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Author Guidelines

Paper Format Guidelines

  1. Title page contains the title of the paper (must be less than 100 characters including spaces, brief, and informative), the authors (can be individual or group), affiliation, e-mail address, and abstract (150 words) in English with 3-5 keywords.
  2. The paper should be brief, concise, clear, straightforward, and easy to follow.
  3. The paper must be written in Microsoft Word format with A4 paper size (210x297cm), portrait orientation, 20 mm for the top and the bottom margin, 30 mm for the left, and 20 mm for the right margin. Pictures, texts, and notes must be laid out within the paper.
  4. The paper is written in English with Arial font, size 10, double-spaced points in no more than 10-15 pages.
  5. The paper must be divided into several sections (headings), including: 1) Introduction, 2) Literature Review, 3) Discussion, 4) Conclusion, and 5) References.
  6. Citation and reference must be written in APA standard.
  7. Most of the references (minimum 50%) should come from recent 10 years journal.
  8. References from the Internet are not recommended. Any references from the Internet should be written in APA style with access date.
  9. Footnote is allowed but should be limited. It should use superscript at the end of a sentence that will be given additional explanation. List of explanation is written in 9 point size of Arial font and should be placed at the of the article, before the references.
  10. Mathematical formulas and symbols are allowed. Subscript or superscript should be used properly following international standards for size or by writing equation in parentheses.
  11. Tables and images should be arranged in a single column (75 mm) or two columns (153mm). Tables and images should be sequenced using numbers. Contents of the tables or details of images should be clear.


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 who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. 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 acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. 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 acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. 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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