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Author Guidelines

Authors should adhere to the following guidelines:

    • Scope and Focus

The manuscript should conform with the journal scope and focus that is humanities studies including history, literature, applied linguistics, cultures, and library sciences.

    • Similarity Index

The similarity index of the manuscript should not exceed 20%.

    • Manuscript Structure/format

The manuscript should be written in English, Arabic, or Indonesian in accordance with the correct written usage in 6000-8000 words (exclude Reference). However, English is preferable. The manuscript structure should cover title, abstract, keywords, introduction, method, findings/results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement (optional), and references.

      • Title of the manuscript should be short and clear with a maximum of 15 words; does not have multiple interpretations; does not contain abbreviation uncommonly used.
      • Abstract is written in English in 150-200 words which contain purpose/objective, method, result/finding, and discussion, conclusion.
      • Keywords are in 3-5 words. 2 or 3 words are taken from the title. Keywords should be commonly searchable terms.
      • Introduction (600-800 words) explains the importance of the topic, relevant previous researches, research problem, and the significance of the research.
      • Method (300-400 words) describes the research approach, theories or concepts, description of participants (corpus/object being studied), instrumentation, data collecting procedures, and data analysis.
      • Results/findings and Discussion (4800-6800 words) explain the findings of the research questions or problems. The Discussion is focused on the analysis and study in accordance with the theory or concept used. The number of sub-heading should at least follow the number of research questions/issues.
      • Conclusion (300-400 words) is the synthesis of findings and theories, implications, and recommendations.
      • References should be at least 20 sources consists of books (within the last 10 years) and journal articles (within the last 5 years).

    • Table and Figure/chart

The number of table and figure should not exceed five, and should be placed as near as where you first refer to. The name/title of the table should be written in TNR 11 and put directly above the table, and the content of the table must be written in TNR 10. The name/title of figure/chart should be written in TNR 11 put directly below the figure/ chart.

    • Citation and References
  • The manuscript should contain minimum 20 good quality references (15 articles, and 5 books).
  • All references and in-text citations should be in APA 7th edition. Not-cited sources should not be put in the reference list.
    • Paper and Margins

The manuscript should be written on A4 paper with top and left margin of 3 cm; and right and bottom margin of 2.5 cm.

    • Files to submit

There are at least two files that must be submitted: 1) the original file contains the manuscript (see the manuscript template); and 2) the supplementary file contains the tittle page and guarantee form (see title page and guarantee form template).

    • Miscellaneous
  • Arabic Romanization should follow the Library of Congress Guidelines.
  • The manuscript submitted should be in Word format, not in PDF.
  • Download the template for the proper structure of manuscript writing.
  • Before submitting the manuscript, check its consistency with the author guideline using the following rubric.






Not exceed 15 words


English Abstract

150-200 words



3-5 words



600-800 words



300-400 words


Result/Finding and Discussion

4800-6800 words



300-400 words



At least 20 sources


a) Journal Articles

75% (year 2015 onward)


b) Books

25% (year 2010 onward)



Not exceed 5 (five)


Download Author Guidelines 2023

Download Article Template 2023

Download Title Page & Guarantee form 2023

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 has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors whose articles are published in this journal agree with the following terms:

  1. Author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.
  2. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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