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Author Guidelines

General Author Guidelines:

  1. The paper should be written in English and have never been published or is not in the process of submission for publication to other media and does not contain elements of plagiarism.
  2. The paper can be a research-based or literary study paper.
  3. The author should register as an author. The guide to registering and submitting the paper is in the following submission guidelines.
  4. The paper will be published in CALL after the process of review by peer reviewers.
  5. The paper should be prepared according to the following author guidelines and Template. The writing template can be downloaded here.


Articles published in this journal contain major items: title of the article, author's name, author's affiliation, corresponding author, abstract, keywords, introduction, method, finding and discussion, conclusion, and references.

Title of the Article
The title is written in capital letters and exceeds 20 words which should be short, clear, and informative by using the Cambria font style. It does not use unusual abbreviations, certain formulas, and symbols. It is recommended to include issues discussed. The main ideas should be written first and followed by their explanations.

Name of Author(s)
The name of the author is written below the title of the article in the middle. The author's name includes a full name without any academic title. If the author has only a first name, the last name can be filled with the first name.

Affiliation of Author(s)
Institution/university, city, and nation are described briefly in the article. For the corresponding author, the name of the author, institution/university, city, nation, and e-mail address should be written.

It exceeds 250 words maximum. For research articles, abstracts should give a pertinent overview of the work. We strongly encourage authors to use the following style of structured abstracts, but without headings: (1) Background: Place the question addressed in a broad context and highlight the purpose of the study; (2) Purpose of the Study: Identify the purpose and objective of the study; (3) Methods: Describe briefly the main methods or theoretical framework applied; (4) Results: Summarize the article's main findings; and (5) Conclusions: Indicate the main conclusions or interpretations.

List three to five pertinent keywords specific are included in the article; yet reasonably common within the subject discipline; use lowercase except for names.

The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should define the objective of the paper and its significance. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully, and key publications cited. Please highlight controversial and diverging hypotheses when necessary. Finally, briefly mention the main aim of the work and highlight the principal conclusions. As far as possible, please keep the introduction comprehensible to scientists outside your particular field of research. References should be cited as (Martin, 2018) or (Marchlewska et al., 2019) or (Cichocka, 2016; Hidayat & Khalika, 2019; Ikhwan, 2019; Madjid, 2002) or (Miller & Josephs, 2009, p. 12) or Rakhmat (1989). See the end of the document for further details on references. Technical terms should be defined. Symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms should be defined the first time they are used. All tables and figures should be cited in numerical order. The research method should be included in the Introduction.

Literature Review
This includes a critical and inclusive review of previous theory related to the relevant topic; a critical and inclusive review of previous empirical research related to the relevant topic; and, a critical analysis of the distinction between authors' interpretation of their data and the actual empirical evidence presented. Use APA citation style 7th edition. The use of Mendeley is recommended to help you cite more consistently.

The method contains an explanation of the research approach, subjects of the study, the conduct of the research procedure, the use of materials and instruments, data collection, and analysis techniques. The research method is presented briefly to inform the selection of the study paradigm, research methods, and techniques.

Findings and Discussions
Three main points: a review of relevant concepts and theories, data presentation, research methods, and data analysis. Therefore, the analysis and results of the study should be described.

Graphical Abstract and Highlights
Graphical Abstract should be submitted along with a (or a group of) photos (or photos). The photo should be no larger than 16.6 cm×3.8 cm (width×height). Highlights should be a short collection of bullet points that convey the core advantages and provide readers with a quick textual overview of the article. Three to five bullet points describe the essence of the research (e.g. results or conclusions) and highlight what is distinction of study, each bullet point only consists of 125 characters including spaces. Please submit the graphical abstract and highlights as two separate files.

Graphical Figures and Tables
Please provide vector drawings for editing. The requirements on the drawings provided are listed below: Resolution is 300 dpi at least; the format is emf, wmf, eps, ai, etc.; the width is within either single column (85 mm) or double column (166 mm), and must be no longer than 230 mm. Please submit each drawing as a separate file. Please provide the reference sources in the figure/table captions, if any.

The conclusion should answer the objectives of the research and research discoveries. The concluding remark should not contain only the repetition of the results and discussions or abstract. You should also suggest future research and point out those that are underway.

References should be written according to the American Psychological Association (APA) Style of the 7th edition. The number of reference items is 15 in minimum. The article should include journal articles 80% in total published less than 10 years ago. In the article, only six authors are included. When the number of authors for a reference item is more than six authors, the six first names should be written down, and “et al.” should be added for the other authors. We recommend preparing the references with a bibliography software package, such as Mendeley, EndNote, Reference Manager, or Zotero to avoid typing mistakes and duplicated references.


For more information, author guidelines can be downloaded here.



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 in CALL agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) License 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 (See The Effect of Open Access).


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (EUR)

Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs. 


Article Publication: 0.00 (EUR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will not be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.