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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 file is in Microsoft Word document file format.

  • Below the abstract, about three to five keywords should appear together with the main body of the article with the font size 12.

  • Institutional affiliations, and the email address of the corresponding author should appear only on a detachable cover sheet.

  • Citation is done using bracket (last name and year of publication). When the sources are cited verbatim, page number is included (p. 78 or pp. 78-89).

Author Guidelines

All manuscripts should meet the following technical requirements:

  1. Prior to submission, register and login as an author to the system.
  2. Manuscript must be submitted through the system of the journal. Manuscript submissions through email will not be considered.
  3. The manuscript should contain between 5,000 to 7,000 words with single space (excluding Abstract and Reference section) and in one column style.
  4. The submitted manuscript is in English with doc., docx., or rtf. formats, single space, 12 font size, Times New Roman, A4 paper with margins: 3 cm of Top and Left, 2,5 cm of Bottom and Right.
  5. No header or footer is required. If needed, the author may use an endnote instead of footnote.
  6. The main headings include ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, METHOD, FINDINGS, DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, and REFERENCES. Authors are allowed to use subheadings under the main headings. If necessary, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and APPENDIX may be included.
  7. The title should be no more than 15 words, in sentence case, centered, 14 font size.
  8. The abstract must be between 200-250 words, consisting of the background of the study, the purpose of the paper, research methodology, and main findings/results, and conclusion. Following the abstract, write three to five keywords.
  9. The introduction should consist of the background of the study, research contexts, literature review, and research objectives. 
  10. Introduction should be presented in the forms of paragraphs with the proportion of 15-20% of the whole article length.
  11. The method section consists of description concerning the research design, research site and participants or documents, data collection, and data analysis with the proportion of 10-15% of the total article length.
  12. The method section can be in a unified form or using subheadings.
  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 and restatement of the main findings.
  15. Quotation and references follows APA style (American Psychological Association) and should be included at the end of the article, copies of which may be ordered  from
  16. 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.
  17. The sources cited should at least 80% come from those published in the last 5 years. The sources cited are primary sources in the forms of reputable journal articles (strongly recommended), books, and research reports, including theses and dissertations. Citations from journal should be at least 80% of the total references cited.
  18. Citation is done using bracket (last name and year of publication). When the sources are cited verbatim, page number is included (p. 78 or pp. 78-89).
  19. Write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of both.)

Articles that do not meet these specifications will be returned to the author for reformatting before being sent out for review. Authors are advised to check their articles against the author checklist before submitting their work.

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