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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.
  • 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).
    Naskah belum pernah diterbitkan sebelumnya, dan tidak sedang dalam pertimbangan untuk diterbitkan di jurnal lain (atau sudah dijelaskan dalam Komentar kepada Editor).

  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
    (File naskah dalam format dokumen Microsoft Word).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.(Pengetikan naskah dan sitasi mengikuti gaya selingkung yang disyaratkan dalam Panduan Penulis)
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines



We intend to publish some results of scientific research in the field of Christian theology. Therefore the type of article we published is a research article or original article. Conceptual articles (reviews) can publish at the invitation of the Editor.

In each issue, Visio Dei publishes 8 (eight) research articles, 1 (one) obituary article, and 2 (two) latest book review articles (published 1-3 years earlier) in the field of Christian theology following the scope of Visio Dei.



  • Original
  • Useful for the development and newness of Christian theology
  • Can drive further research or thought development
  • Refers more to primary resources, namely articles in scientific journals, proceedings, dissertations, theses, monographs, books, and others, which result from direct research. Of all these references, the portion of references in scientific journals is 80%.
  • The reference should publish in the last 10 (ten) years with a minimum of 15 (fifteen) referral sources.
  • Has critical analysis and synthesis sharpness
  • Conclusions based on new findings which are stated accurately and deeply


Paper Format and Number of Pages. The paper is written in 1-column format on A4 paper with Arial 12 pt, space 2. The left margin is 4 cm, the right is 3 cm, the top is 4 cm, and the bottom is 3 cm. The first sentence protrudes to 1.27cm—the number of pages ± 20 pages.

Title. The title is written in Indonesian briefly, at most 40 characters, using Arial 14 pt, bold, one spacing, margins center, capitalization, and less than 12 words.

Name and Affiliation of Author. The author's name is written without titles, using Arial 12 pt, bold, in the center margin. The affiliated institution of the author in the second line used Arial 10 pt, center margin. If the writer is more than one, the writing is the same as the first author. On the third line is the email address correspondence author.

Abstract. Write the abstract in two languages, English and Indonesian, with Arial 10 pt, one space. The abstract length is 200 words maximum. It contains research objectives, methods, populations, samples, instruments, and results. Abstract in English written italics.

Keywords. Write keywords with Arial 10 pts below the abstract text. Maximum 5 keywords and reflect the contents of the article. The words "keywords" are written boldly.

Introduction. Write the introduction without a title after the keywords in Indonesian. It should contain the background of the problems supported by concept, theory, and research results from relevant and up-to-date sources. The objectives of the research are stated clearly at the end.

Method. It should contain the type of approach used to describe qualitative or quantitative data, data collection procedures, and data analysis procedures.

Result. The results contain answers to the research problems clearly, wholly, and precisely using pictures/graphs/tables/descriptions in actual terms. The results description DOES NOT use citations from both informants and library sources.

Discussion. It contains a summary of research results related to the concept or theory and other relevant research results, interpretation of the findings, limitations of the study, and their implications for science development.

Conclusion. It contains the answers to the problems of research in brief as a contribution to science development.

Bibliography. It should contain references that are used only in the article. It should write in APA (American Psychological Association) Style.


The Proportion of the Length of Each Section of the Article


Citation in the body text uses the "author, date" style. Indirect citations include the author's last name and year of publication without a page number. Direct quotations are written in quotation marks, and the source consists of the author's last name, year of publication, and the page number. Direct references above forty words are written in separate sentence blocks with one space, aligned to the right, indented 1.27 cm on the left side.

Citation and reference use the APA (American Psychological Association) Style in Mendeley Reference. Authors are required to use the app and not write it manually.


Visio Dei: Jurnal Teologi Kristen is a fully online journal. The entire article publishing process is done online through the open journal system (OJS). 

  • Make sure the article you want to submit is following Visio Dei's article standards. Read the Author's Guidelines carefully.
  • Download the ARTICLE TEMPLATE and adjust it by writing the article in the template. DO NOT SEND / SUBMIT A PAPER THAT DOESN'T COMPLY WITH THE TEMPLATE.
  • Submit your articles through the open journal system. Are you already registered as a user at Visio Dei? Please LOGIN. If not, please REGISTER.
  • If it has successfully been submitted, your article will be processed immediately by the Editor. Please follow the editorial process through OJS. 
  • If you want to convey or ask the Editor about your submission, please use the "discussion" menu in OJS.
  • If your article has not been responded to after 1 (one) week, please send a Whatsapp message to number 0813 5560 3362 stating your name and the paper's title that you have submitted.


  • A manuscript will be checked first by the editorial to ensure its appropriateness to the Author's Guidelines in general. If it does not meet the Visio Dei article's standards, it will be returned to the author for revising it.
  • The writer who sent the revised article at this early stage submitted it to the "Pre-Review Discussion" menu at OJS, NOT MAKING A NEW SUBMISSION.
  • If the paper meets the Author's Guidelines, it will be reviewed by the Peer Reviewer review with a double-blinded system. The author does not know who reviewed her/his article, and the reviewer does not know who the author of the paper she/he studied is. A minimum of two reviewers will review one manuscript.
  • Then, the Editor will follow up on the results of the review and recommendations. The final decision is in the editor's hands, whether an article is feasible or not published.


Visio Dei: Jurnal Teologi Kristen is committed to participating in overcoming plagiarism. Each article will be checked by the Editor using a premium application, Turnitin, to check the similarity with other writings with a 25% similarity tolerance. The editor will return articles with similarities of up to 40% to the authors for revision. Papers with similarities above 40% are automatically rejected.


All authors who submit papers to Visio Dei: Jurnal Teologi Kristen will not have any charges, including submission, reviewing, editing, publishing, and maintenance.


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