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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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines the Indonesian Journal of Sports and Physical Education Research (IJSPER)

A. General Standards

1. Language Editing

      The Indonesian Journal of Sports and Physical Education Research (IJSPER) requires manuscripts submitted to meet international standards for the English language to be considered for publication. Articles are normally published only in English.

     For authors who would like their manuscript to receive language editing or proofing to improve the clarity of the manuscript and help highlight their research, the journal recommends the language-editing services provided by the internal or external partners (contact Principal of the journar for further information).

       Note that sending your manuscript for language editing does not imply or guarantee that it will be accepted for publication by the journal. Editorial decisions on the scientific content of a manuscript are independent of whether it has received language editing or proofing by the partner services, or other services.

2. Language Style

       The default language style of journal is English language. If you prefer your article to be formatted in Indonesian language (indonesian authors), the journal's editorial team will assist in translating your article into English.

3. Article length / word count

        Articles should be between 5000 and 8000 words in length. This includes all text, for example, the abstract, references, all text in tables, and figures and appendices.

4. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

        There are a few simple ways to maximize your article's discoverability. Follow the steps below to improve the search results of your article:

Include a few of your article's keywords in the title of the article;

a. Do not use long article titles;

b. Pick 3 to 5 keywords using a mix of generic and more specific terms on the article subject(s);

c. Use the maximum amount of keywords in the first 2 sentences of the abstract;

d. Use some of the keywords in level 1 headings.

5. Title

      The title is written in title case, align to the left, and in Garamond font at the top of the page.

    The title should be concise, omitting terms that are implicit and, where possible, be a statement of the main result or conclusion presented in the manuscript. Abbreviations should be avoided within the title.

      Witty or creative titles are welcome, but only if relevant and within the measure. Consider if a title meant to be thought-provoking might be misinterpreted as offensive or alarming. In extreme cases, the editorial office may veto a title and propose an alternative.

6. Authors and Affiliations

        All names are listed together and separated by commas. Provide exact and correct author names as these will be indexed in official archives. Affiliations should be keyed to the author's name with superscript numbers and be listed as follows: Institute/University/Organisation, Country (without detailed address information such as city zip codes or street names).

        Example: Institut Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (IKIP) Siliwangi, Cimahi, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.

        The Corresponding Author(s) should be marked with superscript. Provide the exact contact email address of the corresponding author(s) in a separate section below the affiliation.

7. Headings and Sub-headings

        Capitalize on headings and capitalize each word of subheadings. Headings need to be defined in Garamond, 14, bold and subheadings defined in Garamond, 11,5, bold.

8. Abstract

        As a primary goal, the abstract should render the general significance and conceptual advance of the work clearly accessible to a broad readership. In the abstract, minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references. The word length is not more than 250 words, written in English.


  a. Background of study

  b. Aims and scope of the paper

  c. Methods

  d. Summary of result or findings

  e. Conclusions

9. Keywords

        All article types: you may provide up to 5 keywords; at least 3 are mandatory.

10. Text

        The body text is in 11,5 points normal Garamond. New paragraphs will be separated with a single empty line. The entire document should be single-spaced and should contain page and line numbers in order to facilitate the review process. The journal recommended manuscript written using MS-Word 2013.

11. Nomenclature

        The use of abbreviations should be kept to a minimum. Non-standard abbreviations should be avoided unless they appear at least four times, and defined upon first use in the main text. Consider also giving a list of non-standard abbreviations at the end, immediately before the Acknowledgments.

12. Sections

        Your manuscript is organized by headings and subheadings. For Original Research Articles, it is recommended to organize your manuscript in the following sections.

13. Introduction

       The introduction is a little different from the short and concise abstract. The reader needs to know the background to your research and, most importantly, why your research is important in this context. What critical question does your research address? Why should the reader be interested?

     The purpose of the Introduction is to stimulate the reader's interest and to provide pertinent background information necessary to understand the rest of the paper. You must summarize the problem to be addressed, give background on the subject, discuss previous research on the topic, and explain exactly what the paper will address, why, and how. A good thing to avoid is making your introduction into a minireview. There is a huge amount of literature out there, but as a scientist, you should be able to pick out the things that are most relevant to your work and explain why. This shows an editor/reviewer/reader that you really understand your area of research and that you can get straight to the most important issues.

