Indonesian Journal of Theology (IJT) accepts manuscripts on scholarly research related to theology and other related fields in two languages: Bahasa Indonesia and English. We welcome manuscripts written by Indonesian and non-Indonesian authors that aim to enhance the current discourses on theology, religious studies, and other related fields. IJT uses the blind peer-review system by scholars based on their research expertise in publishing its articles. Before submitting a manuscript, please follow the IJT article template and follow the instruction in preparing the manuscript.
Notice on Plagiarism
The manuscript must be original, free of plagiarism, never been published elsewhere, and is not under consideration of other journals (see our Plagiarism Policy page for more informations). All authors must submit an ethics statement along with the manuscript (download the statement in English or Bahasa Indonesia). IJT uses a plagiarism checker (iThenticate) that is integrated into the submission process for all submitted manuscripts. We reserve the right to reject the publication of manuscripts that do not pass the procedure.
# General instructions
All submissions must be the original, previously unpublished work of the author(s). Authors are advised to read about the focus and scope of IJT. A manuscript length should be between 4,000 and 10,000 words and is written with this format: (a) title and sub-title, (b) abstract and keywords, (c) introduction, (d) discussion and research findings through sections and sub-sections, (e) conclusion, and (f) bibliography. The manuscript shall be in MS Word document, A4 (210X297mm) page, and apply 1 inch for all sides of the margin. All images, tables, illustrations, and other additional supporting information must be placed within the manuscript with a clear identification (e.g., Table 1, Image 1, etc.).
# Citation instructions
IJT uses Chicago for the citation style in footnotes and bibliography. We strongly recommend all authors to use Mendeley as the reference manager application that is available for free. Use it to write footnotes and bibliography. When using the application, use the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (full-note).
For single author and multiple authors:
- Musa W. Dube, Postcolonial Feminist Interpretation of the Bible (St. Louis, Missouri: Chalice Press, 2000), 185-186.
- Mark J.Cartledge, Sarah L. B. Dunlop, Heather Buckingham, and Sophie Bremner, Megachurches and Social Engagement: Public Theology in Practice (Leiden: Brill, 2019), 10.
For translated book:
- Jean Daniélou, Origen, trans., Walter Mitchell (London: Sheed and Ward, 1955), 131.
For e-book, include a URL or the name of the database. For other types of e-books, name the format. If no pages available, write down section title or chapter:
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (New York: Penguin Classics, 2007), chap. 3, Kindle.
- Dube, Postcolonial Feminist Interpretation of the Bible, 150
- Ibid.. 151
- Cartledge, et.al., Megachurches and Social Engagement, 12.
- Daniélou, Origen, 132.
Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics, 2007. Kindle.
Cartledge, Mark J., Sarah L. B. Dunlop, Heather Buckingham, and Sophie Bremner. Megachurches and Social Engagement: Public Theology in Practice. Leiden: Brill, 2019.
Daniélou, Jean. Origen. Trans., Walter Mitchell. London: Sheed and Ward, 1955.
Dube, Musa W. Postcolonial Feminist Interpretation of the Bible.St. Louis, Missouri: Chalice Press, 2000.
Chapter or Part of an Edited Book
- Glenn W. Most, “Hellenistic Allegory and Early Imperial Rhetoric,” in The Cambridge Companion to Allegory, eds., Rita Copeland and Peter T. Struck (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 27.
To cite an edited book as a whole, list the editor(s) first:
- Mara Brecht and Reid B. Locklin, eds., Comparative Theology in the Millennial Classroom: Hybrid Identities, Negotiated Boundaries (London: Routledge, 2017).
For Preface and Introduction to a Book:
- Ahn Jae Wong, preface to Religious Education in the Context of Plurality and Pluralism by Hope S. Antone (Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 2003), vi.
- Most, “Hellenistic Allegory and Early Imperial Rhetoric,” 25.
- Ibid., 20
- Brecht and Locklin, Comparative Theology in the Millennial Classroom.
- Wong, preface to Religious Education in the Context of Plurality and Pluralism, v.
In the bibliography, include the page range.
Brecht, Mara, and Reid B. Locklin, eds. Comparative Theology in the Millennial Classroom: Hybrid Identities, Negotiated Boundaries. London: Routledge, 2017.
Most, Glenn W. “Hellenistic Allegory and Early Imperial Rhetoric.” In The Cambridge Companion to Allegory, eds., Rita Copeland and Peter T. Struck, 26-38. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Wong, Ahn Jae. Preface to Religious Education in the Context of Plurality and Pluralism by Hope S. Antone, i-ix. Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 2003.
In a note, cite specific page numbers. In the bibliography, include the page range for the whole article. For articles consulted online, include a URL or the name of the database.
- Lailatul Fitriyah, “Religious Peacebuilding in Post-War Maluku: Tiwery’s Theology of the Mother (Teologi-Ina) and Nunusaku-based Cosmology,” Interreligious Relations, No. 10 (2019):1, https://www.rsis.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IRR-Issue-10-November-2019.pdf.
- Ramelli, Ilaria L. E, “The Philosophical Stance of Allegory in Stoikism and its Reception in Platonism, Pagan and Christian: Origen in Dialogue with the Stoiks and Plato,” International Journal of the Classical Tradition, Vol. 18, No. 3 (2011): 335-371, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12138-011-0264-1.
- Fitriyah, “Religious Peacebuilding in Post-War Maluku,” 5.
Fitriyah, Lailatul. “Religious Peacebuilding in Post-War Maluku: Tiwery’s Theology of the Mother (Teologi-Ina) and Nunusaku-based Cosmology.” Interreligious Relations, No. 10 (2019): 1-12. https://www.rsis.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IRR-Issue-10-November-2019.pdf.
Ramelli, Ilaria L. E. “The Philosophical Stance of Allegory in Stoikism and its Reception in Platonism, Pagan and Christian: Origen in Dialogue with the Stoiks and Plato.” International Journal of the Classical Tradition, Vol. 18, No. 3 (2011): 335-371. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12138-011-0264-1.
- Nancy Souisa, “Makan Patita: Nilai dan Maknanya dalam Membangun Pendidikan Kristiani yang Kontekstual,” dissertation (Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, 2017), 15.
- Souisa, “Makan Patita,” 10.
- Ibid., 20
Souisa, Nancy. “Makan Patita: Nilai dan Maknanya dalam Membangun Pendidikan Kristiani yangKontekstual.” Dissertation. Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, 2017.
For other forms of sources (news, magazine, websites, personal communication, etc), please consult the Chicago style manual.
IJT accepts manuscript submission in a rolling deadline. We publish two issues per year in July and December. Once a manuscript is submitted, it generally takes four weeks to hear back about the status of your submission from the editors. If it passes the review by editors, the next review by two blind reviewers would take another four to six weeks (see our publishing system here).
Submitting a Manuscript
After making sure that your manuscript has followed all the requirements, to submit a manuscript online click the “Make a Submission” button and either login to your account or make an account. Afterward, follow all the instructions and upload (1) your manuscript and (2) ethics statement that has been signed. If you find difficulties in the submission process through the online system, please contact Hans A. Harmakaputra via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).