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Author Guidelines

A. General Requirements

The minimum standard requirements of Jo-ELT (Journal of English Language Teaching) Fakultas Pendidikan Bahasa dan Seni Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris IKIP must be

  1. Written in English.
  2. The length of submitted paper is no more than 20 pages. Editors will be evaluated if the papers are needing more pages than 20 pages.
  3. Use of a tool of Mendeley for reference management and formatting, and choose APA style
  4. Make sure that your paper is prepared using the Template (Download

B. Structure of The Manuscript

The manuscript must be prepared and suggested present follow the structure:

1. TITLE. The title of paper is max 15 words, without Acronym or abbreviation. The title must be written briefly and clearly, and must show precisely the problem to be raised, not to provide a variety of interpretive opportunities, not to contain abbreviations that are not commonly used, not too long (no more than 15 words), Times New Roman, font size 14 pt.

2. THE AUTHOR NAME. Full name without academic degrees and titles, the author name should be accompanied by complete affiliation address and corresponding email.

3. ABSTRACT. The Abstract is written in one paragraph containing 150 - 250 WORDS; No citation; State in the abstract a general statement about the impotence of the topic, gap in literature or discrepancies between theories and practices, purpose of the study, method, main findings, and conclusions. Abstracts for each language can only be written in one paragraph in a single column format. Keywords: Written in English 2-5 words or groups of words, written alphabetically.

4. INTRODUCTION (12pt, times new roman). The introduction must contain (in sequence) a general background, a state of the art as a basis for statements of scientific novelty from articles, statements of scientific novelty, and research problems or hypotheses. At the end of the introduction, the purpose of the article review must be written. In the format of scientific articles, literature review is not permitted as in the research report, but is manifested in the form of a state of the art study to show the scientific novelty of the article.

5. RESEARCH METHOD (12pt, Times New Roman). This section contains author(s)’s sufficient detail of the preparation of the current study dealing with data collection and processing. The author(s) should convey a chronological explanation of the study, covering preparation of research materials, design, and research procedures. Furthermore, it is requirred to supply an explanation regarding the method(s) used in the research. This section fills 10-15% of the manuscript.

a. Research Design
This subsection contains author(s)’s statements regarding the design of the research selected from one of three approaches in conducting a research, i.e. qualitative, quantitative, or mixed research. Each approach offers various research designs for various research designs. This subsection should be part of section about method. Hence, it also provides brief description of variables of the study.

b. Population and Sample or Subject
This subsection is used to declare the number of population and sample or the subject(s) selected for a qualitative study. In selecting sample and subject, please declare your technique and/or your parameter. Furthermore, in a study using study groups, write in brief about how groups are allocated.

c. Instruments
This subsecion describe shortly about equipment, instruments or measurement tools including model number and manufacturer being used.

d. Data Analysis
In data analysis subsection, the author(s) is required to process data from previous stage. Different method used may result on different model of data processing. For a quantitative study, author(s) should show how s/he calculated derived variables (to deal with outlying values and missing data). Hence, s/he has to summarize the data. Analysis using software should be completed with details (name and version of the software). For statistical tests, please mention reference for less commonly used tests and what was compared. It is also suggested to give critical alpha probability (p) value at which differences or relationships were considered to be statistically significant.

6. Research findings and Discussion (12pt, Times New Roman). This subsection contains author(s)’s statements regarding the design of the research selected from one of three approaches in conducting a research, i.e. qualitative, quantitative, or mixed research. Each approach offers various research designs for various research designs. For example, in quantitative study, there are pre-experimental, true-experimental, and quasi-experimental research designs. Meanwhile, qualitative and mixed methods offer other designs. This subsection should be part of section about method. Hence, it also provides brief description of variables of the study.

7. Conclusion and suggestion (12pt, Times New Roman). The conclusion describes the answer to the hypothesis and / or the purpose of the research or scientific findings obtained. Conclusions do not contain repetitions of the results and discussion, but rather summarize the findings as expected in the objectives or hypotheses. In this section, the author(s) should give his/her comprise statement regarding the major findings and implications of the study, but not the whole study. It is not suggested to bring any new information in the conclusion.

