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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.

  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The author has no conflict of interest
  • If it involves humans and other living beings, the author states that the submitted manuscript has ethical clearance and consent from the concerned.

Author Guidelines


General Author Guidelines

1.  The article is either unpublished or not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
2.  The article should be typed in MS Word and submitted online in the e-journal portal KINAA: Jurnal Kepemimpinan Kristen dan Pemberdayaan Jemaat, available at https://https://kinaa.iakn-toraja.ac.id/
3.  Articles should possess the capability to enhance knowledge through the utilization of diverse research methodologies, including both fieldwork and literature review, and it's related to the issues of various scientific articles on Christian leadership and scientific reports on empowerment activities. 
4.  The article submitted to the editorial team will undergo processing through a double-blind review mechanism.
5.  The editorial staff makes the approval decision for this article based on recommendations from reviewers. The minimum period necessary for publication is 1 month, while the maximum time does not exceed 1.5 years. The average publication procedure has a duration of 3-8 months.
6.  Articles can be written either in Bahasa Indonesia or in English in a print-ready format in Microsoft Word on A4 sized-paper (210x297). Paper margins should be set: left 3 cm, top 2.5 cm, right 2,5 cm, and bottom 2.5 cm.
7.  The article should range from 3000 to 7000 words including figures and tables (1.25 space).
8.  The manuscript is written in Cambria at 12pt size (except the article title) in a one-column format.
9.  The components of the original articles should meet the criteria of scientific research standards, including:
  a.  Title of the article
  b. Names of authors without academic title
  c. Authors' affiliation address
  d. Email correspondence
  e. Abstract and keywords
  f. Introduction
  g. Research method
  h. Results and discussion
  i. Conclusion
  j. References


Full Structure of The Article

The Title of The Article: The title should be written in Bahasa or English and should not exceed 15 words, with News Goth CN BT, 15pt-sized font without subtitle of article. The title should be succinct, unambiguous, and informative, accurately summarizing the content of the research.


Names of Author(s): The author's name is written without an academic title under the article title in Cambria, 12pt-sized font, with single spacing. For an article with two or more authors, the correspondence should be marked with a number in the last name of each author. Using one email correspondence and giving mark (*) in the author's last name. For example: ……………1*, ……………2

The space between the author's identity with affiliation and email correspondence is a single space.


Affiliation: Affiliations should be written in full and not abbreviated. Put a comma after it and add the country of affiliation. List the affiliations of all authors named in the author list. If there is more than one author and they are from the same affiliation, it is sufficient to list them once. But if the authors are from different affiliations, then list all the affiliations of these authors. Number each affiliation with a "superscript" format that corresponds to the sequential number of the authors' names. This number is placed in front of the affiliation name. Font type Cambria, font size 12pt, single spacing.


Email Correspondence: The email address listed here is the email of the author. If there is more than one author, then the email listed is the email of the first author or the main author agreed upon by the authors. Use an active email so that correspondence with the author can run successfully. Font type Cambria, font size 12pt, italic, single spacing.


Abstract: The abstract is written in English and Bahasa. The English-language abstract must be written in the past tense. Abstract presented briefly and clearly, it must contain five (4) elements, namely: a) reasons for the selection of topics or the importance of the research topic; b) the aims of the research; c) research methods; and d) findings of the research. Abstract written in one paragraph within one space. The abstract is placed at a distance of 1.5 cm from the left margin. Font type: Cambria, font size: 11 pt, justify, with the number of words between 150 and 200 words.

Keywords: Keywords contain basic words in the study and can be drawn from the research variables, characteristics of the subjects, and the theory of the referenced (five words or combinations of words, written in alphabetical order). Each keyword is separated by a comma. Font type: Cambria; font size: 11 pt; single spacing.


Introduction: The introduction should include the following elements in a specific order: a discussion of the overall context, identification of the research problem, optional hypothesis, review of existing literature (state of the art) to establish the scientific novelty of the article, a statement highlighting the scientific novelty, a thesis statement outlining the research, and a concise summary of the research's aims and objectives.

Paragraphs in the introduction are typed in paragraph indentation format (first line) with an entry distance of 1.25 cm from the left margin. The font used is Cambria, font size 12 pt. The space between lines in this section is 1.25 cm. And left-right alignment (justify).


Research Method: The research method is a component that provides a methodical description of the process followed in doing the research. Research Method do not serve as a means to cite research theories from experts in research methods. However, this section must provide a full explanation of the study undertaken by the author. In general, the author should possess the ability to elucidate the process of gathering data, manipulating data, employing theory or perspective, and achieving the desired outcomes.


Results and Discussion: Organize the findings of your research in a coherent order that directly relates to the purpose and goals of your study. Utilize tables and figures as necessary to present your discoveries. Utilize quotations as necessary to develop your understanding and analysis of qualitative data. The usage of metric units and their corresponding international symbols is prevalent, along with the decimal point (rather than the decimal comma).


The scientific conclusions mentioned here do not pertain to the data acquired from the investigation. The scientific findings must be communicated in a manner that adheres to scientific principles, encompassing a detailed explanation of the specific discoveries that have been made. What was the cause of this occurrence? What is the reason for the specific pattern observed in the variable trend? All of these inquiries must be elucidated using scientific means, rather than only providing descriptions, and if required, substantiated by appropriate fundamental scientific phenomena. Furthermore, it is imperative to provide a comprehensive analysis in relation to the findings of other scholars who have conducted study on related subjects. The study findings should be capable of addressing the research objectives or research hypotheses stated in the introduction.

Discussion involves a thorough examination of the findings, including interpretation and the creation of new hypotheses or adjustments to current theories.Additionally, please discuss the ramifications of your research findings or propose recommendations for future research, including any lingering unsolved questions. Ensure that any recommendations are derived directly from the research findings.

Subtitles in the Results and Discussion section do not use a numbering system, so instead, the following model is used:

Subheadings should be formulated in short sentences, consisting of between 3-7 words (Cambria, Font Size 12 pt, Bold, Capitalize Each Word, Align Text Left)

Sub of Subheadings should be formulated with short sentences, consisting of between 3-5 words (Cambria, Font Size 12 pt, Bold, Italic, Capitalize Each Word, Align Text Left)


Conclusion: Present a concise summary that outlines the findings and their implications in respect to each objective of the study.


Tables and Figures: If the article contains tables and figures, their placement should be on the center page. For tables, the caption is placed at the top of the table. Meanwhile, for figures, the placement of the caption is at the bottom. Captioning more than one line should be written with a single space.

Footnotes and References: must be complied with based on Turabian 8th edition (full note) with reference management MENDELEY or Zotero.

The template for the articles can be downloaded here: for bahasa and for english. 


Responding to Peer Reviewer Feedback

Once the article has reached the review stage, the editor will carry out a double blind review process. Both anonymous reviewers will offer constructive criticism on the author's manuscript, and the author must be prepared to address or refute these comments. To accomplish this, the author must address the input from both the reviewer by utilizing the response to reviewer form. The form can be download here.