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Author Guidelines

Originality Policy

The article must be original and has not been published or under review in other journal. If the article has been presented in a seminar or conference, the author should mention the forum. The writer takes full responsibility on the originality of the article. The article submitted will be checked for originality by using Crossref Similarity Check, with 25% similarity percentage limit. The article will be rejected without going to the editorial review if it exceed the limit. If the article is found having plagiarized materials after publication, the article will be immediately retracted and the author will be banned for future submission. An article retraction notice would be issued in the article page.

Article Format

The article must be written in English, formatted as Word Document (.docx), and typed on A4-sized paper, single spaced, with a 12-point Arial font. The paper should not exceed 15 pages or 7000 words.

The article must consist of:

    • Title (must be concise and less than 20 words)

    • Abstract (150 – 300 words)

    • Keywords (3 – 5 words/phrases)

    • Introduction (Background, Lit. Rev., & Res. Ques.)

    • Method – Only for Research Article

    • Result – Only for Research Article

    • Discussion

    • Conclusion (Incl. Suggestion & Recommendation)

    • Acknowledgement (Optional)

    • References (Must be in APA Format)

    • Appendix (Optional)

You might refer to the article template
The in-text citation and referencing style of the article must follow The APA Publication Manual (6th Edition). It is strongly recommended for the authors to use referencing manager software (i.e. Mendeley or Zotero).

To ensure blind review, do not write your name, email, and institutional affiliation in the document text. Your identity should only be entered in the website’s account profile.

New authors must also include their bio data in brief, narratively written. It contains full name with title, place and date of birth, educational background, institutional affiliation, rank or position, e-mail address, phone number and some recent publications. The bio data must be provided in a separate document file and uploaded as supplementary files.


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 with this journal 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 that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.


    1. 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 acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.


  1. 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).

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IDEAS: Journal of English Language Teaching and Learning, Linguistics and Literature is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 International License

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  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.


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