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Author Guidelines

The authors(s) must follow the author guidelines in preparing the manuscript before submission:

  1. Authors are invited to submit the original works related to linguistics, literature or language teaching via the Open Journal System (OJS) of Language Literacy,  https://jurnal.uisu.ac.id/index.php/languageliteracy. Should you have any query, please do not hesitate to contact us to: language_literacy@sastra.uisu.ac.id
  2. The language of the manuscript must be English (either American or British standard, but not the mixture of both).
  3. Submissions must be unique and should not have been published earlier or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this Journal.
  4. Article should be in the form of a research result, scientific essay, analysis, criticism or review of books on the related fields, which potentially contribute to the highly scientific advancement.
  5. Manuscript should be typed in Microsoft Word (.doc) with the font Calibri 12 on A4 paper format with single space between 6-12 pages. Any manuscript which is either shorter or longer than the prescribed limit may be considered for evaluation, if the content is of extraordinarily high or distinctive value.
  6. Article should cover the title, the full names of the authors and his or her affiliation, abstract, keywords (conceptual words), abbreviations (if any), the main parts (Introduction, Literature Review, Research Method, Discussion, and Conclusion), and references. Please write your article in accordance with our template which you can download from this link: Template of Language Literacy
a. Title
Title is the fewest possible informative words (not more than 12 words) which must accurately describe the content/topic of discussion.

b. The Author’s Name
Full name without academic degrees and titles, written in capital letters for each word.

c. Name of Affiliation for Each Author
The author’s name should be accompanied by complete affiliation address,  and corresponding email address.

d. Abstract< br />Written briefly in English in one paragraph of 150-250 words. It should introduce the subject matter/topic of discussion, the goal of the study, the theory used, the method applied, and the (expected) findings. It should be self-contained and must be citation-free. It should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

e. Keywords (Conceptual Words)
Please provide 3 to 8 keywords as index terms signifying the article content.

f. Abbreviations (if any)
They are the spelled out terms in the text for the first time and used consistently thereafter.

g. Introduction
It should be concise, with no subheadings. It should cover the background and the description of the problem, and the importance of the subject matter.

h. Literature Review
It presents the theory applied and the related literature on the previous researches on the topic.

i. Research Method
It consists of the description of  the method of analysis.

j. Results and Discussion
It consists of the analysis and description on the results and the out puts of the research.

k. Conclusion
It should clearly explain the important conclusions of the work highlighting its significance and relevance.

l. Acknowledgements (If Any)
It indicates sources of funding or help received in carrying out your study and/or preparing the manuscript.

m. References
Manuscripts are written by using standard citation application (Mendeley/Endnote/Zotero). APA (American Psychological Association) reference style is required. Citations in the text should specify the source covering the last name of the author, year of publication, and the page number. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication. All sources of citation should be included in the list of references, and the references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary, and arranged according to the following: (i) Last name of the author followed by a comma, (ii) Fist name and second name followed by a period, (iii) Year of publication in the parenthesis followed by a period, (iv) Title of the book typed in italic and followed by a period, (v) Place of publication followed by a colon, and (vi) Name of the publisher followed by a period.
Example:
Bickman, Edward. (2010). Research Methodology. New York: Macmillan Inc.
Crowther, John, (ed.). (2005). No Fear Romeo and Juliet. SparkNotes LLC.  http://nfs.sparknotes.com/romeojuliet/ (June 17, 2017).

Note for the Authors:
The editorial board is very strict regarding plagiarism. The journal believes that taking the ideas and work of others without giving them credit is unfair and dishonest. Copying even one sentence from someone else's manuscript, or even one of your own that has previously been published, without proper citation is considered plagiarism-use your own words instead. The editorial board retains the absolute authority to reject the review process of a submitted manuscript if it subjects to minor or major plagiarism and even may cancel the publication upon the complaint of victim(s) of plagiarism.

Author Fees
This journal charges the following author fees:
Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)
Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (USD)
Article Publication: 50.00 (USD), and it is charged only for the accepted paper.

 

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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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