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Author Guidelines

Each article must be between 3500 words to 7000 words; The article is in A4 format, and written in single space without subtitles/subheadings and footnotes. Each paragraph must have the 1 cm indentation. The author must respect the body of the text as follows:

  • Title

Title must consists at most twenty-five (25) words and is written in lowercase, font palatino lynotype size 18, bold.

  • Name of author(s)

Name of author(s) is written with font palatino lynotype size 12, bold, without academic title(s), followed by practical information: institution or affiliation of the author(s) (name of Department/Unit, name of University - Country), and the e-mail(s);

  • Summary

Summary is written in English and French with font palatino lynotype size 9 at most 150 words in one paragraph: it must cover a brief introduction to the problem(s) (preferably 1-2 sentences), the research method (research methodology; aims of the study, how the data is collected and analyzed), and the results of the research in brief. The abstract should end with a comment on the significance of the results or a brief conclusion. The keywords in alphabetical order.

  • Introduction

Introduction is written with font palatyno lynotype size 10, single space without subtitles/subheadings and footnotes. Each paragraph must have the 1 cm indentation. Introduction contains the context or background showing the importance of conducting the research by citing some of the results of previous research in the same field (cited from such journals), as well as its differences with this research (gap analysis), and some key theories in brief. The "Introduction" section should end with the research questions and aims of the study.

  • Method
Method must include description of research subject/object, research method, research or analysis instruments (if any), research or analysis process, and the process of data collection and data analysis.
  • Results and discussion

This part contains the results of the data analysis that answer the research questions (problems) and their meanings in relation to theories and references. 

  • Conclusion
Conclusion covers a summary of the research findings by answering the research questions (problems), a commentary or an evaluation of the main ideas brought by the article, as well as the implications of the research.
  • Acknowledgments

This section is used to identify the source that fund the research. It should also recognize all parties who contribute to the drafting and improvement of the article.

 

  • References

The sources cited in the article must be at least 80% of publications over the last 10 years. The cited sources are primary sources in forms of journal articles, books, research reports, thesis, and dissertations.

The citations and bibliography must comply with APA (American Psychological Association) standards 6th edition. For more information, see the following guide (in french) written by libraries of the Université de Montréal: http://guides.bib.umontreal.ca/disciplines/20-Citer-selon-les-normes-de-l-APA?tab=108) or the guide (in English) written by Trexler Library Muhlenberg College: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/library/reshelp/apa_example.pdf

It is strongly recommended to use a bibliography software in order to have the correct format of quotation and bibliography according to the APA 6th edition standards, for example the Mendeley software, or EndNote. 

To learn more, click to download the article template in french or in english.

 

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 manuscript must be free from plagiarism and have not been submitted simultaneously to other journals;
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word format;
  3. Where applicable, URLs for references is provided;
  4. The text must be between 3500 words to 7000 words, in A4 format, and written without footnotes, with the font Palatino Linotype, size 10 and single-spaced;
  5. The text conforms to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements described in the author guidelines, which can be found in the HOME page;
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.