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Author Guidelines


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Journal WINTho: Write Inspiring Public Thought, with registered numbers ISSN xxx-xxx (online) and ISSN xxx-xxx (print), is a multidisciplinary scientific journal published by Halu Oleo University.

he purposes of the Journal WINTho: Write Inspiring Public Thought is to publish the results of research, scientific theoretical studies, literature and documentation studies (mass media), community service studies, evaluation results of government programs/activities, non-departmental institutions, and professional institutions. The focus and scope of the journal are Public Administration, Management and Public Policy, and Community Empowerment.

Journal WINTho: Write Inspiring Public Thought, accepting articles related to public administration, public policy, community empowerment and any research methodology that meets the standards set for publication in a journal. Authors are academics, students, practitioners, and others who are interested in public administration research, public policy, community empowerment.


The main criteria for publication in the Journal WINTho: Write Inspiring Public Thought is the importance of the contribution made by articles to the literature in the field of public administration, public policy, community empowerment, that is, the importance of the contribution of science and the accuracy of analysis and presentation of the publication text. The admission decision is made based on an independent review process that provides a constructive and rapid critical evaluation of the text submitted.

Journal WINTho: Write Inspiring Public Thought was established on 2020 and was first published for Volume 1, Number 1, .... Edition 2020. This journal is published three times a year (January-April, May-August, and September-December)

This journal is indexed in Google Scholar, Garba Rujukan Digital (GARUDA), Bielefeld Academic Search Engine(BASE), Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources (ROAD), PKP INDEX, Indonesia ONESearch, Neliti Index, Open AIRE, CiteFactor, DOAJ. Journal WINTho: Write Inspiring Public Thought editorial board invites you to submit your manuscript for publication in this journal. Examples of writing an article format are HERE.

The main authors, but not exclusively, are academics, students, practitioners, and others who are interested in research into Public Administration, Public Policy and Community Empowerment. 

The purpose of the Journal WINTho: Write Inspiring Public Thought is to provide the broadest possible dissemination of knowledge, based on systematic scientific enquiry into public administration and public policy, community empowerment as a field of professional research and educational activities. As part of this process, the authors are content to make their data available for use by others in expanding or replicating the results reported in their articles. Article writers who report results that depend on data must note the status of data availability and, if relevant, this must be accompanied by information about how data can be obtained.

The aim of the WINTho Journal: Writing Inspiring Public Thought is to promote the widespread dissemination of the results of systematic scientific investigations into the broad field of public research. Permission is hereby granted to reproduce all contents of the journal for use in teaching courses, as long as the source of "Journal WINTho, copyright of Halu Oleo University" is indicated in such reproduction.
A written application must be made to the editor-in-chief for permission to reproduce any of the contents of the journal for use in anything other than a course of instruction - e. g., inclusion in books of readings or in any other publications intended for general distribution. In consideration for the grant of permission by the journal in such instances, the applicant must notify the author(s) in writing of the intended use to be made of each reproduction. Normally, the journal will not access a charge for the waiver of copyright.

Unless otherwise stated in the article, the copyright of the article in the journal has been transferred to the Halu Oleo University WINTho Journal. If the author has (not yet) transferred the copyright to the Halu Oleo University WINTho Journal, the applicant must request permission to reproduce (for all purposes) directly from the author. 

Journal WINTho: Writing Inspiring Public Thought of Halu Oleo University will not charge any fees to the author for shipping or publication costs except for the reviewer and editing process. After this issue is published, the author will get the problem via email and/or postal system.

Penulis harus menyerahkan naskah dalam format kata ke Kantor Editorial Jurnal WINTho dengan pengiriman online ke Semua naskah harus disiapkan sesuai dengan pedoman Journal WINTho.

Upon the submission of the manuscripts, the author(s) will receive confirmation of the submission along with some submission declaration forms that need to be filled in and signed, before the editors can process the manuscript.

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. Those manuscripts evaluated by editors to be inappropriate to journal criteria are rejected promptly without external review. Manuscripts evaluated to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to double-blind reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer’s recommendation from among several possibilities: rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted.

The Editor-in-Chief of Journal WINTho: Write Inspiring Public Thought, has the right to decide which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published.


Review Process:

1. Author submits the manuscript

2. Editor Evaluation [some manuscripts are rejected or returned before the review process]

3. The double-blind peer-review process

4. Editor Decision

5. Confirmation to the authors


Journal WINTho: Write Inspiring Public Thought manuscript preparation and style guidelines follow, with a slight modification, documentation Harvard-Anglia 2008.

Each manuscript must include a reference list containing only the quoted work and using the EndNote, Mendeley or Zotero tool. Each entry should contain all the data needed for unambiguous identification. With the author-date system, use the following format recommended by Harvard-Anglia.

