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Author Guidelines

  1. The article must be an original piece of work, has novelty thought and significant impact to Sociology, and also has not be published or not being submitted to publish on another journal. The article can be form of research findings, paperwork, review of theories or methodology, review of policies or social phenomenon, and book reviews.
  2. The article must be accompanied by an abstract in English and Bahasa Indonesia. The number of the words in the article approximately 4.000-6.000 words including text, all tables and figures, notes, references, and appendices intended for publication. 
  3. All submission must include 100-200 words abstract and 5 keywords. Quotations, passages, and words in local or foreign languages should be translated into Bahasa or English. 
  4. All notes must appear in the text as citations. A citation usually requires only the last name of the author(s), year of publication, and (sometimes) page numbers. For example: (Hefner, 2009a: 45; Geertz, 1966: 114). Explanatory footnotes may be included but should not be used for simple citations. 
  5. Avoid writing a footnote, except it needs additional clarification outside the context of the article. Footnotes are written with different font size (10-point Times New Roman). Arrange the footnotes sequentially by number, located below on the same page. Include referral if necessary.
  6. At the end, all references in the text must be included and written sequentially by alphabet of the main authors' last name.
  7. Author(s) must pay attention to various points listed in publication Ethics of the article to be delivered.
  8. Journal article should be sent through OJS (Open Journal System) by this website. Author(s) needs to register online by creating an account (username & password on this website before uploading article, to create an account (username & password) on this website. Jurnal Sosiologi USK accepts only electronic submissions. Therefore, author(s) must log in before submit their article. Please click here to log in.
  9. Author(s) profile (full name, affiliation, and e-mail address) is not included in the text when submitting so that the reviewers perform double blind review.
  10. By publishing through this journal, author(s) hand over the copy rights of full article (abstract, tables, figures, illustration) to Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Syiah Kuala University, including the right to republish in any media.
  11. In matter of bibliographical style, Jurnal Sosiologi USK follows the American Sociological Association (ASA) style, such as below:


  • Beeghley, Leonard. 2000. The structure of social stratification in the United States. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon
  • Lareau, Annette and Dalton Conley, eds. 2008. Social class: how does it work? New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Scott, Jacqueline, and Rosemary Crompton, and Clare Lyonette, eds. 2010. Gender inequalities in the 21st century: new barriers and continuing constraints. Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar.
  • Feagin, Joe R. 2010. Racist America: Roots, Currentalities, and Future Reparations. New York: Taylor and Francis Routledge. Retrieved January 25, 2011 (
  • Zambrana, Ruth E. and Victoria-Maria MacDonald. 2009. "Staggered Inequalities in Access to Higher Education by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity." Pp. 73-100 in Emerging Intersections: Race, Class, and Gender in Theory, Policy, and Practice, edited by B.T. Dill and R.E. Zambrana. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  • Amin, Khairul. 2017. "Elit dan Kekuasaan pada Masyarakat Desa" Jurnal Sosiologi USK:Media Pemikiran & Aplikasi 11(2):167-187
  • Campbell, Mary E. 2009. "Multiracial Groups and Educational Inequality: A Rainbow Or a Divide?" Social Problems 56(3):425-446.
  • Mouw, Ted and Arne L. Kalleberg. 2010. "Occupations and the Structure of Wage Inequality in the United States, 1980s to 2000s." American Sociological Review 75(3):402-431.
  • Moller, Stephanie, Arthur S. Alderson, and Francois Nielsen. 2009. "Changing Patterns of Income Inequality in U.S. Counties, 1970-2000." American Journal of Sociology 114(4):1037-1101.
  • Duke, Lynne. 1994. "Confronting Violence: African American Conferees Look Inward." Washington Post, January 8, pp. A1, A10.
  • Kramer, Lisa A. and Steph Lambert. 2001. "Sex-Linked Bias in Chances of being Promoted to Supervisor."Sociological Perspectives 44(1):111-127
  • Lesser, Lawrence M. 2007. "Critical Values and Transforming Data: Teaching Statistics with Social Justice." Journal of Statistics Education 15(1). Retrieved January 25, 2011 (
  • Pearson, A. Fiona. 2010. "Real Problems, Virtual Solutions: Engaging Students Online." Teaching Sociology38(3):207-214. doi:10.1177/0092055X10370115.
In Text Citation:
Example: "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" (Seuss 2007:7).
If you use more than one work by the same author published in the same year, use the letters a, b, etc., after the year.
Example: "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" (Seuss 2007a:7).
If a reference list includes more than one author with the same last name, add the first initials to in-text citations.
Example: "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" (D. Seuss 2007:7).
If two or more authors wrote the work, see the "Basic ASA Citations" table below.
If using the author's name in your text, do not include it in the parentheses.
Example: In his scholarly study, Dr. Seuss (2007) observed that "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog."
If no author name is available, use the first few words of the reference list entry (usually the title) and the year. Use quotation marks around titles of articles or web pages and italicize titles of books, periodicals, or reports. Treat in-text citations to legal materials such as court cases, statutes, and legislation the same as works with no author.
Example: "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" (Fox in Socks 2007:12).


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 published elsewhere and does not submit to other journal during the review process.
    The authorship of manuscript accurately reflect individual contributions to the work and its reporting
  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

With publication through this journal (Jurnal Sosiologi USK: Media Pemikiran dan Aplikasi), I give the copyright of this article completely (abstract, table, graphic, illustration) Departemen Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Syiah Kuala University, included to republish in any form of media publications.

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

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