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Author Guidelines

General Requirements. The requirements of Lex Jurnalica must be:

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration
  2. Files should be saved in the format of the word processing software word for windows
  3. Article is written in Indonesian or English.
  4. The length of submitted paper is at least 5 pages and no more than 15 pages.
  5. Use of a tool such as as Mendeley for reference management and formatting, and choose APA Style
  6. Make sure that your paper is prepared using the Article Template
  7. The Author must fill the Authors's Statement Letter.
  8. Manuscript should be submitted to website
  9. Manuscripts that do not fulfill the requirements will not be processed any further.


Structure of The Manuscript. Manuscripts in general should be organized in the following order: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Research Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (optional) and References.  Paper size is A4 and a 2 cm margin for left and top, 2cm for right and bottom of the page is desirable.


Title. The title of the paper is precise, concise, and clear. It should be written in Book Antiqua, 14pt, Bold, Center, Capitalize each word, and align Center). The title is followed by the name of the authors, authors institution, complete author institution address, first author e-mail.


Authors Name and Affiliations. Write Author(s) names without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names. Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes: name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university, address, country. Author names should be in 11pt Book Antiqua.  Author affiliations should be in 11pt Book Antiqua.


Abstract. The Abstract was written in Indonesia and English and in one paragraph. The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, explained a clear statement of the problem, the goal of the study, methods, result or major findings and the main conclusion, hence the reader could find the relevance to their interests The length of the abstract 200-250 words and should be written in the past tense. No literature should be cited. Abbreviations that appear in the abstract should be defined when they are first used. At the end of the abstract, list 3 keywords in alphabetical order that best describe the nature of the research.

Introduction. The introduction should provide the readers with information necessary for understanding research presented in the paper. Previous work on the topic should be summarized and objective of the current research should be clearly stated. Introduction refers to literature or reference material

Methods.  In research methods, it should include a discussion of the form of legal research methods used by the author and explain the source of research data used by the author. All forms of research methods by the author must be explained.



Result and Discussion. 

The results and discussion sections can be combined, or they can appear in separate sections. If separated, the Results section should only contain the results of the author's current studies. There should be no literature comparison. The comparison must appear in the discussion section.

Conclusion. The conclusion should be written in paragraph (not numbering or point). A recommendation can be added.

References. References expect a minimum of 15 references primarily with minimum of 60% to journal papers. It used a tool such as Mendeley, for reference management and formatting, and have chosen the APA style. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references in chronological order. Use the following system for arranging the references:

Andihamzah. (1986). Kamus Hukum. Jakarta, Ghalia Indonesia.

Laurensius Arliman S. (2018). “Peranan Metodologi Penelitian Hukum Di Dalam Perkembangan Ilmu Hukum Di Indonesia.” Soumatera Law Review. Vol. 1, No. 1. 10.22216/soumlaw.v1i1.3346 

Undang-Undang Nomor 16 Tahun 2011 tentang Bantuan Hukum (Lembaran Negara Republik Indonesia Tahun 2011 Nomor 104, Tambahan Lembaran Negara Republik Indonesia Nomor 5248).

Tables. On tables, no vertical line is used and each term should begin with a capital letter. All tables should be explained in the text.

Figures. Figures should be drawn on white papers and lines should be less than 1 mm wide. The left vertical and bottom horizontal lines is used. All the figures should be numbered in consecutive order.


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.

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