Author Guidelines


  1. Manuscripts must be original, have not been published previously in any scientific journal, that manuscripts are not being submitted for publication elsewhere, and will not be submitted to any media during the review process, unless the authors have officially withdrawn the manuscripts from JHD. JHD uses Similarity Check powered by Turnitin to prevent any suspected plagiarism in the manuscripts. Authors are expected to explicitly cite others' work and ideas, even if the work or ideas are not quoted verbatim or paraphrased. This standard applies whether the previous work is published, unpublished, or electronically available. Failure to properly cite the work of others may constitute plagiarism. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. JHD applies a minimum standard of similarity score of the manuscript under 25 %. If the manuscript performs above 25 %, the article should be revised or rejected. 
  2. Manuscripts submitted are research topics which have not conflict with Legal science research.
  3. Manuscripts encompass a broad range of research topics in Legal Issues: Constitutional Law, Legal philosophy, International Law, Environmental Law, Criminal Law, Private Law, Intellectual Property Rights Law, Islamic Law and Islamic Jurisprudence, Agrarian Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Procedural Law, Commercial Law, Human Rights Law, Civil Procedural Law, Customary Law, and many other legal issues.
  4. The journal is published 2 (two) times a year, March and September.


  1. Manuscripts are written in Bahasa or in English and use standard scientific usage.
  2. Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word format, except for Graphs using Microsoft Excel program and Figures using JPEG or PDF format.
  3. Manuscripts should be typed using Calibri  fonts at 11 points. Manuscripts should be typed single-spaced throughout the paper, including abstract, body of the document, references, appendixes, tables, and figures. For title, 14 pt, uppercase letters bolded and centered.
  4. Manuscripts are prepared in A4 paper, margins on all four sides are 2.54 cm. The length of submitted paper is at least 10 pages and no more than 16 pages; use of a tool such as Mendeley,  Zotero  or EndNote for reference management and formatting, and choose Chicago Manual of Style 16 edition (full note) referencing guide.
  5. It is essential that you follow every detail of the JHD template. Please try to follow the template as closely as possible. Manuscript Template of JHD Template JHD.2023
  6. The title of paper is max 10 words, without Acronym or abbreviation. The Abstract (max 200-250 WORDS) should be informative and completely self-explanatory (no citation in abstract), provide a clear statement of the problem, the proposed approach or solution, and point out major findings and conclusions.
  7. Manuscripts content should be arranged as the following order: Title, Name of the author(s) and their institutions, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment (if any), References.