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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.

  • 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.

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • Using reference manager software such as Zotero or Mendeley.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

  1. The title of the article should be straightforward, informative and no more than 12 words.
  2. The abstract should be clear and concise (no more than 350 words) and written in one paragraph by using English.
  3. Keywords should be consistent and reveal important concepts in the article.
  4. Manuscript should be typed in MS Word doc. format, using 12 points Times New Roman fonts, no space inter-paragraph, on quarto or A4-size paper, 15-20 pages in length (no more than 7,000 words).
  5. Must use reference manager software such as Zotero or Mendeley.
  6. The citation and references should be presented alphabetically and chronologically, and be written in accordance with the APA style as follow:

Example of Bibliography:


Chomsky, N. (2006). Language and Mind. Cambridge University Press. Yuwono, U. (2005). Pesona bahasa: langkah awal memahami linguistik. Gramedia Pustaka Utama.

Translated book

Silberman, M. L. (1996). Active Learning: 101 Strategies to Teach Any Subject. (H. Sardjuli, Penerj.). Allyn and Bacon.

Article in journal and magazine

Syaifudin, A., & Utami, S. P. T. (2011). Penalaran Argumen Siswa dalam Wacana Tulis Argumentatif sebagai Upaya Membudayakan Berpikir Kritis di SMA. Lingua, 7(1). Diambil dari

Article in newspaper

Luthfi, R. M. (2016, Desember 6). Bahasa dan Peradaban. Kompas, hal. 18. Tulisan/berita dalam koran tanpa nama pengarang: Islam Rahmatan li al-’Alamin. (2016, Februari 12). Jawa Pos, hal. 12.

Thesis, Dissertation, and Research Report

Santoso. (2006). Konstruksi Ideologi dalam Bahasa Perempuan (Tesis). Universitas Negeri, Malang.

Workshop, seminars, training paper

Basthomi, Y. (2016, November). Article Writing for International Publication. Dipresentasikan pada Pelatihan Pusat Pengembangan Bahasa, IAIN Tulungagung.

Internet / blog

Subkhan. (2013, Oktober 28). Bahasa Indonesia Disiapkan Go Internasional [Koran]. Diambil dari

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