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Author Guidelines

Kapata Arkeologi publish original research papers, review articles, case studies and conceptual ideas or theories focused on archaeological research and other disciplines related to humans and culture. Kapata Arkeologi published online twice a year in July and November. Writing should be submitted according to the following restrictions:

  1. The manuscript should be written in English or Bahasa Indonesia and be submitted online via website of Kapata Arkeologi at Online Submission will be charged at no Cost. Author must login in order to make submission. In case of difficulties, please contact Editorial secretariat via email:  
  2. Thereafter, the Author awaits confirmation from Editor in Chief or Editorial Secretariat about the status of the submission. As long as there is no confirmation or notification of the submission status (further review process, accepted or rejected) from Editor in Chief or Editorial Secretariat, Author are prohibited to submitting the manuscript to other journals (Author will receive confirmation or notice about the submission, maximum 3 weeks after the manuscript received by Editor or Editorial Secretariat).
  3. Writing citations and references (bibliography) shall use reference management software e.g. EndNote® or Mendeley.

Writing Guidelines

1.) Manuscript should contain at least 2.000 words and should not exceed 20 pages including embedded figures and tables, without any appendix, and the file should be in Microsoft Office (.doc/.docx) or Open Office (.odt) format. It should be prepared in A4 paper (21cm x 29.7cm) using 2.5 cm for left and right margin, and 3 cm for top and bottom margins. Single spaced with spacing before, after 0 pt.

2.) Title, Abstract, and Keywords should be written in two language (English and Bahasa Indonesia)

  • Title should be less than 15 words, typed in capital letter for Bahasa Indonesia, and sentence case, small caps for Engish title, centered, bold, font type Times New Roman (TNR), font size 12, italic for English, and single spaced.
  • Abstract contains neither pictures nor tables, justified, in 10 TNR, single spaced, and should not exceed 250 words.
  • Keywords contain three to five words/phrases separated with coma and should be justified, 10 TNR and single spaced.

3.) Manuscript body.

  • The main text of the writing should be in two columns with 1 cm colom spacing, justified, 11 TNR, first line indent 1 cm, and single spaced.
  • Consists of: Introduction (PENDAHULUAN), Method (METODE), Result and Discussion (HASIL DAN PEMBAHASAN), and Conclusion (KESIMPULAN); followed by Acknowledgment (Ucapan Terima Kasih) and References (DAFTAR PUSTAKA).

4.) Heading should be made in three levels. Level four is not recommended.

  • Heading 1: typed capital, left aligned, bold, 11 TNR, single spaced
  • Heading 2: title case, left aligned, bold, 11 TNR, single spaced
  • Heading 3: title case, left aligned, italic, 11 TNR, single spaced
  • Heading 4 is not recommended

5.) Figure (graph, picture, photo, and diagram) should be placed at the center. Number and title should be typed below the figure and typed in TNR 10. For layouting purpose, please provide the respective captioned figure/table in with extension .tif/.jpg/.jpeg.

6.) Table typed in 8 Calibri, singe spaced. Title of the table should be typed in sentence case above the table and align text to the left, italic 10 TNR. Source of the table should be typed in sentence case, below the table and align text to the left, italic 10 TNR.

7.) Citation and Reference are written according to American Psychological Association Style (APA).

  • Minimum 10 references for field research manuscript and 25 for development or studies manuscript
  • Primary references should be at least 80% from at least ten references.
  • Wikipedia, personal blog, or non scientific website is not allowed to be taken into account.

8.) The detailed of Author Guideline and Journal Template can be downloaded here:

The Board is authorized to reject a manuscript based on peer reviewer advice and make a necessary changes or adjustment related with language properties without altering the substance. Substance editing would be consulted with the author first.


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. I hereby declare that this submission is my own work.
  2. I hereby stated that this manusrcipt have no plagiarism matter.
  3. I declare the submission has no potential conflict of interest.
  4. I hereby stated that this manusrcipt have never been previously published in any other scientific publication and not being under reviewing process of any other scientific publication.
  5. The manuscript written in English or Bahasa Indonesia
  6. The manuscript according the Aim and Scope of Kapata Arkeologi: archaeology, history, anthropology, and cultural studies
  7. The format and structure of manuscript are written according the Template of Kapata Arkeologi
  8. References are written according the writing style of Kapata Arkeologi. The primary references are no less than 80% from at least ten sources.
  9. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed to the submitted manuscript.

Copyright Notice

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

  1. Kapata Arkeologi own the copyrights to all copyrightable material in its technical publications. Kapata Arkeologi distributes its technical publications throughout the world and does so by various means such as hard copy, microfiche, microfilm, and electronic media. It also abstracts and may translate its publications, and articles contained therein, for inclusion in various compendiums, collective works, databases and similar publications.
  2. The formal legal provisions for access to digital articles of this electronic journal are subject to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA) license, which means Kapata Arkeologi has no commercial purpose, is entitled to save, transmit media / format, Manage the form of database, maintaining, and publishing articles without asking permission from the Author as long as it keeps the author's name as the owner of Copyright.
  3. The published articles in print or electronic are open access for educational, research and library purposes. In addition to these objectives, Kapata is not responsible for violations of copyright law.

Creative Commons License
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