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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.
  • Articles submitted must be articles that have never been published or sent for publication anywhere. All articles submitted in the ELTALL Journal are written in English. The manuscript is typed in Ms. Word format on A-4 paper. The articles published in this journal include writing about the results of research in the field of English language. The manuscript is typed by paying attention to the rules regarding the use of standard language, signs reading and spelling based on the Enhanced Indonesian Spelling Guidelines.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.15 space; 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

The General Guidelines

Summary of Preliminary Acceptance for Review :

1)    The article should be within the scope and focus of this journal.

2)    The article is sent in Ms.Word format with the following conditions:

  • A4 paper (21 cm x 21,7cm) with the page margin; Left (3.3 cm), top (4 cm), Right (3.3 cm), and bottom (3.4 cm);
  • Articles may be up to 7,000 words in length excluding indexing.
  • The paper is written in one column with Book Antiqua font 12, except for the title; Book Antiqua font 16.Conjunctions in the title (and, in, or with, as well, about, that, against, so, because, then, for the sake,) and prepositions (in, to, from, into, within, by, through) are written in uppercase.

3) Cite all relevant references.

4) Do not include plagiarized obscene, libelous or defamatory material.

5) Please do not insert page numbers.

6) Give credit to other people who have helped or influenced your work.

7) Articles are written with the following regulations.


The Guidelines of Constructing Article

Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order:

TITLE (Book Antiqua 14; contains uppercase on the whole and bold; 1 space).

Author(s) Name (Book Antiqua 12 and bold; 1 space).

Author(s) Affiliation (Book Antiqua 12; italic; 1 space), contains the name of the institution/organization/workplace/author’s works/study place.


Abstract (Book Antiqua 12; contains uppercase in the first letter and bold; 1 space).

An abstract should accompany each manuscript. It should be entirely self-consistent (i.e., with no figure, table, equation, or reference citations), not exceeding 250 words, and written as a single paragraph. Abstract using English. We strongly encourage authors to use the following style of structure abstracts, but without headings: (1) Background: Place the questions addressed in a broad context and highlight the purpose of the study; (2) Methods: Describe the main methods or treatments briefly applied; (3) Results: Summarize the article’s main findings; and (4) Conclusion: Indicate the main conclusion or interpretations.

Keywords (Book Antiqua 12; bold) and their contents (Book Antiqua 12), keywords are written in English, with a number of 3-5 keywords.


INTRODUCTION (Book Antiqua 12 and bold) and its contents (Book Antiqua 12; 1.15 space).

The main text format consists of a flat left-right column on A4 paper with the page margin; left (3.3 cm), top (4 cm), right (3.3 cm), and bottom (3.4 cm). The manuscript is written in Microsoft Word, single space, book antiqua 12 pt.

The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is essential. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully and key publications cited. Provide broad definitions and discussions of the topic and incorporate others’ views (literature review) into the discussion to support, refute, or demonstrate your position on the topic. Please highlight controversial and diverging hypotheses when necessary. Finally, we briefly mention the main aim of the work and highlight the principal conclusions.


METHODS (Book Antiqua 12 and bold) and its contents (Book Antiqua 12; 1.15 space).

It should be written in paragraphs. It also explains the research approach, kinds of research, data collection technique, and data analysis. They should reflect and describe the purpose of the study appropriately.


FINDINGS (Book Antiqua 12 and bold) and its contents (Book Antiqua 12; 1.15 space).

It refers to the total of outcomes, the result of data analysis. The results should be discussed for each. The findings can be presented in figures, tables, and others that make the reader understand easily. Tables and Figures are presented in the center.


DISCUSSION (Book Antiqua 12 and bold) and its contents (Book Antiqua 12; 1.15 space).

The discussion interprets and describes the significance of the findings regarding what was already known research problem being investigated. It also explains any new understanding or insights emerging from the theories and/or the other research.

This section may be divided by subheadings. It should provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation, and the experimental conclusions are drawn. Future research directions may also be highlighted.


CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTION (Book Antiqua 12 and bold) and its contents (Book Antiqua 12; 1.15 space).

Section title should be “Conclusion,” not “Conclusions.” Provide suggestion(s) related to the upcoming idea(s) coming from the result(s) of the current research.


REFERENCES (Book Antiqua 12 and bold) and reading sources (Book Antiqua 12; 1.15 space).

References should be cited both in the text and in the references list. They should conform to the APA of 6th Edition style. It should be listed in alphabetical order. Please ensure that all information in the manuscript taken from another source is substantiated with an in-text reference citation. References consist of the citations in the publication text with a minimum of 10 references. References must be up to date. A minimum of 80% of sources published 10 years recently is required for each submission.

Please note that your references must follow the APA of 6th Edition style. The editor will return the submission for correction if the writer does not read format references correctly. Author (s) may employ Zotero, Mendeley, Endnote, etc., as the Reference Management.

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