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Here introduces the manuscript, and put a nomenclature if necessary, in a box with the same font size as the rest of the manuscript. The paragraphs continue from here and are only separated by headings, subheadings, images and formula. The section headings are arranged by numbers, bold, 12 pt and with Arrial Narrow Font. Total words in Manuscript are range from 4000 to 8000 words.

KESPERA:  Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat manuscript should be divided into the following sections: (1) Title page, (2) Abstract and Keywords (4) Introduction, (5) Methods, (6) Results and Discussion, (7) Conclusion, (9) References. Filling the title page is required when your manuscript is ready to publish. The manuscript title should be clear, concise, informative, and limited to 15 words including conjunctions. Subtitles, colons, and nonstandard abbreviations are unacceptable.

To verify the originality of your manuscript, it will be checked by the plagiarism detection service TURNITIN. Please write your manuscript into our template that we provide.


Your submitted manuscript must be in good, grammatically correct in Indonesia.



All manuscripts must be formatted to 30 mm margins, single-spaced, with Cambria 12 point font, with page size of 210 mm x 297 mm ( A4 size). Including the body of the manuscript, references, tables, and figures, all material should be no longer than 10 single-spaced pages.  The Manuscripts should be written in English and prepared in accordance with the submission guidelines of the journal. The total word count of the manuscript should be between 6000 to 8000 words.


On this journal, type of manuscript is Applied Science Paper. A applied science paper is based on original research related to community engagement program. The kind of research depends on your field or the topic of community engagement (a program that has be done, an experiment, the impact of your program, survey, interview, questionnaire, etc.). The research paper will be based on the analysis and interpretation between theory and community engagement program and you need to explain the problems faced by the local community where the program is conducted.



Insert your abstract text, maximum 250 words providing trial information under the following sections. First, background. Provide context or background for the study and state the study’s primary objective or hypothesis in 1–2 sentences, is it theory review of community engagement or description about community engagement that has be done. Also, mention and explained the theory that support your research, especially theory about community engagement, community services and community development. Also, author include hypothesis (if any) which explained the tentative of result.  Second, methods. Describe the basic procedures used during the study, including selection of study subjects and observational and analytical methods. Define the primary outcomes that were measured for each group of subjects about implementation of community engagement. Third, results and discussion. Summarize the main findings, including specific effect sizes and their statistical significance, if possible. Include (if relevant) the number of participants in each group, the primary outcome for each group, and any significant adverse events or side effects. Also, please explain the previous research and relation between your theory and your result. Fourth, conclusion. In 1–2 sentences, state the principal conclusions, emphasizing new and important aspects of the study or observations in aspect of community engagement



Authors must supply five alphabetized keywords or phrases that identify the most important concepts in their paper. Examples of keywords could include theoretical concepts, methods used, geographical areas, or common community development themes. Keywords are separated with semicolon (;).



KESPERA : Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat manuscript should be divided into the following sections: (1) Title page, (2) Abstract and Keywords, (4) Introduction, (5) Methods, (6) Results and Discussion, (7) Conclusion and (9) References.


  1. Introduction

Introduction Section contains an explanation why the issues need to be researched (research significance) and all supporting data or scientific evidence based on personal observations or the results of other researcher studies. The formulation of this research problem is always based on real conditions and objectively scientifically. Community engagement mean the services to society, applying science and technology based on their field, increasing the capacity of society, and community empowerment.

There is no theoretical background section in this manuscript. But, you must input your theoretical background on Introduction section. Theoretical background contains previous theories as the basis of research and the temporary hypothesis. The theory can be in the form of scientific articles, articles in journals, textbooks, or other sources of scientific writing. This theory will be used to provide state of the art of your manuscript from research problems that have been proposed. In the context of community engagement, the theory that should be used primarily is the theory related to community engagement, community development, or community services. Other theories that are still needed to solve the problem of research to support theories that are delivered after the theory of community engagement is discussed. 

After the theories are mentioned and discussed, you need to form a problem that show why this manuscript is important, existing gaps, previous research and you as an Author must write the purpose of the manuscript.

Example of the existing gaps and previous research statement is in the end of Introduction section (after theories are mentioned and discussed): “........ (short summary of background)....... A previous researchers is explained on ....... This research is limited on ........ Indeed, this research intends to ................. The purpose of this research that related about community engagement are .........”.

  1. Methods

Methods are the means used by the author to answer the existing research problem. The method must clear with the location and time of the research, the population and sample of the research, the research variables and the research data. The method of your manuscript also mentions detail of your community engagement program.

  1. Result and Discussion

Result and discussion contains results obtained by the author during the research. The results of the research submitted in advance as a whole, which continues by doing the process of discussion. The discussion is presented systematically from general, and then leads to the specific. Presentation of the research can be done with the help of tables, drawings/graphs, maps/plans, and schemes.

Result and discussion of your manuscript also interconnected with your theory that used, included novelty of your manuscript about community engagement. Also, your manuscript is based on the result of your community engagement program and what is the implication of this community engagement program to community. Minimum of your explanation on this chapter is range 40% to 50% of your manuscript.

3.1.     Structure

Files must be in MS Word only and should be formatted for direct printing. Figures and tables should be embedded and not supplied separately. 

