Manuscripts must be original, have not been published previously in any scientific journal, are not being submitted for publication elsewhere, and will not be submitted to any media during the review process, unless the authors have officially withdrawn the manuscripts from Journal of Consumer Sciences.

Manuscript File

1. Manuscript are written in English and use standard scientific usage. If manuscripts are written in English, authors especially whose first language is not English should consult the manuscript with English editing service before submitting it to Journal of Consumer Sciences.

2. Manuscripts submitted must be original, have not been published previously in any scientific journal, are not being submitted for publication elsewhere, and will not be submitted for publication during the review process unless the authors have officially withdrawn the manuscripts from Journal of Consumer Sciences.

3. Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word format (doc).

4. Manuscript are prepared in A4 paper, margins all sides are 3 cm, and a total number of words is 6.000-8.000 words and 1.15 spacing.

5. Manuscript should be typed 1,15 lines spaced with information

Title. Authors, Institution/company where the author works (affiliation detail information use to zip code, and road/building), and include contact email to correspondence, Abstract, Introduction, Literature review, Conceptual framework, Methods, Findings, Discussion, Conclusion, Recommendation, References
Adapt the manuscript to the following paper template : Paper Template

6. Tables, graphs, and figures used should be readable (high quality) and placed after tables, graphs, and figures are referred. The title should be detailed and describe the content of the table, even if the table is separated independently from the content. For Example: Figure 1. Conceptual framework of improving e-satisfaction and e-loyalty based on e-trust and e-service quality on shopee costumer

7. Manuscript are written adopts Mendeley, and edition and page writing the decimal using dots.

8. Structure and content of manuscripts in Journal of Consumer Sciences refer to American Psychological Association (APA) Style 7th edition.

9. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through online system: . If the author finds difficulty in submit the manuscript electronically, author can contact administration staff by e-mail (

10. This journal allowed the author to present the ORCID ID’s in article meta data


Manuscript Structure and Contents:

Title. The title must be brief, clear, specific and informative which reflect the article content. The length of the title maximum 14 words. Each word of the title should begin with capitalized letter.

Author's Name. The preferred form of an author’s name is first name, middle initial(s), and last name. Author’s name should appear in the order of their contributions. Author’s name is written without titles and degrees.

Author’s Institutional Affiliation. The affiliation identifies the location where the author or authors were when the research was conducted. Name of institution(s) where the research was conducted must be accompanied with full address including institution/department, city, zip code, country, and e-mail.

Abstract. Abstract must be written in English and Indonesia, in single paragraph and no more than 250 words. Keywords should be written in no more than 5 (five) words or phrases.

1. Introduction.  The introduction describes the background and objective; it should be written efficiently and supported by references.

2. Literatur Review. The literature review make a summary of previous studies that are relevant to the author's research. Fill in keywords, relevant research topics.

3. Conceptual Framework. In this section based on the empirical studies that have been reviewed in the previous section, in this section the author can write hypotheses in a conceptual framework drawing according to the variables analyzed.

4. Methods. Methods consist these aspects and should provide clearly: research design, location, and time; sampling technique; data procedures; measurement and variables; and data analysis. The writing can be made in 5 sub-chapters as:

  • Research Design: Provide an explanation of the research design and location of the study.
  • Sampling: Provide an explanation of respondent sampling techniques, and the number of respondents involved in the study. Please detailed how the number of sampel were determined..
  • Measurement: Contains an explanation of the instruments used regarding the references. operational definition of each variable, how many items are used, the scale used, and Cronbach alphas.
  • Data Collection: Explain in detailed how the data were collected.
  • Analysis: Explain how the data has been collected as intended. Analysis of what is used, and the tools used

5. Findings. Findings, describe the results of the research by using tables, graphs, or figures. It has to be attention to the author to explain the data not only just read them. The findings present the empirical results of the research conducted. Finding is strongly recommended written in different sections for each variable or results. Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour, at the correct size). Figures should be supplied in one of our preferred file formats: EPS, PS, JPEG, TIFF, or Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX) files are acceptable for figures that have been drawn in Word.

Tables. Tables should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text. Readers should be able to interpret the table without reference to the text. Please supply editable files.

