GUIDELINE FOR AUTHOR
STYLE OF WRITING
- Articles should be typed on A4 paper
- The title and identity of the writer (name and email address, and/or letter address) are written on the top under the title of the article.
- Articles should not exceed 7.000 words or it is between 15-20 pages, 12 font of New Times Roman, in one space, including the references and tables.
- Left, right, top, and bottom margin are about 1 inch
- Direct quotation more than three lines should be indented and typed in one space.
- Quotation, pictures or references should show the resources and year. Name, year, and page are stated if it is from the book, in which all should be consistently the same as mentioned in the references.
- References are preferably derived from the up-to-date references or the past 10 year publication copy right date.
- The number of pages should be on the bottom with central position.
- No and title of the tables or pictures are written above the tables, pictures, bold typed, and the titles should be placed under the no of tables or pictures.
- Include the sources of tables and pictures underneath.
- Include the CV separately: it should tell home address, institution, phone no that can be easily contacted, education background, some titles of recent publications or research activities, field of education and interest of research, and work experience or organization.
GUIDE OF WRITING
The framework of writing the articles are as the following: (1) title, (2) abstract, (3) introduction, (4) theoretical framework and hypothesis (if any), (5) research method, (6) data analysis, and discussion, (7) conclusion, implication, suggestion, and limitation(8) references, and (9) appendices. The details above are as the following.
Title of the Article
It should reflect the content, and usethe words, terms, abbreviations, formulas, registers as commonly used in the research report.
- Abstract should include the research topic or problem, purpose of the research, method of the research, results, and conclusion.
- In one paragraph between 150 – 200 words.
- Above the article, Justify, Times New Roman 12.
- Written in sound English
- Include 2 – 5 keywords underneath
Introduction should be about one page, containing the background, reasons to do the research, problem formulation, purpose of the research and without sub-heading, bullets, or numbering.
Theoretical Framework and Hypothesis (If Any)
It describes the previously related studies as the primary sources. The use of secondary sources of references should not dominate the total references. Quotation should be maximally one paragraph and/ or the gist of the quoted sources.
It comprises the procedures or steps of the research, e.g., from the methods of sampling to the data analysis, and presented in brief and concisely by numbering.
Data Analysis and Discussion
It presents the analysis of the related results, theories, and hypotheses (if any) based on the writer’s reasoning. Data analysis and discussion should be presented in brief but clear and it is not dominated by table presentation. The tables which are presented should not be the rough output but in the processed and brief summary. Tables and pictures are presented consistently in the center and the titles are above the tables or pictures.
Conclusion, Implication, Suggestions, and Limitations
It is the closing of the article which reflects the essence and reasoning of the research by the writer. It is also logically based on the evidence taken from, and presented by the writer in paragraphs. Implication, limitations, and suggestions are also presented in paragraphs without numbering.
Primary sources are preferably high valued while the secondary ones should not dominate the total references. The style of reference writing follows the Harvard Style.
Appendices consist of research instruments, supporting data, pictures, and others that support the articles and help readers understand the research articles.
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