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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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found on the main menu bar.
  • Authors submitting articles should read the Review Process that will be applied to them.

MELINTAS encourages the submission of unsolicited manuscripts. Articles on any aspect of philosophy and theology will be considered. Please confirm that the article is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal. Discussion notes related to articles previously published are welcome. Contributors should send their submissions either in hard copy or by email. If submitting in hard copy, please send three hard copies, which normally will not be returned. If submitting by e-mail, please send your submission to htedjo@unpar.ac.id or melintas@unpar.ac.id. Authors are not required to pay submission fee.

The manuscript should be cleanly typed, one-and-a-half-spaced throughout, and of 4000 to 8000 words length. Authors should provide an abstract of 150 to 200 words, and up to 10 keywords, both in English. Notes should be numbered consecutively. Please check the Reference Guidelines below. 

The Editor wishes to remind authors that all manuscripts are published in gender neutral form. 


All papers should be submitted with complete references in the form of endnotes and bibliography. Note numbers should be inserted right after all punctuation marks of the relevant passage. Below are some examples of how references should be made in Melintas, based on the Turabian Style.

        Fareed Zakaria, The Post American World (Princeton: W. W. Norton, 2008) 88-89.

The book title is italicised.

A subsequent reference:
        Ibid., 121.

A reference to the same book later in the paper:
        Zakaria, op. cit., 187.

A Chapter in a book (with more than one author):
        Anthony Giddens, “Living in a Post-Traditional Society,” Reflexive Modernization, Politics, Tradition, and Aesthetics in the Modern Social Order, ed. Ulrich Beck, Anthony Giddens & Scott Lash (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994) 56.

Edited volume:
        Edward W. Said, “Orientalism and After,” Power, Politics and Culture, Interviews with Edward W. Said, ed. Gauri Viswanathan (London: Bloomsbury, 2004) 221.

        Henri Lefebvre, The Production of Space, trans. Donald Nicholson-Smith (Oxford and Cambridge: Blackwell, 1977) 118.
        Henri Lefebvre, “Right to the City,” Writings on Cities, trans. & ed. Eleonore Kofman and Elizabeth Lebas (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996) 158.

        Ulrich Beck, “The Cosmopolitan Society and its Enemies,” Theory, Culture and Society 19, Nr. 1-2 (2002) 38.

In the Bibliography:
        Beck, Ulrich. “The Cosmopolitan Society and its Enemies.” Theory, Culture and Society 19, Nr. 1-2 (February-April 2002) 17-44.

In subsequent endnote:
        Ibid., 40.

A reference to the same article later in the paper:
        Beck, art. cit., 42.

Internet Sources:
        Jean Tardif, “Intercultural Dialogues and Cultural Security,” Planet Agora (September 2002). http://globalpolicy.org/globaliz/cultural/2002/09intercultural.htm
(access 16.09.2008).
        Reporters Without Borders, “Indonesia, annual report 2007.” http://www.rsf.
org/country-50.php3?id_mot=259&Valider=OK (access 17.08.2008).

Between brackets is the date the webpage was viewed in the format of DD.MM.YY.

The Harvard author-date system is also acceptable with a text reference reading, for example, (Levebvre, 1977:66-8).

Give however full details in a reference, list in alphabetical order: Levebvre, H. (1977), The Production of Space, Oxford: Blackwell.

An article in a journal: Barleant, A.(1998), ‘Art and Daily Life’, Aesthetics 54 (3): 19-21.

A chapter in a book: Levebvre, H ( 1996), ‘Right to the City’, in Eleonore Kofmann (ed.) Writings on Cities. Oxford: Blackwell.