Author Guidelines

(Revised Edition 2024)

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General Information
Jurnal Ilmu Keluarga dan Konsumen (JIKK) is a scientific journal that publishes research results that can contribute to improving the quality of life for families and consumers. The topics of the research that is published in JIKK such as: family well-being, family resilience, family sociology, family psychology, family resource management, family education, family ecology, family communications, family development, gender relations within the family, human growth and development, child care and protection, parenting; consumer behavior, consumer education, and consumer protection.

JIKK is published 3 (three) times a year, i.e. January, May, and September. The author who will submit the manuscript to JIKK must register online through Manuscripts must be original and have not been published previously in any scientific journal. The statement must be stated in an author’s statement form. The manuscripts that have been submitted to JIKK and were in the process of review should not be submitted to any media during the review process. Author(s) agrees to follow the entire process of manuscript selection in accordance with Jurnal Ilmu Keluarga dan Konsumen procedures, including revising the manuscripts by following the Editor's and Reviewers' comments in a specified time. Author(s) can’t be pulled back the manuscripts that have been declared “accepted” by the editorial board. Authors(s) who pulled back the accepted manuscript and did not follow the rules will be disqualified for publishing a manuscript in Jurnal Ilmu Keluarga dan Konsumen for 2 consecutive years since the letter was issued. JIKK uses Plagiarism Checker X to prevent any suspected plagiarism in the manuscripts.

Manuscript File
1. Manuscripts are written in Bahasa Indonesia or English. If manuscripts are written in English, authors, especially those whose first language is not English, should consult the manuscript with an English editing service before submitting it to Jurnal Ilmu Keluarga dan Konsumen.
2. If the manuscript is written in English, the initial title and abstract presented should be in English. Conversely, if the manuscript is in Bahasa Indonesia, the first title and abstract should be presented in Indonesian. It is imperative that every manuscript includes both English and Bahasa Indonesia titles and abstracts.
3. Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word format (.docx).
4. Manuscripts are prepared in A4 paper, portrait, margins on all four sides are 2,5 cm, and the total number of words is 6.000-7.500 words.
5. Manuscripts should use one column.
6. Manuscripts should be typed 1 line spaced (before/after: 0 pt) and using Arial fonts at 10 points. 
7. Primary data is up to date/time of research implementation, a maximum of the last 3 years.
8. Tables, graphs, and figures must be of high quality and placed after their respective references. They should be presented as graphic objects (not in the image format; .jpg or .png), with a maximum of 5 tables allowed. Tables, graphs, and figures in Indonesian-language manuscripts are presented in both Indonesian and English.
9. Write the percentage symbol in sentences as 'percent,' while within parentheses, use the symbol '%.'  E.g.:
       Almost all adolescents (89%) had..... 
       In 89 percent of adolescents had...
10. Structure and content of manuscripts in Jurnal Ilmu Keluarga dan Konsumen refer to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: Seven Edition. Manuscripts content should be arranged in the following order: Title, Author’s Name and Institutional Affiliation, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and Suggestion, Acknowledgment (if any), and References.
Manuscripts (.docx) and supplementary files (Statement of Originality and Author Profile; .docx or .pdf) should be submitted electronically through the online system: If the author finds difficulty in submitting the manuscript electronically, the author can contact administration staff by e-mail (

