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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.
  • 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, RTF, PDF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of each page by including figure's caption and mentioning it in the text.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Submission should be done online at our website.  An acknowledgement letter will be sent to the corresponding author email address. This letter indicates that we have received your submission and not as an indicator of the journal acceptance.

The author must use the paper template and follow the instruction written in the Paper Template (Author Guidelines) attached (.docx). We only consider for publication articles that are written in English (preferrably in U.S. English). Please also ensure that the articles are grammatically correct and contain no typographical errors before submission.

Article Types

The following types of contributions will be published: (i) Papers reporting original work (original research article); and (ii) Interpretative reviews (review article).

Research article

Research articles are comprehensive research reports containing detailed descriptions of experimental and non-experimental work, clearly interpreting, and discussing the theoretical and experimental results and data.

Review article

Review articles are high-level scientific publications reports written by experts who are not only well acquainted with academic and technological developments in the field but are also able to critically analyze the state-of-the-art and share educated opinions and provide guidance/ideas on potential developments in the field of science.

Formatting Requirements

Manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, References.

Page Size

On each page, your material (not including the header and footer) should fit within a rectangle of 210 × 297 mm (8.27 × 11.69 in.), centered on an A4 page, beginning 1.9 cm (.75 in.) from the top of the page.  Please adhere to the A4 size only (hopefully Word or other word processors can help you with it). If you cannot do so, please contact the review coordinator for assistance. All final publications will be formatted and displayed in A4 size. Right margins should be justified, not ragged. All margins must measure 1” (2.5 cm) around. Beware, especially when using this template on a Macintosh, Word may change these dimensions in unexpected ways.

Page Length

Completed research papers should not exceed fourteen (14) single-spaced pages. The page limit includes everything – the cover page (which contains the title, abstract and keywords), all text, figures, tables, references, and appendices.

Essential Title Page Information


Your paper’s title should be in Times New Roman 20-point bold.  Ensure proper capitalization within your title (i.e. “The Next Frontier of Information Systems” versus “the next frontier of Information systems.” Title must be written concise and informative. Avoid using abbreviations and formula in the title page.

Author Names and Affiliations

Author names and affiliations should be in Times New Roman 13-point. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and the e-mail address of each author. Highly recommended to put the institution e-mail address.

Corresponding Author

In addition, clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology. Only one of the authors required to be assigned as a corresponding author. Corresponding author should be marked with Asterix (*) at the end of the corresponding author's name. Ensure the e-mail address and the complete postal address are provided.  Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Present or Permanent Address

If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.


Please use a 12-point Times New Roman font italic. For all types of papers, the abstract should not exceed 150 words. Abstract includes purpose, method, result, and conclusion of the study. References must be avoided in abstract. Uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.


Please use a 11-point Times New Roman font. Provide minimum 5 keywords that are relevant with your research topic. Avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Body Text

Please use a 11-point Times New Roman font. Please use sans-serif or non-proportional fonts only for special purposes, such as source code text (SpecialStyle).


The heading of a section should be Times New Roman 13-point bold, left justified (Heading 1 Style in this template file).  Sections should not be numbered. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the following structure: 

  1. Introduction consists of state of the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background (e.g. problems and research gaps that want to solve in this study). In this section, avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of results. In addition, this section should provide the research question and benefits/contributions of this study.
  2. Literature Review includes description of main concepts/theories used in this study.
  3. Methodology provides sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.
  4. Results should be clear and concise.
  5. Discussion explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
  6. Conclusion consists of the main conclusions, limitation (if any) and future works of the study.
  7. Acknowledgement (if any) include those individuals/institutions that provided help during the research (e.g., providing funding, providing language help, writing assistance, or proofreading the article, etc.). If no funding has been provided for the research, you may include the following sentence: “This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors”.
  8. References includes all the references used in this study.
  9. Appendices (if any) should be identified as A, B, etc. if there is more than one appendix. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly, for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.


