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Author Guidelines




Authors should submit only manuscript that have been carefully proofread. The manuscript is a scientific paper from research results or conceptual ideas. Written in English. It is an original (no plagiarism) and has never been published in other media.






The manuscript is written maximum 20 pages using Time New Roman font size 17 with 1.0 spacing on A4 size. More details see journal template!



Systematics of scriptwriting research results include:





The title uses an effective sentence with a maximum 15 words



Identity of Author


·     Author's Name

·     Affiliation

·     E-mail (Listed e-mail should be active because of the correspondence by e-mail)





Abstract contains a brieft introduction to the problem, objective of manuscript, research methods and a brieft summary of result. Abstract is single-spaced typed in English maximum 200 words. Written with Time New Roman (10 Pt).





The introduction should be clear and provide the legal issue to be discussed in the manuscript. Before the objective, author should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record existing solutions, to show in which is the best of previous researchers, to show what do you hope to achieve (to show the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the manuscript. At the end, you should explain the urgency and clearly state aims of your study. At the end, you should explain the urgency and clearly state aims of your study and mention problem of the research in this section.




Research Methods


This method is written in descriptive and should provide a statement regarding the methodology of the research, include the type of research, research approach, a source of data and analysis method. The author should explain the mechanism to analyze the legal issue. This method as much as possible to give an idea to the reader through the method used, this method is optional, only for an original research article.
(For Conceptual Ideas Without Research Method)



Results and Discussion


Results should be clear and concise. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. More details see journal template!





The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section. The conclusion section should lead the reader to important matter of the manuscript.





[OPTIONAL]. This is used to appreciate the efforts of associate, who are not registered as co-authors, for their assistance and fund for your research/publication.





References are based on article citations. More details see journal template!





  1. Expect a minimum of 20 references primarily with a minimum of 80% to journal papers published between 2015 and 2020.
  2. Use of a tool such as Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote for reference management and formatting, and choose APA style


A government is required to be effective and efficient, and reform-oriented (Gil-Garcia & Flores-Zúñiga, 2020). An effective reorganization is important for a proper administrative reform aiming to establish an effective and efficient government (Ministry of Menpan, 2014). However, Indonesia is yet to experience a change in its government structure mainly due to its complex legal framework. The legal complexity often impedes administrative reform in Indonesia. Reform in the public sector may be possible if the challenges posed by these complexities can be reduced and the laws are redesigned to reduce impediments to successful reform. This research examines critical factors and constraints for reorganizing government bodies in Indonesia, specifically statutory barriers in reorganization.  It is also argued that successful reform will depend on the capability to overcome legislation impediments. (Gu et al., 2020).


Gil-Garcia, J. R., & Flores-Zúñiga, M. Á. (2020). Towards a comprehensive understanding of digital government success: Integrating implementation and adoption factors. Government Information Quarterly, 37(4), 101518.

Ministry of Menpan. (2014). Policy Paper: Restructuring the Structures of Bureaucracy – Recommendation on the Structure of Central Government using the Concept of Machinery of Government. available at:

Gu, Y., Wu, Y., Liu, J., Xu, M., & Zuo, T. (2020). Ecological civilization and government administrative system reform in China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 155, 104654.





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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Article Submission Charges FREE

Article Publication: 1500000.00 (IDR)
If a paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.