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Author Guidelines


Desa-Kota accepts article manuscripts in Indonesian. The submitted article manuscripts have never been published and are not in the process of publication (submit, review, revision, editing) in other publication media in any form. Articles must be original work and uphold the ethics of scientific writing which will be checked through Turnitin by the journal's editorial team. The acceptable threshold of similarity is below 30%

 1. General Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must be submitted online by the Open Journal System (OJS) through the journal website Before making an online submission, the author must register on the website If there are problems related to online submission, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Team via email: The images, maps, or graphics included in the manuscript (in .jpg/.jpeg/.png format) must be submitted together with the article manuscript via online submission as supplementary files

 2. Manuscript

Manuscripts submitted to Desa-Kota should be in Ms. Word format (.doc /.docx) by following the author guidelines and use the Manuscript Template.

 3. Manuscript Review

Each manuscript will be reviewed by at least 1 reviewer appointed by the Editorial Team. The review process will be single blind peer review. Decisions made by the Editor regarding manuscripts received by the journal, whether received without revision, received with minor/major improvements, or declined. This decision is based on the results of the review and recommendation from the reviewer. Time allocation for first round review process is two weeks, and if according to the reviewer it is necessary for the manuscript to go through the second-round review, another two weeks will be given for the second round review.

4. Revision of Manuscripts

After receiving the review results from the reviewer, the author (s) must revise the manuscript and send it to the Editorial Team via OJS.

5. Image Guidelines

Images (including maps/diagrams/graphs) contained in the manuscript must reflect the contents of the manuscript and are mentioned in the paragraph text. Apart from being included in the manuscript, images must also be uploaded separately via supplementary files, provided that:

• Minimum image size of 500 × 800 pixels (height × width)

• Image file types: .jpg, .jpeg, or .png

Detailed provisions for displaying images in the manuscript can be seen in the article template.

 6. Guideline for online submission

Before making an online submission, the author must register on the website Authors must fill in all the information in detail (for fields marked with an asterisk), then click the "Register" button to complete the registration process. Furthermore, the author can start the article submission process by clicking the "New Submission" button. The following are the five steps that the author must take in the process of submitting manuscripts through the online journal system:

Step 1 – Start: The author must put a checkmark (√) on all statements listed on the page, then click "save and continue".

Step 2 – Upload Submission: To upload the article manuscript, click "Choose File" and select the manuscript file to be submitted. Manuscripts must use the .doc / .docx file format. After that, click "Upload" until the manuscript file has been uploaded successfully. If the manuscript has not been uploaded successfully, it is possible that the uploaded file format is not suitable, or the file size is too large. The author needs to make adjustments and try to upload the script again until it is uploaded successfully. Do not upload supplementary files on this page.

Step 3 – Enter Metadata: At this stage, all metadata information for all authors must be entered, including marking which author is the corresponding author. Furthermore, the title of the article manuscript, abstract (including keywords), and references must be inputted in the provided textbox.

Step 4 – Upload Supplementary Files: All supplementary files must be uploaded, including all images (including maps, diagrams, photos). To expedite the editing process, article manuscripts originating from the Final Project / Thesis / Dissertation book must also upload a cover page and a list of references used in the book. How to upload is done by clicking "Choose File", selecting the file to upload, then clicking "Upload".

Step 5 – Confirmation: At this stage, the author must make final checks on all uploaded documents. After the author is sure that all documents are correct, to send the manuscript and all supporting documents to Desa-Kota, click "Final Submission". Authors who are given the role of the corresponding author can find out the progress of the process of publishing their article manuscripts (submit, review, revision, editing) via email and/or login to an account registered at

After submitting the article manuscript and supporting documents via the online journal system, the author will automatically receive a confirmation email. Furthermore, the author can check the manuscript publication process at any time through the account that has been registered on the Desa-Kota website.


 8. Fees

There is no publication and management fee applied for this journal



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 Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Copyright Notice

Author(s) has rights for a large range of uses of the article, but only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted. This Author rights can be exercised without the need to obtain specific permission. Authors publishing in Desa-Kota journals have wide rights to use their works for teaching and scholarly purposes without needing to seek permission, including: use for classroom teaching by Author or Author's institutionand presentation at a meeting or conference and distributing copies to attendees; use for internal training by author's company; distribution to colleagues for their research use; use in a subsequent compilation of the author's works; inclusion in a thesis or dissertation; reuse of portions or extracts from the article in other works (with full acknowledgement of final article); voluntary posting on open web sites operated by author or author’s institution for scholarly purposes (should follow CC BY-NC License).

Author can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material, but they must give appropriate credit (cite to the article or content), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. They may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted.


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