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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 10-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

General guideline

Address all correspondences and inquiries to the Managing Editor. The author is asked to provide manuscripts as electronic files. With electronic papers formatting requirements are few: a) Use MS Word, 1-spaced, 10 pt Times New Roman; b) Indent or space between all paragraphs; e) Use the metric system throughout; c) Avoid text footnotes; they should be incorporated into the text. The manuscript should be arranged in the following order (begin new sections on new pages):

TITLE: must be brief, informative, and indicates the main point(s) of the paper.

AUTHORS NAME: must be complete but without any title, accompanied by corresponding authors address, institutions address, and email address.

ABSTRACT: should not be more than 250 words and is constructed in 1 paragraph which includes the brief description of the paper and a summary of the key conclusions (written in two languages: Indonesian and English)

KEYWORD(S): should be provided below the abstract to help with the electronic search (3-5 words).

INTRODUCTION: this part gives background information to put your work into context,  state of the art, what is rationale/reason for your study, and research objective

METHODS : this part explains how the research is conducted, research design, data collecting technique(s), instrument development, and data analysis technique(s)

RESULT AND DISCUSSION: contains findings based on the analysis and elaboration of the data, what the findings mean, discuss the result with the previous publications or works. Discussion part should cite other works, not just describe the results/findings.

CONCLUSION: what is the finding implies, the shortcoming of the result, and suggest future research

Acknowledgment: Acknowledgments should be limited to collegial and financial assistance. Acknowledgments are not meant to recognize personal or manuscript production support.


Writing Bibliography follow APA Style (6th version). All the references that used in the article must be listed in this part and, and is written consistently. In this part, all the used references must be taken from primary sources/scientific journals (at least  80% as of all the references). Each article should have at least 20 references.


To cite information directly or indirectly, there are two ways to acknowledge citations:
1) Make it a part of a sentence 
or 2) put it in parentheses at the end of the sentence. 

Direct quotation – use quotation marks around the quote and include page numbers 

  1. 1)  Cohen and Lotan (2014) argue that "many different kinds of abilities are essential for any profession" 


  1. 2)  “Many different kinds of abilities are essential for any profession" (Cohen & Lotan, 2014, p.151). 

N.B. See the Library’s APA webpage for a quotation of 40 or more words. 

Indirect quotation/paraphrasing/summarising – no quotation marks 

  1. 1)  Professional knowledge alone does not make someone a very capable professional (Cohen & Lotan, 2014). 
  2. 2)  According to Cohen and Lotan (2014), professional knowledge alone does not make someone a very capable professional. 

N.B. Page numbers are optional when paraphrasing, although it is useful to include them (Publication Manual, p. 171). 

Citations from a secondary source 

  1. 1)  Gould’s (1981) research “raises fundamental doubts as to whether we can continue to think of intelligence as unidimensional” (as cited in Cohen & Lotan, 2014, pp. 151-152). 
  2. 2)  Intelligence cannot be believed to consist of one single entity any more (Gould, 1981, as cited in Cohen & Lotan, 2014). 

N.B. To cite a source you found in another source, you must acknowledge all the authors. 

  • ·  The author(s) of the source referred to i.e. Gould, 1981 
  • ·  The author(s) of the work which contains the original source i.e. Cohen & Lotan, 2014 

In the reference list, only the book by Cohen & Lotan should be acknowledged. Do not list Gould. 

  • ·At the end of your assignment, you are required to provide the full bibliographic information for each source. References must be listed in alphabetical order by author. 


In a reference list 

In-text citation 

1. Book with one author
King, M. (2000). Wrestling with the angel: A life of Janet Frame. Auckland, New 

Zealand: Viking. 

N.B. The first letter of the first word of the main title, subtitle and all proper nouns have capital letters. 

(King, 2000) or
King (2000) compares Frame ... 

2. Book with two authors
Dancey, C. P., & Reidy, J. (2004). Statistics without maths for psychology: Using 

SPSS for Windows (3rd ed.). Harlow, England: Pearson/Prentice Hall. N.B. Before “&” between authors, do not forget to put a comma. 

(Dancey & Reidy, 2004) or Dancey and Reidy (2004) said... When paraphrasing in text, use and, not &. 

3. Book with three to five authors (see Library APA referencing webpage for six or more authors) 

Krause, K.-L., Bochner, S., & Duchesne, S. (2006). Educational psychology for learning and teaching (2nd ed.). Melbourne, Australia: Thomson. 

N.B. Use & between authors’ names, except when paraphrasing in text. When a work has three, four or five authors, cite all authors the first time, and in subsequent citations include only the first author followed by et al. 

(Krause, Bochner, & Duchesne, 2006)
(Krause et al., 2006) 

4. Book or report by a corporate author e.g. organisation, association, government department 

International Labour Organization. (2007). Equality at work: Tackling the challenges (International Labour Conference report). Geneva, Switzerland: Author. 

N.B. When the author and the publisher are the same, use Author in the publisher field. In text, some group authors may be abbreviated in subsequent citations if they are readily recognisable 

(International Labour Organization, 2007) or (International Labour Organization [ILO], 2007), then (ILO, 2007) 

5. Book chapter in edited book 

Kestly, T. (2010). Group sandplay in elementary schools. In A. A. Drewes & C. E. Shaefer (Eds.), School-based play therapy (2nd ed., pp. 257-282). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 

N.B. Include the page numbers of the chapter after the book title. 

(Kestly, 2010) or 

Kestly (2010) compares educational settings of ... 

