Instruction for Authors

The Journal of Future Studies for Development (JFSD) is to promote the development of futuristic research that is relevant to multi-discipline oriented future studies and the development of tools for scenarios forecasting. including the following areas: economics, business, finance and investment, society and the environment, political science and governance, technology and the integration of the three sectors (the public sector, the private sector and the people sector).

All submitted manuscripts are subject to a preliminary review for compliance with JFSD’s aim & scope, research ethics and publication. After the online submission date the manuscripts authors will be notified of the preliminary audit results. Only manuscripts that have passed the preliminary examination will go through the expert peer review process.

Authors should provide for the submission of manuscripts to JFSD as follows.


JFSD focuses to checking Full paper, Editorial approval, Peer Review and Copyrights.

A.Full paper

Full paper are for full description on the original research articles that must be 4000-8000 words in length inclusive of references, tables, graphs, charts, and figures.

Authors should conduct full paper progress submissions by the date of the editorial announcement.

The standard order of section in the manuscript file is:

  • Academic article: title page, abstract, introduction, literature review (can be included in the introduction), analytical/conceptual framework, results, conclusions, recommendations, and references.

  • Research article: title page, abstract, introduction, literature review, methodology, results, conclusions, discussions, recommendations, and references.


Importance and background of the research problem. It should not be just the interest of researchers or according to social trends or government policies. Instead, it should indicate the substance or knowledge and information relevant to the subject being studied. This should be written simply and clearly.
The most common misconception is that writing for research objectives, not the expected benefits.

Literature review

This is a review to indicate that this research has not actually been done before. What is the gap? What are contribution that have been added to this research?.


In this section, there should be a clear research conceptual framework, and should describe the steps of the research methodology used. So that others can conduct studies in accordance with this research methodology to judge the validity of the research results.
Research methodology tools It should correspond to the nature of the variables to be measured or the things that are to be tested.
The research sample should be a good representation of the population. Both defining the scope of a good sample and the number of samples.

Result and Discussion

Research results are presentations according to research methodology. There should be a quantitative or descriptive analysis based on the research hypothesis. Unbiased research results are presented.
Discuss the reasons that are linked to the research objectives.
Discussion of research findings should not be transcribed or shortened from research results chapters.

Conclusions and Recommendations

Summary is not an essay or a summary of the findings of the research found.
Conclusions should arise from the synthesis of research results in order to meet the objectives of the research study, respectively, in concise manner.
The recommendations section should describe the implementation benefits or policy recommendations. And research that should be further studied in the future.

Author Biographies

All authors may include biographies at the end of regular papers. The first paragraph may contain a place and/or date of birth (list place, then date). Next, the author’s educational background is listed. The degrees should be listed with type of degree in what field, which institution, city, state or country, and year degree was earned.

B.Editorial approval

All manuscripts will be checked first by an editorial to verify their accuracy. To comply with research ethics and publication, the JFSD format specification, editorial may request that the authors to make partial edits of the manuscript.

C.Peer Review

The acceptance criteria for all papers are based on the quality and originality of the research. The research results must have academic or scientific significance.

The preliminary validated manuscript. Typically, it will be reviewed by three experts, which takes time depending on the complexity of the content. Both the names of the reviewers and the author are not disclosed between each other (Double blind peer review).

After receiving reviewer’s comments and recommendations that passed can be published after revising according to such comments and recommendations, a normally after Editorial receive the reviewers’ comments and recommendations, it will then be sent to the corresponding authors be made within 4 weeks to editing.

Revised manuscripts must be submitted online by the corresponding author by must indicate the alterations that have been made in response to the reviewers’ comments item by item in a response note.

Authors to resubmit the revised manuscript to editorial after receiving reviewer’s comments and recommendations.

In the event of an unexpected event, the editorial office should be notified if additional time is needed or if an author chooses not to submit a revision. The editorial committee makes decisions concerning minor revision, resubmit (major revision), and acceptance or rejection upon 2-3 reviewer’s comments and recommendations.
(1) There must be a minimum of three reviewers for teachers, lecturers, or researchers.
(2) There must be a minimum of two reviewers for students (bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and PhD), entrepreneurs, or others.


All manuscript, when published and all published papers become the permanent property of the Institute of Future Studies for Development (IFD).
Copyrights of all published are owned by the JFSD, must not be published elsewhere without written permission.


A.Overall Format

MS Word format in English. By sending files in both .word and pdf.

12-point Times New Roman font, 1.5 line spacing.

A4 sized (21.0 × 29.7 cm) paper with 2.54 cm (1 inch) margins on the top, bottom, and sides.

Number all manuscript pages starting with the title page as page 1.

In the text, numbers should be Arabic numerals, except when beginning a sentence.

The 24 hour system is used to indicate time, e.g., 13:00 hr.

A single file is permitted for initial submissions, but figures and tables are uploaded separately.

B.Title Page

Title of paper must use the first letter of every word in uppercase, use 16-point Times New Roman, not exceeding 12 words. Except for explaining in a specific case study.

Bold for title, and the line spacing should be 1 inch.

The Title should be enough to facilitate information retrieval, not use the acronym words.

Full title and running title of the article and authors’ information within three typeset lines.

Authors’ information should contain the names, affiliations including the name of the country. For a multi-affiliated, indicate each individual’s affiliation using a superscript Arabic number (1,2,3…).

C.Abstract & Index Terms

The Abstract should be no more than 300 words.

The abstract should be written as one paragraph and should not contain displayed mathematical equations, tabular material, or numbered references.

At the end of abstract, Index Terms should be given in 3 to 5 keywords and in alphabetical order, separated by commas.


The text is recommended to be arranged in this order, if possible:

1) Text Section Heading

There are four levels of section headings with established specifications: primary; secondary; tertiary; and quaternary heads. Enumeration of section heads is required. The section headings are as follows:

      Primary Heading

Primary headings are enumerated by Roman numerals, use 14-point Times New Roman.

      Secondary Heading

Secondary headings are enumerated by capital letters followed by periods, upper and lower case, and italic.

Tertiary Heading: Tertiary headings are enumerated by Arabic numerals followed by parentheses. They are indented one, and run into the text in their sections, italic, upper and lower case, and followed by a colon.
Quaternary heading: Quaternary headings are identical to tertiary headings, except that they are indented two ems, lower case letters are used as labels, and only the first letter of the heading is capitalized.

2) References in Text

References should be obviously related to documents. Reference uses the Author-date.
Footnote should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.

3) Tables and Figures

Tables and Figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order of their appearance in the text, should be placed as close as possible to where they are mentioned in the text.

Use the table function of Microsoft Word.

Tables should have a concise and informative title with the table content between horizontal lines. Vertical lines are not used.

The caption should contain an explanation of all abbreviations and symbols used

Citations of figures in the text or parentheses are abbreviated, e.g., Fig. 1, Figs. 2 and 3. When the text refers to both figures and tables, they should be mentioned in parentheses, e.g., (Table 1; Fig. 2) and (Tables 2 and 3; Figs. 1 and 2).

Picture resolution to see clearly. Figures (line artwork or photographs) should be named fig1.tif or fig2.eps. Please do not use descriptive names.

Use lower case letters in superscripts a), b), c) … for special remarks.

Each a figure should not exceed one page.


The list of references should only include works that have been published or accepted for publication.

All the sources you have cited in the body of your research should states the author’s of the source, the material’s year of publication, the name or title of the source material, as well as its electronic retrieval information, including the date it was accessed, if these were gathered from the Internet and the digital object identifier (DOI).

Reference/Citation: American Psychological Association (APA) style

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