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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 and half-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.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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 journal section, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

The authors are required to use the available template in ojs with the following guidelines.

  1. Authors should submit only papers that have been carefully proofread and polished in Indonesian or English Languange, length of 4000-8000 words.
  2. The work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere, or extended version of previously published papers in conferences and/or journals.
  3. All manuscripts must be submitted to Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa Editorial Office by Online Submission at journal portal url:, where author register as Author and/or offered as Reviewer by online. If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following email:
  4. Manuscript should be prepared according to the following article template: (download). 
  5. Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based. 
  6. Cite only items that you have read and on running notes. 
  7. Do not inflate the manuscript with too many references. Avoid excessive self‐citations. 
  8. Avoid excessive citations of publications from the same region. 
  9. Check each reference against the original source (authors name, volume, issue, year, DOI Number). 
  10. Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. (we suggest Mendeley).
  11. The following documents should accompany the manuscripts submitted by online through online submission interface (as supplementary files and letter to editor):

Manuscript document submitted to this journal (in one MS Word) should be arranged as follow:


The abstract should be clear, concise, and descriptive. This abstract should provide a brief introduction to the problem, objective of paper, followed by a statement regarding the methodology and a brief summary of results. Abstracts are written in 10 pt Times New Roman and preferably not more than 250 words. 1space.

1. Introduction

In introduction, authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. Before the objective, authors should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

2. Methods - for Original Research Article only

This material and method as much as possible to give an idea to the reader through the methods used (Sa’aati, 2003) (references on this template is just an example). Sub-subhead on this method comprising at least on type of research; location research; materials law source; data collection technique; and data analysis.

3. Findings and Discussion - Review Article uses Discussion

Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather  than providing data in great detail. Please highlight differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

 4. Conclusions

Contains a description of the conclusions and suggestions that answer questions and formulation of the problem with succinctly and clearly. Because, without a description of the clear cover, reviewers are and the reader would find it difficult to give an assessment of your article. Do not repeat the Abstract, or simply describe the results of research. Give a clear explanation regarding the possible application and / or suggestions related to the research findings.


Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may other supporter i.e. Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers who may have given materials.

Quotation and references follows APA 7th style and the latter should be included at the end of the article in the following examples:

Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Retrieved February 9, 2013, from

Axfort, J.C. (2007). What Constitutes success in Pasific Island Community Conserve areas? (Doctoral Dissertation, University of Queensland, 2007). Accessed from

Ball, S., Kenny, A., & Gardiner, D. (1990). Literacy, politics and the teaching of English. In I. Goodson, & P. Medway, (Eds.), Bringing English to Order (pp. 47- 86). London: The Falmer Press.

Bohrer, S., Zielke, T., & Freiburg, V, (1995), Integrated obstacle detection framework for intelligent cruise control on motorways. Paper presented at IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium. Detroit, MI: Piscataway.

Bush, B., Maryan, B., Browne-Cooper, R., & Robinson, D. (1995). A guide to reptiles and frogs of the Perth region. Nedlands, Australia: University of Western Australia Press.

Chambers, E., & Gregory, M. (2006). Teaching and learning English literature. London: Sage Ltd.

Choo, S. (2004). Investigating Ideology in the literature curriculum in Singapore. Unpublished master’s thesis. Department of English Language and Literature: National University of Singapore.

Choo, S. (2011). On literature’s use(ful/less)ness: reconceptualising the literature curriculum in the age of globalization. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 43 (1), 47-67.

Curriculum Planning and Development Division. (2007). Literature in English, teaching syllabus. ministry of education: Singapore.


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