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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, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines


Introduction provides adequate background or context (problem and its significance) of the study. The subject should not be written extensively. It is expected that rationale or purpose of the study (gap analysis), the objective in general and specific, and hypothesis (if any) should be expressed clearly. Present a clear "state of the art" of the subject, which discussed literature and theoretical concepts behind it. A concise general background may be included in the article. Pengabdian Masyarakat Cendekia is a scientific multidisciplinary journal to covers a lot of common problem or issues related to community service. The aim of this journal publication is to disseminate the conceptual thoughts or ideas and research results that have been achieved in the area of community services.


Divide your article into several headings: Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion, and Conclusions, References, and Appendices (if necessary). You must follow how headings are written in this template by selecting Heading 1 in the available styles.  Your article must be of 10-15 pages long and is submitted in MS Word format. Use IMRaD structure in paper sections.


Authors must guarantee that their article is free from plagiarism. Article that has been submitted or published elsewhere cannot be submitted to Pengabdian Masyarakat Cendekia. Please read our policy on the issue.


Use this template by using styles or copy and paste your article to this template. Apply italics to words or terminologies in languages other than English.

Second Level Heading

Second level heading must be written boldface and italics using upper and lower cases. You must set your second level heading left aligned.

Third Level Heading

Third level heading follows the style of the second level heading. Avoid the use of headings that have more than three levels.

Use reference manager such as Mendeley, Zotero or EndNote in citing works of others. Use the APA style. Parenthetical citation: (Grady et al., 2019) Narrative citation: Grady et al. (2019). Citations put in the beginning of a sentence are also written using numbers within brackets. Pengabdian Masyarakat Cendekia highly recommends the use of Mendeley in preparing references. Mendeley is preferred since it is free to download and use. Pengabdian Masyarakat Cendekia also prepared a guidance in using Mendeley as a referencing tool.


Methods section provides sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described. Indicate the participants observed, including demographic data, number of respondents, the rationale of respondents selection, etc. Describe the design of the experiment, such as the experiment procedures, surveys, interviews, observation characteristics, etc. Write the complete research procedure. Be sure that explanations made in the article will allow other researchers reproduce the work, or make future work out of it.


Equations must be presented using consecutive numbers starting with (1). Continue the numbering until the end of the article including appendices. The number must be made inside parenthesis and right aligned. You also need to put spacing before and after an equation.



Nomenclature for your equations must be presented after the References section of your article.


Write results in logical sequence. Results with important findings should be present first. When presenting results in a table or figure, do not repeat all those contents in the text. Present only the summary of the text.


Title of a table, must be put above the table. In writing the title of a table, you must capitalize each word. All tables and figures must be consecutively numbered. Figures must be made center-align and left-align for tables.


Table 1. Title of the First Table

Get and Place:



Place accuracy


≤ 1 kg


















> 1kg ≤ 8kg







> 8 kg ≤ 20kg







Hand tool: Get, Place and Place a side








In presenting your tables, please follow Table 1 and Table 2. If the content of a table is from a particular source, mention the source below the table using font with the size of 7.5 pt.




Table 2. Example on How to Present Your Second Table

Column Title

Column A (t)

Column B (t)

First row



Second row



Next row




Tables should be typed and included in the main body of the article. The position of tables should be inserted in the text as close to the point of reference as possible. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.


Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form. All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in colour to facilitate their appearance on the online database. Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel should be supplied in their native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into MS Word template document. Photographic images should be inserted in the main body of the article and of high quality. Please follow Figure 1 in preparing pictures. If a figure is from a particular source, you must mention the source. Title of a figure must be put below the figure. Do not put border on the figures.






Figure 1. Example on How to Put Caption for a Figure



Describe only new and important aspects of the study. Do not repeat all information from results section or any section above. Present limitations of the study. Write the issues that are new or unsolved, for future research. This section consists of the information on What/How the presented data were produced, no raw data should be present in the article. The produced data are presented in tables, or figures with an explanation of what is the result/findings from the work. The section will also need to address connections between findings and basic concepts or hypothesis made earlier. Authors should also express whether any arguments were needed relating to other works from other researchers. Write implications made by the work related to theoretical or applications.


The conclusion should be linked to the title and objectives of the study. Do not make statements not adequately supported by your findings. Write the improvements made to health sector in general. Do not make further discussions, repeat the abstract, nor only list the results of research results. Do not use bulleted points, use paragraphed sentences instead.


