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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 Plagiarism Checker X, with 20% similarity percentage limit. The article will be rejected without going to the editorial review if it exceed the limit. If the article is found plagiarized after publication, the article will be immediately retracted and the author will be banned for future submission.

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 here.

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. My article is under the coverage of the journal's focus and scope.
  2. My article is original (plagiarism-free) and has not been published or under review in other journal.
  3. My article is written in English and does not exceed 15 pages or 7000 words.
  4. My article's citation and referencing style follows The APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition.
  5. My article follows Ethical Lingua Author Guidelines.

Copyright Notice

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ShareAlike You let others copy, distribute, display, perform, and modify your work, as long as they distribute any modified work on the same terms. If they want to distribute modified works under other terms, they must get your permission first.

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-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 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.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Processing Charge (APC): 40.00 (USD)
If this paper has passed the editorial review and is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay the APC to cover publication, editing, and maintenance costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive the fee. APC waivers for authors will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and may be granted in cases of financial need or if you have official notice from the editors. All applications for APC waivers should be made at the point of manuscript submission. Requests made during the review process or after acceptance will not be considered.