Author Guidelines




Gema Teologika is published by the Faculty of Theology Duta Wacana Christian University. The journal receives articles from both national and international authors. The articles should be of field research-based  or scholarly reviews. All articles published are blind-reviewed by appointed peer reviewers before publication. 


The title of the article and the author's name (without academic title) are written in the upper center-text, while the author's affiliation and his/her email address are written at the bottom of the page. The space between the title of the article and the author's name is 1.5, so is the space between the author's affiliation and the title of the abstract. Keywords must be written under the abstract, arranged alphabetically, separated by semicolon, consisting of 3-5 words. If an article is written in the Indonesian language, its English title should also appear in the beginning of the English-version abstract (see the above example).

The corresponding author must be marked with asterisk between quotation marks "*". The name and  email address of the corresponding author should appear at the bottom left of the page. Information concerning revision and final decision is sent to the email address of the corresponding author. If there are more than one author, all the authors' names are written, separated by comma (,). If the author's name consists of two words, the first name should not be acronymic. If the author's name only consists of one single word, the name is written as it is. In the online version (HTML), however, it should be written as two words by repeating the single-word name for the sake of metadata index (Camdali and Tunc, 2006; Fridman, 2008).


Manuscript conforming to the writing requirements of Gema Teologika must be submitted via Online Submission System on the Theology E-journal portal ( after registering as an author and/or a reviewer at "Register".

Guidelines for writing an article and the template can be downloaded at the following addresses:

Manuscripts must comprise scientific components as follows: (a) title of the article, (b) author(s)'s name(s) (without any academic title), (c) author(s)'s affiliation, (d) abstract and keywords, (e) introduction, (f) discussion and research findings, (g) conclusion, (h) expression of gratitude (if needed), and (i) bibliography.

Subtitles in the article (introduction, discussion and research findings, and conclusion) must be numbered in Arabic numbering format sequentially starting from number one. Subtitles are bold-typed with Title Case format and in left alignment without underline. Sub subtitles are written in bold with Sentence Case format and in left alignment, using numbering format number 2.

Manuscripts can be written in either Indonesian or English, with the length of 5000 - 6000 words or approximately including figures and tables. The Manuscript must be written according to this article template in the format of Camera Ready. The article is written in A4 (210X297mm) using left margin of 2 cm, right margin of 1 cm, bottom margin of 1 cm, and top margin of 2 cm. It should be written in Times New Roman with font size of 12 pt.

Foreign words and terms should be written in italics. The use of foreign terms should be avoided in articles written in Indonesian. The first sentence of a  new paragraph is indented by 3 cm from the left, while each paragraph is not separated from another by any additional space. All numbers are written using Arabic numbers except when they appear in the beginning of the sentence.

Tables and figures are placed in the text right after they are referred to. Every figure should be identified by an Arabic number followed by a figure caption, written below it. All figures must be clearly seen (font size, resolution and line size must be clear). Figures, tables, and diagrams should be placed in  the column between the text groups or in the middle of the page if the size is too big. There should be no vertical lines on tables, while horizontal lines are acceptable when needed.


Title of the article: Title of the article must be short and clear, written in capital letters. It should present the topic clearly, avoid multi interpretations, and contain no unfamiliar acronym.

Introduction: Introduction presents in a systematic order: general background, state of the art as the basis of the article, scientific novelty statement, and hypotheses. Methodology and purpose of the study must be written at the end of the introduction. Reviews of the literature are not written in the article format, but in the form of a prior literature review.

            Discussion and research findings: Findings should be explained along with data. It should also answer the hypotheses and research question(s) mentioned in the introduction.

            Conclusion: Conclusion is not a repetition of the discussion, but it summarizes the research findings vis a vis the research question. If needed, recommendation for further study can be added to the conclusion.

            Expression of Gratitude (if applicable): Expression of gratitude is firstly addressed to the donator of the research, then additionally to anyone participated in the research.

            Bibliography: All references employed in the article must be attached in the bibliography. It must comprise primary sources (academic literature), 80% of which are published in the last ten years. Every article must have at least ten references. References should be written by using a reference management application program such as Mendeley, EndNote, or Zotero, and the like.


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References should be written using a reference management application program such as Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero, and the like. Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition (Author - Date) is required.

  • Academic journals:

Keng, Shao-Hsun, Chun-Hung Lin, and Peter F. Orazem. 2017. “Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality.” Journal of Human Capital 11, no. 1 (Spring): 1–34.
LaSalle, Peter. 2017. “Conundrum: A Story about Reading.” New England Review 38 (1): 95–109. Project MUSE.
Satterfield, Susan. 2016. “Livy and the Pax Deum.” Classical Philology 111, no. 2 (April): 165–76.

  • Books:

Grazer, Brian, and Charles Fishman. 2015. A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Smith, Zadie. 2016. Swing Time. New York: Penguin Press.

  • Book Chapters:

Thoreau, Henry David. 2016. “Walking.” In The Making of the American Essay, edited by John D’Agata, 167–95. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press.

  • Ebooks:

Austen, Jane. 2007. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics. Kindle.
Borel, Brooke. 2016. The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ProQuest Ebrary.
Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. 1987. The Founders’ Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Melville, Herman. 1851. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers.

  • Web site contents:

Bouman, Katie. 2016. “How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole.” Filmed November 2016 at TEDxBeaconStreet, Brookline, MA. Video, 12:51.
Google. 2017. “Privacy Policy.” Privacy & Terms. Last modified April 17, 2017.
Yale University. n.d. “About Yale: Yale Facts.” Accessed May 1, 2017.

  • Reference citation is written as in-notes (example: Listijabudi 2020,45),while short explanatory comments are written as end-notes.
  • More than 4-line quotations are written in single space, font size 10, and in an special paragraph. Quotations less than 4 lines are put between double quotation marks and included in the sentence.

Book review is written in 1000-1500 words comprising the main ideas of the reviewed book, discussion with other books, and the reviewer's critical evaluation of the book.



Manuscripts must be submitted via:

  1. Online Submission System on the Theology E-journal portal (
  2. Online registration by registering as an author and/or reviewer (check Author or Reviewer) in "Registration" or
  3. After successfully registered, click "New Submission". There are 4 stages in the article submission process: (1) Start, (2) Upload Submission, (3) Enter metadata, (4) Confirmation.
  4. Start: choose Journal Section (Full Article), check all the checklists there.
  5. Upload Submission: upload the manuscript file in MS Word
  6. Enter Metadata: Input all data and affiliation about the author followed by abstract title and attachments.
  7. Confirmation: click "Finish Submission" if the process is complete
  8. If the author finds difficulties in the submission process through online system, please contact the editor of Gema Teologika via email ( 



Every article sent to the Editorial of Gema Teologika  must conform to all the requirements. Otherwise, it is returned even before being reviewed.

The maximum amounts of articles published in this journal are eleven articles per year.

This journal has no policy in place.



Expression of gratitude is addressed to the Faculty of Theology of Duta Wacana Christian University for funding the journal publication.



Publishing articles in Gema Teologika editorial is free of charge-no page charge. The Publisher  funds the whole process of publication.



Plagiarism, including self-plagiarism is by no means tolerated.