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Author Guidelines

General Information

Journal Of Sustainability Perspectives (JSP) is a cross-disciplinary scholarly, open-access journal of human beings' environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability, providing an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development. it publishes reviews, regular research papers (original articles), communications, and short notes. Journal Of Sustainability Perspectives is published by SDGs Center Universitas Diponegoro.

This journal encompasses original research articles, short communications, review articles, best practices, and a letter to the editor. All papers submitted to this journal must be written in good English. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their papers checked before submission for grammar and clarity in a professional English editing service. Authors are recommended to use the following professional English Editing Services.

Please be noted that the submitted work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.



The title is an opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, and complete. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.


Abstract and Keywords

An abstract should inform the prospective reader of what you did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. The abstract should be clear, concise, and descriptive. This abstract should provide a brief introduction to the problem (preferably 1-2 sentences, the objective of the paper, the research method in short, and a brief summary of results. The abstract should end with a comment on the significance of the results or a brief conclusion. Please follow word limitations (100‐300 words). 

Keywords are the labels of your manuscript and are critical to correct indexing and searching. Therefore, the keywords should represent the content and highlight of your article. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. e.g., DNA. 



The introduction must contain the state of the art from previous studies, there is a gap analysis/gap analysis/statement of novelty/statement of contribution to the novelty of the article. Authors should provide an adequate background and a very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous research, to show the main limitation of the previous research, to show what you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation) and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Do not describe the literature survey as author by author, but should be presented as a group per method or topic reviewed which refers to some literature. At the end of the introduction section, the objectives of the work should be stated. Example of novelty statement or the gap analysis statement at the end of Introduction section (after a state of the art of previous research survey): “........ (short summary of background) ....... A few researchers focused on ....... There have been limited studies concerned on ........ Therefore, this research intends to ................. The objectives of this research are .........”. 


Theoretical Approach/Methodology/Scenario

The theoretical/Methodology/Scenario must clearly explain the experiment being carried out. Published methods must be shown by reference: only relevant modifications must be described. Don't repeat the details of an existing method.


Results/Discussions/Implementation should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than provide data in great detail. Please highlight differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers.

The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

In this part, it is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. The following components should be covered in this part: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide an interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences? 

Conclusions/Summary/Future Perspectives

Conclusions/Summary/Future Perspectives should only answer the objectives of the research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions/Summary/Future Perspectives, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway. Conclusions/Summary/Future Perspectives may not use bullets and numbering.



Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based. Cite only items that you have read. Do not inflate the manuscript with too many references. Avoid excessive self‐citations. Avoid excessive citations of publications from the same region. Check each reference against the original source (author’s name, volume, issue, year). All publications cited in the text should be included as a list of references. The minimum number of references should be 15 references.

Articles guidelines can be downloaded from this link



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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.  We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as follows:

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