JRCP adopts a double-blind review process. Every manuscript that is considered for publication will be sent to at least two external referees in the relevant field(s). To ensure anonymity, any identifying information of the author(s) such as name, contact details, and acknowledgments should be totally excluded from the main text.
An electronic copy of the manuscript in RTF or MS Word format must be submitted through our online submissions system. (Note: maximum total attachment size for each submission is 10 MB).
JRCP receives and publishes articles either in British or American English. Manuscripts are preferably be written on A4 size paper with normal margins. The manuscript's length is normally between 4,000-8,000 words (including tables and illustrations). One table/ illustration is approximately equal to a one-third page or 150-200 words. The font used is Times New Roman with size of 12. Paragraphs are single-spaced.
The manuscript includes title, Abstract, Keywords, body, and references. The abstract consist of a maximum 250-word paragraph briefly mentioning objectives, methods or main analysis, and main finding or main argument. It is followed by 3-5 keywords.
The body of the paper is divided into several sections comprising three basic parts, which are introduction, main content, and conclusion. The introductory section normally presents the context, significance, focus, research design/ state-of-the-art, and organization of the paper. There is no standardized requirement on how the main content is organized. If necessary, notes on theoretical reflections, methodological issues, and/ or research object/ contexts can be made in separate sections. The author may divide the analyses into several sections by, for instance, following the structure of research problems aimed to be addressed. Finally, the discussion and/or concluding section must revisit the focus of the paper, highlights key findings, reflections, and further remarks or wider implications for theoretical and/ or professional knowledge development. Every section needs to be clear yet efficiently developed into more than one full paragraph. A full paragraph should consists of more than one sentence.
Tables and figures are inserted on the relevant page and cited in the main text as follows: (Table 1). The table titles are placed above the tables and the figure titles are put at the bottom of the figures. Every table and figure is numbered consecutively starting from 1 (Latin).
Please make sure that all figures and illustrative materials are original works of the author(s) or provided with written permission from the copyright holders. The editors may automatically exclude those who have the potentials to infringe copyright from the manuscripts.
Footnotes are allowed (with a maximum of 3) and placed at the bottom of the relevant page and ordered using Latin numbering.
Citations give the author's last name and the year of publication, with at least the year placed in parentheses, for instance: (Albrechts, 2014) or According to Albrechts (2014). Direct quotations have opening and closing quotation marks (â€œ...â€) and are accompanied by the page numbers where they are located in the original source, for example: (Tirtosudarmo, 2013, p. 101). Citations of two or more sources are separated by a semicolon (;), for example: (Healey, 2007; Innes and Booher, 2009). If a cited source is written by more than three authors only the first author should be given while the rest are replaced by ...et al., for example: (Firman et al., 2013). Should the author be unknown or anonymous, then the author's name can be replaced with the name of the institution or publisher, for example: (Kompas, 2014).
The reference list consists of complete references to all cited sources. The references adhere to the APA (American Psychological Association) style, 6th edition. Some examples:
Journal article/ periodicals:
Hoffman, M., S. Hayes , and M. Napolitano (2014) Urban Youths' Experiences and Perceptions of a Community Cycling Initiative. Planning Theory 51(2), 300-318.
Yin, J. (2012). Urban Planning for Dummies. Mississauga: John Wiley & Sons.
Kraas, F. et al. (Ed.) (2013) Megacities: Our Global Urban Future. Dordrecht: Springer.
Tirtosudarmo, R. (2013) Urbanization without Development: The Cases of Cirebon and Gresik on Java's North Coast. In: Bunnell, T., Parthasarathy & E. Thompson (Ed.) (2013)Â Cleavage, Connection and Conflict in Rural, Urban and Contemporary Asia, 99-115. Singapore: Springer.
Conference paper or proceedings:
Rosly, D., N. Puzi, and M. Arshad (2012) Planning Strategies, Guidelines and Action Plan for Green Neighbourhoods in Malaysia. Paper presented at the EAROPH Congress: Green Cities for Human Betterment, Daegu, 10-17 Oktober.
Benyamin, Y. (2012) Kajian Kelembagaan Penyelesaian Konflik Batas Laut Daerah. Thesis, Undergraduate Program of Geodetic Engineering. Bandung Institute of Technology.
Rusunawa di Tasik Dibangun Kemenpera untuk Santri. Kompas, 14 January 2014.
Siregar, A. (2014) Indonesian Summit Diplomacy in 2013. The Jakarta Post, 10 Januari. Accessed from http://www.thejakartapost.com/Â news/2014/01/10/ indonesian-summit-diplomacy-2013.html on 14 January 2014.
Manuscript submitted to JRCP has to be an original work of the author(s), contains no element of plagiarism, and has never been published or is not being considered for publication in other journals. The author(s) retain the copyright of the content published in JRCP. There is no need for request or consultation for future re-use and re-publication of the content as long as the author and the source are cited properly.