Fokus published by Guidance and Counseling Study Program of IKIP Siliwangi Bandung, an international journal providing a forum to publish original research articles, review articles from contributors, and the latest education news. Associated with counseling and education that are published three times a year: January, May, and September. Scientific articles related to design research, development research, and others are very welcome.
All letters submitted to the journal should be written in good English and Bahasa Indonesia. Writers whose English is not their native language are encouraged to check their papers before proposing grammar and clarity. English language and copyediting services can be provided by International Science Editing and Asia Science Editing. Work should not be published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
- General Writing Guidelines
All manuscripts must be submitted to the Extra Editorial Office by Online Submission at the E-Journal portal address: http://e-journal.IKIPsiliwangi.ac.id/index.php/Fokus, where the author records as the Author and/or is offered as a Reviewer by online. If the author has problems in online submission, please contact the Editorial Office at the following email: editor_journal_Fokus@IKIPsiliwangi.ac.id
The following documents must accompany the manuscript submitted online via the online delivery interface (as a complementary file):
Registered Copyright Transfer Agreement Form (CTA) initially (scan document after signing)
The cover letter outlines the basic findings of the paper and its meaning.
Three types of manuscripts may be accepted for publication: Original Research Articles, Review Articles, and Short Communications.
- Manuscript Templates
The manuscript should be prepared in accordance with the following author guidelines in the MS Word article template (download the MS Word article template here).
- Reviewing the Manuscript
Each submitted paper is independently reviewed by at least two peer reviewers. Decisions for publication, amendment or denial are based on their reports/recommendations. If two or more reviewers consider the manuscript inappropriate to be published in this journal, a statement explaining the basis of the decision will be sent to the author within three months of the date of submission.
- Revised Manuscript
The manuscript sent back to the author for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. The revised text can be sent to the editorial office via Online Submission Interface. A revised text that is returned more than three months will be considered as a new submission.
- Abstract Graphics
Graphical abstracts are mandatory for this journal since 2017. It should summarize the contents of the article in the form of concise images designed to attract the readers' attention widely online. The author should provide an image that clearly represents the work described in the article.
Abstract graphics should be submitted as separate files in the online submission system or otherwise, may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org after the text is received. Please mention the script number in your email subject.
Image size: give an image with a minimum size of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or more proportionately. The image should be readable at 5 × 13 cm size using the usual 96 dpi screen resolution. Selected file types: TIFF, EPS, JPG, PDF or MS Office files.