this stage, the Editorial Board will re-evaluate the manuscript to ensure that the author has revised it in response to the reviewers’ concerns. In this final decision, the manuscript may still be rejected if the author did not seriously conduct necessary revisions.
Once the manuscript has been deemed acceptable by the Editorial Board, it will undergo a proofreading process to maintain linguistic quality.
After the paper submission is accepted and scheduled for publication, the corresponding author will be asked to attach the declaration of no conflict of interest.
At this stage, in a certain condition, the final layout of the manuscript will be resent to the author to ensure that the content follows the author’s writing. At this stage, the author may revise any typographical error found in the final manuscript. Once confirmation from the author is given, the Editorial Secretary will process the manuscript for online publication on the website.
The copyright to this article is then transferred to Pusat Pegkajian Pancasila dan Konstitusi (PUSKAPSI) if the article is accepted for publication. Therefore, PUSKAPSI has the non-exclusive right to reproduce, reprint, translation, provide articles in all forms of publication such as photographs, microfilm and any other similar activities of reproductions.
Authors still has the right to duplicate, download and distribute of the published material as long as the author and source are cited. Any violation found in future of any copyright come in notice, then the author will be responsible for getting sanction in accordance with prevailing regulations.
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