8. Acknowledgment (optional) (12pt, Times New Roman). This section can be written in case there are certain parties need to be acknowledged, such as research sponsors. The acknowledgement must be written in brief and clear. In addition, avoid the hyperbole acknowledgment

9. References (12pt, Times New Roman). The references are written in APA style. All references referred to in the text of the article must be registered in the References section. The bibliography must contain reference libraries originating from primary sources (scientific journals and amounting to a minimum of 80% of the total bibliography) published in the last 10 (ten) years. Each article contains at least 10 (ten) references. Writing a referral system in an article text and writing a bibliography should use a reference management application program, for example: Mendeley, EndNote, or Zotero, or others.

Guide to Writing References
Writing references should use reference management applications such as Mendeley, End Note, Zotero, or others. The format of writing used in the Jo-ELT (Journal of English Language Teaching) Fakultas Pendidikan Bahasa dan Seni Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris IKIP is in accordance with the format of the APA (American Psychological Association).

a.  Journal articles: 
Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture8(3), 207–217.

b.  Book/Ebook:
Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.

c.  Articles in proceedings:
Kushilevitz, E., & Malkin, T. (Eds.). (2016). Lecture notes in computer science: Vol. 9562. Theory of cryptography. Springer.

d.  Published Dissertation or Thesis
Zambrano-Vazquez, L. (2016). The interaction of state and trait worry on response monitoring in those with worry and obsessive-compulsive symptoms [Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona]. UA Campus Repository.

e.  Chapter in an edited book: 
Aron, L., Botella, M., & Lubart, T. (2019). Culinary arts: Talent and their development. In R. F. Subotnik, P. Olszewski-Kubilius, & F. C. Worrell (Eds.), The psychology of high performance: Developing human potential into domain-specific talent (pp. 345–359). American Psychological Association.

f.   Website
Toner, K. (2020, September 24). When Covid-19 hit, he turned his newspaper route into a lifeline for senior citizens. CNN.

g.  Articles from the Newspaper:
Carey, B. (2019, March 22). Can we get better at forgetting? The New York Times. 

Article Selection and Publication Process

  1. Upon receipt of article submission, the Editor sends an email of confirmation to the corresponding author within one and two weeks. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/email may be missed. The author should pay no submission charge at this stage.
  2. Peer review. We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The article will be peer-reviewed by two reviewers. The review process may take 1-2 months.
  3. Notification of the result of review is by e-mail.
  4. The authors revise paper according to the feedback and suggestions by reviewers. Upon acceptance, a publication fee is to be paid by the author to the journal. The publication fee is accessible at
  5. After publication, the corresponding author will receive an email of notification on the e-journal in PDF that is available on the journal’s webpage, and free of charge for download.
  6. It normally takes about 2-3 months from submission to publication.

The following flowchart illustrates the process from the manuscript submission stage to publication (click to enlarge).


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

License and Publishing Agreement
In submitting the manuscript to the journal, the authors certify that:

  • They are authorized by their co-authors to enter into these arrangements.
  • The work described has not been formally published before, except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, thesis, or overlay journal.
  • That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere,
  • That its publication has been approved by all the author(s) and by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – of the institutes where the work has been carried out.
  • They secure the right to reproduce any material that has already been published or copyrighted elsewhere.
  • They agree to the following license and publishing agreement.

Authors who publish with Jo-ELT (Journal of English Language Teaching) Fakultas Pendidikan Bahasa dan Seni Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris IKIP 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 (CC BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment 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 acknowledgment 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.

Licensing for Data Publication

Jo-ELT (Journal of English Language Teaching) Fakultas Pendidikan Bahasa dan Seni Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris IKIP use a variety of waivers and licenses, that are specifically designed for and appropriate for the treatment of data:

Other data publishing licenses may be allowed as exceptions (subject to approval by the editor on a case-by-case basis) and should be justified with a written statement from the author, which will be published with the article.


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Free of Charge

Article Processing Charges (APC): 400000.00 (IDR)

Jo-ELT (Journal of English Language Teaching) Fakultas Pendidikan Bahasa dan Seni Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris IKIP applies an Article Processing Charge (APC) of IDR 400,000 (Indonesian) to cover the publication services, including the costs of review administration and management, Digital Object Identifier (DOI) registration for each paper, checking the article similarity by Turnitin, final editing stage of the paper, and production of articles in PDF. The APC is payable AFTER the manuscript has gone through the full double-blind peer review process, and the Editorial Team has decided to accept the manuscript.

For international authors, this journal doesn't impose article processing charge, free of charge.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.