Author Guidelines

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elsewhere, and will not be submitted to any media during the review process, unless the authors have officially withdrawn the manuscripts from Journal of Family Sciences.

  1. Manuscripts submitted must be original, have not been published previously in any scientific journal, are not being submitted for publication elsewhere, and will not be submitted for publication during the review process unless the authors have officially withdrawn the manuscripts from Journal of Family Sciences.
  2. Manuscripts are written in English and use standard scientific usage. 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.
  3. Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word format (doc), except for Graphs using Microsoft Excel program and Figures using JPEG or PDF format.
  4. Manuscripts should be typed using Times New Roman (TNR) fonts at 12 pt, except for the section title (TNR 14pt), contains the name (without a title), institution/company where the author works, and include contact detail to correspondence with the author (TNR 11pt), for abstract (TNR 11pt), and for the tables (TNR 10pt). Manuscripts are prepared in A4 paper, margins on all four sides are 3 cm, and total words are 6.000-8.000 words. The writing adopts Mendeley, and edition and page writing the decimal using dots.
  5. Structure and content of manuscripts in Journal of Consumer Sciences refer to American Psychological Association (APA) Style. Manuscripts content should be arranged as the fol­lowing order: Title, Author’s Name and Institutional Affiliation, Abstract, Introduction, Literature Review, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendation, Acknowledgment (if any), and References.
  6. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through online system: Authors are unable to submit electronically could send the files to email:
  1. This journal allow the author to present the ORCID ID’s in article meta data
  1. Manuscripts are submitted electronically through the online system.

Manuscript Structure and Contents:

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.

Author's Name. The preferred form of an author’s name is first name, middle initial(s), and last name. Author’s name should appear in the order of their contributions. Author’s name is written without titles and degrees.

Author’s Institutional Affiliation. The affiliation identifies the location where the author or authors were when the research was conducted. Name of institution(s) where the research was conducted must be accompanied with full address including institution/department, city, zip code, country, and e-mail.

Abstract. Must be written in English and Bahasa, in single paragraph and no more than 200 words. Keywords should be written in no more than 5 (five) words or phrases.

Introduction describes the background and objective; it should be written efficiently and supported by references.

Methods. 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 specification, and country.

Findings. Findings, describe the results of the research by using tables, graphs, or figures. It has to be attention to the author to explain the data not only just read them. The findings present the empirical results of the research conducted, while the discussions discuss the results obtained. Finding is strongly recommended written in different sections for each variable or results.

Findings is strongly recommended written in different sections for each variable or results. This part contains findings obtained. Table must be presented as shown below, typed in TNR 10 pt, single spacing, AutoFit Window, and in case of extending to the next page must repeat the header.

Discussion. Discussion should show relevance between the results and the field of investigation and/or hypotheses and supported by references or previous empirical researches. Results that al­ready described in the results section should not be repeated in the discussion section. Comparison with other research results also serves to indicate the position of the research conducted in the middle of the discourse of relevant topics. Also write down the limitations of the study.


Conclusion. Conclusion should be in the form of response from the intended purpose and is not intended as a summary of the results. Advice is in the form of follow-up (implication) to be done in connection with the findings or conclusions of the author. Conclusion should be written briefly or in numbered list.


Recommendation. Based on the research finding, the author should gives recommendations for related parties, such as policy makers, Non-Government organization, and other relevant institutions. The authors also must give recommendations for future research. Recommendation should be written briefly or in numbered list.


Acknowledgment (if any) to person(s) or institution(s) who help the experiment should be stated.

References must be a publication of the last 10 years with a minimum of 80% of the journal, listed alphabetically by author's last name and year of publication. Check any references to original sources (author name, volume, issue, year, DOI number). Please use the Reference Manager Application like Mendeley, Zotero or others. JFS adapts reference writing in the APA style model. Some examples of references are presented below:


Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Article in a Journal

Patel, V., Sharma, M. (2009). Consumer’s motivation to shop in shopping malls: A study of Indian shoppers. Journal: Advances in Consumer Research, 8, 285-290.


Article in a Journal with DOI

Shi, Z., Pei, X., Zhigang, W. (2011). Are nutrition labels useful for the purchase of a familiar food? Evidence from Chinese consumers’ purchase of rice. Journal of Business China, 5(3), 402-421. doi:10.1007/s11782-011-0137-0.


Article in a Journal without DOI

Kenneth, I. A. (2000). A Buddhist response to the nature of human rights. Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 8. Retrieved from



Woolf, N.J., Young, S.L., Fanselow, M.S., & Butcher, L.L. (1991). MAP-2 expression in cholinoceptive pyramidal cells of rodent cortex and hippocampus is altered by Pavlovian conditioning [Abstract]. Society for Neuroscience Abstract, 17, 480.


Newspaper Article

Parker-Pope, T. (2008, May 6). Psychiatry handbook linked to drug industry. The New York Times. Retrieved from