Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines Al-ma'mun: Jurnal Kajian Kepustakawanan dan Informasi

  1. The submission has not been previously published in full text or apart of it.
  2. The submission is original, neither a compilation nor a translation.
  3. Manner of writing the complete article can refer to the template which you can download here
  4. For manuscript in Bahasa Indonesia, please use Pedoman Umum Ejaan Bahasa Indonesia as can be download here.
  5. Arabic Transliteration guideline can be download here.
  1. The submission based on studies or research that can be sourced from literature studies, field studies, experiments, implementations of concepts, theories and models in the field of library and information. The examples of the covered research areas as follows;
  • digital library,
  • information retrieval tools,
  • academic libraries,
  • school libraries,
  • special libraries,
  • information sources and services,
  • information science
  • integrated library system,
  • bibliometrics,
  • webometrics,
  • infometrics, scientometrics,
  • ICT in library,
  • archieve science,
  • , related to its main subject areas
  1. Empirical research-based manuscript use formats: Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results and Discussions, Conclusions.
  • Introduction: consist of backgroung problem, briefly literature review, research question, and research objective.
  • Problem Statement: Problem statement used only in empirical research-based manuscript . It describes short and clear explanation of the issue to be researched. It sets up the context, relevance and aims of the research.
  • Literature Review: The literature review contains a theoretical basis in the form of qualitative descriptions, models, or tools that are derectly related to the research problem. The literature review contains a systematic description of the information on the results of research conducted previous research that are relevant to the research conducted.
  • Methodology: consist type of research, subject and object, data collection techniques, data analysis technique, location and time of research.
  • Result and Discussion: contains brief data presentation, analysis and research findings. It contains the analysis based on the research question.
  • Discussion: contains of the understanding of the findings and the comparison with the theory and/or similar research.
  • Conclusion: the conclusion is not a summary of the manuscript. Conclusion. Conclusion part consists of the answer of the research question(s) or the main points of discussion.
  1. Critical Review-based and idea/conceptual study use format: Introduction, Literature Review, Summary, Critique, and Conclusion.
  • Introduction: The length of an introduction is usually one paragraph for a journal article review and two or three paragraphs for a longer book review. Include a few opening sentences that announce the author(s) and the title, and briefly explain the topic of the text. Present the aim of the text and summarise the main finding or key argument. Conclude the introduction with a brief statement of your evaluation of the text. This can be a positive or negative evaluation or, as is usually the case, a mixed response.
  • Literature Review: The literature review contains a theoretical basis in the form of qualitative descriptions, models, or tools that are derectly related to the research problem. The literature review contains a systematic description of the information on the results of research conducted previous research that are relevant to the research conducted.
  • Summary: Present a summary of the key points along with a limited number of examples. You can also briefly explain the author purpose/intentions throughout the text and you may briefly describe how the text is organised. The summary should only make up about a third of the critical review.
  • Critique: The critique should be a balanced discussion and evaluation of the strengths, weakness and notable features of the text. Remember to base your discussion on specific criteria. Good reviews also include other sources to support your evaluation (remember to reference).

You can choose how to sequence your critique. Here are some examples to get you started:

  • Most important to least important conclusions you make about the text.
  • If your critique is more positive than negative, then present the negative points first and the positive last.
  • If your critique is more negative than positive, then present the positive points first and the negative last.
  • If there are both strengths and weakness for each criterion you use, you need to decide overall what your judgement is. For example, you may want to comment on a key idea in the text and have both positive and negative comments. You could begin by stating what is good about the idea and then concede and explain how it is limited in some way. While this example shows a mixed evaluation, overall you are probably being more negative than positive.
  • In long reviews, you can address each criteria you choose in a paragraph, including both negative and positive points. For very short critical reviews (one page or less) where your comments will be briefer, include a paragraph of positive aspects  and another of negative.
  • You can also include recommendations for how the text can be improved in terms of ideas, research approach; theories or frameworks used can also be included in the critique section.
  • Conclusion: This is usually a very short paragraph.
  • Restate your overall opinion of the text.
  • Briefly present recommendations.
  • If necessary some further qualification or explanation of your judgement can be included. This can help your critique sound fair and reasonable.
  1. Before submitting an article, the main author first completes and signs the publication ethics statement. form can download here
  2. Manuscript must be submited via OJS system.
  • Firstly, the author should register as either an author or reviewer (checking role as author or reviewer) in the Register.
  • After the registration step is completed, log in as an author, click in New Submission. The article submission stage consists of five stages, such as:  (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation.
  • In the Start column, chose Journal Section (Full Article), check all the checklists.
  • In the Upload Submission Columns, upload the manuscript files in MS.Word format in this column.
  • In the Enter Metadata columns, fill in with all the author data and affiliation. Including the Article Title, Abstract and Indexing Keywords.
  • In the Upload Supplementary Files columns, the author is allowed to upload supplementary files, the Publication Ethic Statement and Curriculum Vitae (at number 9 above), or any other else. Publication Ethics Statement can be downloaded here., also fill out the curriculum vitae form which can be downloaded here.
  • In the Confirmation columns, if the data you entered are all correct already, then click Finish Submission
  • If the author has difficulties in the submission process through the online system, please contact Al-ma'mun: Jurnal Kajian Kepustakawanan dan Informasi editorial team at al-ma'[email protected].
  1. The incoming manuscript will check the similarity using iThenticate with a maximum tolerance of 20%. If the results show more than 20%, the manuscript will be returned to be improved by the author.