    Keep your Introduction to be very concise, well structured, and inclusive of all the information needed to follow the development of your findings. Do not over-burden the reader by making the introduction too long. Get to the key parts other paper sooner rather than later.


  • Begin the Introduction by providing a concise background account of the problem studied.
  • State the objective of the investigation. Your research objective is the most important part of the introduction.
  • Establish the significance of your work: Why was there a need to conduct the study
  • Introduce the reader to the pertinent literature. Do not give a full history of the topic. Only quote previous work having a direct bearing on the present problem. (State of the art, relevant research to justify the novelty of the manuscript.)
  • State the gap analysis or novelty statement.
  • Clearly state your hypothesis, the variables investigated, and concisely summarize the methods used.
  • Define any abbreviations or specialized/regional terms.

    Example of novelty statement or the gap analysis statement in the end of Introduction section (after 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 .........".

     Be concise and aware of who will be reading your manuscript and make sure the Introduction is directed to that audience. Move from general to specific; from the problem in the real world to the literature to your research. Lastly, please avoid making a subsection in the Introduction.

14. Method

       In the Method section, you explain clearly how you conducted your research order to: (1) enable readers to evaluate the work performed and (2) permit others to replicate your research. You must describe exactly what you did: what and how experiments were run, what, how much, how often, where, when, and why equipment and materials were used. The main consideration is to ensure that enough detail is provided to verify your findings and to enable the replication of the research. You should maintain a balance between brevity (you cannot describe every technical issue) and completeness (you need to give adequate detail so that readers know what happened).


  • Define the population and the methods of sampling;
  • Describe the instrumentation;
  • Describe the procedures and if relevant, the time frame;
  • Describe the analysis plan;
  • Describe any approaches to ensure validity and reliability;
  • Describe statistical tests and the comparisons made; ordinary statistical methods should be used without comment; advanced or unusual methods may require a literature citation, and;
  • Describe the scope and/or limitations of the methodology you used.

      In the social and behavioral sciences, it is important to always provide sufficient information to allow other researchers to adopt or replicate your methodology. This information is particularly important when a new method has been developed or innovative use of an existing method is utilized. Last, please avoid making a subsection in Method.

15. Result and Discussion

     The purpose of the Results and Discussion is to state your findings and make interpretations and/or opinions, explain the implications of your findings, and make suggestions for future research. Its main function is to answer the questions posed in the introduction, explain how the results support the answers and, how the answers fit in with existing knowledge on the topic. The Discussion is considered the heart of the paper and usually requires several writing attempts.

       The discussion will always connect to the introduction by way of the research questions or hypotheses you posed and the literature you reviewed, but it does not simply repeat or rearrange the introduction; the discussion should always explain how your study has moved the reader's understanding of the research problem forward from where you left them at the end of the introduction.

      To make your message clear, the discussion should be kept as short as possible while clearly and fully stating, supporting, explaining, and defending your answers and discussing other important and directly relevant issues. Care must be taken to provide commentary and not a reiteration of the results. Side issues should not be included, as these tend to obscure the message.


  1. State the Major Findings of the Study;
  2. Explain the Meaning of the Findings and Why the Findings Are Important;
  3. Support the answers with the results. Explain how your results relate to expectations and to the literature, clearly stating why they are acceptable and how they are consistent or fit in with previously published knowledge on the topic;
  4. Relate the Findings to Those of Similar Studies;
  5. Consider Alternative Explanations of the Findings;
  6. Implications of the study;
  7. Acknowledge the Study's Limitations, and;
  8. Make Suggestions for Further Research.

        It is easy to inflate the interpretation of the results. Be careful that your interpretation of the results does not go beyond what is supported by the data. The data are the data: nothing more, nothing less.  Please avoid and makeover interpretation of the results, unwarranted speculation, inflating the importance of the findings, tangential issues or over-emphasize the impact of your research.

Work with Graphic:

Figures and tables are the most effective way to present results. Captions should be able to stand alone, such that the figures and tables are understandable without the need to read the entire manuscript. Besides that, the data represented should be easy to interpret.


  • The graphic should be simple, but informative;
  • The use of color is encouraged;
  • The graphic should uphold the standards of a scholarly, professional publication;
  • The graphic must be entirely original, unpublished artwork created by one of the co-authors;
  • The graphic should not include a photograph, drawing, or caricature of any person, living or deceased;
  • Do not include postage stamps or currency from any country, or trademarked items (company logos, images, and products), and;
  • Avoid choosing a graphic that already appears within the text of the manuscript.

