Author Guidelines

Before prepare and submit article manuscripts, please note that author(s) are discouraged from withdrawing submitted papers after it is in the publication process (review, copyedit, layout, etc.,). During the time, Journal of Metric Studies and Social Studies (JMSSS) had spent valuable resources besides time spent in the process.

Journal of Metric Studies and Social Studies (JMSSS) accepts the following types of papers:

  1. Research Article. The research articles are limited to 8000 words. The abstract should be structured and limited to 250 words. The abstract should preferably include these elements: objective, research design and methods, findings, implications and recommendations, contribution and value-added. Keywords (maximum six in numbers) are to be given, which properly specify the contribution; comma delimitation to be used for separation. Each article should be structured appropriately. Each article should preferably have the following sections: Introduction, Objectives and Scope of the study, Literature review, Conceptual framework, Methodology, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. Sub-sections, as required, can be provided. It is expected that acknowledgements including funding support, if any, should be given by author(s) only after the acceptance of the manuscript, in a separate ‘Acknowledgement’ section to be placed before the References.

  2. Review articles. Reviews covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Review articles (not exceeding 10,000 words, cited references to be limited to about 100 in number) are expected to survey and discuss current developments in a field. The review should be well focused and organized, and avoid a general ‘textbook’ style. Review articles will follow the general guidelines of Research Paper.

  3. Perspective Paper. Perspective paper (up to 5000 words a maximum of two illustrations) invites reflective discussions on recent contemporary research/on tools and methods/new approaches, but do not primarily discuss the author's own work. They may provide a critical synoptic assessment of a research topic, including alternative viewpoints/approaches. Perspectives commenting on papers in Journal of Metrics Studies should add a dimension to the research and not merely be a summary of the study covered in the paper. The perspective paper will follow the general guidelines of Research papers. The authors may kindly note the other considerations required for publishing in this category. An abstract of up to 150 words should appear on the first page. There is no particular need for authors to include a separate section on methodology.

  4. Research-in-Progress. Aims to encourage and promote research of students/young researchers. This section also provides a platform for established researchers who would like to submit their ‘works in progress’. Contributions go through a standard double-blind review. Authors can directly submit as ‘research-in-progress’. However, if reviewers find a paper submitted as an original article has not been sufficiently developed but has promising merit, then the editors take a decision for the paper to be placed as ‘research-in-progress’. The final decision is with the authors of that article, whether they would like their paper to be in ‘research-in-progress’. The paper limit should be within 3000 words with maximum permissible three illustrations (figure/table). The items of the manuscript should include: (1) Abstracts limited to 200 words; (2) have the choice of including a Methodology section. However, the article must properly inform about the key methods/ procedures in the introduction; (3) Results and Discussion may be combined into a single section. Research in Progress section will follow the general guidelines of Research papers.

  5. Commentary. Opinion articles relevant to newer developments/issues that would be of significance to the field. Commentary has to be sharp and not descriptive. Abstract, Keywords and Methodology are not required for publishing in this category. The commentary section will follow the general guidelines of Research papers. It has to be within 2000 words.

  6. Research Notes. Encourages submission that draws attention to new tools & techniques, databases, a new methodological approach, new indicators, etc. Papers are expected to use well-constructed case studies for proper demonstration/proof-of-concept of the aspect that is the key focus of their research note. The paper should not be a summary of say tools & techniques; it has to show, for example, how new insights are revealed by using them. The research note should be within 4000 words. Stylized figures, boxes or figures that improve the readability and impact are encouraged. The journal will follow the double-blind peer review and other norms as applicable to the research article.

  7. Policy Forum. This section is rooted towards contributions that reach out to the policy community at large. It also attempts to emerge as a platform for cross-disciplinary interaction between quantitative and qualitative studies on science-technology-innovation. Thus, papers that apply qualitative and quantitative indicators of STI, including hybrid indicators, engagement of scientometrics in developing a conceptual and methodological approach for science studies, etc. will be encouraged. There is an engaging discourse on open-science, patenting per se that challenges ethical issues, on scientific misconduct and other areas within science and innovation studies that have implications for publication and patenting activity. This section also encourages papers that can address these areas. It will also be of interest that the paper opens up the debate for future discourse on the topic discussed. Submission should be within 3500 words. Stylized figures, boxes or figures that improve the readability and impact are encouraged. The journal will follow the double-blind peer review and other norms as applicable to the research article.

The Author’s Guideline of Journal of Metric Studies and Social Studies (JMSSS) since the publication year of 2022

1. Introduction

Journal of Metric Studies and Social Studies (JMSSS) is a national scientific journal that is open to finding innovation, creativity and new things related to bibliometrics, scientometrics , webometrics, patentometrics, altmetrics and research evaluation. Journal of Metric Studies and Social Studies (JMSSS) is a peer review journal published by PAPANDA (Paguyuban Panalungtik Sunda).  The aim of the journal is to facilitate scientific publication of the results of researches and participate to boost the quality and quantity of research for academics and researchers. Journal of Metric Studies and Social Studies (JMSSS) published two times a year, in June and December by publishing research results and critical analysis studies in the field of bibliometrics, scientometrics , webometrics, patentometrics, altmetrics and research evaluation

Journal of Metric Studies and Social Studies (JMSSS) editorial board invites you to submit your manuscript to be published in this journal. 

2. The Manuscript General Guidelines

The manuscript text general guidelines are as follows:

  1. The manuscript is the authentic research result that has not been published yet in other publication media or publishing houses.

