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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts are required to be submitted by applying the online submission. Authors who use the system for the first time must register in advance in oder to get an account and a password. Each author is expected to meet some standards and stipulations when preparing its manuscripts. Authors that have done the submission will face the first review by the chief of editor and simultaniously be forwarded to double-blind reviewers. Hence, previous to submit complete manuscripts, please assure that all of personal information (author's name, institution, email address, and short bio) should be excluded from the manuscript.  

A. Research Article

A research article is based on genuine and empirical research that employs reliable academic methodology. It welcomes article that uses quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods. A research article has the following parts:

  • Abstract: An abstract should be around 100– 200 words. Present a brief summary of the research question that will be addressed, the method employed, a summary of result and discussion, and conclusions drawn.
  • Introduction: A concise introduction will often insert a review of the existing literature on the topic studied, and explain the basis of the author’s study.  This part also illustrates the significance of this study to the existing academic literature.
  • Method: This part outlines the methodology on how to collect the data whether it is a quantitative, qualitative or the combination of both.
  • Result: A results part describes the outcomes of the data analysis, including with charts and graphs.
  • Discussion: In the discussion, author will give explaination about their interpretation of the results and theorise on their significance to existing and future research.
  • Conclusion: Author should provide the conclusion by briefly restating the result so that answering the research question. Author is also required to discuss the implications of the research findings.
  • References. These are the list of academic articles and books or other primary resources utilize for the article.

B. Review Article

A review article is built upon other published articles. Review article is supposed to provide a new research way, to reinforce justification or to offer critics for existing theories and/or to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the theory within the existing academic literature.  A review article has the following sections:

  • Abstract: An abstract should be around 100 – 200 words. Present a concise summary of the review question or argument and reason for the review, the major studies or theory being reviewed, and the conclusion.
  • Introduction: Outlining basis for addressing this topic. obviously define what this article will discuss about exactly, outline the order for which author will examine every subtopic to provide the reader any background information needed to comprehend the coming sections.
  • Literature review and discussion: As the main part of the paper, this section provides the theoretical debate and subsequent discussions about the topic.
  • Conclusion: Author should develop the conclusion by restating the rationale for the review and the purpose of the article. Author should also discuss the implications of the review findings and the future research agenda.
  • References. These are the list of academic articles and books or other primary resources utilize for the article.
 
References should be cited in the text as name and year within brackets and listed at the end of the paper alphabetically. Where reference is made to more than one work by the same author published in the same year, identify each citation in the text as follows: (Collins, 1998a), (Collins, 1998b). Where three or more authors are listed in the reference list, please cite in the text as (Collins et al., 1998).
All references must be complete and accurate.
For references, authors are advised to use the Chicago Style (16th ed.) or the APA Style (6th ed).

Page numbering should be at the bottom centre of each page, without any header/footer.

Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of the content of their paper, and shall avoid plagiarism at all time. Failure to comply with the guidelines may result in rejection.

 

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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