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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 Times New Roman (TNR), 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 TNR 10 pt, first line indent 5 mm, and 1,15 spaced.
  • Abstract contains neither pictures nor tables, justified, in 9 Font TNR, single spaced, and should not exceed 250 words. Keywords should be justified, 9 Font TNR and single spaced.
  • Keywords contain three to five words/phrases, and should be separated with a semicolon (;), not a comma (,), 9 Font TNR 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 TNR 10 pt, first line indent 5 mm, and 1,15 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 TNR, 1,15 spaced.
Heading Level 2
Heading 2 should be written Capitalized Each Words, left aligned, bold, 11 pt Font TNR, 1,15 spaced.
Heading level 3
Heading 3 should be written Sentence case, left aligned, bold, italic, 11 pt Font TNR, 1,15 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 TNR, 1,15 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 TNR, 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 TNR 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 TNR 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. EndnoteZotero 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

Retained Rights/Terms and Conditions of Publication


1. As an author you (or your employer or institution) may do the following:

  • make copies (print or electronic) of the article for your own personal use, including for your own classroom teaching use;
  • make copies and distribute such copies (including through e-mail) of the article to research colleagues, for the personal use by such colleagues (but not commercially or systematically, e.g. via an e-mail list or list server);
  • present the article at a meeting or conference and to distribute copies of the article to the delegates attending such meeting;
  • for your employer, if the article is a ‘work for hire’, made within the scope of your employment, your employer may use all or part of the information in the article for other intra-company use (e.g. training);
  • retain patent and trademark rights and rights to any process, procedure, or article of manufacture described in the article;
  • include the article in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation (provided that this is not to be published commercially);
  • use the article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of your works, such as collected writings or lecture notes (subsequent to publication of the article in the journal); and prepare other derivative works, to extend the article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal;
  • may reproduce or authorize others to reproduce the article, material extracted from the article, or derivative works for the author’s personal use or for company use, provided that the source and the copyright notice are indicated, the copies a re not used in any way that implies Kapata Arkeologi endorsement of a product or service of any employer, and the copies themselves are not offered for sale.

All  copies,  print  or  electronic,  or  other  use  of  the  paper  or  article  must  include  the  appropriate  bibliographic  citation for the article’s publication in the journal.


2. Requests from third parties

Although authors are permitted to re-use all or portions of the article in other works, this does not include granting third-party requests for reprinting, republishing, or other types of re-use. Requests for all uses not included above, including the authorization of third parties to reproduce or otherwise use all or part of the article (including figures and tables), should be referred to Kapata Arkeologi by going to our website at


3. Author Online Use

  • Personal Servers. Authors and/or their employers shall have the right to post the accepted version of articles pre-print version of the article, or revised personal version of the final text of the article (to reflect changes made in the peer review and editing process) on their own personal servers or the servers of their institutions or employers without permission from Kapata Arkeologi, provided that the posted version includes a prominently displayed Kapata Arkeologi copyright notice and, when published, a full citation to the original publication, including a link to the article abstract in the journal homepage. Authors shall not post the final, published versions of their papers;
  • Classroom or Internal Training Use. An author is expressly permitted to post any portion of the accepted version of his/her o wn articles on the author’s personal web site or the servers of the author’s institution or company in connection with the author’s teaching, training, or work responsibilities, provided that the appropriate copyright, credit, and reuse notices appear prominently with the post ed material. Examples of permitted uses are lecture materials, course packs, e-reserves, conference presentations, or in-house training courses;
  • Electronic Preprints. Before submitting an article to Kapata Arkeologi, authors frequently post their manuscripts to their own web site, their employer’s site, or to another server that invites constructive comment from colleagues. Upon submission of an article to Kapata Arkeologi, an author is required to transfer copyright in the article to Kapata Arkeologi, and the author must update any previously posted version of the article with a prominently displayed Kapata Arkeologi copyright notice. Upon publication of an article by the Kapata Arkeologi, the author must replace any previously posted electronic versions of the article with either (1) the full citation to the work with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or link to the article abstract in Kapata Arkeologi homepage, or (2) the accepted version only (not the final, published version), including the Kapata Arkeologi copyright notice and full citation, with a link to the final, published article in journal homepage.


4. Articles in Press (AiP) service

Kapata Arkeologi may choose to publish an abstract or portions of the paper before we publish it in the journal. Please contact Kapata Arkeologi Secretariat immediately if you do not want us to make any such prior publication for any reason.


5. Author/Employer Rights

If you are employed and prepared the article on a subject within the scope of your employment, the copyright in the article belongs to your employer as a work-for-hire. In that case, Kapata Arkeologi assumes that when you sign this Form, you are authorized to do so by your employer and that your employer has consented to the transfer of copyright, to the representation and warranty of publication rights, and to all other terms and conditions of this Form. If such authorization and consent has not been given to you, an authorized representative of your employer should sign this Form as the Author.


6. Kapata Arkeologi Copyright Ownership

It is the formal policy of Kapata Arkeologi to own the copyrights to all copyrightable material in its technical publications and to the individual contributions contained therein, in order to protect the interests of the Kapata Arkeologi, its authors and their employers, and, at the same time, to facilitate the appropriate re-use of this material by others. 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.


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