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Author Guidelines

Journal PUBLICUHO published since 2018. 


1. Introduction

PUBLICUHO Journal, with registered numbers ISSN 2621-1351 (online) and ISSN 2685-0729 (print), is a multidisciplinary scientific journal published by Halu Oleo University and managed by the Public Administration Science Laboratory. This journal covers general studies and specifically examines the science of public administration. The purpose of this journal publication is to disseminate conceptual thinking or research ideas and results that have been achieved in the fields of public administration, management and public policy, political studies, bureaucracy and government, community empowerment, and other social problems that lead to the development of science and technology. Journal PUBLICUHO was established on May 15, 2018, and was first published for Volume 1, Number 1, April Edition 2018. This journal is published 4 (four) times a year (April, July, October and January editions). This journal is indexed in Google Scholar, SINTA Indonesia, Garba Rujukan Digital (GARUDA), PKP INDEX, Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)Indonesia ONESearch, Open AIRE, Cite FactorCrossref, Dimensions - Digital Science, Index Copernicus InternationalOCEC WorldCatMendeley Index, DOAJ. The Journal PUBLICUHO editorial board invites you to submit your manuscript for publication in this journal. Examples of writing an article format are HERE.

2. How to Write the Title, the Name, and the Author’s Address

The title of the manuscript should be written on the top of the first page with the centre text alignment. Meanwhile, the author’s name (without academic degree), and the affiliation address of the author should be written with the centre text alignment also under the title of the article. The author should give two line spaces between the title and the author’s name. Then, the space between the author’s affiliation address and the abstract title is one space. The keywords must be written below the overall abstract for all words. Those should be arranged in alphabetical order and be separated by semicolon maximally three to five words. Moreover, the title of the article that is written in Bahasa Indonesia should be also stated in English either (look at the example above).

The responsible author, correspondent, or appropriate writer must be written first and then followed by the second, third, and so on. Communication regarding the revision of the article and the final statement will be informed by email to the author in question. If there is more than one author, the author's name must be written separately by comma (,). If the author's name consists of at least two words, the first name cannot be compensated. If the names of the authors are only one word, it must be written like that. However, in the online version, it will be written in two words with the same name repeatedly for the purpose of indexing metadata. (Camdali and Tunc, 2006; Fridman, 2008).

3. The Manuscript General Guidelines

The manuscript text general guidelines are as follows:

  1. The manuscript is the authentic research result that has not been published yet in other publication media or publishing houses.
  2. Since 2018, manuscripts must be written in Indonesian except abstrac in English with a standard language. Manuscripts should be written as the template for this article. This article was written on paper containing A4 (210x297 mm), with specific margins as follows: 25 mm left, 20 mm right, 20 mm below and 30 mm above, Century Gothic font theme, 10pt font size, and 1.5 spaces .
  3. The manuscript is typed using Microsoft Word program on A4 paper, around 6,000-7,000 words including figures, tables and references.
  4. The manuscript does not contain any plagiarism element. The editorial board will directly reject the text that indicates plagiarism. We use plagiarism software to check your manuscript.
  5. The text written under the Journal PUBLICUHO guidelines (in MS Word format, use this article template) must be submitted through the Online Submission System using the Open Journal System (OJS) in the e-journal PUBLICUHO portal (http: //ojs.uho. choose only one procedure. Then, register as one of the author or reviewers in the “Register” bottom.
  6. The manuscript article writing guidelines and template can be downloaded. The template and the guidelines of the article writing are available in MS Word (.doc) format.
  7. The manuscript online submission can be viewed in the part of online submission guidelines below.

Manuscripts that are not in accordance with the Journal PUBLICUHO writing guidelines will be returned to the author prior to the review process. 

  1. The manuscript should contain several aspects of a scientific article as follows: (subtitles as the order), which are: (a) the title of the article, (b) the author’s name (no academic title), (c) the affiliated author’s address, (d) the author’s email (e) the abstract and the keywords, (f) the introduction, (g) the research method, (h) the research findings and discussion, (i) the conclusion, (j) acknowledgement, (k) the references.
  2. The subtitles included in the discussion part (Introduction, Methods, Findings and Discussion, and Conclusion) should not be numbered. The subtitles are written in the bold and title case format. It uses the left text alignment without an underline. The next expanded subtitles should be written in the bold and sentence case format, It should use the left text alignment and the numbering format level two.
  3. The words from uncommon or foreign languages are stated in Italic format. Each paragraph started 10mm from the left side border while there are no spaces among paragraphs. All numbers are written in Arabic numbering format, except for the new sentence.
  4. The tables and pictures are placed in the text group after the referenced tables or pictures. Each picture must be given a caption and source (Figure Caption) below the picture and be numbered in Arabic numbering format followed by the picture title. Each table must be given a table title (Table Caption) and numbered in Arabic numbering format above the table followed by the table title and source below the table. The pictures attachment should be guaranteed that they can be printed well in black and white ink (font size, resolution and line space are clearly seen). The picture, the table, and the chart should be placed in the centre between text groups. If it has a bigger size, it can be placed in the centre of a page. The table should not contain vertical lines, while horizontal lines are allowed only for the important point.


