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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).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
  • Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-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 Guideliness.

Author Guidelines

General Instruction

Dear Authors,

We encourage you to submit your article by following the instructions, guidelines, and the procedures stated within this page. Here are the general instructions to be obeyed by any author who wish to publish their article with this journal:

  1. Every author needs to register in this journal to have an author account. Please provide valid and official biographic information.
    • Name: Please write your First Name and Last Name in the provided columns in registration page. If your name consists of one single word (eg. William), please put the first initial (eg. W) as your first name and put your complete name as the last name (eg. William). For example: First Name: W, Last Name: William).
    • Email: Please provide correct and active email. It is recommended to use you affiliation email if you are under certain institution that has email service.
    • Affiliation: Affiliation is the environment where you are having activities like universities (applied for lecturers and students) or other official institutions. Please put the name of your affiliation completely.
  2. Please put Comments for Editor in the provided block when you submit your article. The comment can be the information regarding the basic information of your article and other notice that you consider important for the editor to know.
  3. Upload your manuscript only in the Microsoft Office Word document format (.docx). The tables and images used in your manuscript should be attached within the file in the appropriate position. Please select Article Text for your article when you upload the file. You can upload other files such as instruments or data that you consider important to be reviewed; this is optional unless the reviewer asks you to upload them.
  4. Metadata: Metadata is the basic information of your submission such as Title, Abstract, Keywords, etc. Please do not use "All Capital" letter when you input your metadata (eg. Do not use "THE EFFECT OF..." but use "The Effect of..."). The metadata should be as complete as possible. If the manuscript has more than one Authors, you must add them as author in the Add Contributor section and only the first author can be the corresponding author.
  5. Your submission must be relevant to the journal scope and focus (see in the journal description). Any journal which does not match the relevance and the guidelines will not be processed further.
  6. Use formal language and proper scientific terms rather than informal terms or slangs.
  7. Use italic to mention terms is preffered rather than using quote.

Those are the general instructions that any author must follow for the article to be processed by editor. Thank you.

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Article Sections/Divisions

Your manuscript should be consist of the following divisions. We categorize manuscript in the two categories, namely Research Based Article and Literature Review. Here are the divisions for each category:

Research Based Article
Research based article is an article that is written as a summary of research report that consist of the following divisions:

  • Introduction: this part must consist of the background of your research including the problem and the purpose of your research. All is written briefly yet clearly.
  • Theoretical Bases: this part consists of the theories and previous research results which are relevant to your research, which are used to interpret the data you gathered. Please refer to the citation Style when you write this part. The size of this part should not be more than 30% of your manuscript. Write this part briefly yet clearly.
  • Method: this part consists of the methodological explanation of your research. In this part the reader can find the approach, design, method, and technique of your data collection and data analysis. The research procedure is optional in this part.
  • Research Finding and Discussion: this part consist of your findings and the discussion on the findings. You can write them separately (finding first, then the discussion) or write them other way (discuss what you find). If you wish, you can divide this part according to you research problem for this part is the exploration of the problem to have the answers. Please put tentative conclusion in each end of your part.
  • Conclusion and Suggestion: mainly, this part is the place where you restate your conclusion you write in the previous part. The conclusion must match and answer you research questions or the problem that you state in the introduction part. Please make sure that the suggestions are written (for reader and the next researcher) clearly at the end of the section.
  • Bibliography: please refer to the Bibliography Style in writing your references. Every cited reference must be written completely in this part. The order of the bibliography follows alphabetic style.

