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Author Guidelines

A. General Author Guidelines

  1. The Manuscript should be written in English and have 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 Manuscript is the original research paper in the field of elementary education.
  3. The author should register as an author in Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI (for authors who do not have an account). The guides to register and submit the paper can be downloaded here.
  4. The Manuscript will be published in Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI after being reviewed by peer-reviewers.
  5. The Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines and Template. The manuscript template can be downloaded here.

B. The Guidelines for the Manuscript 

  1. Title, Title of the article about the 15 words, give an overview of research that has been done (short, clear, and informative). The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviations. The main ideas should be written first and followed by its explanations.
  2. The author's name, complete without a title written and typed below the article title. If the author of more than one person, then added the next row.
  3. Originally institutions /agencies, written in the name of the institution where working (Study Program, Faculty, University). For example: Department of Islamic Elementary Education, Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teacher Training, IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon, Indonesia.
  4. Email address, write the email address is still active and is written under the origin of institutions / agencies.
  5. Abstract, written in two languages, namely Indonesian and English. Abstract contains a brief description of the problem (optional), research objectives, methods used, the results of research, and conclusions (indicate the main conclusions). Abstract writing pressure primarily on the research results. Typing abstract done with a single space with a narrower margin of right and left margins of the main text with approximately 200 words.
  6. Keywords, Number 3-5 word keyword.
  7. Systematics of writing the article the results of research are: introduction; methods; results and discussion; conclusion; acknowledgement (optional); references.
  8. Introduction consists of the urgency of research, supporting facts from previous studies, gap analysis, the novelty of research, and research objectives. The gap analysis states the difference/s between the research and other previous studies. At this point, the novelty will be apparent. Written in one chapter without subtitle.
  9. Methods contains an explanation of the research approach, subjects of the study, the conduct of the research procedure, the use of materials and instruments, data collection, and analysis techniques. The method used must be accompanied by a reference, relevant modifications must be explained. The procedure and data analysis techniques must be emphasized in the literature review article. The stages and analysis of the research must be explained in detail and operationally into 5-6 paragraphs.
  10. Results presented are important data obtained from the results of data collection in the field (test results, questionnaires, interviews, documents, etc.). The results of the research can be supplemented with tables, images, or graphs to clarify the results of the research. Avoid presenting similar data in separate tables. All tables, images, and graphs must be centered and numbered sequentially. For qualitative research, the results section contains detailed sections in the form of sub-topics that are directly related to the focus of research and categories.                                           
  11. Discussion. Authors should discuss the results and how they can be interpreted from the perspective of previous studies and of the working hypotheses. The findings and their implications should be discussed in the broadest context possible. Future research directions may also be highlighted. The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what/how)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?.
    The discussion aims to (1) answer the problem formulation and research questions; (2) show how the findings were obtained; (3) interpreting findings; (4) linking research findings with established knowledge structures; and (5) raising new theories or modifying existing theories. In this section of the discussion must contain the benefits of the results of the study, not the repetition. The analysis must answer the stated gaps.
  12. Conclusion presented briefly, narrative, and conceptual that describes the research findings and their effects. Avoid using numbering and symbols (bullet and numbering).
  13. Acknowledgement (optional). It is used as a thanking expression from authors to official institution or persons that act as a donor, or contribute in the research. It is completed by research letter of contract.
C. The Guidelines for Citation and References
  1. All the served data or quotes in the article taken from the other author articles should attach the reference sources.
  2. Writing citations and bibliography should use application management references such as Mendeley, End Note, Zotero or applications in Ms Word.
  3. Writing citations and bibliography using APA format (American Psychological Association) by using innote writing technique.
  4. All references used must be taken from the main source (national and international reputable scientific journals indexed by SCOPUS, Web of Science, and SINTA) and at least 80% of the reference amount used.
  5. Number of references at least 30 references.
  6. References used should be published in the last 10 years.
  7. Wikipedia, personal blog, and non scientific website are not allowed to be used as reference.


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


As an author of Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI of PGMI Department of Teaching and Training Education Faculty, IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon and Perkumpulan Dosen PGMI Indonesia, I, who sign below:

 Declare that: 

  1. My paper is authentic; my own writing and it has not been published/proposed on any other journals and publication.
  2. My paper is not plagiarism but my original idea/research.
  3. My paper is not written by other help, except with Board of Editors and Reviewers recommendation who have been chosen by this journal.
  4. In my paper, there are no other writings or opinions except referred in bibliography and relevant with the rule of writing in this journal.
  5. I do the transfer of copyright of this paper to Al  Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI.
  6. I make this assignment surely. If there are distortion and untruth in this assignment, later, I will take responsibility as the current law.  


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