Author Guidelines

The Sunan Ampel Review of Political and Social Sciences (The SARPASS) Author Guidelines

The following guidelines for prospective authors apply:

  1. Each manuscript should begin with 200-250 words abstract of its content.
  2. Articles should be approximately 6000 words long; however, both shorter and longer manuscripts will be considered.
  3. Articles could be based on either conceptual or empirical research findings.
  4. Manuscripts should be submitted for consideration by email attachment; Microsoft Word is preferred.
  5. References should be numbered in the form of APA style in-text citations (Author’s Name, year).
  6. Footnotes are used optionally for additional information, but not for referencing.
  7. Unless otherwise indicated earlier, abbreviations should be avoided. Titles of journals should be written out in full.
  8. The reference follows APA format:

Name, Author (2009). This is an example of APA style. New York, NY: St Martin's Press.

Ahlstrom, D. (2020). Time for China to Accept It Is No Longer a Developing Country. Retrieved November 19, 2020, from

Babbie, E. (2010). The Practice of Social Research, 12th edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Cox, B, & Philpott, D. (2003). “Faith-Based Diplomacy: An Ancient Idea Newly Emergent”. The Brandywine Review of Faith & International Affairs, Vol.1 No.2.

Easton, B. (2008). Does poverty affect health? In K. Dew & A. Matheson (Eds.), Understanding health inequalities in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 97-106). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Flesch, R. (n.d.). How to write plain English. Retrieved April 12, 2009, from /writing/flesch.shtml

Global warming. (2009, June 1). Retrieved June 4, 2009, from

Li, S., & Seale, C. (2007). Learning to do qualitative data analysis: An observational study of doctoral work. Qualitative Health Research, 17, 1442–1452. 

  1. All article manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by qualified academics in the field; this is a process that may take weeks or months.
  2. Manuscripts may be edited for style prior to publication.
  3. Authors should be willing to respond to questions from readers of their articles.