Literature Review Article
Literature Review article is an article that is written as a review on the several relevant literatures to convey a new perspective or broader-deeper insight on an issue that consist of the following divisions:

  • Introduction: this part describes the issue that you are concerning in the current manuscript. The importance of the issue should be stated clearly in this part. Problems or questions concerning the issue are also critical in to be described clearly. Please use paragraphs rather than pointers. Please put the method that you are using to discuss the issue, to gather the critical information and data in this part.
  • Theoretical Reviews: this part is the heart of article in this division. This part discusses the theories from various relevant and responsible sources. The controversies between theories and practices should be discussed objectively. Any kind of conflict of interest should not be put. Please refer to the citation style in writing this part.
  • Conclusion: this part consist of the conclusion of your writing.
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Manuscript Formatting

Your manuscript should be written according to the appropriate section we explained above. In this part, you are suggested to format your manuscript in the following order and style:

General Settings
  • Font type: Times New Roman
  • Paper: A4 or Letter
  • Margin: 2.54 (right and bottom), 3 (top and left)
Specific Settings
  • Title: title should be centered and typed in 14pt font size. Capital letters are used only in the first letter of each word in the title (prepositions are written in lowcase except it is the first word of the title)
  • Authors name, Affiliation, and email address: This is placed right below the title. It is written in 12pt font-size and centered. Write them in this vertical order: Author's name, Affiliation, email address. This style is applied for each author.
  • Abstract: this part consists of not more than 300 words description related to your manuscript content. It is written in 11pt font size and formatted in single space.
  • Keywords: Not less than 3 keywords are written below the abstract in italic style and each keyword is separated by comma.
  • Contents: the content which refers to the Sections we explained above must be written orderly (1, 1.1., 1.1.1, etc.). Every paragraph is formatted as follow:
    • Space: 1,5 space
    • Font size: 11pt
    • Before and After paragraph: 6
    Please use bold font in mentioning the division and bold-italic in mentioning the sub-division of the content.
  • Bibliography: please refer to the bibliography style.
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Citation Style

In order to present clear citation, please refer to the following style:

Citing within paragraph:

According to Author_Last_Name (2000:13), language is innate.

Language is innate (Author_Last_Name, 2000:13).

According to Author_Last_Name (2000:13) and Author_Last_Name (2014:20) Language is innate.

Language is innate (Author_Last_Name, 2000:13; Author_Last_Name, 2014:20).

Citing in separated paragraph:

Please separate the cited part in separated and single-space paragraph if it consists of more than 3 lines and put the citation at the end of the cited expression.

The page number of cited part is optional if you are synthesizing or abstracting the expression. The page number is obligatory if you write a direct citation.

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Bibliography Writing Style

This journal applies APA Bibliography Writing Style. The acceptable sources are: textbooks, journal articles, official magazines and bulletin, responsible websites. The important parts in each bibliography are Author last name, year of publication, title of the source, publisher of the source.

Cited from Textbooks:
Author's last name, Author's first name (initial, if any) (year of publication). Title of the Cited Article. Publisher name.

Harmer, J.(2000). The Practice of English Language Teaching. Pearson Longman.
Zainurrahman (2011). Menulis: Dari Teori Hingga Praktik (Penawar Racun Plagiarisme).Alfabeta.

Cited from Journal Article:
Author's last name, Author's first name (initial, if any) (year of publication). Title of the Cited Article. Title of the Journal. Issue and Number, Page.

William, B.(2000). The Use of Electronic Dictionary and the Effect on Vocabulary Learning. Langua: Journal of Linguistics, Literature, and Language Education. Vol. I, No. 2. pp.12-30.

Cited from Websites:
Author's last name, Author's first name (initial, if any) (year of publication). Title of the Cited Article. URL and date of retrieval.

William, B.(2000). The Use of Electronic Dictionary and the Effect on Vocabulary Learning. URL: https://anyurl.org/page (retrieved at date).

If the sources are written by more than one authors, the names should be written as follows:

2 writers: Last name, first name (initial). and Last name, first name (initial). (2000)... and so on.
For example: Harmer, J. and Brown, D. (2000)...

3 writers and up: Last name, first name (initial)., Last name, first name (initial). and last name, first name (initial). (2000)... and so on.
For example: Harmer, J., Brown, D. and Leech, G. (2000)...

Please order the bibliography/references alphabetically. Microsoft Office Word provides a feature to do this automatically.

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