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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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.

Author Guidelines


Type the title of your manuscript here by capitalizing the initial letter

First Author a, Second Author b, Third Author c

a First affiliation, Email Address

b Second affiliation, Email Address

c Third affiliation, Email Address


The abstract written should briefly describe the main theme and context of the article and sump up the components of the article, namely introduction, research purposes, method, findings/results and discussion, and conclusion and implications. It should be concise and coherent pertinent to the contents of the article and written in Garamond with 12 font size, single space and of maximum words ranging from 150 to 250. Following the abstract are the keywords of no more than five (5). See the APA’s 2010 publication manual for more information pertaining to the organization of the abstract and manuscript.


Keywords are the acronyms of the scientific terms used in the manuscript. It should be written in Garamond with font size 12 font size and of no more than five (5) keywords.


Main Body Manuscript Guideline

This journal deploys the American Psychological Association (APA) reference format of no more than 20 references and is written in English. The maximum words used are between 4000 and 9000 words excluding the references with 13 font size and single space.

The submitted research article should comprise the following headings:

  1. Introduction;
  2. Literature Review;
  3. Research Method;
  4. Results/Findings and Discussion;
  5. Conclusion and Implication;
  6. And References.


  1. Introduction.

The main body of the manuscript submitted to this journal begins with an introduction which presents the contextual and theoretical problems under the study. The former refers to the description of the context and instructional issues or problems situated within the setting of the study being undertaken, and the latter presents a brief and comprehensive summary of related literature or the gaps and any controversies in the literature, and how the research fills the voids, which subsequently leads to the research questions and objectives of the study.

  1. Literature Review

In this section, present the discussion of relevant literature which includes the theory underlying the research and related studieswith respect to the current study being undertaken. It is not imperative to discuss the historical account of the problem of the study as it is assumed that the reader has already had the background knowledge of the related issues. It is highly suggested to use mainly recent references (the relevantly published research for the last five years) with no secondary sources. In the discussion of the related scholarship, also present the comprehensive summary of previous research findings and controversies on the thematic grounds, and how the current study differs and fills the gap, which ushers into the research problems, and which shows the paramount importance of the study to undertake.

  1. Method

            This section illuminates the research methodology which comprises the research approaches, design, and procedure and data analysis. Specifically, it presents the setting and population as well as sample. Also, highlight the sampling method, the use and reasons for the use of data collection method or procedures. If usingrandom sampling technique, it is not necessary to state how and why it is regarded as random. 

  1. Findings and Discussion

In this section, present and interpret the results of the study with respect to the research questions and relate them to the relevant literature already reviewed. Also summarize the descriptive statistics or results of any statistical analyses by using tables with APA format (see APA manual guideline). Try not to repeat what has been presented. In addition, highlight any possible issues of validity, applicability and limitation if applied in other instructional settings. Present the discussion over its possible implementation in other educational and diverse contexts.

  1. Implications and Conclusion

In this part is a comprehensive summary of the primary purposes and results of the study. It also highlights the limitation of the study and directions for future studies (replication) and discusses the practical implications of the study.

  1. References

APA format is used in this journal given its general use as the reference format in the realm of education. The followings are examples of the APA format as used for books, journal articles and other online resources:


Basic format:


Bandura, A. (1997). Self-efficacy: The exercise of control. New York: WH Freeman and Company.


Edited book

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

Creswell, J. W. (2012). Educational research: Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (4th ed.). Boston, USA: Pearson Education.

Article of chapter in an edited book

Meskell, L. (2001). Archaeologies of identity. In I. Hodder (Ed.), Archaeological theory today (pp. 187-213). Cambridge, England: Polity Press.


Journal Article

Çakiroglu, J., Çakiroglu, E., & Boone, W. J. (2005). Pre-Service Teacher Self-Efficacy Beliefs Regarding Science Teaching: A Comparison of Pre-Service Teachers in Turkey and the USA. Science Educator14(1), 31-40.

Online resources:

Article form an online periodical (with DOI).

Moulding, L. R., Stewart, P. W., &Dunmeyer, M. L. (2014). Pre-service teachers' sense of efficacy: Relationship to academic ability, student teaching placement characteristics, and mentor support. Teaching and Teacher Education41, 60-66. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2014.03.007

Article form an online periodical (no DOI).

Karal, H., Kokoc, M., &Cakir, O. (2015). Impact of the educational use of Facebook group on the high school students’ proper usage of language. Education and Information Technologies, 1-19. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10639-015-9428-y

Online Dissertation

Yulia, Y. (2014). An evaluation of English language teaching programs in Indonesian junior high schools in the Yogyakarta province (Doctoral dissertation, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies College of Design and Social Context RMIT University).

Retrieved from https://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/eserv/rmit:160956/Yulia.pdf


For more information pertaining to the APA, please go to this following web:https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/or see APA publication manual.

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