- Full Paper Format. We recommend the paper includes at least the following sections:
- Title Page
- Introduction (including literature review)
- Data and Methodology
- Appendices (if necessary)
- Manuscript Submission. Please submit an electronic version in MSWord only in the first instance.
- Length. Manuscripts should not exceed 8,000 words (including abstract, footnotes and references), plus a maximum of 8-10 tables and figures.
- Abstract and keywords. An abstract of not more than 150 words should be included, together with 2-5 keywords suitable for online search purposes, chosen from the list provided at the submission site or provided by the author.
- Layout of Text. Text should be double spaced. Please follow the following system of headings and subheadings: each major section of the article should be given a brief bold upper case heading; subsections are indicated by bold sentence case headings, and third-level headings are italicised in sentence case.
- Citations. Please use the Harvard system. References in the text give the author’s surname, year of publication, and page number if necessary. At the end of the paper, please list the references cited in the text, arranged in alphabetical order of authors’ surnames, using the examples as follows:
Tongzon, Jose L. 2005. ‘ASEAN–China Free Trade Area: A Bane or Boon for ASEAN Countries?’. World Economy 28 (2): 191–210.
Stern, Robert M., Jonathan Francis, and Bruce Schumacher. 1976. Price Elasticities in International Trade. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.
Basri, M. Chatib, and Hal Hill. 2002. ‘The Political Economy of Manufacturing Protection in Indonesia’. In Ekonomi Indonesia di Era Politik Baru: 80 Tahun Mohamad Sadli, edited by Mohamad Ikhsan, Chris Manning, and Hadi Soesastro, 306–22. Jakarta: Penerbit Buku Kompas.
Kimura, Fukunari, and Ayako Obashi. 2011. ‘Production Networks in East Asia: What We Know So Far’. ADBI Working Paper 320, Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo.
- Footnotes should be kept to a minimum, both in number and size; they should be numbered consecutively with arabic numerals, and located at the foot of the page on which reference is made to them in the text.
- Tables should be clearly headed, be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and contain adequate information to allow the reader to understand them without referring to the text. Notes to the table should be placed directly below it, and keyed by superscript lower case Roman letters. Sources of data should be placed at the end of the table.
- Diagrams and Charts. These should contain type no smaller than Book Antiqua or Palatino 9 point, and should fit within the text dimensions of a BIES page (width 12.4 cm). Charts should be accompanied by the underlying statistical data to permit redrawing.
- Appendices. Contributors are advised to use an appendix for technical proofs and derivations that can be separated from the main text.
- Spelling. Authority is the Oxford English Dictionary. Use ‘s’ spelling, e.g. organise.
- Indonesian Terms and Abbreviations. The full equivalent should be given in the text at the first use. Terms other than proper nouns should be italicised; proper nouns, including acronyms representing a proper noun, should be in Roman type. Acronyms of more than four letters are written in lower case (with initial capital where appropriate). Initials that cannot be pronounced as a word, and acronyms of four letters or less, are written in upper case.
e.g. sawah, but: Repelita, Bappenas, Bulog, LIPI, MPR, BKKBN.
- Other Conventions. Use single quotation marks, and ‘%’ rather than ‘per cent’ in text. Use ‘$’ to refer to US dollars.
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