 4. The Guidelines for the Manuscript Body Text

The title of the manuscript: The title should be informative and be written both briefly and clearly. It cannot diverse multi interpretations. It has to be pinpoint with the issues that will be discussed. The beginning word is written in a capital case and symmetrically. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviation. The main ideas should be written first and followed then by its explanations. The article title should be written within twelve words, 14pt-sized font, with the bold selection and in the centre text format.

Abstract: The abstract has to be written within 250 words maximum and followed by three to five keywords and arranged alphabetically. An abstract must contain research objectives, methods, result, conclusion and limitation (optional). Abstract written in 1 space line and 10 font size Century Gothic.

Introduction: The introduction must contain (shortly and consecutively) a general background and a literature review (state of the art) as the basis of the brand new research question, statements of the brand new scientific article, main research problems, and the hypothesis. In the final part of the introduction, the purpose of the article writing should be stated. They should be represented in the literature review to show the brand new of the scientific article.

Methods: The method explains how the research is conducted, including research design, data collection, research instrument and analytic methods. This part should be narrated.

Findings and Discussion: This part consists of the research results and how they are discussed. The results obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data.  The research results and the discovery must be the answers or the research hypothesis or research question stated previously in the introduction part.

Conclusion: This is the final part containing conclusions, limitations and recommendations. The conclusions will be the answers to the hypothesis or research question, the research purposes and the research discoveries. The conclusions should not contain only the repetition of the results and discussions. It should be the summary of the research results as the author expects in the research purposes or the hypothesis. Research limitations and recommendations contain deficiency in the research and suggestions associated with further ideas from the research.

Acknowledgement: Acknowledgements to those who support the research (sponsors and respondents). Families and supervisors are not allowed in this section.

References: All the references used in the article must be listed in this part. In this part, all the used references must be taken from primary sources (scientific journals and the least number is 80% of all the references) published in the last ten years. Each article must have at least ten references and quote a PUBLICUHO Journal article, at least 2 articles. 

5. The Guidelines for the Citations and References

All the server data or quotes in the article taken from the other author articles should attach the reference sources. The references should use a reference application management such as MendeleyEndNote, or Zotero. The writing format used in the PUBLICUHO Journal follows the format applied by APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association). 


6. The Online Submission Manuscript Guidelines

The manuscript text must be submitted by one of two systems (s the second procedure is more preferable):

  1. The document must be submitted by the Online Submission System in the Portal Journal PUBLICUHO HERE.
  2. Firstly, the author should register as either an author or reviewer (checking role as author or reviewer) in the “Register” or HERE.
  3. After the registration step is completed, log in as an author, click on “New Submission”. The article submission stage consists of five stages, such as:  (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation.
  4. In the “Start” column, chose the Journal Section (Full Article), check all the checklists.
  5. In the “Upload Submission” Columns, upload the manuscript files in MSWord format in this column.
  6. In the “Enter Metadata” columns, fill in with all the author data and affiliation. Including the Journal Title, Abstract and Indexing Keywords.
  7. In the “Upload Supplementary Files” columns, the author is allowed to upload supplementary files, the statement letter, or any other else.
  8. In the “Confirmation” columns, if the data you entered are all correct already, then click “Finish Submission”.
  9. If the author has difficulty with the delivery process through the online system, please contact the Journal PUBLICUHO editorial team (  or ). 




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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

Journal Publicuho allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions and will retain publishing rights without restrictions. The submitted papers are assumed to contain no proprietary material unprotected by patent or patent application; responsibility for technical content and for protection of proprietary material rests solely with the author(s) and their organizations and is not the responsibility of the Journal Publicuho. The main (first/corresponding) author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission.


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

This journal does not charge submission charges

Fast-Track Review: 350.00 (IDR)

With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

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Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
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