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Author Guidelines

The followings are the steps for the Authors in formatting the articles:

  1. Articles submitted to the Journal should normally be between 2,000 to 4,000 words or between 5-12 pages with single space.
  2. The Abstract and Key Words are written in Cambria (headings) 10pt single space. The Abstract may not exceed to 500 words in one paragraph containing the importance of the topic, objective, method, findings, and conclusion. The Key Words are written in lowercase and separated by comma. Number of key words is about 3 to 6.
  3. A title must be written in Cambria (headings) 14pt single space, capitalize each word, and no more than 15 words.
  4. If you have tables in your article, please refer to the following design. The table is aligned center and the description is at the top left of the table. The font size in the table may be adjusted.
  5. The Journal operates a peer review process and promotes blind reviewing. To facilitate this process, author’s names (without academic titles), institutional affiliations, and the email address of the corresponding author should appear only on a detachable cover sheet.
  6. Contributor(s) should include a short CV describing his/her/their current position and activities in not more than 80 words.
  7. Articles should be written in English or Indonesian in single space, using Microsoft Word, font size 11, Cambria Heading, top and left margin 3 cm, bottom and right margin 2.54 cm, typed in Letters.
  8. Page number should be inserted at the bottom, placed on the right.
  9. Write the main body of the article in two columns, except for tables and figures. Use first line indent of 1 cm, but no indent for first paragraph right after the main title and first paragraph after subheadings.
  10. Block citation should be 1 cm indented and italicized.
  11. The introduction should consist of the background of the study, research contexts, and research objective. All introductions should be presented in the forms of paragraphs, not pointers, with the proportion of 15-20% of the whole article length.
  12. The methodology section consists of research design, Population and Sample / Participants, Technique of Data Collection, Instruments, and Technique of Data Analysis with the proportion of 10-15% of the total article length, all presented in the form of numbering. Please see the paper template.
  13. The findings and discussion section consist of description of the results of the data analysis to answer the research question(s) and their meanings seen from current theories and references of the area addressed. The proportion of this section is 40-60% of the total article length.
  14. The conclusion section consists of the summary, restatement, and comment or evaluation of the main findings.
  15. Every source cited in the body of the article should appear in the reference, and all sources appearing in the reference should be cited in the body of the article.
  16. The sources cited should at least 80% come from scientific journals, books, and research reports, including theses and dissertations published in the last 10 years.
  17. Citation is done using bracket (last name and year of publication, Ex: (Chomsky, 1981)). When the sources are cited verbatim, page number is included (p. 78 or pp. 78-89).
  18. Proofs will be sent to the author for correction, and should be returned to editor by the system (Author version menu) or by email: or by the deadline given.

Quotationand references follow APA style. Please follow the examples of bibliographic and formatting standard below:

(From Book-Author himself)

Creswell, J.W. (2003). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Method Approach – Second Edition. London: Sage Publication, Inc.

(From Book-Author as the Editor)

Field, K. (2000 Ed/s). Issuses in Modern Foreign Languages Teaching. London: RoutledgeFalmer.

(From Journal)

Yashima, T. (2002). Willingness to Communicate in a Second Language: The Japanese EFL Context. The Modern Language Journal, 86(1), 25-31

(From Website and or Blog)

Zentella (or web’s name). (1985). Code-switching. Retrieved from http://grammar.about .com/od/c/g/codeswitchingterm.htm

(From Website and or Blog – A file downloaded)

Arung, F. (2012). Infortmation Spoken-Gap Activities. Dowloaded from


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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