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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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Guidelines for Authors

Jurnal LeECOM is double-blind peer reviewed journal and published biannually (May and November) by Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat (Institute for Research and Community Service or LPPM), Universitas Ciputra Surabaya.

Jurnal LeECOM aims as a forum for academics, educators, and practitioners from around the world to communicate research papers about the dynamics of entrepreneurship, entrepreneur, and entrepreneurial person.

Coverage of Jurnal LeECOM includes, but is not limited to issues surrounding:
▪ entrepreneurial perspective
▪ creativity and innovation
▪ opportunity discovery, evaluation, and exploitation
▪ new venture creation or start-up business
▪ psychology of entrepreneurship
▪ family business
▪ intrapreneurship
▪ social entrepreneurship
▪ entrepreneurship education

  1. Submission and Correspondence
    Author shall submit paper by website OJS : https://journal.uc.ac.id/index.php/LeECOM/index. File shall be named as follows: first three letters shall be Jurnal LeECOM, followed by the last name of the first author and first word of the title, i.e.: LeECOM-Antonio-Inspiring.
    Papers and all correspondences should be addressed to:
    The Editor, Jurnal LeECOM
    Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat
    Universitas Ciputra Surabaya
    CitraLand CBD Boulevard
    Surabaya 60219
    T. (62-31) 745 1699
    F. (62-31) 745 1698
    e-mail: leecom@ciputra.ac.id
    website: https://journal.uc.ac.id/index.php/LeECOM
  2. Manuscript Guidelines
    Manuscript specifications: Manuscript specifications are depicted more detail in the manuscript template for Jurnal LeECOM. Manuscript should be provided in MS-Word format. It should be typed and be double spaced (Times New Roman 12 font size) in a single column format on A4 size paper and one side of the paper only, with 2.5-cm wide margin (top, bottom, left, and right). The length of entire manuscript should not be more than 7,000 words (title, abstract, keywords, tables, figures, references, and appendices inclusive). All pages should be numbered consecutively at the bottom of manuscript.
    Manuscript should be organized in the following order: title, abstract, keywords, main body of manuscript, references, and if applicable, appendices, acknowledgment, and footnotes. All tables and figures should be placed on separate sheets, not included within the text, and should also be numbered in the order in which they appear in the manuscript. If tables or figures are being reproduced from another source, the author should obtain permission from the copyright holder and state the acknowledgment. Appendices, acknowledgment, and footnotes should also be placed on separate pages, arranged at the pages after tables and figures.

Cover Letter: Author should submit a cover letter on a separate covering page. It at least consists of information why the manuscript belongs in this journal.
State that the manuscript has not been published, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere (a manuscript already sent to or accepted for any other publication should not be submitted). If the manuscript is written by more than one author, order the authors (1st author, 2nd author, etc.) should be based on the guidance from the Vancouver Group (e.g., International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, 1997).

Title: The title should be clear and concise (i.e., what the manuscript is about), should not be too long and contain some of the keywords (no more than 15 words), and should be placed on a separate sheet together with the author's full name, affiliation, email address, and corresponding author (if more than one author). The authorfs affiliation should be the affiliation where the research was conducted. 

Abstract: The title must be included again, on the same page and immediately before the abstract. The abstract should contain “comprehensive summary of the contents of the article” (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 25), and should not be more than 200 words, including the aim of study, method in brief, and main results/findings.

Keywords: Three to ten keywords need to be added after the abstract. Keywords are specific to the article and common within the subject discipline. It should allow the article to be accessed through a web search. The abstract and keywords should be placed on a separate sheet.

References and style: The references and style are based on the Publication Manual of The American Psychological Association (APA), seventh edition (e.g., http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/style/reference/tf_apa.pdf). The references should be listed alphabetically by author and should be placed on a separate sheet after the main body of manuscript.
In the text use the following style examples:
“It was examined by Fayolle (2013)” for a single author.
“It was examined in brief (Fayolle, 2013)” for a single author.
“It was examined in brief (Fayolle & Liñán, 2014)” for two authors.
“It was examined in brief (Fayolle et al., 2016)” for three or more authors.
“It was examined in brief (Fayolle, 2018a, 2018b)” for a single author with two or more publications in the same year.
“It was examined in brief (A. Fayolle, 2014; G. Fayolle, 2018)” for two or more authors with same surname.

