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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 5-20 pages with single space in the form doc. of Microsoft word office
  2. The Abstract and Keywords are written in Cambria (headings) 10pt single space. The Abstract may not exceed 500 words in one paragraph containing the importance of the topic, objective, method, findings, and conclusion. The Keywords are written in lowercase and separated by a comma. The number of keywords is about 5 to 8
  3. A title must be written in Cambria (headings) 14pt single space, capitalize each word, and no more than 15 words
  4. The table is aligned center and the description is at the top center of the table while the figure is aligned center and the description is under the figure. The font size in the table may be adjusted / 10-11pt
  5. 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 2.5 cm, bottom and right margin 2.5 cm, typed in Letters
  8. The page number should be inserted at the bottom, placed on the right
  9. 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
  10. The methodology section consists of research design, Population and Sample / Participants / Informants, 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
  11. The findings and discussion section consist of a 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
  12. The conclusion section consists of the summary, restatement, and comment or evaluation of the main findings and recommendations
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. The citation is done using a bracket (last name and year of publication, Ex: (Chomsky, 1981)). When the sources are cited verbatim, the page number is included (p. 78 or pp. 78-89)
  16. Proofs will be sent to the author for correction and should be returned to the editor by the system (Author version menu) or by email: by the deadline given


Quotation and references follow APA style. Please follow the examples of the 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.

Citation in text:

Creswell (2003) stated that ... or It is ... (Creswell, 2003)

Please use an Ampersand (&) rather than and; und; dan; etc.


(From Book-Author as the Editor)


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

Citation in text:

Field (2000) argued that ... or It is ... (Field, 2000)

Please use an Ampersand (&) rather than and; und; dan; etc.


(From Journal)


Yashima, T. (2002). Willingness to Communicate in a Second Language: The Japanese EFL Context. The Modern Language Journal, 86(1), 54-66. doi:

Citation in text:

Yashima (2002) described that ... or It is ... (Yashima, 2002)

 Please use an Ampersand (&) rather than and; und; dan; etc.


(From Website and or Blog)

Zentella (or web’s name). (1985). Code-switching. About.Com Grammar & Composition. Retrieved 8 April 2014 from

(From Website and or Blog – A file downloaded)

Arung, F. (2012). Information Spoken-Gap Activities. Downloaded 22 October 2015 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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