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Author Guidelines


We strongly encourage that articles be submitted to this website. For submission inquiries, please also address them to Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any materials, including photographs and illustrations, for which they do not hold copyright and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in the manuscript.

All contributions in the periodical are peer-reviewed:

Authors will be asked, upon acceptance of an article, to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher. This will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information under copyright laws.

It is the responsibility of the author to obtain written permission for a quotation from unpublished material, or for all quotations in excess of 250 words in one extract or 500 words in total from any work still in copyright, and for the reprinting of figures, tables or poems from unpublished or copyrighted material.

Manuscript preparation:

  1. Articles should be written in English or Bahasa Indonesia, not have been published already, nor under submission process to other journal
  2. Any articles containing material subject to copyright restrictions other than those owned or controlled by the contributor must be accompanied by appropriate permissions from the relevant copyright holder(s).
  3. Each article should be accompanied by the following information:
    1. the title of the
    2. the author’s name, affiliation and institutional address, together with an e- mail
  4. Articles should be between 6000 and 10.000 words, including text and footnotes.
    1. Abstract
      1. Abstract should be provided bilingually in English and Bahasa
      2. Font: Times New Roman, font size: 10, font style: italic, alignment: justified.
      3. Single line spacing on one paragraph.
      4. Left indent should be 2,54 cm.
      5. 150-250 words.
    2. Keywords
      1. Font: Times New Roman, font size: 10, font style: italic, alignment: justified.
      2. The word “Keywords” in bold and italic (e.g. Keywords:).
      3. 5-10 words in lowercase.
      4. Body Font type: Times New Roman, font size: 12, line spacing: 1.
      5. Write full name of the author without any qualifications. Qualifications of the author should be explained in the footnote; e.g: Itok Dwi Kurniawan1 (1Lecturer of Procedural Law, Faculty of Law, Universitas Sebelas Maret. Obtained Bachelor of Law (S.H.) from University of Indonesia (1992), Master of Law (LL.M.) from University of Washington (1995), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from University of Washington (2011)).
      6. Author name should be written in small caps, starting with capital letters, and in bold.   (e.g., Arsyad Aldyan).
      7. Title should   be   written   in   capital   letters   and   in   bold   (e.g., RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW).
      8. Headings and sub-headings should be in small caps, starting with capital letters, and in bold (e.g., Introduction).
      9. Headings and sub-headings should be numbered by;
        1. First level: roman numerals in uppercase (I, II, III, …);
        2. Second level: alphabets in uppercase (A, B, C, …);
        3. Third level: arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, …);
        4. Fourth level: alphabets in lowercase (a, b, c, …);
        5. Fifth level: roman numerals in lowercase (i, ii, iii, …).
      10. First line of each paragraph should be indented, with single space between paragraphs.
      11. The first heading should be titled “Introduction” and the last heading should be titled “Conclusion”.
      12. Tables should be presented on same sheets of the article and should have short descriptive titles. Figures should be clearly numbered, source and should have explanatory captions. The author must indicate where Tables and Figures should be placed in the text.

Citation Style and Bibliography:

ILREV refers to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition (2017) for its citation style and bibliography. All submitted articles must include a bibliography of all cited references. The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition (2017) can be accessed through the following website link


Since the Chicago Manual of Style does not regulate the citation style for legal documents of a specific country and legal system, any citation of non-Indonesian legal documents—both of national laws as well as international laws—may refer to other internationally accepted citation style manual such as The Bluebook, OSCOLA, or New Hart’s Rules. Author(s) are also given the discretion to develop their own legal citation style apart from those accepted internationally. Once the author(s) have d

While a large degree of discretion is given to author(s) in developing their own legal citation style, VERSTEK does not accept any citation in the form of body-note and/or end- note.

ecided to subscribe to a particular citation style, all citation and references to any legal documents throughout the article draft should consistently refer to that particular citation style.



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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

a. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work


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