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Author Guidelines

Gorontalo Accounting Journal (GAJ) is a journal published by the Faculty of Economics, University of Gorontalo regularly, in  April and October. The purpose of publishing this journal is as a means of publication that can provide information for academics, government and the public regarding the development of accounting science. 

Gorontalo Accounting Journal (GAJ) will only publish scientific articles that meet the requirements and conditions set by the Editorial Board, as follows:


a. The manuscript is a summary of the research results.

b. The manuscript has been written in a Microsoft Word and is ready to print according to the template provided. 

c. The manuscript is written in Indonesian or English with the letters: Bookman Old Style; size: 11; styles: normal. Article length between 3000-8000 words (including literature, notes, and tables) and typed 1 space between paragraphs, and setting 1 column.

d. Title, Author Identity, and Abstract/Abstract are also written in 1 column. 

e. The paper size is A4 with a margin width of 3.5 cm for the top, bottom and left borders, while the right is 2.0 cm. f. Manuscripts in pdf format are submitted to the journal manager of the Faculty of Economics, University of Gorontalo.


The first part: title (Indonesian and English), author's name (without title), affiliation, agency address, email (first author), abstraction (Indonesian and English). 

a Main section : contains Introduction, Research Methods, Results and Discussion, as well as Conclusions and Suggestions. 

b Final part: bibliography.


a. The title is printed in capital letters, in bold typeface  Bookman Old Style size: 14; style: normal, center aligned.

b. Maximum word count is 20 words.

c. The author's name is written under the title without a title, may not be abbreviated, begins with a capital letter, without starting with the word "by", the order of the authors is the first author followed by the second, third and so on. 

d. Author's name is written in letters: Bookman Old Style; bold /bold; size: 10; styles: normal.

e. The name of the university and the address of the institution as well as the e-mail address of all authors are written under the author's name in Bookman Old Style letters;  size: 10; styles: normal.


a. Abstract written in two languages (English-Indonesian). Contains research objectives, research methods and results. The word abstract is in bold  (bold)

b. The number of words in the abstract is not more than 200 words and typed 1 space. c. The abstract typeface is Bookman Old Style; size: 10; style: normal, presented with left and right alignment, presented in one paragraph, and written without indenting at the beginning of the sentence. d. Abstract is equipped with keywords/keywords consisting of 3 words/phrases (exp: government, local government) which is the core of the description of the abstraction. Keywords are in bold, preferably using phrases, and are separated by semicolons.


Each subtitle is written in Bookman Old Style letters; size: 11 and in bold (bold)

a. New paragraphs are written in indentation with an indent-first line of 0.75 cm, without spaces between paragraphs. 

b. Foreign words are written in italics. 

c. All numbers are written with numbers, except at the beginning of sentences and integers less than ten must be spelled out. 

d. Tables and figures must be clearly explained and numbered sequentially. 


Everything listed in the bibliography must be referenced in the manuscript. The latest reference is highly prioritized in the last 10 years.

a. Example of writing a bibliography of sources from books 

[1] Author 1, Author 2 etc. (Last name, first name abbreviated). Year of publication. Italicized book title. Edition, Publisher. Place of Publication. Examples: 

O'Brien, JA and. JM Marakas. 2011. Management Information Systems. Issue 10. McGraw-Hill. New York-USA. 

b. Example of writing a bibliography of sources from Journal Articles

[2] Author 1, Author 2 and so on, (Last name, first name abbreviated). Year of publication. Article title. Italicized Journal Name. Vol. Number. Page Range. 


Cartlidge, J. 2012. Crossing boundaries: Using fact and fiction in adult learning. The Journal of Artistic and Creative Education. 6(1): 94- 111.

 c. Example of writing a bibliography of sources from the Seminar/Conference Proceedings

[3] Author 1, Author 2 etc., (Last name, first name abbreviated). Year of publication. Article title. Conference Name. Date, Month and Year, City, Country. Page. 


Michael, R. 2011. Integrating innovation into enterprise architecture management. Proceeding on the Tenth International Conference on Wirt Schafts Informatik. 16-18 February 2011, Zurich, Switzerland. Thing. 776-786. 

d. Example of writing a bibliography of sources from a thesis or dissertation

[4] Author (last name, first name abbreviated). Year of publication. Title. Thesis, Thesis, or Dissertation.University. 


Soegandhi. 2009. Application of the bankruptcy model to regional companies in East Java. Thesis. Faculty of Economics, University of Joyonegoro, Surabaya. 


a. Writing Formulas 

Mathematical formulas are written clearly with Microsoft Equation or other similar applications and are numbered. 

b. Writing Tables 

Tables are numbered according to the order of presentation (Table 1, etc.), without right or left borders. The table title is written at the top of the table in a center justified position.

c. Images 

Figures are numbered according to the order in which they are presented (Fig.1, etc.). The title of the image is placed under the image in a center position (center justified).


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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Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work under licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.


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