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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

Manuscript Writing Format

  • Manuscripts are sent in the form of files created using word processing software (Microsoft Word, Open Office). Not allowed to send files that can not be converted (PDF format).
  • Manuscripts are written using Times New Roman font on A4-sized pages, with margins of 3 centimeters (top, right, bottom borders) and 3.5 centimeters (left borders). The length of the manuscript including the bibliography is 15-20 pages.
  • The front page of the manuscript must contain the title of the manuscript, the name of the author, the name of the institution where the author is affiliated, and the email address.
    • The title is written in capital letters Calibri (Body) with font size 16, bold and left aligned. Titles that use Indonesian do not exceed 12 words and those that use English do not exceed 10 words.
    • The author's name, affiliation and e-mail address are written in Calibri (Body) font size 10 aligned to the left.
  • Abstracts are made in English and Indonesian, with a length not exceeding 150 words in one paragraph. Abstract written on the first page of the manuscript with. The abstract must concisely state the issue of community service or the importance of this community service activity being carried out, the purpose of the community service activity or the problem to be solved by this activity, the method or technique of community service and the results of the service. Keywords consist of 3 words.
  • The contents of the manuscript are written in Times New Roman with a font size of 12 and 1.15 spacing.
  • Authors may not identify themselves directly or indirectly in the manuscript. Individual authors may not use the pronoun "we".
  • All pages must be numbered sequentially.
  • The numbers from one to ten, except in tables and lists and when used as a unit or quantity (distance, weight and measure) must be spelled out. For example: three days; 3 kilometers, 30 years. All other figures are expressed numerically.
  • Each manuscript should prioritize primary sources. The proportion of library sources published for 10 years is at least 80% of the total reference literature.
  • Manuscripts written at least include components:
    • Introduction: The introductory section must be able to explain the rationale behind the written research, so that it can be justified why writing is an essential part of research in their field. The introduction must at least include the background to the problem, research gaps, formulation of research objectives and benefits.
    • Literature review: This section contains a review of journal articles, books and other sources related to the topic of writing. The writing in this section must be able to emphasize that the formulation of the research problem is in accordance with the research context. Each of the main concepts in the research is adequately explained. If the research uses hypotheses, each hypothesis is formulated with each accompanied by arguments and support from previous research.
    • Research methods: This section explicitly describes how the research was conducted. Writing is organized effectively so that readers can get a complete and clear picture of the material, tools and steps used and carried out to answer research questions. It is expected that the writing is carried out clearly with the size of the method that can be easily replicated, by describing the design, data and data sources, operational definitions of variables/research focus, and analysis techniques.
    • Research results and discussion: The results of the research directly describe what was observed and obtained in the research. This section narrates the research results without providing interpretation or evaluation. Discussion of research results must be able to interpret the meaning of research results (whether according to expectations or not). The discussion must be in accordance with the research objectives, while still referring to the literature review that has been built.
    • Conclusion: The closing section briefly summarizes the results and discussion of the results of the research. The conclusions of the research results must be in accordance with the research objectives. Writing also needs to explain further about the implications of research results, along with the limitations of the research made (both scope and weaknesses) and appropriate suggestions for developing research in the field discussed.
  • Every manuscript that will be sent to the editor should be free from technical errors such as typos, wrong way of quoting, incomplete list of references.

Tables and Figures

The author must pay attention to the general requirements as follows.

  1. Each table and figure (graph) is included in the body of the article.
  2. Reference to each table or figure must be made in the text.
  3. Tables and figures must be interpreted without being in the text.
  4. Each table or figure must be numbered sequentially, a title according to the contents of the table or figure and the source of the quotation (if relevant).
  5. Tables, table titles, table bodies, figures and figure titles are written in Times New Roman font 10, single spaced.
  6. Captions for tables and or figures are included on the bottom side of the table or on the right side of the figure with font 10.

Table example

An example of a table can be seen in the "Article Template".

Sample image

An example of an image can be seen in the "Article Template".

Quotations and Bibliography / References

The writing style of the manuscript follows the American Psychological Association (APA) especially for the ways of referring and presenting references in the reference list. Writing citations and references must use Mendeley (not allowed to write citations and references manually).

Quotation / Citation

  1. One citation source with one author: (Chiu, 2003)
  2. One citation source with two authors: (Pak and Mahmood, 2015).
  3. One source with more than two authors: (Xiao, Tang, Serido, & Shim, 2011) – the first time all names appear, but the next will appear: (Xiao et al., 2011).
  4. Two sources of quotations with different authors: (Buchan, 2005; Jones, 1991).
  5. Two sources with the same author: (Ajzen and Fishbein, 1975, 2000). If the year of publication is the same: (Gusnardi, 2008a, 2008b).
  6. Quotations originating from the work of an institution are written by mentioning the institution's acronym, for example: (ACFE, 2000).
  7. Sources of quotations originating from laws or other government regulations: (Government of the Republic of Indonesia, 2014).

Bibliography / Reference

  1. The reference list is arranged alphabetically by the name of the first author or the name of the institution whose work is cited.
  2. The order of each reference: author's name, year of publication, article title or book name, journal or publisher name, page number. If the reference contains information related to the DOI, please include it. Please pay attention to writing the title of the article.
  3. Journal names cannot be abbreviated.
  4. The proportion of references published in the last 10 years, at least 80%.
  5. It is not permitted to use library sources from the final project repository, student scientific journals and blogs.
  6. It is recommended for authors to use the Mendeley literature management system in writing a bibliography.

Bibliography / Reference Example

Liyana, A., & Kurniawan, M. (2019). Speaking Pyramid sebagai Media Pembelajaran Kosa Kata Bahasa Inggris Anak Usia 5-6 Tahun. Jurnal Obsesi : Jurnal Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini, 3(1), 225.

Marlianingsih, N. (2016). Pengenalan Kosa Kata Bahasa Inggris Melalui Media Audio Visual (Animasi) Pada PAUD. Faktor Jurnal Ilmiah Kependidikan, 3(2).

Ndraha, V. E., & Kurniawan, M. (2019). Playing “CABE” (Searching and Whispering) to Increase Children’s English Vocabulary. JPUD - Jurnal Pendidikan Usia Dini, 13(1), 143–157.

Santrock, J. W. (2007). Perkembangan Anak. Jakarta: Erlangga.

Arikunto, S. (2015). Prosedur Penelitian, Suatu Pendekatan Praktik. Jakarta: PT. Rineka Cipta

Republik Indonesia. (2006). Undang-Undang No. 22 Tahun 2006 tentang Standar Isi. Sekretariat Negara. Jakarta

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