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Author Guidelines

  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 2.54 cm margins. 
  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, citations, tables, figures, and references must comply with the APA citation style.
  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. All forms of communication between the authors and the journal is via managingeditor.ijal@upi.edu or +62 81 321 028 274 (WhatsApp). Communication to other emails will not be considered.

 

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 file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  2. Below the abstract, about three to five keywords should appear together with the main body of the article with the font size 11.
  3. Institutional affiliations, and the email address of the corresponding author should appear only on a detachable cover sheet.
  4. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  5. 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).
 

Copyright Notice

Copyright notice:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License-ShareAlike 4.0 (CC-BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
    2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
    3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access)

 

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