  2. Manuscript accepted standard written in Indonesian;

  3. The manuscript text tought to be written as this article template. The article is written on A4-size paper (210x297 mm), with custom margins as follows: left 1.27 inches, right 1.27 inches, bottom 2.54 inches  and top 2.54 inches, Cambria theme font, 12 pt font size, and 1 line-spacing.

  4. The manuscript does not contain any plagiarism element. The editorial board will directly reject the text that indicates plagiarism. We use plagiarism software to check your manuscript.

  5. The manuscript consists of five main headings: Introduction; Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgement; References;

  6. Title of the article should be as short as possible, and should represent the content of the manuscript;

  7. Author names are written under the title, followed by author affiliation and e-mail address;

  8. Abstract written in Indonesian and English. Abstract not exceeding 150-250 words, write a narrative consists goals / objectives, methods, and findings of the research / writing;

  9. Keywords: words or phrases that are important, specific, or representative for articles and consisting of 3-6 words;

  10. The manuscript must be written in the following template;

3. The Guidelines for the Manuscript Body Text

The title of the manuscript: The title should be informative and be written both briefly and clearly. It cannot diverse multi interpretations. It has to be pinpoint with the issues that will be discussed. The title is written with the font type (Cambria 20pt, Bold, Sentence case, and Left). The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviation. The main ideas should be written first and followed then by its explanations. A maximum of fifteen word article titles, 20pt font size, with bold and middle text formatting options.

Abstract: The abstract has to be written within 150-250 words maximum and followed by with three to five keywords and arranged alphabetically. The abstract should be typed as concise as possible and should be composed of: problem statement, research purposes, method, scientific finding results, and short conclusion. The abstract should only be typed in one paragraph and one-column format.

Introduction: The introduction must contain (sortly and consecutively) a general background and a literature review (state of the art) as the basic of the brand new research question, statements of the brand new scientific article, main research problems, and the hypothesis. In the final part of the introduction, the purpose of the article writing should be stated. They should be represented in the literature review to show the brand new of the scientific article.

Methods: The method explains how the research is conducted, including research design, data collection, research instrument and analytic methods. This part should be narated.

Results and Discussion: This part consists of the research results and how they are discussed. The results obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data.  The research results and the discovery must be the answers or the research hypothesis or research question stated previously in the introduction part.

Conclusion: This is the final part containing conclusions, limitations and recommendations. The conclusions will be the answers of the hypothesis or research question, the research purposes and the research discoveries. The conclusions should not contain only the repetition of the results and discussions. It should be the summary of the research results as the author expects in the research purposes or the hypothesis. Research limitations and recommendations contain deficiency in the research and suggestions associated with further ideas from the research.

References: All the references that used in the article must be listed in this part. In this part, all the used references must be taken from primary sources (scientific journals and the least number is 80% from all the references) that published in the last ten years. Each article should has at least ten references and cite Journal of Metrics Studies, at least 3 articles.

4. The Guidelines for the Citations and References

All the served data or quotes in the article taken from the other author articles should attach the reference sources. The references should use a reference application management such as MendeleyEnd Note, or Zotero. The writing format that used in Journal Sport Area follows the format applied by APA 7th Edition (American Psychological Association).

For example:

Article journal:

Ahmad, S. N., Mas’od, A., Sulaiman, Z., & Hasbullah, N. N. (2021). Bibliometric Analysis on Motivation of Sport Event Volunteer using the Scopus Database. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 11(3), 1200–1226.

Hernández-Torrano, D., Ibrayeva, L., Sparks, J., Lim, N., Clementi, A., Almukhambetova, A., Nurtayev, Y., & Muratkyzy, A. (2020). Mental Health and Well-Being of University Students: A Bibliometric Mapping of the Literature. Frontiers in Psychology, 11(June), 1–16.

Maksum, A. (2008). Metodologi Penelitian. Surabaya: Univesity Press.
Coker, C. A. (2017). Motor learning and control for practitioners. New York: Routledge.


Nurkholis, M. (2015). Kontribusi Pendidikan Jasmani dalamMenciptakan SDM yang Berdaya Saing di Era Global. Prosiding.  Seminar Nasional Olahraga UNY Yogyakarta; 192-201.


All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form. All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in color to facilitate their appearance on the online database. Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel should be supplied in their native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into MS Word template document. Photographic images should be inserted in the main body of the article and of high quality.


Tables should be typed and included in the main body of the article. The position of tables should be inserted in the text as close to the point of reference as possible. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.

5. The Online Submission Manuscript Guidelines

The manuscript text must be submitted by one of two systems (the Second procedure is more preferable):

  1. The document should submitted by Online Submission System in the Journal of Metric Studies and Social Studies (JMSSS) portal.

  2. Firstly, the author should register as either an author or reviewer (checking role as author or reviewer) in the “Register”.

  3. After the registration step is completed, log in as an author, click in “New Submission”. The article submission stage consists of five stages, such as:  (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation.

  4. In the “Start” column, choose Journal Section (nearby Volume and Issue will publish), check all the checklists.

  5. In the “Upload Submission” Columns, upload the manuscript files in MSWord format in this column.

  6. In the “Enter Metadata” columns, fill in with all the author data and affiliation. Including the Journal Title, Abstract, Keywords, and References.

  7. In the “Upload Supplementary Files” columns, the author is allowed to upload supplementary files, the statement letter, or any other else.

  8. In the “Confirmation” columns, if the data you entered are all correct already, then click “Finish Submission”.

  9. If the author has difficulties in the submission process through the online system, please contact Journal of Metrics Studies editorial team at