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Author Guidelines


  1. Articles submitted to the Journal should normally be between 5,000 to 7,000 words or between 10-15 pages with single space and should be accompanied by an abstract with no more than 250 words, containing the importance of the topic, the gap between theory and practice or between reality and expectation, or lacks of studies, objectives of the present study, method, findings, and conclusion.
  2. The title should be less than 15 words, capitalized, centered, with font size 14.
  3. The abstract section is typed in bold and encompasses Introduction, the objective of the papers, method, findings, and conclusion. 
  4. Below the abstract, about three to five keywords should appear together with the main body of the article with the font size 11.
  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 in single space, using Microsoft Word, font size 12, Times New Roman, top and left margin 3 cm, bottom and right margin 2.54 cm, printed in Letters.
  8. Insert a header on even page indicating the name of the Journal, Volume, Number, month, and year, and page number of the publication. On the odd page, insert the author(s) and a few words of the title of the articles.
  9. Footnotes should appear at the end of the text, not at the foot of the relevant page. The page number should be inserted at the bottom, placed on the right.
  10. Write the main body of the article in one column. Use first line indent of 1 cm, but no indent for the first paragraph right after the main title and first paragraph after subheadings.
  11. Block citation should be 1 cm indented with the font size 11.
  12. For research-based articles, the outline begins with background (without heading or subheading), then followed by method, findings and discussion, conclusion, and references.
  13. The term "Background" is used instead of "Introduction"; background should consist of the background of the study, research contexts, literary review, and research objective. All introduction should be presented in the forms of paragraphs, not pointers, with the proportion of 15-20% of the whole article length.
  14. The method section consists of descriptions concerning the research design, data sources, data collection, and data analysis with the proportion of  10-15% of the total article length, all presented in the form of paragraphs.
  15. The findings and discussion section consist of descriptions 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.
  16. The conclusion section consists of the summary, restatement of the main findings.
  17. Use only horizontal lines when using tables. Put table number and the title of the table on top of it.
  18. 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.
  19. The sources cited should at least 80% come from those published in the last 10 years. The sources cited are primary sources in the forms of journal articles, books, and research reports, including theses and dissertations. Citations from the journal should be at least 80% of the total references cited.
  20. Use APA 6th
    1. For in-text citations, use the author’s name and year (Eddy, 2017),
    2. For a reference with up to five authors, use all the names in the first instance (Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4 & Author5, 2017), and then use the first author et al. subsequently (Author1 et al., 2017).
    3. For in-text citations with six or more authors (Sumadi et al, 2015)
    4. If there are direct quotes, provide the page number (Author, 2016, p. 24).
    5. If you are citing more than one references, put them in alphabetical order (Andrew, 2016; Bella, 2013).
    6. For no author article, use the title of the article in quotation marks in place of author’s last name (“The Implementation of Task-Based Learning,” 2015, p. 8).
  1. Quotation and references follow APA style and the latter should be included at the end of the article in the following examples:

Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M.,          Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Retrieved February 9, 2013, from[u1] 


BUDIYANTO, (2017) The Effectiveness of  Using Snake and Ladder Board Game on Students’ Simple Present Tense Understanding: A Case Study of SMPN 2 Sumber. (Bachelor Thesis, IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon, 2017). Retrieved 17th August, 2018 from[S22] 


Ball, S., Kenny, A., & Gardiner, D. (1990). Literacy, politics and the teaching of English. In I. Goodson, & P. Medway, (Eds.), Bringing English to order (pp. 47-86). London: The Falmer Press.[u3] 


Big drop in students studying O-level literature. (1997, August 16). The Straits Times, p. 3.[u4] 


Chambers, E., & Gregory, M. (2006). Teaching and learning English literature. London: Sage Ltd.[u5] 


Choo, S. (2004). Investigating Ideology in the Literature curriculum in Singapore. Unpublished master’s thesis. Department of English Language and Literature: National University of Singapore.[u6] 


Choo, S. (2011). On literature’s use(ful/less)ness: Reconceptualising the literature curriculum in the age of globalisation. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 43, 47-67.[u7] doi:


Curriculum Planning and Development Division. (2007). Literature in English, teaching syllabus. Ministry of Education: Singapore.[u8] 



 [u1]Online source

 [S22]Repository IAIN Syekh Nurjati

 [u3]Chapter in book

 [u4]Newspaper article


 [u6]Unpublished dissertation/thesis

 [u7]Article in Journal

 [u8]Publication with no author


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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