        To see the samples of table and figure, please download the template of the Indonesian Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Research (IJIER). Last, please avoid making a subsection in Results and Discussion.

The Result and Discussion consist of:

- Result 

     The results of data analysis can be presented in the form of tables, graphs, and figures. Authors are advised to use appropriate variety in presenting tables, graphs, or verbal descriptions. All tables, figures, and graphs presented should be referenced in the text. The format of tables, figures, and graphs is shown in Table 1/Figure 1/Chart 1. The font of the table entries may be reduced. 

- Discussion

    The discussion is intended to provide interpretation and meaning to the research results following the theories and references used. The discussion is not solely used to present the findings. Interpretation should be enriched by referring, comparing, or contrasting with previous research findings published in reputable journals, not predatory journals. Integration of the findings into an established body of theory or knowledge, development of new theory, or modification of the existing theory is encouraged. Implications of the research findings are given. The discussion section contains:

  • Answering the research problem: supporting and defending the answer with result
  • Compare with relevant research results: (1) what distinguishes your results from previous research, (2) state the limitations of the study conducted
  • Describe the significance of your research findings (findings)
  • Suggest further research
- Implications and Recommendations 

     Implications, explain the contribution of the benefits of your research results to science (according to the topic you raised) both in terms of (1) theoretical implications; (2) practical implications; (3) managerial implications; (4) methodological implications.

      Recommendations, explain the follow-up recommendations that you offer from the results of your study or research conclusions in the form of suggestions or input for parties related to the results of your research.

- Research Limitations 

     Describe the limitations of your study, including the time and logistical limitations that the researcher faced while conducting the study. Difficulties encountered by the researcher while conducting the study. This section specifically describes matters or variables that were covered within the scope of the study but due to certain methodological or procedural difficulties could not be covered in the study and were beyond the control of the researcher (11,5 pt, Normal).

16. Conclusion

        The conclusion is intended to help the reader understand why your research should matter to them after they have finished reading the paper. A conclusion is not merely a summary of the main topics covered or a re-statement of your research problem, but a synthesis of key points.

It is important that the conclusion does not leave the questions unanswered.


  • State your conclusions clearly and concisely. Be brief and stick to the point;
  • Explain why your study is important to the reader. You should instill in the reader a sense of relevance;
  • Prove to the reader, and the scientific community, that your findings are worthy of note. This means setting your paper in the context of previous work. The implications of your findings should be discussed within a realistic framework, and
  • For most essays, one well-developed paragraph is sufficient for a conclusion, although in some cases, a two or three paragraph conclusion may be required. Another important things about this section is (1) do not rewrite the abstract; (2) statements with "investigated" or "studied" are not conclusions; (3) do not introduce new arguments, evidence, new ideas, or information unrelated to the topic; (4)do not include evidence (quotations, statistics, etc.) that should be in the body of the paper.

17. Acknowledgments

        This is a short text to acknowledge the contributions of specific colleagues, institutions, or agencies that aided the efforts of the authors. Contains a brief description to recognize the contribution of certain colleagues, institutions, or agencies that have helped the author's efforts. This section contains the author's gratitude to all parties involved and contributions to the research implementation process.

      Acknowledgments can also be made to sponsors, funders, resource persons, institutions, and others who played an important role in the research. Authors should seek permission from these people or organizations to mention them in the acknowledgments.

18. Author Contribution Statement

     The Author's Contribution Statement may consist of several sentences and should briefly describe the duties of each author. Please include only 2 initials for each author, without full stops, but separated by commas (e.g. AR, TD). If there are two authors with the same initials, use their middle initials to distinguish them (e.g. DEF, DSF). The Author Contribution Statement should be included at the end of the manuscript before the References.

19. References

        All citations in the text must be in the reference list and vice-versa. The references should only include articles that are published or accepted. Datasets that have been deposited to an online repository should be included in the reference list, include the version and unique identifier when available. For accepted but unpublished works use "in press" instead of page numbers. Unpublished data, submitted manuscripts, or personal communications should be cited within the text only, for the article types that allow such inclusions. Personal communications should be documented by a letter of permission.

