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elsewhere, and will not be submitted to any media during the review process, unless the authors have officially withdrawn the manuscripts from Journal of Consumer Sciences.

Manuscript File

  1. Manuscripts are written in English and use standard scientific usage.
  2. 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.
  3. Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word format, except for Graphs using Microsoft Excel program and Figures using JPEG or PDF format.
  4. Tables, graphs, and figures used should be readable (high quality) and placed after tables, graphs, and figures are referred.
  5. Manuscripts should be typed using Trebuchet fonts at 10pt, except for the section title (Trebuchet 14 pt), contains the name (without a title) and abstract (10pt), institution / company where the author works, and include contact detail to correspondence with the author (Trebuchet 7 pt) and for the tables (Trebuchet 10pt). Manuscripts are prepared in A4 paper, margins sides are 2 cm, except margin left are 5.5 cm, and number of words is 6.000-8.000 words.
  6. 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, Conceptual Framework, Methods, Findings, Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendation, Acknowledgment (if any), and References.
  7. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through online system: Authors are unable to submit electronically could send the files to email:
  8. This journal allow the author to present the ORCID ID’s in article meta data
  9. Manuscripts content should be arranged as the following order:


Manuscript Structure and Contents:

Title. The 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. Abstract must be written in English and Indonesia, in single paragraph and no more than 200 words. Keywords should be written in no more than 5 (five) words or phrases.

About the Authors. In this section, all authors write where they work or graduate from which university. The scientific field being taught. each author's email address. (each author is made one paragraph each).

Public Interest Statement. Contains the challenges faced in your research.

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

Literatur Review. The literature review make a summary of previous studies that are relevant to the author's research. Fill in keywords, relevant research topics.

Conceptual Framework. In this section based on the empirical studies that have been reviewed in the previous section, in this section the author can write hypotheses in a conceptual framework drawing according to the variables analyzed.

Methods. Methods consist these aspects and should provide clearly: research design, location, and time; sampling technique; data procedures; measurement and variables; and data analysis. The writing can be made in 3 sub-chapters as (a) Participant; (b) Measurements; (c) Analysis.

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. Finding is strongly recommended written in different sections for each variable or results. Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour, at the correct size). Figures should be supplied in one of our preferred file formats: EPS, PS, JPEG, TIFF, or Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX) files are acceptable for figures that have been drawn in Word.

Tables. Tables should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text. Readers should be able to interpret the table without reference to the text. Please supply editable files.

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. JCS 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.

Book Chapter
Laursen, B., & Collins, W. A. (2004). Parent-child communication during adolescence. In Vangelisti, A. L. (Eds.), Handbook of family communication (pp. 333-348). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 Paper Presentation or Poster Session
Cohn, B. C., Merrell, K. W., Felver-Grant, J., Tom K, & Endrrulat, N. R. (2009, February). Strength-based assessment of social and emotional functioning: SEARS-C and SEARS-A. Paper presented at the Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Boston

Doctoral Dissertation or Master’s Thesis
Yuliati, L. N. (2008). Pengaruh perilaku pembelian dan konsumsi susu serta pengasuhan terhadap tumbuh kembang anak usia 5 tahun di Kota Bogor (Disertasi). Institut Pertanian Bogor, Bogor, Indonesia.

Journal Article without DOI
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.

Journal Article 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.

Journal Article with DOI (more than seven authors)
Eisenberg, C. M., Ayala, G. X., Crespo, N. C., Lopez, N. V., Zive, M. M., Corder, K., . . . Elder, J. P. (2012). Examining multiple parenting behaviors on young children’s dietary fat consumption. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44(4), 302-309. doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2011.10.004.

Corporate Author, Goverment Report

[BPS] Badan Pusat Statistik. (2014). Profil Kemiskinan di Indonesia September 2013 (Berita Resmi Statistik No. 06/01/Th. XVII). Retrieved from website/brs_ind/kemiskinan_02jan14.pdf.

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

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