Use the following examples of references:
Journal article:

Fultz, A. E. F., & Hmieleski, K. M. (2021). The art of discovering and exploiting unexpected opportunities: The roles of organizational improvisation and serendipity  in new venture performance. Journal of Business Venturing, 36(4), 106121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2021.106121

Bernardus, D., Murwani, F. D., Ardyan, E., Padmawidjaja, L., Aji, I. D. K., Jatiperwira, S. Y., Kusumojanto, D. D., Wardoyo, C., & Hermanto, Y. B. (2020). Which psychological characteristics strengthen “The entrepreneurial intention-action relationship”?: An extension of the theory of planned behavior. Cogent Business & Management, 7(1), 1823579. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2020.1823579

Seidel, J., Sundermann, A., Brieger, S. A., Strathoff, P., Jacob, G. H., Antonio, T., & Utami, C. W. (2018). On how business students’ personal values and sustainability conceptions impact their sustainability management orientation: Evidence from Germany, Indonesia and the USA. Journal of Global Responsibility, 9(4), 335-354. https://doi.org/10.1108/JGR-03-2018-0010

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. (1997). Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. New England Journal of Medicine, 336(4), 309-316. www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199701233360422

Journal article in advance online publication:

Shepherd, D. A., Sattari, R., & Patzelt, H. (2020). A social model of opportunity development: Building and engaging communities of inquiry. Journal of Business Venturing. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2020.106033

Conference proceedings and paper presentation:

Popescu, F., Van Rompay-Bartels, I., van Vlijmen, J., de Lange, A., & Wagensveld, K. (2020, July). Social Entrepreneurship in Cross-Cultural Context: Multiple Value Creation. In E. Markopoulos, R. S. Goonetilleke, A. G. Ho, & Y. Luximon (Eds.), Advances in Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Communication of Design: Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Human Factors in Communication of Design (Vol. 1218, pp. 24-31). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51626-0_3

Smith, R. (2000). What is Research Misconduct? In W. S. Nimmo (Ed.), Joint Consensus Conference on Misconduct in Biomedical Research: Proceedings of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (Vol. 30, No. 1, Suppl. 7, pp. 4-8). Edinburgh: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. http://www.rcpe.ac.uk/journal/supplements/supplement-7.pdf#page=5

Devadiga, N. M. (2017). Software engineering education: Converging with the startup industry. IEEE 30th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T) (pp. 192-196). Savannah, GA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSEET.2017.38

Rocha, J. B., Costa, L. F. C., Prada, R., Silva, A. R., Gonçalves, D., & Correia, P. (2020). Quizzes (as a tool for self-regulated learning) in software engineering education. IEEE 32nd Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T) (pp. 1-10). Munich, Germany: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSEET49119.2020.9206235

Book chapter:

Baraldi, E., Lindahl, M., & Perna, A. (2017). Start ups as vessels carrying and developing science-based technologies: Starting and restarting JonDeTech. In L. Aaboen, A. La Rocca, F. Lind, A. Perna, & T. Shih (Eds.), Starting up in business networks: Why relationships matter in entrepreneurship (pp. 225-252). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52719-6_9

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Meyer, M. H., & Crane, F. G. (2014). New venture creation: An innovator’s guide to entrepreneurship (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage publications.

Aaboen, L., La Rocca, A., Lind, F., Perna, A., & Shih, T. (Eds.). (2017). Starting up in business networks: Why relationships matter in entrepreneurship. London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52719-6

  1. Manuscript Classification
    Jurnal LeECOM only accepts a community service paper. The category covers manuscript which report on any type of research undertaken by the author(s). The research may involve quantitative approaches (i.e., experimental design, longitudinal design, and cross-sectional design), qualitative approaches (i.e., case study, phenomenology, ethnography, and grounded theory), mixed methods strategies, action research, evaluation research, and developmental research.
    The structure of manuscript may cover: introduction, method, results, discussion, and conclusion (not mandatory, but may be added to discussion). For qualitative approaches, results may also be combined with discussion. In published manuscript, the word “introduction” will not be written by editor.
  2. Manuscript Template
    Please use the manuscript template for Jurnal LeECOM. That template can be downloaded from : https://docs.google.com/document/u/7/d/1knXbwPecYUzHX_g3knlJjds1lGrLMrVi/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113277607128175374949&rtpof=true&sd=true
  3. Reference Management Software
    Please use the reference management software (e.g., Mendeley, https://www.mendeley.com/reference-management/reference-manager/) to compose references (and citations).