        In-text citations should be called according to the surname of the first author, followed by the year. For works by 2 authors include both surnames, followed by the year. For works by more than 2 authors include only the surname of the first author, followed by et al., followed by the year. For assistance please use management reference (Mendeley or Zotero) and utilize the format of the American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA Style 7 Edition). If possible, please provide the retrieved link for each reference.

Examples of reference entries:

(Type: book, author = publisher):

American Psychological Association. (2019). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Ed.). Washington, DC: Author.


(Type: e-book):

Bransford, J. D., Brown, A. L., & Cocking, R. R. (2005). How people learn: Brain, mind, experience and school.


(Type: edited book, two editors or more):

Tobias, S., & Duffy, T. M. (Eds.). (2009). Constructivist instruction: Success or failure? New York, NY: Routledge.


(Type: book section):

Sahlberg, P. (2012). The most wanted: Teachers and teacher education in Finland. In L. Darling-Hammond & A. Lieberman (Eds.). Teacher education around the world: changing policies and practices. London: Routledge, pp. 22-44.


(Type: book, one author):

Schunk, D. H. (2012a). Learning theories an educational perspective. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

(Type: book, in English translated into Indonesian, original title intact):

Schunk, D. H. (2012b). Learning theories: An educational perspective (E. Hamdiah & R. Fajar, Trans.). Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar. (Original work published 2012).


(Type: book, in English translated into Indonesian, title is translated):

Schunk, D. H. (2012b). Teori-teori belajar: Perspektif pendidikan. [Learning theories: An educational perspective] (E. Hamdiah & R. Fajar, Trans.). Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.


(Original work published 2012):

(Type: book, Indonesian, not translation, original title retained, followed by translation): Nurgiyantoro, B., Gunawan, G., & Marzuki, M. (2019). Statistik terapan untuk penelitian ilmu sosial. [Applied statistics for social science research]. Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press.


(Type: book, two authors):

Tabachnick, B. G., & Fidell, L. S. (2007). Using multivariate statistics (Fifth ed.). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.


(Type: journal article, online):

Nurgiyantoro, B. & Efendi, A. (2017). Re-Actualization of puppet characters in modern Indonesian fictions of the 21st century. 3L: The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies, 23 (2), 141-153.


(Type: journal article, three authors):

Retnowati, E., Fathoni, Y., & Chen, O. (2018). Mathematics problem solving skill acquisition: learning by problem posing or by problem solving? Cakrawala Pendidikan, 37(1), 1-10.


(Type: journal article, 3-7 authors, all author names are written):

Booth, J. L., McGinn, K. M., Young, L. K., & Barbieri, C. (2015). Simple practice doesn’t always make perfect: Evidence from the worked example effect. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2(1), 24–32.


(Types: procedings):

Retnowati, E. (2012, 24-27 November). Learning mathematics collaboratively or individually. Paper presented at the The 2nd International Conference of STEM in Education, Beijing Normal University, China.


(Type: document, report: institution, government, organization):

NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics). (2000). Principles and standards for school mathematics. Reston, VA: Author.


(Type: document, legal texts, original terms written followed by translation):

Permendiknas RI 2009 No. 22. Kompetensi dasar pendidikan pancasila dan kewarganegaraan Sekolah Dasar Kelas I-VI. [Basic competence for pancasila and civil education Primary School Grade I-VI].

19. Supplementary Material

        The journal do not support pushing important results and information into supplementary sections. However, data that are not of primary importance to the text, or which cannot be included in the article because it is too large or the current format does not permit it (such as movies, raw data traces, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) can be uploaded during the submission procedure and will be displayed along with the published article. Supplementary Material can be uploaded as Data Sheet (word, excel, csv, cdx, fasta, pdf or zip files), Presentation (PowerPoint, pdf or zip files), Supplementary Image (cdx, eps, jpeg, pdf, png or tif), Supplementary Table (word, excel, csv or pdf), Audio (mp3, wav or wma) or Video (avi, divx, flv, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg or wmv).

        Supplementary material is not typeset so please ensure that all information is clearly presented, the appropriate caption is included in the file and not in the manuscript, and that the style conforms to the rest of the article.

B. Figures/Graph/Chart and Table Guidelines

1. General Style Guidelines for Figures

        Figures/Grapg/Chart help readers visualize the information you are trying to convey. Often, it is difficult to be sufficiently descriptive using words. Figures/Grapg/Chart can help in achieving the accuracy needed for a scientific manuscript. For example, it may not be enough to say, "The surface had nanometer-scale features." In this case, it would be ideal to provide a microscope Figures/Grapg/Chart.

