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Author Guidelines

Jurnal Pembangunan Manusia (JPM) seeks to publish scholarly manuscript discussing theories, concepts and themes on social welfare issues. As JPM seeks to continue publishing original articles, authors should refrain from submitting articles that have been publisher elsewhere. Author should notice the writing guidance below:

Research Article

A research article is based on empirical research that applies sound academic methodology. It welcomes paper that utilizes the quantitative as well as qualitative methods in its analysis. A research paper has the following sections:

  1. Abstract: An abstract should be of approximately 250-300 words. Provide a brief summary of the research question being addressed, the method, a summary of result and discussion, and conclusions drawn.
  2. Introduction: A brief introduction will often include a review of the existing literature on the topic studied and explain the rationale of the author’s study. This section also explains the contribution of this study to the existing academic literature.
  3. Method: This section outlines the methodology on how to collect the data whether it is a quantitative, qualitative or the combination of both.
  4. Results and Discussion: Results are research findings and should be clear and concise without opinions. Table, chart and figures are put in the result. It should be limited up to six tables or pictures with a short title. The Discussion section should be an interpretation of the results rather than a repetition of the Results section. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. 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)? 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)?
  5. Conclusion: Author should develop the conclusion by briefly restating the research question and the result. Author should also discuss the implications of the research findings.
  6. References. These are the list of academic articles and books or other primary resources utilize for the article (minimum 5 sources).

Conceptual Article

A conceptual article is outlining also the theoretical debate on the topics that the author choosing. Review article is expected to provide a new research direction, to strengthen support for existing theories and/or to identify the strength and weaknesses of the theory within the existing academic literature. A review paper has the following sections:

  1. Abstract: An abstract should be of approximately 250-300 words. Provide a brief summary of the review question or rationale for the review, the major studies or theory being reviewed, and its conclusion.
  2. Introduction: Outlining rationale for addressing this topic. Clearly define exactly what this article will discuss, outline the order in which author will discuss each subtopic to give the reader any background information needed to understand the coming sections.
  3. Literature review and discussion: As the main part of the paper, this section provides the theoretical debate and subsequent discussions about the topic.
  4. Conclusion: Author should develop the conclusion by restating the rationale for the review and the purpose of the article. Author should also discuss the implications of the review findings and the future research agenda.
  5. References. These are the list of academic articles and books or other primary resources utilize for the article(minimum 5 articles).

The author should use American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style. The author is expected to quote Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial with minimum 3 quotations required citations. Direct or in-text reference in the body of the article with the following conditions.