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Author Guidelines

Note: Manuscript is only written in English

Writing system follows the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th and notes the following guidelines:

1. Type of Paper

  • Research Article: Research articles should include: (a) Title, (b) Full name of contributor(s) without title(s), (c) Abstract (max. 250 words), (d) Key words, (e) Introduction which includes review of related literature and research purpose(s), (f) Method, (g) Results, (h) Discussion, (i) Conclusion, (j) References, and (k) Appendices, if any.
  • Non-research articles should include: (a) Title, (b) Full name of contributor(s) without title(s), (c) Abstract (max. 250 words), (d) Key words, (e) Introduction, (f) Body text, (g) References, and (h) Appendices, if any.

2. Manuscript Submission

  • Manuscript Type: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
  • Permission: Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

3. Title Page

The title page should include:

  • A concise and informative title (not more than 20 words, Times New Roman, Font Size 16, Centered, Capitalize Each Word)
  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • Affiliation, Country (e.g. Universitas Hamzanwadi, Indonesia) Times New Roman Font Size 10, Align Text Left
  • Correspondence: Name, Affiliation; Country. Email (e.g. Correspondence: Zainuddin, Universitas Hamzanwadi; Indonesia. e-mail: [email protected]) Times New Roman Font Size 10, Align Text Left

4. Abstract

The abstract should be written in one paragraph and should be no more than 200 words. TNR, font size 12, exactly 16 pt and follow the following pattern: General statement about the importance of the topic, the gap in literature or discrepancies between theories and practices, the purpose of study, method, main findings, and conclusion.

5. Keywords

Keyword one, keyword two, keyword three, keyword four, keyword five - TNR, 12, exactly 16 pt spacing (no more than two lines

6. Text Formatting

    Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Calisto MT) for text.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Do not use field functions.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
  • Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
  • Save your file in Docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).

7. Footnotes

     Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols. Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.

8. Acknowledgments

Indicate sources of funding or help received in carrying out your study and/or preparing the manuscript if any before the references. Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

9. Citation

Use APA for in-text citations and the reference list (Angeli et al, 2010). For in-text citations, use the author’s name and year (Author, 1980), and if there are direct quotes, then provide the page number” (Author, 2010, p. 24). If you are citing more than one reference, put them in alphabetical order (Alpha, 2008; Beta, 1999). For a reference with up to five authors, use all the names in the first instance (Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4 & Author5, 2007), and then use the first author et al. subsequently (Author1 et al., 2007). Do not use footnotes.

10. Reference List

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.


Bulan, A., Suryaman, M., & Mardiah, M. (2020). The Process of English Language Teaching in the 2013 Curriculum. VELES Voices of English Language Education Society, 4(1), 85–93.[m1] 

Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Retrieved February 9, 2013, from[m2] 

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.[m3] 

Big drop in students studying O-level literature. (1997, August 16). The Straits Times, p. 3.[m4] 

Chambers, E., & Gregory, M. (2006). Teaching and learning English Literature. London: Sage Ltd.[m5] 

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.[m6] 

Curriculum Planning and Development Division. (2007). Literature in English, teaching syllabus. Ministry of Education: Singapore.[m7] 


We suggest all of you using software ENDNOTE, MENDELEY, ZOTERO, or EASYBIB for easy citation. References should be the most recent and pertinent literature available (about 5-10 years ago). Authors must also carefully follow APA6th Publication Manual guidelines for nondiscriminatory language regarding gender, sexual orientation, racial and ethnic identity, disabilities, and age. In addition, the terms counseling, counselor, and client are preferred, rather than their many synonyms.


11. Tables

  • All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
  • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
  • Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.


12. After Acceptance

      Upon acceptance of your article, you will receive a link to the special Author Query Application at Springer’s web page where you can sign the Copyright Transfer Statement online and indicate whether you wish to order Open Choice, offprints, or printing of figures in color. Once the Author Query Application has been completed, your article will be processed and you will receive the proofs.

You can also access the template here for detailed requirements.

 [m1]Article in Journal

 [m2]Online source

 [m3]Chapter in book

 [m4]Newspaper article


 [m6]Unpublished dissertation/thesis

 [m7]Publication with no author


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