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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.
  • The manuscript applies IMRAD structure (Introduction, Method, Result and Discussion).

Author Guidelines

General Instruction

Dear Authors,

We encourage you to submit your article by following the instructions, guidelines, and procedures stated on this page. Here are the general instructions to be obeyed by any author who wishes 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 on the 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 a correct and active email. It is recommended to use your affiliation email if you are under a certain institution that has an 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 the "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 Author, you must add them as authors 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 slang.
  7. Using italic to mention terms is preferred rather than using quotes.

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

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Article Sections/Divisions

Each manuscript must be formatted by following IMRAD Structure:

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

  • Abstract: This part is a one-paragraph overview of the article that should cover the problem(s), methods, findings, and conclusion. The abstract should be between 200-300 words in length.
  • Keywords: This part consists of one-line comma-separated words or phrases reflecting the topic covered in the manuscript. Up to 5 keywords are allowed.
  • 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. The introduction should be between 500-800 words in length.
  • 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. This part should be between 800-1000 words in length.
  • Result and Discussion: This part consists of your findings and the discussion on the findings. You can write them separately (finding first, then the discussion) or write them another way (discuss what you find). If you wish, you can divide this part according to your research problem for this part is the exploration of the problem to have the answers. Please put a tentative conclusion at each end of your part. This part should be between 2000-2500 words in length.
  • Conclusion and Suggestion: mainly, this part is the place where you restate the conclusion you write in the previous part. The conclusion must match and answer your research questions or the problem that you state in the introduction part. Please make sure that the suggestions are written (for the reader and the next researcher) clearly at the end of the section. This part should be between 300-500 words in length.
  • 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 the alphabetic style. At least 15 references are required for each manuscript to be processed.

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Manuscript Formatting

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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 lowercase 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 to each author;
  • Abstract: This part consists of not more than 300 words of description related to your manuscript content. It is written in 11pt font size and formatted in a single space;
  • Keywords: Not less than 3 keywords are written below the abstract in italic style and each keyword is separated by a 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: single space
    • Font size: 12pt (times new roman)
    • 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 a paragraph (in-text citation):

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

Language is innate (Author_Last_Name, 2000, p.13).

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

Language is innate (Author_Last_Name, 2000, p.13; Author_Last_Name, 2014, pp.20-21).

Citing in the separated paragraph:

Please separate the cited part in a 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 bulletins, responsible websites. The important parts in each bibliography are the Author's last name, year of publication, the 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, date, and month if any). Title of the Cited Article. Name of the website URL and date of retrieval.

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

If the sources are written by more than one author, 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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