OKARA: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra or Journal of Languages and Literature (P-ISSN: 1907-624X and E-ISSN: 2442-305X) is a peer-reviewed journal published biannually by the Center of Language development of Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Madura, in collaboration with ELITE Association Indonesia. Accredited "Rank 2" by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia under Decree No. 164/E/KPT/2021.
The journal publishes research papers in the field of linguistics, literature, and language teaching, such as fundamentals of ELT, the sound of the word of the language, structure, meaning, language and gender, sociolinguistic, language philosophy, history of linguistic, origin/evolution, experimental linguistics, phonology, syntax, endangered minority language, language and nature, the communicative strategy of teaching, linguistic anthropology, the psychology of language, field methods in linguistic, interactive of language teaching.
This journal is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without any charge to the user(s) or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
OKARA has become a Crossref Member since 2015, therefore all articles published by OKARA will have unique DOI numbers. OKARA has also been reviewed by ACI (ASEAN Citation Index) steering committee, and it has been advised to be accepted for ACI inclusion on November 1, 2018.
OKARA: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra has been accredited SINTA 2 (Nationally Accredited "Rank 2")
by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia
based on Decree No. 164/E/KPT/2021.
Valid from Volume 15, Number 1, May 2021 -- Volume 19, Number 2, December 2025
OKARA: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra accepted 9 articles in this issue, those articles were accepted through the process of rigorous peer-reviews and selection. All articles include 17 Authors from 4 countries of origin (Philippines, India, Indonesia, and Qatar). The authors are from 2 Philippines institutions (Bulacan State University and De La Salle University), one from Christ College Irinjalakuda, India and another from Ministry of Education and Higher Education Qatar, and involved ten Indonesian institutions, Universitas Andalas, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta, Universitas Islam Negeri Prof. K.H. Saifuddin Zuhri Purwokerto, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Universitas Bunda Mulia, Universitas Al Asyariah Mandar, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, and IAIN Madura.