Manuscript Structure and Content
1. Title. The title must be written in Bahasa Indonesia and English. The title must be brief, clear, specific, and informative, which reflects the article content. Each word of the title should be written with capitalized letters.
2. Author’s Name. The preferred form of an author’s name is first name, middle initial(s), and last name. The author’s name should appear in the order of their contributions. The author’s name is written without titles and degrees. The author's name is written in full without any abbreviations
3. Author’s Institutional Affiliation. The affiliation identifies the location where the author or authors were when the research was conducted. The name of the institution(s) where the research was conducted must be accompanied by the full address, including institution/department, city, postal code, country, and e-mail. The institution's address and corresponding author's address (email address) must be written clearly.
4. Abstract. An abstract is a brief and comprehensive summary of the contents of the article. The abstract is written in Bahasa Indonesia and English, in a single paragraph, and 150-200 words. Abstracts contain a clear statement of introduction, objective, methods, results, the significance of the finding, and conclusion/implications, with no references cited. At the end of the abstract, write down keywords. Keywords are meticulously chosen standard terms to precisely capture the concepts related to the article. They play a crucial role in improving the article's accessibility through search engines. Keywords should be written in no more than 5 (five) words or phrases.
5. Introduction. The introduction should describe a brief background of the research that is supported by references. The introduction should comprehensively address various components.
a. Statement of the problem: present the raised phenomenon.
b. Root of the problem: elaborate on the cause of the problem.
c. Explanatory factors: highlight the relationship between variable X and variable Y.
d. Urgency/reason for research: justify the necessity of the study.
e. Novelty:
- Findings from previous research: summarize relevant findings.
- Differences with previous research: identify distinctions.
- Contribution of findings to knowledge: emphasize the contribution.
f. Thesis statement: articulate the author's assumptions concerning quantitative research.
g. Research purposes: clearly state the objectives of the research.
6. Methods. Methods describe in detail the methods used in the study, including: (i) research design, location, and time; (ii) sampling technique; (iii) procedures for data collection; (iv) measurement and assessment of variables; and (v) data analysis. The Methods section employs subheadings, ensuring a structured presentation of the study's methodologies.
7. Results. The Results section is expected to present the study's findings, utilizing tables, graphs, or figures when applicable. Repetition of data presented in these visual elements should be avoided, and instead, the text should provide explanations or elaborations on the tabular data. The writing is organized into subchapters corresponding to research variables and analysis. References or citations should not be included in this section.
8. Discussion. The Discussion section is tasked with establishing the relevance between the results and the field of investigation or hypotheses, substantiated by appropriate references. It is essential to avoid redundancy with the results already presented. The discussion should include: 
a. argumentation of research findings, 
b. explanation/elucidation of the meaning of the findings, 
c. comprehensive analysis of the findings in connection with relevant theories or previous research results, and 
d. concluding paragraph succinctly addressing the limitations of the research findings (2–3 sentences).
9. Conclusion and Suggestion. This section is divided into two paragraphs. The first paragraph summarizes the research conclusions, addressing the research objectives and highlighting the contributions and implications of the findings. The second paragraph suggests potential areas for future research or program development based on the study's findings.
10. Acknowledgment (if any). Acknowledgment should be stated to the person(s) or institution(s) who help the study.
11. References. Authors should use references that are published in the last 10 years (min. 80%). At least 80 percent of the references used are from scientific journal articles. Please use the Reference Manager Application like Mendeley, Zotero, or others. 

The authors are also expected to use at least 2 references from articles already published in the Jurnal Ilmu Keluarga dan Konsumen. Ensure that every source mentioned in the manuscript is listed in the References section. This ensures all citations are properly documented. The author should not cite a citation and not use anonym references.

Reference citations in the text: Holden (2022) or (Holden, 2022); Sharma and Sonwaney (2021) or (Sharma & Sonwaney, 2021); Zevalkink, Riksen-Walraven, and Bradley (2021) or (Zevalkink, Riksen-Walraven, & Bradley, 2021); Eisberg et al. (2022) or (Eisberg et al., 2022). If a statement is supported by multiple sources, the in-text citations can be combined in one parenthesis. Order the sources alphabetically and separate them with a semicolon. When citing multiple works from the same author, list the years of publication separated by a comma: (Brown, 2009; Porter, 2004; Smith, 2015, 2017).
References should be listed alphabetically by the author(s) last name(s) and the year of publication. JIKK has adopted the referencing style from APA 7th edition. Some examples of references are presented below.

Journal Article with DOI
Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8(3), 207–217.