Headings of subsections should be in Times New Roman 11-point bold italics with initial letters capitalized (Heading 2). (Note: for sub-sections and sub-subsections, words like ‘the’, ‘of’, ‘a’, ‘an’ are not capitalized unless it is the first word of the heading.)


Headings for sub-subsections should be in Times New Roman 11-point bold with initial letters capitalized (Heading 3). Please do not go any further into another layer/level.

Figures, Tables and Equation

Place figures and tables close to the relevant text (or where they are referenced in the text). Captions should be Times New Roman 11-point bold (Caption Style in this template file).  They should be numbered (e.g., “Table 1” or “Figure 2”), centered and placed beneath the figure or table.  Please note that the words “Figure” and “Table” should be spelled out (e.g., “Figure” rather than “Fig.”) wherever they occur. The proceedings will be made available online, thus color figures are possible. Ensure all the figures and tables have been cited in the body of the manuscript.

Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that must be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).

References and Citations

References are to be formatted using the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition style ( References must be complete, i.e., include, as appropriate, volume, number, month, publisher, city and state, editors, last name & initials of all authors, page numbers, etc. References should be listed alphabetically by author name at the end of the paper in conformance with APA 7th edition. In-text citations should be indicated by the author’s last name and year of publication, e.g., (Handayani, 2020) or Handayani (2020).

When copying references, please be careful as they may already contain errors. Use of the DOI is highly encouraged. A DOI is guaranteed never to change, so you can use it as a permanent link to any electronic article. The minimum number of references used is 20 references (using recent references from the last five years is highly encouraged).

Your references should comprise only published materials accessible to the public. Proprietary information may not be cited. Ensure that all references are present, complete, and accurate as per the Publication Manual of the APA 7th edition.

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.

Article Processing Cost (APC): IDR 250,000

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an APC to cover publications costs. The amount is IDR 250,000 for Indonesian authors or USD 25 for foreign authors (can be waived).

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

Open Journal System's User Manual

The journal uses Open Journal System (OJS) to manage submissions. Please review the following user manual documents to efectively OJS.
- OJS user manual for Authors
- OJS user manual for Reviewers

Document Similarity Policy

The maximum similarity of <15% uses iThenticate or TurnitIn. Minimum reference > 20 comes from 80% of scientific journals, the rest may be sourced from proceedings, patents, research books, research reports.

Author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, money and works invested by the publisher. If author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, author will be punished with paying IDR 1.500.000,- per manuscript, as withdrawal penalty to the publisher. However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal. The withdrawal of manuscript after the manuscript is accepted for publication, author will be punished by paying IDR 3.000.000,- per manuscript. Withdrawal of manuscript is only allowed after withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the Publisher.

If author do not agree to pay the penalty, the author and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal.

Declaration Statement


Decision on the Publication of Articles

The Editor in Chief of Register is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor in Chief may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and subjected to such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor in Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Review of Manuscripts

The Editor in Chief must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor/co-editor, who may make use of appropriate software to examine the originality of the contents of the manuscript and after passing this test, manuscript is forwarded to two referees for blind peer review, and each of whom will make a recommendation to publish the manuscript in its present form or to modify or to reject the same. The time required for each review stage is at least a month after the reviewer states willingness (each article has a different review stage, depending on the quality of the article). If the article is of very good or very poor quality, it is possible to get a decision faster.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by anyone who has a view of the manuscript in his or her own research without the express written consent of the author.

Fair play

Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their intellectual merit without regard to authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.


The Editor in Chief/editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.



In case, any reviewer feels that it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then the same must be communicated to the editor, so that the same could be sent to any other reviewer.


Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. There shall be no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that had been previously reported elsewhere should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Conflict of Interest

Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple Publications

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Department of Information Systems of Faculty of Computer Science Universitas Indonesia does not allow any form of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered to be a serious breach of scientific ethics by the entire scientific community. Incidents of plagiarism in a manuscript or published paper whether detected or reported, will be dealt seriously. We constantly supportadvise and take suggestions from our Editorial and Reviewer Board on avoiding any malpractice of publication ethics.