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Author Guidelines

The manuscript texts are written in English. Manuscripts will be first reviewed by editorial boards.The main text of a manuscript must be submitted as a Word document (.doc) file. The manuscript consists of 5000 words (minimum), well-typed in 1,5 spaced on A4 size paper, use 12 pt of Times New Roman.The manuscript contains an original work and have potentially contribute to the highly scientific advancement.

The manuscript should contain the following section in this order:

a.     Title
Title should be Clearly Defined and Informative (max 10 words); using Times New Roman (TNR) size-14 pt, single spacing, bold, align center.
b. The author’s name
Authors’ names without academic title, TNR size-12 pt, single spacing, align center.
c. Name of affiliation for each author
The affiliation name should be accompanied by complete affiliation name. (Institution/affiliation, address of institution/affiliation)
d. Abstract
Write the abstract in English. The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, provide a clear statement of the problem, explain the reason why this study is important to do, novelty, explain the research method used, the proposed approach, point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be 100 to 300 words in length and in italicized format. The abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited, use TNR 11 pt, single space, and the word “Abstract” is indented. Beside that, the keyword list provides the opportunity to add keywords, used by the indexing and abstracting services, in addition to those already present in the title. Judicious use of keywords may increase the ease with which interested parties can locate our article.
e. Keywords
Minimum 3 and maximum 5 words or phrases from paper (in English, TNR size-11 pt, italicized.
f. Introduction
Explaining the background, problems, importance of research, brief literature review that relates directly to research or previous findings that need to be developed, and ended with a paragraph of research purposes. We ask that authors follow some simple guidelines. In essence, we ask you to make your paper look exactly like this document. The easiest way to do this is simply to download the template and replace the content with your own material. Introduce to your reader the "problem" by providing a brief background of your research. Include the basic reasons how and why you came-up with the problem, and the probable solutions that you can offer. In general, the introduction summarizes the purpose of the research paper.
g. Theoretical Background

This section is where you will be providing all the relevant readings from previous works. Provide brief summaries or descriptions of the works of other authors. Make sure that your research materials are from credible sources such as academic books and peer-reviewed journals. Also, make sure that your reading materials are directly relevant to the topic of your research paper. The literature review typically includes the names of the authors, the titles of their works and the year of the publication of these works

h. Method, Data And Analysis

It should be written clearly and completely containing a clear description of analytical, and/or statistical procedures; so they can be repeated by other researchers. References of original methods/procedures must be stated and all modifications of procedures (if any) should be explained. Methods comprises brief information concerning research paradigm to be applied, approach(es), procedure(s), and type/characteristic (please select one of them) as the leading format for your research. Mention unit of analysis with comprehensive data analysis.

i.    Results

This part presents results or findings. Figures or graphs can also be presented here to support your findings, and there should be no duplication of data in graphs or figures. We suggest that you mention supporting instrument(s), in forms of illustration, figures, photographs, tables, and graphs. Each instrument must be orderly numbered and given a title, followed by source from which you make the citation. Should the instrument is the result from the author's analysis, please write: ‘source: author's analysis.’

j. Discussion

This part contains analysis of the findings and reflection/discussion according to the research findings. In presenting the discussion, use a comprehensive explanation in order to elaborate the whole data found during the research. Review the information in the introduction part, evaluate their gained results, and compare it with past studies. By doing so, you can fill gap of knowledge. Furthermore, in the discussion section should be logically lead to the conclusion: are the results presented related to original question, make sure there is no repetition of results in discussion section, limitation and weakness of the study need to be explained.

k. Conclusion
Conclusion should be written briefly in single paragraph. This part presents recommendation as well as implication of the finding as a whole, either intended to broaden method realm or to develop a theoretical framework, as such that it outreaches the users from broader societies. Moreover, it can also be added the prospect of further studies into the next (based on results and discussion).

l. References
(write the references in alphabetical order).

  • Citation within the text uses a bodynote.
  • Citing a citation, using ‘Anonym’ as reference are not allowed.
  • Minimum number of the priority references is 10 (references published last 10 years, 100% from international journals).
  • The secondary data (textbooks/e-books, national journals, scientific works (thesis or disertation) and/or internet) does not include the 10 priority references. The secondary data (references also published last 10 years) must not exceed 10 per cent of the total references.


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  • References writing and Citation must use reference management software (Mendeley) with APA Styles (Sixth or Seventh Edition).
  • make sure the metadata you entered into the Mendeley database is correct, so when you call the metadata, the reference data that appears in the paper is also right.
  • Updated references (references published last 10 years) contribute to more than 90% of your paper acceptance.


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.

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