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Author Guidelines

Kapata Arkeologi publishes 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 a 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 of 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.


1.) Manuscript should be contains at least 2.000 words and should not exceed 20 pages including embedded figures and tables, contain no appendix, and the file should be in Microsoft Office (.doc/.docx) or Open Office (.odt) format. Paper should be in prepared in A4 paper (21cm x 29.7cm) using 2.5 cm for inside margin and 2 cm for top, bottom, and outside margin. No need to alter page number in this template as the page number will be reordered at preprinting process. 

The manuscript should begin with title, abstract, and keyword and the main text should consist of: Introduction, Method, Result and Discussion, and Conclusion; followed by Acknowledgement and References.

2.) Title, Abstract, and Keywords

  • The title and abstract should be in one column. Title should be less than 15 words, title case, capital letter, centered, bold, font type Font Constantia, font size 16 pt, and single spaced. The main text of the writing should be in two columns with 0,6 cm colom spacing, justified, Font Constantia 10 pt, first line indent 5 mm, and single spaced.
  • Abstract contains neither pictures nor tables, justified, in 9 Font Constantia, single spaced, and should not exceed 250 words. Keywords should be justified, 9 Font Constantia and single spaced.
  • Keywords contain three to five words/phrases, and should be separated with a semicolon (;), not a comma (,), 9 Font Constantia and single spaced.

3.) Manuscript body.

  • The main text of the writing should be in two columns with 0,6 cm column spacing, justified, Font Constantia 10 pt, first line indent 5 mm, and single spaced.
  • Consists of: Introduction, Method, Result and Discussion, and Conclusion; followed by Acknowledgment and References.

4.) Heading should be made in four levels. Level five cannot be accepted.

Heading 1 should be written in title case, SMALL CAPS, left aligned, bold, 14 pt Font Constantia, single spaced.
Heading Level 2
Heading 2 should be written Capitalized Each Words, left aligned, bold, 11 pt Font Constantia, single spaced.
Heading level 3
Heading 3 should be written Sentence case, left aligned, bold, italic, 11 pt Font Constantia, single spaced.
Heading level 4
Heading 4 is not recommended, however, it could still be accepted with the format of: Sentence case, left indent 5 mm, 11 pt Font Constantia, single spaced.
Heading level 5
Heading level 5 cannot be accepted in the manuscript.

5.) Figure can be graphs, photos, and diagrams. Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Caption should be numbered, in 9  pt Font Constantia, placed center in below of figure, and single spaced, whereas multi-line captions must be justified. For layouting purpose, please provide the respective captioned figure/table in with extension .tif/.jpg/.jpeg.

6.) Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Avoid vertical rules. The table caption is placed above the table, align left, Font Constantia 9 pt. The words 'Table' and 'Numbering' should be bold, while table caption is written Sentence case. Number tables consecutively with Arabic numerals in accordance with their appearance in the text (1, 2, 3, etc.). The content of the table using Calibri 7 pt with single space, without vertical line. The inclusion of sources or information is placed at the bottom of the table, align left, italic, Font Constantia 9 pt, Sentence case.

7.) The citation is written according to the American Psychological Association Style (APA). The quotation includes the name, year, and source page, for example: (Greene, 1995: 45). References are required using reference management software i.e. Endnote, Zotero or Mendeley in APA style. References should be listed at the end of the paper. Authors should ensure that every reference in the text appears in the list of references and vice versa. Wikipedia, personal blog, or non-scientific website is not allowed to be taken into account. Primary references should be at least 80% from at least ten references. Primary references i.e. scientific journal articles, proceedings, research reports, undergraduate thesis, graduate thesis, and dissertations. Secondary references i.e. books, newspaper articles, electronic media, and others. 

Sample of correct formats for various types of references are as follows

  • Journal article: Author. (year). Title. Journal Name, volume(Issue), pages.
  • Book: Author. (year). Book Title. City, State or Country: Publisher.
  • Part of book: Author. (year). Title. In Editor (Ed.), Book Title (pp. pages). City, State or Country: Publisher.
  • Conference proceedings: Author. (year). Title. In Editor (Ed.), Proceedings Title (pp. pages). City, State or Country: Publisher.
  • Newspaper article: Author. (year, Month, day). News Title. Newspaper Publisher, p. pages.
  • Web page/electronic sources: Author. (year). Title. Retrieved Month day, year, from URL. 
  • Unpublished paper: Author. (year). Title. In Event Title. City, State or Country. 
  • Thesis, dissertation: Author. (year). Title. Thesis University.
  • Patent/Standart: Inventor. (year). patent ID number: Title. Country: Issuer.
  • Research Report: Author. (year). Research report: Title. City: Publisher.
  • Statute: Statute Name. Statute Title, Pub. L. No. statute number (year). Country.

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 manuscript have no plagiarism matter.
  3. I declare the submission has no potential conflict of interest.
  4. I hereby stated that this manuscript 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 to the Template of Kapata Arkeologi
  8. References are written according to the writing style of Kapata Arkeologi. Primary references 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.

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