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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.
  • Author(s) should ensure the content of the manuscript is original, must not submit the same manuscript to other journals at the same time or while the manuscript is under review. Authors must wait for a rejection decision or formally request by the editor.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file (rtf/doc/docx)
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines
  • Any form of plagiarism is prohibited and violate the law.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • A contact number (WA/Phone Number) should be provided in the comment column for better and faster communication with the editor(s).

Author Guidelines

Author Guideline

Manuscript Preparation

1. Language 
The language of the manuscript must be in English (either American or British standard, but not the mixture of both).

2. Length of Manuscript
The length of the paper should not exceed 25 pages of A4 paper and with (Top and Left Margin: 3.5 cm, Bottom, and Right Margin: 2,5 cm), Paper containing more than 25 pages words will be returned to the author(s) to abridge. 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 Cambria size 11 on one side of the paper only (Except title page – see the Template)

3. Title Page
The title page is a separated page, before the text. It should include the following information: 

The title should be concise and informative. Try to avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

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 with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and email address.

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. 

Sponsoring information
If the research is sponsored or supported by an organization, please indicate it.

4. 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 often presented separate from 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.

5. Keywords
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 4 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). 

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

7. Table and Figures 
Present tables and figures should be editable one.

8. References 
Author(s) should follow the American Psychological Association 6th Edition in referencing. 

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: 


(Richards & Renandya, 2002: 10)


Richards, J. C., & Renandya, W. A. (2002). Methodology in Language Teaching: An Anthology of Current Practice.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Reference to a Journal Publication: 


(Poedjiastutie & Oliver, 2017: 6)


Poedjiastutie, D., & Oliver, R. (2017). English Learning Needs of ESP Learners: Exploring Stakeholder Perceptions at an Indonesian University. TEFLiN, 28(1), 1–21.

Reference to a web source:


(Irina, 2010)


Irina. (2010). Using Youtube Videos in Teaching English. Retrieved 6 April 2011, from                              


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