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Author Guidelines

[Update on Juni 30th 2019]

Jurnal Bimbingan dan Konseling Borneo (JBKB) encompasses original research articles and review articles (not preferable). All manuscript shall be written in good Indonesian or good English. The submission should not been published, submitted for publication elsewhere, or extended version of previously published papers in conferences and/ or journals

  1. Manuscript shall be submitted online via journal website on, The submission guidelines can be viewed it here.
  2. Manuscript shall be formatted in two column using 11 pt, Times New Roman font type, 1.5 space in the A4 paper, justify alignment in a maximum number of 16 pages. All manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word at least 2007 version.
  3. The title should be accurate, specific and complete. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations. The title must be written in title case and should be in 16 pt font size, center alignment, and maximum 20 words.
  4. Author’s name shall be in 11 pt font size, centered alignment and without an academic degree
  5. Correspondence’s address includes an email address, name and address of correspondence’s affiliation or institution origin written in 10 pt font size and centered alignment.
  6. The abstract should be written in both English and Indonesian in one paragraph consists of maximum 250 words. The abstract should explain the purpose, method and the result of the research concisely. An abstract should stand alone, means that no citation in the abstract.
  7. Keywords are any terms related to the general issue(s) of the articles and written maximumly 5 keywords, separated by semicolon (;)
  8. Systematic for research article are:

a) Introduction is a part consists of a background of the study, literature review as a basis of the research issue, hypotheses and the purpose of the study. This part shall be presented in the form of the paragraph.

b) Method is a part consists of the design of the research, subject, instrument, data collection procedure and data analysis

c) The part of result exposes the findings obtained from research data which is related to the hypotheses. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail.

d) The part of discussion explains the findings obtained from research data along with theory and similar research comparison. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. The following components should be covered in discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what/how)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?

e) Conclusion part answers the aforementioned hypotheses, research purpose, findings and discussion as well as the expected suggestions for the future research. Conclusion shall be written in a paragraph. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results.

f) Acknowledgment (Optional) Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may another supporter, i.e. Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers, who may have given materials. Do not acknowledge one of the authors names.

g) References, all the references that 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 at least 70% from all the references) that published in the last five years. Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based. Citations of textbooks should be used very rarely and citations to web pages should be avoided. Avoid excessive self‐citations. Each article should has at least 10 references.

  1. Systematic for review article are: title; author’s name; correspondence address, abstract, keywords, introduction; main discussion; conclusion; acknowledgment (optional); references (should has at least 20 references).
  2. Each title part shall be written in different types (all title part and subpart shall be written in bold or italic bold) and not in numbering format:

a) Heading 1 (Capitalized All Font, Bold, Left-Alignment, 11 pts)

b) Heading 2 (Title case, bold, left-alignment, 11 pts)

c) Heading 3 (Title case, italic bold, left-alignment, 11 pts)

  1. Table: table shall be clearly identified using number and title above the table in bold font, 11 pt font and left alignment. The table shall be positioned in left-right alignment. The first letter in the table shall be capitalized, except phrases. Table’s data shall be written in single space, 10 pt font size. The table shall be presented only in horizontal line and shall be mentioned in the paragraph.
  2. Figure: Figure shall be presented in average to high resolution and identified using number and title above the table and written in bold 11pt font size and left alignment. Figure shall be mentioned in the paragraph.
  3. All issues regarding permission of citation or software utilization during the process of paper or any issues regarding Intellectual Property Rights related to the author including its legal consequences will be the responsible of the author.
  4. The Board is authorized make a necessary changes or adjustment related with language properties without altering the substance. Substance editing would be consulted with the author first.


Copyright Notice

The Jurnal Bimbingan dan Konseling Borneo is an Open Access Journal. The authors who publish the manuscript in this journal agree to the following terms:

JBKB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This permits anyone to copy, redistribute, remix, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.

This means:

  1. Under the CC-BY license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors grant others permission to use the content of publications in JBKB in whole or in part provided that the original work is properly cited. Users (redistributors) of JBKB are required to cite the original source, including the author's names, JBKB as the initial source of publication, year of publication, volume number, issue, and Digital Object Identifier (DOI);
  2. Authors grant JBKB the right of first publication. Although authors remain the copyright owner.

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The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.