3.2.     Tables

All tables for submitting manuscript should be numbered with Arabic numerals and these tables can be editing and not as images. Every table should have a caption. Headings should be placed above tables, centered. Only horizontal lines should be used within a table, to distinguish the column headings from the body of the table, and immediately above and below the table. Tables must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. If the table gets on other sources, write the name of source below the table, left justified. Below is an example which the authors may find useful.

Your table on manuscript as much as possible in one page, not continued into next page. It is for the sake of ease for Reader that read your manuscript. Also, for mentioning your table, please mention your table with the number of your table. For example, “… the result of our research is mention on Table 4 …”. And please not mention your table with this example, “… the result of our research is mention on Table below …”.

3.3.     Format of references

References of your manuscript must be up to date (in the last of 5 to 10 years and minimum of 20 references that 80% of the references is from journal) and your reference can be accessed by anyone. Format of the references for submitting manuscript on this journal with style American Psychologist Association

3.4.     Figures

All figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1,2,3,….). Every figure should have a caption. All photographs, schemas, graphs and diagrams are to be referred to as figures. Line drawings should be good quality scans or true electronic output. Low-quality scans are not acceptable. Figures must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. In MS word input the figures must be properly coded. Lettering and symbols should be clearly defined either in the caption or in a legend provided as part of the figure. Figures should be placed at the top or bottom of a page wherever possible, as close as possible to the first reference to them in the paper.

The figure number and caption should be typed below the illustration in 12 pt and left. If the figures get on other sources, write the name of source below the figures, left justified. The figures on your manuscript must send separately from your manuscript with high resolution. Below is an example which the authors may find useful.


3.5. Online license transfer

All authors are required to complete the exclusive license transfer agreement before the manuscript can be published on KESPERA  : Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat. This document of agreement can be downloaded on website, which they can do online. This transfer agreement to protect the copyrighted material for the authors but does not relinquish the authors’ proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations. Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder, the permission to reproduce any figures for which copyright exists.


  1. Conclusions

Conclusion of your manuscript is defined what is novelty of your manuscript to knowledge and to fruitfulness of your community engagement program, benefit for society or community and contribution theoretic from your manuscript. This conclusion is maximum 2 paragraph.



References of your manuscript must be up to date (in the last of 5 to 10 years and minimum of 20 references that 80% of the references is from journal) and your reference can be accessed by anyone. Format of the references for submitting manuscript on this journal uses style of American Psychologist Association. Please input your references using Mendeley Application to facilitate you as an Author. Download Mendeley Application.

Anderson, D.W., Vault, V.D. dan Dickson, C.E., 1999, Problems and Prospects for the Decades Ahead: Competency Based Teacher Education. Berkeley: McCutchan Publishing Co.

Ary, D., Jacobs, L.C. dan Razavieh, A., 1976, Pengantar Penelitian Pendidikan, Terjemahan oleh Arief Furchan, 1982, Surabaya: Usaha Nasional.

Hitchcock, S., Carr, L. dan Hall, W., 1996, A Survey of STM Online Journals, 1990-1995: The Calm before the Strom, (Online), (, diakses 12 juni 1996).

Jawa Pos, 22 April, 1995, Wanita Kelas Bawah Lebih Mandiri, hlm. 3.

Kansil, C.L., 2002, Orientasi Baru Penyelenggara Pendidikan Program Profesional dalam Memenuhi Kebutuhan Dunia Industri, Transpor, XX (4): 57-61.

Kumaidi, 1998, Pengukuran Bekal Awal belajar dan Pengembangan Tesnya, Jurnal Ilmu Pendidikan, (Online), Jilid 5, No. 4, (, diakses 20 Januari 2000).

Kuncoro, T., 1996, Pengembangan Kurikulum Pelatihan Magang di STM Nasional Malang Jurusan Bangunan, Program Studi Bangunan Gedung: Suatu Studi Berdasarkan Kebutuhan Dunia Usaha Jasa Konstruksi, Thesis tidak diterbitkan, Malang: PPS IKIP MALANG.

Pitunov, B., 13 Desember, 2002, Sekolah Unggulan ataukah Sekolah Pengunggulan? Majapahit Pos, Hlm. 4 dan 11.

Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa, 1978, Pedoman Penulisan Laporan Penelitian. Jakarta: Depdikbud, Undang-undang Republik

Indonesia Nomor 2 tentang Sistem Pendidikan Nasional. 1990. Jakarta: PT Armas Duta Jaya.

Russel, T., 1999, An Alternative Conception: Representing Representation, Dalam P.J. Black dan A. Lukas (Eds.), Children’s Informal Ideas in Science (hlm. 62-84). London: Routledge.

Saukah, A. dan Waseso, M.G. (Eds.)., 2002, Menulis Artikel untuk Jurnal Ilmiah (Edisi ke-4, cetakan ke-1). Malang: UM Press.

Waseso, M.G., 2001, Isi dan Format Jurnal Ilmiah. Makalah disajikan dalam Seminar Lokakarya Penulisan Artikel dan Pengelolaan Jurnal Ilmiah, Universitas Lambungmangkurat, Banjarmasin, 9-11 Agustus.

Wilson, D., 20 November 1995, Summary of Citing Internet Sites, NETTRAIN Discussion List, (Online), (, diakses 22 November 1995).



Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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