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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts must be original, have not been published previously in any scientific journal, are not being submitted for publication elsewhere, and will not be submitted to any media during the review process, unless the authors have officially withdrawn the manuscripts from Journal of Child Development Studies. The statement must be stated in Statement of Originality Form.

Manuscript File

  1. Manuscripts are written in English and use standard scientific    usage.
  1. Manuscripts are reviewed by the editor, members of The JCS Editorial Review Board, and occasional reviewers. The author’s name and affiliation are removed before reviewing in order to ensure objectivity. Please do not identify the author(s) in the body of the paper either directly or by citation.
  2. Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word format, except for Graphs using Microsoft Excel program and Figures using JPEG or PDF format.
  3. Manuscripts should be typed using Times New Roman fonts at 12 points, double-spaced except for Title, Tables, Title of Graphs/Figures, and appendix typed single-spaced. Manuscripts are prepared in A4 paper, margins on all four sides are 3 cm, and total number of pages is 12-20.
  4. Manuscripts content should be arranged as the following order:
  • Title must be brief, clear, specific and informative which reflect the article content. The length of the title maximum 14 words. Each word of the title should begin with capitalized letter.
  • Abstract must be written in Bahasa and English, in single paragraph and no more than 200 words. Abstracts contain clear statement of the objective, methods, results, and conclusions.
  • Introduction describes the background and objective; it should be written efficiently and supported by references.
  • Literature Review (optional)
  • Methods should be written clearly and completely, especially for materials, procedures, experimental design, and data analysis; so they can be repeated by other researchers. Authors should state clearly information of commercial product and equipment used in the research, such as commercial name, product spesification, and country.
  • Results and Discussion contain experimental results obtained, brief discussion regarding the problems investigated, and supporting references. Results and Discussions should be written collectively. They should not be separated.
  • Conclusion should be written briefly in single paragraph, but reflects the experimental results obtained.
  • Acknowledgment (if any) to person(s) or institution(s) who help the experiment should be stated.
  • References should be the last 10 year publication with minimum 80% of journal, listed alphabetically by the author(s) last name(s) and the year of publication. Citing a citation, such as Morris in Miftah et al. (2008), and using ‘Anonym’ as reference are not allowed. Authors should not use proceeding, thesis, and dissertation as references. The electronic publications are only allowed to use, if those are published by a competent source, such as journal and government private institution, and the accessed date should be put after the last sentence. Some examples of references are presented below:


AOAC. 2005. Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC International. 18th ed. Assoc. Off. Anal. Chem., Arlington

Article in a Book

Launchbaugh, K., J. A. Pfister, S. Lopez-Ortiz, & R. Frost. 2007. Body Condition Affects Blood Alkaloid and Monoterpene Kinetics and Voluntary Intake of Chemically-Defended Plants by Livestock. In: K. E. Panter, T. L. Wierenga, & J. A. Pfister (Eds). Poisonous Plants: Global Research and Solutions. CAB International, Wallingford. p. 394-400.


Priyanto, R. & E. R. Johnson. 2011. Muscle growth and distribution in fattening steer of different breeds. Med. Pet. 34:19-22.

Electronic Publications

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources). 2007. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: 2001 Categories and Criteria (Version 3.1). http:// [8 October 2007].

6. Manuscripts and Statement of Originality should be submitted electronically through online system: Authors are unable to submit electronically could send the files to email:


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 adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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