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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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 Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Writing Guidelines can be downloaded here.

  1. Articles have never been published by other media, are not in the process of publishing in other media, and do not contain any elements of plagiarism.
  2. Authors are not allowed to submit the same article to other media during the process, unless the author has revoked the article before and received written approval from the editor.
  3. Articles of research (field, literature).
  4. Article is typed using Microsoft Words (.doc/.docx) with the letter format: cambria, advanced scale 100 font, spacing condensed 0.3 pt, normal position on A4 size paper with 3cm side space from the left edge, and 2.5cm from the right, top, and bottom edges, space 1, uploaded via the website
  5. Articles consist of 10-16 pages including bibliography and tables.
  6. The sections of the next article are written in two-column format. The body of the text after the abstract is formatted in two columns with the provisions of the width of each column 7cm and the distance between the columns 1cm. Titles, abstracts, and keywords are written in a single column format.
  7. Titles, abstracts, and keywords are written in Indonesian and English.
  8. Articles are written in Indonesian or English. If the article is written in Indonesian, the first title uses the Indonesian and under it the title is in English, and vice versa.
  9. Indonesian abstract is placed above abstract English abstract, both for articles written in English and in Indonesian.
  10. Writing a bibliography uses the APA style (
  11.  Article that are not appropriate with the provisions of the format of the writing will be returned to the author to be repaired.
  12. Only articles that have the appropriate format will be reviewed by reviewers.
  13. Author is willing to revise the article if necessary and comply with the provisions of the deadline given by the editor.
  14. The content of the article is not the responsibility of the editors, the editors are entitled to edit the article without changing the substance.
  15. Author whose article are loaded and want the printed article, will receive two printed proof of load numbers.
  16. Systematic articles are organized in the following order.
  • Indonesian/English titles: comprehensive, clear, and concise. Title is limited to no more than 14 words. Article titles, section titles, and subsections are in bold.
  • English/Indonesian title: adjusted to the first title. If the first title is in Indonesian, the second title is in English, and vice versa according to the text.
  • Author's name and address: full written name without title and title under the title without using the word by. Below the author's name is the full address of the contact person and the first, second, and third e-mail addresses.
  • Abstract: is the essence of the article, containing background, purpose, problem, method, and conclusion or result of discussion. The abstract consists of 150-250 words and is poured in a single paragraph without reference libraries.
  • Keywords: below the abstract are key words consisting of 3-5 words or phrases without ending the dot. Keywords should reflect the important concepts contained in the article.
  • Introduction: contains backgrounds, explains the actual problem phenomenon being studied, contains bibliographical references and previous related research results that have been done alone or others, and explains the existence of the author's research in that context. The introduction is made without a sub-section that also contains the problem (preferably one problem that is the focus of the study), the research objectives, the research benefits, and the theories used to solve the problem. All referenced or quoted sources should be listed in the bibliography.
  • Method: contains the form or nature of the research, data sources, data, data collection techniques, data collection instruments, data collection procedures, and data analysis methods.
  • Results and Discussion: can be presented in sections that are not more than three levels by using the number according to the format. This section presents and discusses clearly the subject with reference to the problem and purpose of writing. Tables, graphics, images, and/or photos (if any) are numbered, titled, and full description and quoted in the text. Tables, graphics, images, and/or photos are numbered according to their order of appearance, not with the words "as follows", "as below", and so on. Example: "The structure of writing news headlines in the daily literature column of Kompas is presented in table 4". Data in the form of tables, graphics, images, and/or photos should be data that has been processed. Inclusion of tables, graphics, images, and/or photos that are too long (more than 1 page) should be avoided. Tables, graphics, images, and/or photos must be clear
  • Conclusion: must answer the problem and purpose of research. The conclusion is neither a summary nor a rewriting of the discussion.
  • References: referenced libraries should be 80% primary sources and derived from research, ideas, theory/concepts that have been published in scientific journals, both printed and electronic. The reference is the result of the publication of the last 10 years, with the exception of the classic reference used as a material of historical study. For quoting and writing a bibliography, the author should use the Mendeley app (

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