6. Electronic book (eBook)
Nydegger, R. (2018). Clocking in: The psychology of work. Retrieved from 

N.B. Use the URL of the eBook's homepage or the DOI (Digital Object identifier). 

(Nydegger, 2018) or Nydegger (2018) examines... 

7. Course handout/Lecture notes (electronic version)
Archard, S., Merry, R., & Nicholson, C. (2011). Karakia and waiata [Powerpoint 

slides]. Retrieved from TEPS757-11B (NET): Communities of Learners 


N.B. Put format in square brackets - e.g. [Lecture notes] [Panopto video]. This referencing format should be used only for your assignments. 

(Archard, Merry, & Nicholson, 2011)
then subsequently, if 3-5 authors (Archard et al., 2011) 

8. Video (e.g. YouTube)
University of Waikato Library. (2017, September 18). APA referencing [Video file]. 

Retrieved from v37MQDArYFNw 

N.B. Use the uploader’s name as the author. 


(University of Waikato Library, 2017) or
University of Waikato Library (2014) demonstrates... 

9. Journal article (academic/scholarly) with DOI 

Cavenagh, N., & Ramadurai, R. (2017). On the distances between Latin squares and the smallest defining set size. Journal of Combinatorial Designs, 25(4), 147–158. 

N.B. DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is a unique code assigned to a scholarly/academic publication, which links to the article online. Note: Many journals in Psychology and other disciplines use continuous pagination, so the issue number is not required 

(Cavenagh & Ramadurai, 2017) or
Cavenagh and Ramadurai (2017) recommend... 

9a. Journal article with no DOI
Germann, F., Ebbes, P., & Grewal, R. (2015). The chief marketing officer matters! 

Journal of Marketing, 79(3), 1-22.
N.B. Retain original punctuation of titles. A capital letter is used for key words in the 

journal title. The journal title and volume number are italicised, followed by the issue number in brackets (not italicised). 

Germann, Ebbes, and Grewal (2015) claim that “there have been ...” (p. 19).
then subsequently, if 3-5 authors Germann et al. (2015) argue ... 

10. Magazine – popular/trade/general interest
Goodwin, D. K. (2002, February 4). How I caused that story. Time, 159(5), 69. 

N.B. Full date is used if published weekly; month and year if monthly. 

(Goodwin, 2002) or Goodwin (2002) defends ... 

11. Newspaper article
Coster, D. (2017, June 12). Driver who caused man's death is placed into 

dementia care. Stuff. Retrieved from 

N.B Use the URL of the newspaper’s homepage, as a direct link to an online article in a newspaper website is not a persistent link. 

(Coster, 2017) or Coster (2017) reports ... 

12. Personal Communication 

N.B. Information such as Letters, telephone conversations, emails, interviews, and private social networking is called “Personal Communication”, and no reference list entry is required 


(W. Bush, personal communication, March 19, 2017) 


13. Reference book – dictionary or encyclopedia entry
Cerveny, R. S., & Haines-Young, R. (2016). Climate change. In D. S. G. Thomas & 

A. Goudie (Eds.), The dictionary of physical geography (4th ed.). Oxford, 

United Kingdom: Blackwell. 

N.B. If no author stated, the entry’s title takes the author position. For online dictionaries and encyclopedias, a retrieval statement takes the place of publisher location / name 

(Cerveny & Haines-Young, 2016) or
Cerveny and Haines-Young (2016) state ... 

14. Webpage
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. (n.d.). Agribusiness. Retrieved from 

N.B. (n.d.) = no date. The basic format is: (1) Author (could be organisation). (2) Date (either date of publication or latest update). (3) Title. (4) URL. 

(New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, n.d., para. 1) For direct quote, cite the paragraph number in text 

All the served data or quotes in the article taken from the other author articles should attach the reference sources. The references should use a reference application management such as Mendeley, End Note, or Zotero, MS-Word.

An article in the Journal. Author(s). Year (in parentheses). Title of article, journal title (in italics). Volume number (in italics). Issue number (in parentheses). Page(s) (or Citation Number). DOI (digital object identifier).

Mattei, M., V. Petrocelli, D.Lacava and M. Schiattarella (2004). Geodynamic implications of the Pleistocene ultrarapid vertical axis rotations in the Southern Apennines. Italy. Geology. 32(9). 789-792. DOI

An article in Book. Author(s)/Editor(s). Year (in parentheses). Title of article. in Editor(s) (if any). Book title (in italics), Edition (if any). Page(s) of an article in the book. Publisher. Location (city and state/country).

Petacca, E and P. Scandone (2001). Late thrust propagation and sedimentary response in the trust-belt-foredeep system of the Southern Apennines (Pliocene-Pleistocene). In G.B.Vai and I. Martini (eds.). Anatomy of an Orogen: The Apennines and adjacent Mediterranean Basins, 401 - 440. Kluwer, Bodmin.

MATHEMATICS: Use italic for variables, bold for vector and matrices, the script for transforms, and san serif for tensors. Use superscripts and subscripts in a superior or inferior position; do not use raised and lowered fonts.

TABLES: Every table must have a title, and all columns must have headings. Column headings must be arranged so that their relation to the data is clear and refer to the column below. Footnotes should be indicated by a superscript, lowercase letters. Each table must be cited in the text.

FIGURES: Cite each figure in numerical orders in the text. Clearly mark orientation on the figure, if questionable. Indicate latitude and longitude on maps. Colour figures, foldouts, pocket maps, etc., can be accommodated, but the costs of colour for publishing these special features must be borne by the author.

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