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Author Guidelines

A. General Author Guidelines

  1. The Manuscript should be written in English and has never been published or is not in the process of submission for publication to other media and does not contain elements of plagiarism.

  2. The author should register as an author in ELT Echo: The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context (for authors who do not have an account).

  3. The Manuscript will be published in ELT Echo: The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context after being reviewed by peer-reviewers.

  4. The Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines and Template.

B.Manuscript Guidelines

  1. Articles submitted to the Journal should normally be between 5,000 to 7,000 words or between 10-15 pages in a single (1) space and should be accompanied by an abstract with at least 150 words and no more than 250 words, containing the importance of the topic, the gap between theory and practice or between reality and expectation, or lacks of studies, objectives of the present study, method, findings, and conclusion.

  2. Title should be less than 15 Times New Roman words size 12 and is capitalized, bold, and left-aligned.

  3. Author’s name is typed in Times New Roman size 11 and left-aligned.

  4. Author’s affiliation is typed in Times New Roman size 8 and left-aligned.

  5. Corresponding author’s home address and E-mail address are typed in Times New Roman size 8 and left-aligned.

  6. Abstract section is typed in Times New Roman size 8 and encompasses the objective of the paper, method, findings, and conclusion.

  7. Keywords section consists of 3-5 keywords

  8. The journal operates a peer review process and promotes blind reviewing. To facilitate this process, the author’s names (without academic titles), institutional affiliations, and the email address of the corresponding author should appear only on a detachable cover sheet.

  9. Articles should be written in English in a single (1) space, using Microsoft Word, font size 12, Times New Roman, top and left margin 3 cm, bottom and right margin 2.5 cm, printed in A4.

  10. Write the main body of the article in one column. Use first line indent of 0.5 cm.

  11. Block quotation should be 0.5 cm indented with the font size 11.

  12. For research-based articles, the outline begins with introduction (without heading or subheading), then followed by method, findings and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgment (optional) and references.

  13. Introduction should consist of the background of the study, research urgency and the gap of the study, literature review, and research objective. The introduction should be presented in the form of paragraphs, not pointers, with a proportion of 15-20% of the whole article length.

  14. Research Method consists of descriptions concerning the research design, data sources, data collection, and data analysis with the proportion of 10-15% of the total article length, all presented in the form of paragraphs.

  15. Findings and discussion section consist of descriptions of the results of the data analysis to answer the research question(s) and their meanings are seen from current theories and references of the area addressed. The proportion of this section is 40-60% of the total article length.

  16. Conclusion section consists of the summary and restatement of the main findings. The research impact must be stated. Conclusions are presented in one paragraph.

  17. For tables, place the table number and title on top of the table using Times New Roman font size 10 and centered. Use only horizontal lines for the table.

  18. For figures, place the figure number and title after the figure using Times New Roman font size 10 and centered.

C. Citation and References Guidelines

  1. Every source cited in the body of the article should appear in the reference, and all sources appearing in the reference should be cited in the body of the article.

  2. The citation and reference section should follow APA format (American Psychological Association):

    • For in-text citations, use the author’s name and year (Eddy,

    • For a reference with up to five authors, use all the names in the first instance (Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4 & Author5, 2017), and then use the first author et al. subsequently (Author1 et al., 2017).

    • For in-text citations with six or more authors (Sumadi et al, 2015)

    • If there are direct quotes, provide the page number (Author, 2016, p. 24).

    • If you are citing more than one reference, put them in alphabetical order (Andrew, 2016; Bella, 2013).

    • For no author article, use the title of the article in quotation marks in place of the author’s last name (“The Implementation of Task-Based Learning,” 2015, p. 8).

  3. Writing citations and reference section should use reference management tools such as Mendeley, Zotero, or other tools in Ms. Word.

  4. The sources cited should at least 80% come from those published in the last 10 years. The sources cited are primary sources in the form of journal articles ((national and international reputable scientific journals indexed by SCOPUS, Web of Science, and SINTA), books, and research reports, including theses and dissertations. Citations from the journal should be at least 80% of the total references cited.

  5. The References should at least consist of 20 references.

  6. Wikipedia, personal blogs, and non-scientific websites are not allowed to be used as references.


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. copyright of the published articles will be transferred to the journal as the publisher of the manuscripts. Therefore, the author confirms that the copyright has been managed by the publisher;
2. publishers of JETs: Journal of English Teachers are English Language Teaching Department, IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon and MGMP Bahasa Inggris SMA Kab. Cirebon;
3. the copyright follows Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike License (CC BY 4.0); and
4. every accepted manuscript should be accompanied by "copyright transfer Agreement" prior to the article publication


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