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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author Fee (Article Processing Charge - APC):

Journal of Innovation and Community Engagement has no fees for authors when submitting or publishing articles.


Journal of Innovation and Community Engagement Outline :

1. Title :

The title should reflect:

  • issues and focus of community engagement;
  • community partnerships;
  • action and strategy;
  • social or economic or any other impacts; and/or
  • innovation

2. Abstract

Consists of:

  • introduction/background
  • the goals of the community engagement
  • methods/approaches/strategy in organizing the community engagement
  • results & conclusions of the community engagement.
  • Abstract must be written in English in only one paragraph with words count of 150 to 200, using Times New Roman font set in italics, size 12pt, and line spacing of 1.15. Keywords are also written in English, 3-5 keywords or phrases, arranged alphabetically and separated by semicolons (;)

3. Introduction

  • Situation analysis or objective condition of the community (or partnerships) prior to the community engagement activities.
  • Issues and focus of community engagement.
  • Basic motive behind the community partnerships
  • The goals and expected impacts of the community engagement

4. Methods

The process of the mutual partnerships action plan:

  • subjects involved in the action plan of the community engagement
  • interaction among community engagement team, partners, subjects in the process of action planning and organizing community engagement
  • methods and/or strategy
  • the implementation stages of methods and/or strategy in community engagement design (may be supported by diagrams, flowcharts, etc.).
  • methods (such as PAR - Participatory Action Research, Community Development, or other methodologies) are applied to achieve community service objectives (use of flowcharts to support explanation is recommended).

5. Results & Discussions

Results of the innovation from the community engagement activities:

  • dynamics process of community engagement
  • social, economic, or any other impacts from the community engagement
  • discussion of the result supported by related literature and theoretical perspectives
  • photo documentation of the community engagement activities.

 6. Conclusions

Reflection of  the community engagement result:

  • supportive factors and/or constraints in the implementation of the community engagement
  • sustainability

7. Acknowledgement

Acknowledgment is to express gratitude to certain individuals and/or parties those have participate directly and indirectly in the achievement of the community engagement intended.

8. References

  • All references mentioned in the list should be cited in the text (and vice versa)
  • Article should use at least 10 recent references (no more than 10 years)
  • This journal encourages you to cite from primary references such as: textbooks and journals (at least 80%)
  • Please refrain using internet websites as references
  • Reference list should follow the standard reference style of this journal (APA style,
  • Reference Manager (Mendeley, Crossref, Endnote, etc.) is mandatory

9. Writing Rules

  • The article should be composed in standard Microsoft Word (.docx) format, pages must comply as the size of A4 paper and the text flows in single (one) column layout. Minimum number of pages are 10-20 or minimum number of 3000 words. Text content in the main part of article all typed in Times New Roman font set with size of 12pt, and line spacing of 1.5. Text content paragraphs are distributed evenly left and right between margins ('justified' alignment).
  • All heading indicating the main part of article (such as "Introduction") are typed in bold with center alignment within the single column layout, using Times New Roman font set and size of 14pt, while all subheadings (if needed) are typed in bold with left alignment, using Times New Roman font set and size of 12pt.

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