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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 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.
  • 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

Writing should be submitted according to the following restrictions:

  1. Manuscript should be written in English and be submitted online via journal website or official email addresses. Online Submission will be charged at no Cost. Author must login in order to make submission.
  2. Manuscript should contain at least 2.000 words and should not exceed 10 pages including embedded figures and tables, without any appendix, and the file should be in Microsoft Office (.doc/.docx). It should be prepared in A4 paper (21cm x 29.7cm) using 2.5 cm for inside margin and 2 cm for top, bottom, and outside margins.
  3. Title, Abstract, and Keywords should be written in English
  • Title should be less than 15 words, title case, small caps, centered, bold, font type Times New Roman (TNR), font size 16, and single spaced.
  • Abstract contains neither pictures nor tables, justified, in 11 TNR, single spaced, and should not exceed 250 words.
  • Keywords contain three to five words/phrases separated with coma and should be justified, 10 TNR and single spaced.
  • The main text of the writing should be in two columns with 1 cm column spacing, justified, 11 TNR, first line indent 5 mm, and single spaced.
  • Consists of: Introduction, Main Content (Method/Material/etc), Result and Discussion, and Conclusion; followed by Acknowledgment and References.
  • Heading 1: title case, small caps, left aligned, bold, 14 TNR, single spaced, Roman numbered followed by dot
  • Heading 2: title case, left aligned, bold, 11 TNR, single spaced, Capital numbered followed by dot
  • Heading 3: title case, left aligned, italic, 11 TNR, single spaced, numbered by number followed by closed bracket
  • Heading 4 is not recommended, however, it could still be accepted with the format of: sentence case, left indent 5 mm, hanging indent 5 mm, italic, 11 TNR, single spaced, numbered by small cap followed by closed bracket
  • Heading 5 cannot be accepted in the manuscript
  • Citations numbering should be numbered in [1], [2], [3], ... format, according to appearance order.
  • Wikipedia, personal blog, or non-scientific website is not allowed to be taken into account.
  • Primary references should be at least 80% from at least ten references.
  • References should be taken from the late ten years.
  • Detail referencing manual can be seen in the Author Guideline
  1. Manuscript body.
  1. Heading should be made in four levels. Level five cannot be accepted.
  1. Figure and table should be in black and white, and if it is made in color, it should be readable when it is later printed in black and white. Figure and table should be clearly readable and in a proportional measure to the overall page. Caption should be numbered, in 9 TNR and single spaced. For lay outing purpose, please provide the respective captioned figure/table in with extension .tif/.jpg/.jpeg within a particular folder apart from the manuscript.
  2. Mathematical equation should be clearly written, numbered orderly, and accompanied with any information needed.
  3. 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.
  4. Citation and Reference are written according to APA 6th style

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