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Author Guidelines

Each article must be between 3500 words to 7000 words; The article is in A4 format, and written without footnotes, with the font Palatino Linotype, size 10 and single-spaced. 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 uppercase.

  • Name of author(s)

Name of author(s) is written without academic title(s); followed by practical information, institution or affiliation of the author(s) and the e-mail(s);

  • Summary

Summary is written in English and French. The abstract should be at most 150 words in one paragraph, it must cover the context, objectives, interest, method and results, as well as the keywords in alphabetical order.

  • Introduction

Introduction must cover the context or background of the research, the burning issues, the research objectives, and the importance of the research. Journal articles, books, edited books, proceedings, theses, and dissertations can be used as primary sources. It is also important to cite other research results which have similar theme or topic as one element in the background. The proportion of the entry is 10-15% of the total length of the article.

  • Method

Method must include description of research subject, research instruments, data collection technique, and data analysis. The proportion is 10-15% of the total length of the article.

  • Results and discussion

It is important to include the results of data analysis that answer the research questions (issues) and their contribution to existing body of knowledge or literature. The proportion is 40-60% of the total length of the article.

  • Conclusion

Conclusion covers the summary, comment, or assessment of the main ideas or issues in the article. The proportion is 5% of the total length of the item.

  • Acknoledgment

This section is used to identify the source that fund the research and 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, theses, and dissertations.

The citations and bibliography must comply with APA (American Psychological Association) standards 6th edition. For more information, see the guide (in french) written by the following 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

 

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.