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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, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines

General Guideline

- The article has not been published in other journals or other places.

-  The article should be written in Indonesia with a formal style and structure.

-  The article should be written in a word document (Microsoft Word), 1 space, 12pt Constantia, 3.500 to 7.000 words.

-  The article is an original work of the author/s.

-  The author/s have the responsibility to check thoroughly the accuracy of citation, grammar, table, and figures before submission.

-  The author/s have the responsibility to revise their article after receiving a review from the editorial boards.

-  The author/s should register at the e-journal of JIEMAN before submitting their paper and fill the form completely.

-  The article should be submitted online.

-  The articles will be reviewed by the Editorial Board.


Structure of the Article


  • The title should be clear, short, and concise that depicts the main concern of the article.
  • The title should contain the main variable or focus of the research.
  • The title should be typed in bold and capital letters.

Name of the author/s

  • The author/s name should be typed below the title of the article without academic title
  • The author/s address (affiliation) should be typed below the name of the author/s
  • The author/s email address should be typed below the author/s address


  • The abstract is the summary of an article that consists of a background of the study, data collecting technique, data analysis method technique, research findings.
  • The abstract should be written in one paragraph and a single space. 
  • The abstract should be in 150 words minimum and 200 words maximum.
  • The word “abstract” should be typed in bold, capital letter, and italic.


Keywords must be chosen carefully. They should:

  • Represent the content of your manuscript
  • Be specific to your field or sub-field
  • Keywords should be typed in italic


The introduction contains the purpose of the article/research that is formulated and presented by an adequate background. The introduction must cover the research urgency, supporting facts from previous studies, gap analysis, research status, research novelty, and research objective. The gap analysis means the gap found within the prior research, while the research status is the position towards previous studies whether it corrects, debates, or supports. The references must be taken from various Scopus indexed-journals or national standardized journals published not later than 10 years from the article submission.



The method used should be accompanied by references, the relevant modification should be explained. Procedure and data analysis techniques should be emphasized in the literature review article. The research stages should be clearly stated.




The results and discussion should be presented in the same part, clearly and briefly.


The discussion part should contain the benefit of the research result, not repeating the result part. The research results could be supplemented with tables, figures, or graphs (separate writing terms) to clarify the discussion. Avoid presenting similar data in a separate table.  The analysis should answer the gap stated. The qualitative data, e.g. interview results, are discussed in paragraphs. The references contained in the introduction should not be re-written in the discussion. A comparison to the previous studies should be presented.



The research conclusion is presented briefly, narrative, and conceptual which describes the research findings and their impacts. Please avoid using bullets.



Bagarić,  V.,  &  Jelena  M.  D.  (2007).  “Defining  Communicative  Competence”. Metodika.8 (1): 94-103.

Brown, H. D. & Lee, H. (2015). TEACHING by PRINCIPLES; An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy.United States: Pearson.

Canale, M., & Merril S. (1980). “Theoretical Bases of Communicative Approaches to Second Language Teaching and Testing”. Applied Linguistics. 1 (1): 1-47. (date of access: 3rd December. 2016)*


*The article should cite the last name and year of the reference. If citing from some authors, it should be ordered based on the most recent reference. If citing from the article written by two authors, then all authors’ names should be cited. Meanwhile, if citing from the article written by three or more authors, then it is cited by writing the first author’s name followed by et al. The references are written in APA style. The listed references must be cited in the body of the article and vice versa. Unpublished references not suggested to be cited in the article. This journal requires 80% of the references cited from national and international journals or any primary sources like books.




  1. The table, graph, and figure must be in accordance with the needs of informative papers.
  2. Each table, graph, or figure must be followed by a caption. For tables, the caption is placed above. For figures and graphs, the caption is placed under.
  3. Tables, graphs, and figures should be placed at the beginning or end of a page.
  4. Before inserting a table, graph, or figure, the author is emphasized to provide a review narrative related to the table, graph, or figure that will be presented accompanied by listing the number of the table, graph, or figure presented.
  5. A good resolution figure.
  6. Graph legends should be written in the box.
  7. A table consists of two rows minimum, contains a calculation yet no unit repetition.
  8. The table only uses lines at the top and bottom of the table head and closes at the end of the data.
  9. If there are two/or more tables having interrelated content, it should be placed close together.

A table, graph, or figure presentation may combine two text fields if needed.

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