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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 (docx, rtf, doc, etc)
  • The manuscript has been made in the light of Journal’s author guidelines.
  • Any form of plagiarism is prohibited and against the law.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring blind review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation

  • Language
    The language of the manuscript must be in English or Arabic. The English language used is either American or British standard, but not a mixture of both.

  • Language Length of Manuscript
    The length of the paper should normally be between 14-25 pages of A4 paper and with (Top and Left Margin: 3 cm, Bottom, and Right Margin: 2,5 cm), Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity. Articles should be typed in Exactly 17 spaced, in Arial size 11 on one side of the paper only (Except title page – see the Template).


    The title page is a separate page, before the text. It should include the following information: 

    1. Title
      The title should be concise and informative. Try to avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
    2. Author’s names and affiliations
      Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations including Department, Faculty, Affiliation, Full Postal Address of Affiliation, Country with a lower-case superscript letter immediately below the author's name.
    3. Corresponding author
      Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication, and also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. 
    4. Sponsoring information (if any)
      If the research is sponsored or supported by an organization, please indicate it.
    5. Abstract
      A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 150-200 words). It starts with the general statement of the topics, purpose of the study, research method, main findings, and conclusion. An abstract is presented separately above the main headings in the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should, therefore, be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the references.
    6. Keywords
      Following the abstract, provide a maximum of 4 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of').

    The main headings include INTRODUCTION, METHOD, RESULTS, and CONCLUSION. Authors are allowed to use subheadings under the main headings. If necessary, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and APPENDIX may be included.

    1. Introduction
      Provide an adequate background. Explain how you addressed the problem, and why it is important to answer the problem, and also clearly state the aims of the study (how you think their answer would contribute to the existing scholarship on the subject). You should also discuss the relation of your research article with other research(s), and any related theories (especially from the most relevant theories, and high reputation journals) should also be written briefly in the Introduction. It should be presented in the form of paragraphs with the proportion of 15-20% of the whole article length.
    2. Method
      Explain briefly the research method involving research design, population and sample, research instruments, data collection procedures, and data analysis. A very detailed description of your research method is not necessary to write. The proportion of this section is 10-15% of the total article length.
    3. Results
      The result and discussion should be written in the same part. They should be presented continuously start from main result until supporting results and equipped with a discussion. This section consists of the description of the results of the data analysis to answer the research question(s) and their meanings are seen from current theories and references of the area addressed. The proportion of this section is 40-60% of the total article length.
    4. Conclusion
      It consists of the summary and restatement of the main findings. Suggestion (if any) placed after conclusion contains a recommendation from the research results.

    References must comply with the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (full note) citation style.

    Citations in the text
    Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication, we require the citation by using Mendeley or Zotero system.

    Reference List
    References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary.

    Reference to a book: 


    Abdul Chaer, Fonologi Bahasa Indonesia (Jakarta: Rineka Cipta, 2003), 131-132.


    Chaer, Abdul. Fonologi Bahasa Indonesia. Jakarta: Rineka Cipta, 2003.

    Reference to a Journal Publication: 


    Timothy Jay and Kristin Janschewitz, "The Pragmatics of Swearing," Journal of Politeness Research 4, no. 2 (2008): 267-88,


    Jay, Timothy, and Kristin Janschewitz, "The Pragmatics of Swearing," Journal of Politeness Research 4, no. 2 (2008): 267-88,

    Reference to a web source:


    Howard Gardner, “Multiple Intelligences: What Does the Research Say?,” Edutopia, March 8, 2013,


    Gardner, Howard. “Multiple Intelligences: What Does the Research Say?” Edutopia, March 8, 2013.

    Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
    Glynn, Dylan. "Techniques and Tools: Corpus Methods and Statistics for Semantics." in Corpus Methods for Semantics: Quantitative Studies in Polysemy and Synonymy, edited by Justyna A. Robinson. Amsterdam: John Publishing Company, 2014.

Other Important Guides

  • Arabic Romanization Guide
    All footnotes and bibliography written in Arabic should be transliterated as follows:

    Letters: btthjkhddhrzsshghfqlmnhwy.
    Short vowels: aiu.
    long vowels: āīū.
    Diphthongs: awayTā marbūṭāt.
    Article: al-.

    For detailed information on Arabic Romanization, please refer to the transliteration system of the Library of Congress (LC) Guidelines.


  • Subdivision of the article
    Divide your article into clearly defined sections, See the template.

  • Table and Figures
    Provide table as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed within the relevant text in the article. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.

    *The title of tables should be written first with ARIAL 10, single space, and after 6pt. Content of the tables should be written using ARIAL 9 single space and the remarks of tables placed in the bottom with ARIAL 9, single space and before 4pt.

    Ensure that each figure has a caption, provide a caption separately (not attached to the figure, a caption should embody a brief title and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum and explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

    *Please make sure that the figures/ artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF (or JPEG), EPS (or PDF), or Microsoft Office files and with the correct resolution. All figures will appear in color (online), but in the printed version (all figures are grayscaled).
    *Please do not
    -Supply files in (GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG), these have a low number of pixels.
    -Supply files that are too low in resolution.
    -Supply files that are disproportionately large for the content.


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