The manuscripts should be typed in A4 (210mm x 297mm), with 12-point Times News Roman font and must be 1.5 line-spaced, except for indented quotations. The manuscript must be saved as a word file. All the pages, including tables, appendices, and references, should be serially numbered. Spell out numbers from one to ten, except when used in tables and lists, and when used with mathematical, statistical, scientific or technical units and quantities, such as distances, weights and measures. For example three days; 3 kilometres; 30 years. All other numbers are expressed numerically. Authors are encouraged to use the Journal WINTho: Write Inspiring Public Thought template. A sample template is included at the end of this document.

The manuscript must be written in good academic English. Spelling follows Webster’s International Dictionary. To ensure an anonymous review, the authors should not identify themselves directly or indirectly in their papers. A single author should not use the word “we”. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their paperS checked before submission for grammar and clarity.

Article Length
The article should be between 4000 and 7000 words. The allowable length of the manuscript is at the editor’s discretion; however, manuscripts with a length of less than or exceeding the specified word count may be returned to the author(s) for revision before the manuscript is considered by the editors. The word count excludes tables, figures, and references.

Article Title
The title of the article should be specific and effective, and approximately not more 20 words. Write an article title using simple and straightforward language that can offer readers a glimpse of the content with their first glance.

Author’s name and Affiliations
The full name of each author, the affiliation of each author at the time the research was completed and the address for each author including the full postal address, telephone, and email addresses. Where more than one author has contributed to the article, please provide detailed information for the corresponding author(s).

Example: About the Author


LAST (Family) NAME, First and or Middle Name, is…(current position). He/She earned his/her …(tittle academic), …(year), …in (field of study), from ….(university/institution). He/She also …(if has another position). He/She has an/several article(s) in the ….(the name of journal/s).

Author contact details: complete institutions address; phone number; e-mail (institutional e-mail).


The abstract should stand alone, meaning that no citations are in the abstract. The abstract should concisely inform the reader of the manuscript’s purpose, its methods, its findings, and its value. The abstract should be relatively nontechnical, yet clear enough for an informed reader to understand the manuscript’s contribution. The manuscript’s title, but neither the author’s name nor other identification designations, should appear on the abstract page. An abstract between 100-200 words, should be presented in English on a separate page immediately preceding the text of the manuscript.

Keywords are an important part of writing an abstract. Authors should select a maximum of five keywords that are specific and reflect what is essential about the article. Keywords and the article’s classification should be provided after the abstract.

Main Article
Manuscripts submitted to this journal should have the following main headings:

What is the purpose of the study? Why are you conducting the study? The main section of the article should start with an introductory section which provides more details about the paper’s purpose, motivation, research methods and findings. The introduction should be relatively nontechnical, yet clear enough for an informed reader to understand the manuscript’s contribution.

Literature Review
In this section, the author will discuss the purpose of a literature review.

This section typically has the method explains how the research is conducted, including research design, data collection, research instrument and analytic methods. This part should be narrated.

The author needs to report the results in sufficient detail so that the reader can see which statistical analysis was conducted and why, and later to justify their conclusions.

Reporting results: The author may assume that the reader has a working knowledge of basic statistics (i.e., typically the contents covered in a 1st statistics course).

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.

Different authors take different approaches when writing the discussion section. According to Feldman (2004:5), Perry et al. (2003: 658), and Summers (2001: 411412), the discussion section should: 1) Restate the study’s main purpose; 2) reaffirm the importance of the study by restating its main contributions; 3) summarize the results in relation to each research objectives or hypothesis, without introducing new material; 4) relate the findings back to the literature and to the results reported by other researchers; 5) provide possible explanations for any unexpected or non-significant findings; 6) discuss the managerial implications of the study; 7) highlight the main limitations of the study that could influence its internal and external validity; 8) and discuss insightful (i.e., non-obvious) directions or opportunities for future research related to the topic.

In this section, the author presents brief conclusions from the results of research with suggestions for advanced researchers or general readers. A conclusion may cover the main points of the paper, but do not replicate the abstract in the conclusion.

Limitation (If found deficiencies in the script)
Not only do authors write down the major flaws and limitations of their study, which can reduce the validity of the writing, thus raising questions from the readers (whether, or in what way), the limits in his studies may have affected the results and conclusions. Limitations require critical judgment and interpretation of the impact of their research. The author should provide the answer to the question: Is this a problem caused by an error, or in the method selected, or the validity, or otherwise?

In writing the article, the author(s) are required to use reference management tools (example: Mendeley, EndNote, or Zotero) in writing the citation and list of references. Authors may use some flexible terms for the subheading following the main heading. Authors are encouraged to use the manuscript template that can be found at the bottom of this guideline (Journal Template).

The author must provide high-quality artwork for all illustrations. Poor resolution or definition is not acceptable. Tables and Figures should be numbered separately. (Table 1, Table 2; Figure 1, Figure 2). Each table and each figure should be given a title and should be presented on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Figures and tables reproduced from already published work must be listed with permission from the original publisher (or copyright holder, if not the publisher).



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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