This template is prepared so that all articles published in Pengabdian Masyarakat Cendekia will have a consistent format. Authors must follow this template.



Pengabdian Masyarakat Cendekia STIKes Yogyakarta prefers articles which refer mainly to journal articles, research reports, and conference proceedings, rather than rely heavily on textbooks or handbooks to demonstrate articles' novelty in the subject discussed. The use of Mendeley as a tool in referencing is preferable and encouraged. References should be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy, and consistency. When referring to a reference in the text of the document, put the

number of the reference in square brackets. References must be prepared according to the APA style as the following examples:


Journal articles

Journal Article with a DOI

Vogels, A. G. C., Crone, M. R., Hoekstra, F., & Reijneveld, S. A. (2009). Comparing three short questionnaires to detect psychosocial dysfunction among primary school children: a randomized method. BMC Public Health, 9, 489. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-9-489

Journal Article with a DOI: More Than 20 Authors and Including Page Number

Wiskunde, B., Arslan, M., Fischer, P., Nowak, L., Van den Berg, O., Coetzee, L., Juárez, U., Riyaziyyat, E., Wang, C., Zhang, I., Li, P., Yang, R., Kumar, B., Xu, A., Martinez, R., McIntosh, V., Ibáñez, L. M., Mäkinen, G., Virtanen, E., . . . Kovács, A. (2019). Indie pop rocks mathematics: Twenty One Pilots, Nicolas Bourbaki, and the empty set. Journal of Improbable Mathematics, 27(1), 1935–1968. https://doi.org/10.0000/3mp7y-537

Journal Article with a URL

Ahmann, E., Tuttle, L. J., Saviet, M., & Wright, S. D. (2018). A descriptive review of ADHD coaching research: Implications for college students. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 31(1): 24-58. https://www.ahead.org/professional-resources/publications/jped/archived-jped/jped-volume-31

Journal Article with an Article Number

March, E., & Springer, J. (2019). Belief in conspiracy theories: The predictive role of schizotypy, Machiavellianism, and primary psychopathy. PLoS One, 14(12): Article e0225964. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225964


Journal Article in Print Including Page Number

Parker, G., & Roy, K. (2011). Adolescent depression: A review. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 35, 572-580.


Wells, A. (2009). Metacognitive therapy for anxiety and depression in psychology. Guilford Press.

Book Chapters

Yura, P. (2020). ‘Good or bad’: How people think of me is not important. In B. Rudy & H. Dion (Eds.), Mental health policy (pp. 368-389). University of Life Press.


Unpublished Thesis

Neo, M. C. (2000). The role of education as a process of human release from various problems of life [Unpublished M.Appl.Psy. thesis]. University of Life.

Published Thesis

May, B. (2017) A survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud. Canopus Publishing.

Thesis from a Database

Sonny, Z. (1999). Computer education for children (Publication No. 01230123) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Life]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

Thesis from a Repository

Vells, T. (2015). Language for life [PhD thesis, University of Life]. UOL Library Repository. https://reporepo/9iqw4qwriq

Conference Papers

Balakrishnan, R. (2006, March 25-26). Why aren’t we using 3d user interfaces, and will we ever? [Paper presentation]. IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, Alexandria, VA. https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2006.148.


Ryff, C., Almeida, D., Ayanian, J., Binkley, N., Carr, D. S., Coe, C., Davidson, R., Grzywacz, J., Karlamangla, A., Krueger, R., Lachman, M., Love, G., Mailick, M., Mroczek, D., Radler, B., Seeman, T., Sloan, R., Thomas, D., Weinstein, M., Williams, D. (2019). Midlife in the United States (MIDUS 3), 2013-2014 (ICPSR 36346) [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36346.v7

University of Life, Centre of Animals. (2011). Concept of animal behaviour. https://www.concept/NYTRW



Internet Documents

Electronic Document

Murray, G. (2005). A duty of care to children and young people in Western Australia: Report on the quality assurance and review of unsubstantiated allegations of abuse in care: 1 April 2004 to 12 September 2005. Western Australia, Department of Child Protection. http://www.community.wa.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/851183A4-A822-4592-AB66-C410E453AEEC/0/DCDRPTGwennMurrayreportwithcover2006.pdf

Government Publication

Australia. Department of Health and Aged Care. (2000). National youth suicide prevention strategy. http://www.health.gov.au/hsdd/mentalhe/sp/nysps/about.htm

Whole Internet Site

Goldberg, I. (2010). Dr. Ivan’s depression central. http://www.psycom.net/depression.central.html

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