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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

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Writing should be submitted according to these following restrictions:

  1. The manuscript should be written in English and be submitted online via the journal website. The author must log in in order to make a submission. Online registration will be charged at no cost.
  2. The manuscript should contain at least 38.000-40.000 character (no space) including embedded figures and tables, contain no appendix, and the file should be in Microsoft Office (.doc/.docx) or Open Office (.odt) format. The paper should be in prepared in A4 paper (21cm x 29.7cm) using 2.5 cm for inside and bottom margin and 2 cm for the top and outside margin.
  3. The title, Abstract, and Keywords should be written in English
    • The title should be less than 12 words, title case, small caps, centered, bold, font type Cambria, font size 16, and single-spaced.
    • Abstract contains neither pictures nor tables, justified, in 9 Cambria, single-spaced, and should not exceed 250 words.
    • Keywords contain three to five words/phrases separated with coma and should be justified, 9 Cambria and single-spaced.
  4. The manuscript body should be:
    • The main text of the writing should be in two columns with 1 cm column spacing, justified, 10 Cambria, first line indent 7.5 mm, and single-spaced.
    • Consist of: Introduction, Method, Result and Discussion, and Conclusion; followed by acknowledgment and References.
  5. Heading should be made in four levels. Level five cannot be accepted.
    • Heading 1: title case, small caps, left aligned, bold, 14 Cambria, single-spaced, Roman numbered followed by dot.
    • Heading 2: title case, left aligned, bold, 11 Cambria, single-spaced, Capital numbered followed by a dot.
    • Heading 3: title case, left aligned, italic, 10 Cambria, single-spaced, numbered by a number followed by the closed bracket.
    • Heading 4 is not recommended, however, it could still be accepted with the format of sentence case, left indent 7.5 mm, hanging indent 7.5 mm, italic, 10 Cambria, single-spaced, numbered by small caps followed by the closed bracket.
    • Heading 5 cannot be accepted in the manuscript
  6. Figure and table should be in black and white, and if it made in color, it should be readable when it later printed in black and white. Figure and table should be clearly readable and in a proportional measure to the overall page. A caption should be numbered, in 8 Cambria and single-spaced. For the layouts purpose, please provide the respective captioned figure/table in with extension .tif/.jpg/.jpeg within a particular folder apart from the manuscript.
  7. The mathematical equation should be clearly written, numbered orderly, and accompanied with any information needed. Header and footer including page number must not be used. All hypertext links and section bookmarks will be removed from papers. If you need to refer to an Internet email address or URL in your paper, you must type out the address or URL fully in Regular font.
  8. Citation and Reference are written according to the APA style.
    • Citations should be ordered alphabetically.
    • Wikipedia, personal blog, or nonscientific website is not allowed to be taken into account.
    • References at least 15 scientific articles with active links.
    • References should be taken from the late five years.
  9. Detailed referencing manual can be seen in the Author Guideline that can be downloaded in the journal website.

The Board is authorized to Reject a manuscript based on peer reviewer advice and Make necessary changes or adjustment related to language properties without altering the substance. Substance editing would be consulted with the author first.

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