6. Discussion. Discussion should show relevance between the results and the field of investigation and/or hypotheses and supported by references or previous empirical researches. Results that al­ready described in the results section should not be repeated in the discussion section. Comparison with other research results also serves to indicate the position of the research conducted in the middle of the discourse of relevant topics. Also write down the limitations of the study. The writing can be made in sub-chapters as:
Example :

6.1. The effect of health care on attitudes toward behavior 

6.3. The effect of perceived physical benefits on attitude toward behavior

6.4 Managerial Implication

6.5 Theoretical Contribution

6.6 Limitations

7. Conclusion. Conclusion should be in the form of response from the intended purpose and is not intended as a summary of the results. Advice is in the form of follow-up (implication) to be done in connection with the findings or conclusions of the author. Conclusion should be written briefly or in numbered list.

8. Recommendation. Based on the research finding, the author should gives recommendations for related parties, such as policy makers, Non-Government organization, and other relevant institutions. The authors also must give recommendations for future research. Recommendation should be written briefly or in numbered list.

Acknowledgment (if any) to person(s) or institution(s) who help the experiment should be stated.

References must be a publication of the last 10 years with a minimum of 80% of the journal, listed alphabetically by author's last name and year of publication. References must also be from Journals of Consumer Sciences (if related).

Check any references to original sources (author name, volume, issue, year, DOI number). Please use the Reference Manager Application like Mendeley, Zotero, Crossref Simple Text Query or others. JCS adapts reference writing in the APA style model. Some examples of references are presented below:

Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Book Chapter
Laursen, B., & Collins, W. A. (2004). Parent-child communication during adolescence. In Vangelisti, A. L. (Eds.), Handbook of family communication (pp. 333-348). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 Paper Presentation or Poster Session
Cohn, B. C., Merrell, K. W., Felver-Grant, J., Tom K, & Endrrulat, N. R. (2009, February). Strength-based assessment of social and emotional functioning: SEARS-C and SEARS-A. Paper presented at the Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Boston

Doctoral Dissertation or Master’s Thesis
Yuliati, L. N. (2008). Pengaruh perilaku pembelian dan konsumsi susu serta pengasuhan terhadap tumbuh kembang anak usia 5 tahun di Kota Bogor (Disertasi). Institut Pertanian Bogor, Bogor, Indonesia.

Journal Article without DOI
Patel, V., Sharma, M. (2009). Consumer’s motivation to shop in shopping malls: A study of Indian shoppers. Journal: Advances in Consumer Research, 8, 285-290.

Journal Article with DOI
Shi, Z., Pei, X., Zhigang, W. (2011). Are nutrition labels useful for the purchase of a familiar food? Evidence from Chinese consumers’ purchase of rice. Journal of Business China, 5(3), 402-421. doi:10.1007/s11782-011-0137-0.

Journal Article with DOI (more than seven authors)
Eisenberg, C. M., Ayala, G. X., Crespo, N. C., Lopez, N. V., Zive, M. M., Corder, K., . . . Elder, J. P. (2012). Examining multiple parenting behaviors on young children’s dietary fat consumption. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44(4), 302-309. doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2011.10.004.

Corporate Author, Goverment Report

[BPS] Badan Pusat Statistik. (2014). Profil Kemiskinan di Indonesia September 2013 (Berita Resmi Statistik No. 06/01/Th. XVII). Retrieved from website/brs_ind/kemiskinan_02jan14.pdf.

Woolf, N.J., Young, S.L., Fanselow, M.S., & Butcher, L.L. (1991). MAP-2 expression in cholinoceptive pyramidal cells of rodent cortex and hippocampus is altered by Pavlovian conditioning [Abstract]. Society for Neuroscience Abstract, 17, 480.

Newspaper Article
Parker-Pope, T. (2008, May 6). Psychiatry handbook linked to drug industry. The New York Times. Retrieved from


When submitting, please send the manuscript and author profile (complete)

About the Authors. In this section, all authors write where they work or graduate from which university. The scientific field being taught. each author's email address. (each author is made one paragraph each).

Public Interest Statement. Contains the challenges faced in your research.


Detail information, please download the form below:

1. Instruction for Author

2. Author Guidelines

3. Statement Originality

4. Author's Profile

5. Paper Template

6. APA Style Guidelines