Author Guidelines

 Community Development Journal Writing Guide

Writing Guidelines

Authors who wish to enter a script must pay attention to the points below. If the manuscript does not match the stated requirements, there is a possibility that the manuscript will be returned.

  1. The article has not been previously published or is under consideration in another journal (or an explanation has not been provided in the comments to the editor).
  2. Consists of 2000 to 4000 words excluding references, Using spelling according to EYD and fulfilling SPOK sentence structure
  3. Having novelty
  4. Foreign words use italics not more than 15 foreign words throughout the text
  5. Manuscript file in 2 column Microsoft Word document file format with 1 cm distance
  6. The script is the result of community service which is the implementation of the author's research
  7. Manuscripts are an exploration of community problems and their solutions in the fields of health, economy, education
  8. The article is written in Indonesian for 5-18 pages on A4 paper, space 1, 5, time new roman 11, complete with a brief abstract in Indonesian and English which consists of the background of the problem, the purpose of the activity, the objectives and the number and implementation time, instruments, methods of approach/problem solving, test analysis, results in the form of Arabic numerals using punctuation points for example 0.01, consisting of 250 - 300 words and 3-5 keywords included
  9. A4 paper settings: 4 cm for left and top and 3 cm for right and bottom, 2.5 cm header, 2.5 cm footer, no page numbering
  10. A brief bio and researcher identity are listed on the first page of the manuscript, provided that the author's name.
  11. Articles are sent in soft copy
  12. The format of the article follows the following pattern:
  • Title: Bold, lowercase, Time new roman font 12, space 1, before 0, after 6, a maximum of 15 words
  • The full name of the main author and members of time new roman 10, space 1, before 6, after 0, bold.
  • Name of institution/institution where you work, in italics
  • Abstract in Indonesian and English, abstract writing using Times New Roman 11, Bold, space 1, spacing before 12 pt, after 2 pt, abstract content in Indonesian or English time new roman 11, space 1, and in English abstract using italics, containing the background of the problem, the purpose of the activity, the place and time of implementation, the characteristics of the target, the number of targets, the method of approach and problem solving, statistical analysis/testing (differences), the results are in Arabic numerals using punctuation points: after carrying out community service activities, the t-test results were obtained with a mean of 0.026, which means that there is a difference in knowledge empowerment of 56% with a mean of 0.036, Keywords 3-5 words, semicolon separator,
  • The table is an open table with a maximum of 5 tables. Fill in the table using time new roman 10, space 1. The table title is written on the upper left side of the time new roman 10 table, space 1. example
  • The maximum picture is 5 pictures, the size is appropriate, with the description at the bottom of the picture, central, time new roman 10, space Example

gambar 1

Figure 1 seminar implementation



Contains 10% of the text, the introduction mainly contains:

community service problems, devotion objectives, state of the art, a summary of theoretical studies related to community service issues. This section sometimes contains expectations for the results and benefits of community service. The introduction is about 2 pages long and typed with 1.5 spacing, no subtitles, the first paragraph indented 5 beats. maximal 1-2 pages, words foreign in italics, maximum 1 page


Contains 20% of the script

The general description is a description of the characteristics of the target community in general, demographics, geography and a description of the characteristics of the activity target and accompanied by a photo of the target.

1. Economically productive community groups

2. Non-economic community groups

3. Community groups such as cadres, PKK mothers

4. Village / sub-district partners

The problem describes a maximum of 3 problems in a general field/scope such as the Health Sector, the Economic Sector, the Education Sector. Describe the problems in each area in detail including aspects of knowledge, skills, perceptions, behaviour, facilities, and decreased turnover. Include photos according to the problem before the service, for example:

Example: In the field of public health, they have low knowledge about washing hands, as well as skills in carrying out handwashing procedures.

Problems found must be measurable / have indicators so that they can explain the success of the activity at the end of the service activity. through scores such as scores of knowledge, skills, knowledge, turnover etc.

Target solution

Describe the solution plan that has been agreed upon by the service provider with the partner, include a photo when making decisions, for example providing health facilities, training, seminars etc


Contains 10% of the script

The method contains the approaching model used by servants such as educational, persuasive, participation, empowerment, sustainable development and describes it clearly.                                                                                                       

When providing appropriate technology, / TTG briefly describes the advantages of this technology compared to the previous one. Detailed descriptions of the implementation form of the approaching model, for example through seminars, training, mentoring, tutorials, etc., implementation date, time duration, target attendance. This chapter also describes the instruments used to measure the success of activities such as checklists, questionnaires, SOPs, observation sheets and explains the characteristics of the targets (number and names of targets/partners (see target group for the general description.) Statistical analysis is used to identify differences. before and after the community service activity, describe the location of the activity and how far the target location is from the service team location Briefly describe the scientific relevance of the service team with the activity It is better to avoid organizing writing into “sub-headings” in this section. avoided, the way of writing can be seen in the "Results and Discussion


Contains 60% of the script

The first article explains the title of the research that was implemented. Example: This activity is a research implementation entitled "……………"

1) The results of community service presented in this section are “clean” results. Namely the result of dedication to predetermined indicators in open tables and charts

2) The discussion in the article aims to answer the effectiveness of the method applied. and connecting with the theory, explaining the state of the art of the method based on the results of the dedication carried out by other relevant servants, the opinion of the service


The conclusion provides a summary of the description of the results and discussion, referring to the objectives of community service. Suggestions are written in a clear and operational manner. Conclusions and suggestions are presented in the form of new thought narratives which are the essence of the findings of community service, otherwise, they do not use serial numbers.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (If any), if not available, not listed


Written consistent with the Havard / APA method using available reference applications eg Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero. with a space of 1, and the second line indented 1 cm., Time new roman, font 11, Before 6, after 6

Bibliography 80% comes from dedication journals, and 20% from other reference books. Reference minimum 10 bibliographies, last 10 years