For Figures/Grapg/Chart, be sure to:

  • Include scale bars
  • Consider labeling important items
  • Indicate the meaning of different colors and symbols used

2. General Style Guidelines for Tables

        Tables are a concise and effective way to present large amounts of data. You should design them carefully so that you clearly communicate your results to busy researchers.

The following is an example of a well-designed table:

  • Clear and concise legend/caption
  • Data divided into categories for clarity
  • Sufficient spacing between columns and rows
  • Units are a provided font type and size are legible

3. Figure/Grapg/Chart and Table Requirements


        Figures/Grapg/Chart and table legends are required to have the same font as the main text (10 points normal Garamond, single-spaced). Legends should be preceded by the appropriate label, for example, "Figure 1" or "Table 4". Figure legends should be placed at the end of the manuscript (for supplementary images you must include the caption with the figure, uploaded as a separate file). Table legends must be placed immediately before the table. Please use only a single paragraph for the legend. Figure panels are referred to by bold capital letters in brackets: (A), (B), (C), (D), etc.

Image Size

        Figure images should be prepared with the PDF layout in mind, individual figures should not be longer than one page and with a width that corresponds to 1 column or 2 columns.


The following formats are accepted:

  • TIFF (.tif) TIFF files should be saved using LZW compression or any other non-lossy compression method. JPEG (.jpg)
  • EPS (.eps) EPS files can be uploaded upon acceptance

Colour Image Mode

        Images must be submitted in the color mode RGB.

Resolution Requirements

       All images must be uploaded separately in the submission procedure and have a resolution of 300 dpi at final size. Check the resolution of your figure by enlarging it to 150%. If the resolution is too low, the image will appear blurry, jagged or have a stair-stepped effect.

       Please note saving a figure directly as an image file (JPEG, TIF) can greatly affect the resolution of your image. To avoid this, one option is to export the file as PDF, then convert into TIFF or EPS using a graphics software. EPS files can be uploaded upon acceptance.

       Details of all funding sources must be provided in the funding section of the manuscript including grant numbers, if applicable.

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement the Indonesian Journal of Sports and Physical Education Research (IJSPER)

     The names and email addresses entered in the Indonesian Journal of Sports and Physical Education Research (IJSPER) site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

License to Publish:

1. License

     The non-commercial use of the article will be governed by the Creative Commons license as currently displayed on Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

2. Author’s Warranties

    The author warrants that the article is original, written by stated author/s, has not been published before, contains no unlawful statements, does not infringe the rights of others, is subject to copyright that is vested exclusively in the author and free of any third party rights, and that any necessary written permissions to quote from other sources have been obtained by the author/s.

3. User Rights

     Under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit the contribution).

4. Rights of Authors

    Authors retain the following rights:

  • copyright, and other proprietary rights relating to the article, such as patent rights,
  • the right to use the substance of the article in future own works, including lectures and books,
  • the right to reproduce the article for own purposes, provided the copies are not offered for sale,
  • the right to self-archive the article.

5. Co-Authorship

    If the article was prepared jointly with other authors, the signatory of this form warrants that he/she has been authorized by all co-authors to sign this agreement on their behalf, and agrees to inform his/her co-authors of the terms of this agreement.

6. Termination

    This agreement can be terminated by the author of Indonesian Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Research (IJIER) upon two months’ notice where the other party has materially breached this agreement and failed to remedy such breach within a month of being given the terminating party’s notice requesting such breach to be remedied. No breach or violation of this agreement will cause this agreement or any license granted in it to terminate automatically or affect the definition of the journal.

7. Royalties

    This agreement entitles the author to no royalties or other fees. To such extent as legally permissible, the author waives his or her right to collect royalties relative to the article in respect of any use of the article by Indonesian Journal of Sports and Physical Education Research (IJSPER) or its sublicense.

8. Miscellaneous

    Indonesian Journal of Sports and Physical Education Research (IJSPER) publish the article in the Journal if the article’s editorial process is successfully completed and its sublicense has become obligated to have the article published. The journal may conform the article to a style of punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and usage that it deems appropriate. The author acknowledges that the article may be published so that it will be publicly accessible and such access will be free of charge for the readers. The journal will be allowed to sublicense the rights that are licensed to it under this agreement.