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Author Guidelines


1.1 The KAP menu

You can start a new document based on the LWSOJ

1.2 Paper size

You can select A4 or US Letter sized paper. For A4 this leads to the following margins: top 2.3 cm; bottom 2.5 cm; left 2 cm; right 7 cm; gutter 0cm; header distance 1.4 cm; and footer distance 7.53 cm. The remaining text area is thus 12 cm wide and 19.7 cm high.

1.3 Font for normal text

All text should be formatted using the styles that are predefined in the template. Use the Normal style for normal text, which is in 11 pt Times New Roman. The text is left and right justified. The first line of each paragraph indents 0.53 cm. Do not use blank lines between paragraphs.

For the keywords and abstract, the style Abstract should be used, which is in 9 pt Times New Roman.

1.4 Number of pages

Your paper should have 5000 to 8000 words. The paper should be no more than 8000 words, and no more than 18 pages.

1.5 Page headers

On the odd (right) pages, the author's name of your paper will be inserted.


Title and subtitle can be formatted with the styles Title and Subtitle, available in the template.

All authors should be included at the top of the paper in one paragraph, i.e. without paragraph-breaks or line-breaks. If authors have an affiliation that differs from that of the first author, this can be indicated using superscripted numbers, as is done in this example (you will have to add these numbers manually after closing the document details dialog box). The various affiliations can be separated using line-breaks (shift-enter).


3.1 Headings

Headings in your paper should be created using the predefined heading styles in the template. Generally, headings 1 to 3 should be used, heading 4 only when you really need it, and headings 5 and further should be avoided. All headings use Times New Roman, bold.

Heading 1 is in 13 pt font, using all capitals in bold. For exact details, such as the line-spacing before and after headings, please see Table 1.

3.2 Heading 2

Heading 2 is also in 13 pt font, bold, but not all capitals.

3.2.1 Heading 3

Heading 3 is in 11 pt font, bold, again not all capitals. Heading 4

Heading 4, if you really insist on using it, is similar to heading 3 but just adds another level to your numbering.


4.1 Figures

Pictures should be horizontally centered on the page, with a caption in 9 pt font below the figure, starting with Figure n.


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. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish in LOCAL WISDOM agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.(See The Effect of Open Access)

Creative Commons License

LOCAL WISDOM journal published by the Center for Local Wisdom Studies, Department of Architecture, University of Merdeka Malang, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.


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