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Author Guidelines

Board of Editors of the Journal Constitutional Review invite academicians, observers, practitioners and those interested to submit articles concerning decisions of constitutioal court and topics on constitutional law either related to Indonesion Constitutional Court decisions and constitutional law or perspectives on constitutional court decisions and constitutional law of other countries all over the world. Articles may be based on research or  conceptual analysis that have not been published elsewhere. Each manuscript submitted must conform to author guidelines as statedbelow.



The Journal Constitutional Review is a medium itended to disseminate research or conceptual analysis on constitutional court decisions all over the world. The Journal will be published twice a year in May and December. Articles published will be about research and conceptual analysis on constitutions, constitutional court decisions and topics on constitutional law that have not been published elsewhere. The journal is intended for experts, acadimicians, practitioners, state officials, non-governmental organisations and observers of constitutional law.

1.       Manuscripts submitted must be original scientific writings and do not contain  elements ofplagiarism.

2.       Manuscripts should be written in english for 8500-8600 words long in A4 paper, 12 point Times New Roman, 1,5 space and written in standard and correct grammatical language.

3.       Manuscripts should be written in journal format with bylinesystem.

4.       Manuscripts should include title, name of author(s), institutions of the author(s), address of the author(s) institutions, email address of the author(s), abstract and key words.

5.       Title of manuscripts should be specific and concise in not more than 10 words or 90 hits on the key pad which describe the content of the articlecomprehensively.

6.       Abstract should be written vividly, full and complete which describes the essence of the content of the whole writing in oneparagraph.

7.       Key words selected must denote the concept of the article in 3-5 terms(horos).

8.       Manuscript which is based on Research should be written in the followingorder:

I.           Introduction

A.     Background

B.     ResearchQuestions

C.     ResearchMethod

II.        Result andDiscussion

III.      Conclusion

9.      Conceptual Analysis should be written in the followingorder:

I.           Introduction

A.     Background

B.     Questions

II.        Discussion

III.      Conclusion

10.   Footnotes should be written in the followingformat:

Books : author’s name, title of the book, place of publication: name of publisher, year published, pagecited.


A.V. Dicey, An Introduction to The Study of The Law of The Constitution, 10th ed., English Language Book Society, London: Mc Millan, 1968, p.127.


Jeffrey Goldsworthy, Intepreting Constitutions: A Comparative Study, Oxford University Press, 2006, p.40.


Journal Article : author’s name, “title of article”, name of journal, volume, number, month and year, pagecited.


Rosalind Dixon, “Partial Constitutional Amendments”, The Journal of Constitutional Law, Volume 13, Issue 3, March 2011, p.647.


John Tobin, “Seeking Clarity in Relation to the Principle of Complementarity: Reflection on The Recent Contributions of Some International Bodies, Melbourne Journal of International Law, Volume 8, 2007, p.23.

Paper or Speech presented in a scientific forum: author’s name, “paper title”,name

of forum, place, date, pagecited. Example:

A. Orford, “The Subject of Globalization: Economics, Identity and Human Rights” in Proceedings of the 94 Annual Meeting of The American Society of International Law. 2000.


Anthony  Wetherall,  “Normative  Rule  Making  at  The  IAEA:  Codes  of  Conduct,





Simon Butt, “Islam, the State and the Constitutional Court in Indonesia”,, accessed 28 July2010.


Siregar,P.Radja.2003.WorldBankandADB’sRoleinPrivatizingWaterinAsia.,                               accessed        5



11.   References list all books, journals, papers either printed or online cited in the text which is arranged alphabetically in the following order: writer’s name (family name first), year, title, place of publisher, etc., as shown in the examplebelow:




Baehr, Peter and Monique Castermans-Holleman. 2004. The Role of Human Rights in Foreign Policy, 3rd Edition. New York: PalgraveMacmillan.


Bello, Walden. 2003. Deglobalization: Ideas for a New World Economy. London: Zed Books.


Bienefeld, Manfred. 2000. “Can Global Finance be Regulated?”,Global Finance: New Thingking on Regulating Speculative Capital Markets, edited by Bello, Walden, Nicola Bullard, and Kamal Malhotra. London: ZedBooks.


Cingranelli,  DavidLouis.1992.                Ethics,  American  Foreign  Policy,  and theThird World. New York: St MartinsPress.


Chossudovsky, M. 1997. The Globalization of Poverty: Impacts of IMF and World Bank Reforms. London: ZedBooks.



Economy of Development. New Delhi: VistaarPublications.


Dumenil,   Gerard   and   Dominique   Levy.   2005.   “The   Neo-Liberal    (Counter-)

Revolution” in Neo-Liberalism, A Critical Reader. London: PlutoPress.


Edwards, Chris. 2001. Poverty Reduction Strategies: Reality or Rethoric? The Hague: Institute of SocialStudies.


Flowers, N. 2000. The Human Rights Education Handbook: Effective Practices For Learning, Action, And Change. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota.


Friedman, Thomas. 2000. The Lexus and The Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization, 2nd Edition, New York: AnchorBooks.


Friedman, Edward 1999. “Asia as A Fount of Universal Human Rights”, in Peter Van Ness (ed) Debating Human Rights: Critical Essays from the United States and Asia. London and New York:Routledge.


Griffin,  Keith.  1995.  “Global  Prospects  for  Development  and  Human   Security”,

Canadian Journal of Development Studies 16(3).


Harsono,   Andreas.   2003.   “Water    and   Politics                        in   the   Fall   of   Suharto”    in



Holsti,  K.J.  1995.  International  Politics,  A  Framework  for  Analysis,  7th   Edition.

Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice Hall InternationalEditions.


IMF. 2005. International Monetary Fund, http// (accessed 11 October2005).


Marglin, Stephen and Juliet Schor. 1990. The Golden Age of Capitalism: Reinterpreting the Postwar Experience. Oxford: ClarendonPress.


Nicholson, Michael. 1998. International Relations, A Concise Introduction. London: MacmillanPress.


Petras, James and Henry Veltmeyer. 2001. Globalization Unmasked, Imperialism in the 21st Century. Delhi: MadhyamBooks.


12.   Manuscript in Microsoft Word (.doc) document can be sent via email to

Manuscript can also be mailed to the followingaddress: BOARD OF EDITOR CONSTITUTIONALREVIEW


Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat, No. 6 Jakarta 10110 Telp.: (+62) 2123529000; Fax: (+62) 21352177

11. Board of editors select and edit manuscripts submitted without changing the contents. Fee will be provided for every manuscript published. Unpublished manuscripts will  be returned and authors will benotified.


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.

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