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Author Guidelines

Main Headings of Manuscripts. Following main headings should be provided in the manuscript while preparing. Main headings, subheadings and sub-sub headings should not be numbered in the manuscript:



               Sub-sub headings

                       Point headings

  • Title

Title are written in English and Indonesian 16 pt Times New Roman Bold and preferably not more than 12 words. Author(s) name, e-mail, full addresses, affiliations, Tel./Fax, and postal codes.

  • Abstract

The abstract should be clear, concise, and descriptive. This abstract should provide a brief introduction to the problem, objective of paper, followed by a statement regarding the methodology and a brief summary of results. Abstracts are written in English and Indonesian. Font Times New Roman 11 pt and preferably not more than 300 words.

  • Keywords

Keywords arranged by alphabetically and should have at least two keywords and maximum five keywords separated by a semicolon (;).

  • Introduction

The introduction should be clear and provide the issue to be discussed in the manuscript. At the end of the paragraph, the author/s should end with a comment on the significance concerning identification of the issue and the objective of research.

  • Methods

This methods are written in descriptive and should provide a statement regarding the methodology of the research. This Methods are optional, only for original research articles)

  • Analysis and Discussion

Sub-analysis and discussion contains the results of analysis and discussion of the object of study.

  • Conclusion

Conclusion contains the answer of the issue. Provide a clear and concise conclusion. Do not repeat the Abstract or just list experimental results, but more than that, provide a clear scientific justification and indicate possible applications or suggest related of your manuscript.

  • Bibliography

Bibliography at the end of the manuscript should be written in Harvard Citation Style. All publications cited in the text should be included as a list of Bibliography, arranged alphabetically by author.

Books with an author:

Achmad Ali. (2012). Menguak Teori Hukum (Legal Theory) dan Teori Peradilan (Judicialprudence) Termasuk Interpretasi Undang-Undang (Legisprudence). Jakarta: Kencana.

Books with an editor:

Sulistyowati Irianto (ed). (2009). Hukum Yang Bergerak; Tinjauan Antropologi Hukum. Jakarta: Yayasan Obor Indonesia.

Journal articles:

Irwansyah. (2013). “Jejak Demokrasi Lingkungan dalam Undang-Undang Nomor 32 Tahun 2009” Jurnal Ilmu Hukum Amanna Gappa, 21(2): 121-131.

World Wide Web:

British Broadcasting Corporation. (2012). Noken Papua Mendapat Pengakuan UNESCO. Available from: [Accessed May 16, 2015].

  • Footnotes

Bibliographic citations are provided in footnotes with format:


Werner Menski. (2000). Comparative Law in a Global Context, The Legal Systems of Asia and Africa. London: Platinum Publishing Ltd, p. 16

Section from a book:

Eddy O.S. Hiariej. “Pemilukada Kini dan Masa

Datang Perspektif Hukum Pidana” dalam Achmad D. Haryadi (ed). (2012). Demokrasi Lokal: Evaluasi Pemilukada di Indonesia.

Jakarta: Konstitusi Press, hlm.182

Journal articles:

Arie Afriansyah. (2015). “Foreigners Land Rights

Regulations: Indonesia’s Practice”. Jurnal

Mimbar Hukum, 27(1): 98-116

  • Figures/Graphics

The figures should be clearly readable and at least have a resolution of 300 DPI (Dots Per Inch) for good printing quality.

  • Table

Table made with the open model (without the vertical lines).

Publication Ethics

Pattimura Law Journal is a peer-reviewed journal as committed to keep and uphold the highest standards of publication ethics. All articles not in accordance with these standards will be removed from the publication at any time even after the publication. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor in chief, the editorial board, the peer-reviewers and the publisher (Faculty of Law Pattimura University). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Faculty of Law Pattimura University as publisher of PALAU takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical behavior and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Faculty of Law Pattimura University and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Copyright and Permissions By submitting a manuscript to the editor or publisher you are deemed to have granted permission to publish the manuscript.


Upon final publication, the new issue will be made available online at: Corresponding author will receive PDF copies online and two hard copies of the journal.

Submission Manuscript

All manuscripts must be submitted online at: If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following e-mail:


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.

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