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Author Guidelines

1. Articles that will be published in Al Tarbiyah is a research result in educational field as described in the Focus and Scope.

2. Before the authors submit the article, the signed Publication Ethical Statement and the Letter of Copyright need to be sent by email

3. Articles submitted to the Journal should be less than 15 pages and should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 200 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.

4. Articles can be written in English, Indonesian or Arabic, in Ms. Word doc. format, in 1.15 space on A4 paper, 12 point-Times New Roman font with the following margins:

Top       :2.5 cm

Left       :2.5 cm

Bottom  : 2.5 cm

Right     : 2.5 cm 

5. The title of the article should be less than 12 words and should be written in capitalized, centered style with font size 14. The title should present an overview of the research which is expressed in concise, clear and informative words.

6. The complete name(s) of the author is written without a title and placed under the article title. It is followed by the institution(s) where the author(s) is currently working including the study program and university, e.g. Jurusan Tadris Bahasa Inggris, IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon. An active email address should also be written under the institution.

7. On the abstract, the title “Abstract” is explicitly written in bold. It must cover the introduction, objective of the papers, method, findings, and conclusion briefly.

8. The abstract is indented 1 cm from the right and left margins.

9. The abstract should be written in two languages (except for the article which is fully written in English), e.g. Indonesian-English, Arabic-English, in Ms. Word doc. format, 1.15 spacing on A4 paper, 11 point-italic Times New Roman font.

10. Below the abstract, about three to five keywords containing the important terms and substance of the article should appear in italic style with the font size 11.

11. Headers are inserted on top of each page indicating name of author(s), name of the Journal, Volume, Number, month, and year of  publication. 

12. Footnotes should appear at the end of the text, not at the foot of the relevant pages. Page numbers should be inserted at the bottom right side of the pages.

13. The main body of the article is written in two columns, except for tables and figures. The first line is indented 1 cm, but there are no indents for the first paragraph right after the main title and the first paragraph after subheadings.

14. For research-based articles, the outline used is: introduction (without heading or subheading), method, findings and discussion, conclusion, and references.

15. The introduction should consist of the background of the study, research contexts, literature review, and research objective. The introduction should be presented in the forms of paragraphs with the proportion of 15-20% of the whole article length.

16. The method section consists of description concerning the research design, data sources, data collection, and data analysis with the proportion of 10-15% of the total article length presented in the form of paragraphs.

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

18. The conclusion section presents the summary or restatement of the main findings.

19. Horizontal lines are used when using tables. The table number and the title of the table are put on top of each table.

20. The number and the title are written under figures and graphs if any.

21. 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.

22. The sources cited should at least 80% come from those published in the last 10 years. The sources cited are primary sources in the forms of journal articles, books, and research reports, including theses and dissertations. Citations from journal should be at least 80% of the total references cited. The references used should be at least 15 references.

23. Citation is done using bracket (last name and year of publication). When the sources are cited verbatim, page number is included (p. 78 or pp. 78-89).

24. Reviewer’s comments and suggestions will be sent to the author for revision, and should be returned to the corresponding section editor by the deadline given.

25. Citations and references follows APA style and the latter should be included at the end of the article in the following examples:

Amalia, A. (2012). The use of video in teaching writing procedural text:             A quasi-experimental study in one of Senior High Schools in                   Bandung (Skripsi, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, 2012).                   Retrieved on 12th January, 2012 from                                                

Balitbang. (2008). The assessment of curriculum policies in secondary            education: Assessment report. Jakarta: Badan Penelitian dan                Pengembangan. Costner, K. (Director), & Blake, M. (Writer).                  (1990). Dances With Wolves [Motion picture]. United States:                  Majestic Film/Tig Productions.

Fearon, J.D., & Laitin, D.d. (2003). Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War.             American Journal of Political Science, 97(01), 75, doi:                           10.1017/S0003055403000534


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.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is 1.5-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.

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