Journal Article with DOI (more than 20 authors)
Wiskunde, B., Arslan, M., Fischer, P., Nowak, L., Van den Berg, O., Coetzee, L., Juárez, U., Riyaziyyat, E., Wang, C., Zhang, I., Li, P., Yang, R., Kumar, B., Xu, A., Martinez, R., McIntosh, V., Ibáñez, L. M., Mäkinen, G., Virtanen, E., . . . Kovács, A. (2019). Indie pop rocks mathematics: Twenty One Pilots, Nicolas Bourbaki, and the empty set. Journal of Improbable Mathematics, 27(1), 1935–1968.

Journal Article without DOI
Zevalkink, J., Riksen-Walraven, J. M., & Bradley, R. H. (2008). The quality of children’s home environment and attachment security in Indonesia. The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 169(1), 72–91.

Holden, G. W. (2010). Parenting: A dynamic perspective. Sage Publications, Inc.
Puspitawati, H. (2012). Pengantar studi keluarga. IPB Press.

Book Chapter
Laursen, B., & Collins, W. A. (2004). Parent-child communication during adolescence. In A. L. Vangelisti (Eds.), Handbook of family communication (pp. 333–348). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Paper Presentation or Poster Session
Evans, A. C., Jr., Garbarino, J., Bocanegra, E., Kinscherff, R. T., & Márquez-Greene, N. (2019, August 8–11). Gun violence: An event on the power of community [Conference session/Paper presentation/Poster session/Keynote address]. APA 2019 Convention, Chicago, IL, United States.

Doctoral Dissertation or Master’s Thesis
Yuliati, L. N. (2008). Pengaruh perilaku pembelian dan konsumsi susu serta pengasuhan terhadap tumbuh kembang anak usia 2–5 tahun di Kota Bogor [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. Institut Pertanian Bogor. 
Hasanah, R. ’A. (2023). Pengaruh komunikasi remaja-orang tua, kontrol diri, dan tingkat stres terhadap penggunaan internet bermasalah [Master’s thesis, IPB University]. IPB University Scientific Repository.

Corporate Author, Goverment Report
Badan Pusat Statistik. (2023). Profil kemiskinan di Indonesia Maret 2023 (Berita Resmi Statistik No. 47/07/Th. XXVI).
National Cancer Institute. (2019). Taking time: Support for people with cancer (NIH Publication No. 18-2059). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.

Individual Author, Goverment Report
Baral, P., Larsen, M., & Archer, M. (2019). Does money grow on trees? Restoration financing in Southeast Asia. Atlantic Council.

For other examples, please refer to this link.

Format Figures and Tables
Number and title of the picture must be written below the image, while the number and title of the table must be written above the table. It is recommended that the tables and graphs are not in the form of pictures (images). Try creating tables and graphs in Microsoft Office Excel and Microsoft Office Word. In English, decimals indicated by a point and not a comma (e.g., 20.5 cm instead of 20,5 cm) and the number of thousands/millions are indicated by a comma, not a point (e.g., Rp20,500.00 instead of Rp20.000,00); In Bahasa Indonesia, decimal is indicated by a comma and not a point (e.g., 20,5 cm instead of 20.5 cm) and the number of thousands/millions are indicated by a point, not a comma (e.g., Rp20.500,00 instead of Rp20,000.00); Large numbers can be replaced with the title word (e.g., 2 million instead of 2.000.000).

Mathematical Model Format
For convenience in reading the journal, it is recommended to limit the number of mathematical models written in the article; for the case of extensive use of mathematical models, place it in the appendix (appendix). It is recommended to use Microsoft Equation Models for the equations and mathematical symbols. The units of measurement suggested are the metric system (e.g., m, m2, liters, and °C). The word percent is expressed by the character %, written without spaces from the preceding number (e.g., 20.0%).

Address for Correspondence
Editorial Board of Jurnal Ilmu Keluarga dan Konsumen 
Department of Family and Consumer Science
Faculty of Human Ecology
IPB University
Jl. Lingkar Akademik, Kampus IPB Darmaga, Bogor, Jawa Barat, 16680, Indonesia
Phone/Fax. (0251) 8627432