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Author Guidelines

1. Paper submission

The paper is research-based or thought-based in Arabic linguistics and literature which is not published elsewhere either in print or online. The paper must be written in Arabic, English or Indonesian minimum of 6.000 words and no longer than 8.000 words.

2. Paper format

Paper format is (A4), Cambria 11 and space 1,5 for Indonesian and English, Sakkal Majalla 18 and space 1 for Arabic, in format word document. Margin right-top-left-bottom: 3, 3, 3, 3 cm.

3.  Body of the paper as follows:

  1. Introduction. It elaborates background of the study, research problem, purpose, significance,  and approach. Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. Before the objective, authors should provide an adequate background, and brief literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what is the achievement (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper, and method.
  2. Method. The main materials must be written here: (1) research design/type; (2) data and their resources; (3) data collection techniques; and (4) data analysis techniques.
  3. Result and Discussion. The result should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. Highlight the differences between the results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers. The discussion is the most significance section of the article. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. The following components should be covered in discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? 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? Discussion consists of sub-topic.
  4. Conclusion. It should answer the objectives of research. Tells how author’s work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Do not repeat the abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for author’s work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. Author should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.

4. Paper must be consist of (a) Title; (b) Name of author without academic degree, affiliation, and country; (c) Abstract; (d) Keywords and Corresponding  Author; (e) Introduction; (f) Method; (g) Results and Discussion; (h) Conclusion; and (i) References.

  1. Title is not more than 15 words. Titles and references must be transliterated into Latin text.
  2. The name of the author is not espoused by the academic title.
  3. The abstract is written in English and Arabic minimum of 150 words and no longer than 250 words, included research problem, method, and conclusion.
  4. Keywords are not more than five words, , separate with the semicolon (;) and alphabetical order
  5. In note. References should be up to date and use in notes, example:  (Wargadinata, 2020) or Wargadinata (2020)
  6. References (with APA 7th edition). 80% of primary referrals are at least 20 journals, from those published in current 5 years. Primary references can be from; journals, proceedings, research reports, patents, standards, historical documents, research books, etc.. secondary literature (internet, books published not more than 10 years).
  7. Examples of reference writing:

Dockrell, J., & Marshall, C. (2015). Measurment Issues: Assessing Language Skills In Young Children. Child and Adolescent Mental Health20(2), 116–125,DOI:

Efendi, A. (2018). Dhawahir Al-Lughah Al-Arabiyah wa Ash-Shu'uubaat allatiy Yuwaajihuhaa An-Naatiquuna bi Ghayrihaa. Al-Manar2(8), 117-133. DOI:

Fatoni, A. (2019). Arabic Learning for Academic Purposes. Izdihar : Journal of Arabic Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature2(2), 149-164. DOI:

Gokhale, Anu A. (2012). Collaborative Learning and Critical Thinking. In Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. DOI:

Graves, M. F., August, D., & Mancilla-Martinez, J. (2012). Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners. New York: Teachers College Press

Halim, D., Farisa, F. C., & Sari, H. P. (2020). UPDATE: Kasus Covid-19 di Indonesia Total 3.293, Bertambah 337. Kompas. Retrieved from

Khatri, P., Singh, S. R., Belani, N. K., Yeong, Y. L., Lohan, R., Lim, Y. W., & Teo, W. Z. (2020). YouTube as Source of Information on 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak: A Cross Sectional Study of English and Mandarin Content. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease35(3). 1-31. DOI:

Saekhow, J. (2015). Steps of Cooperative Learning on Social Networking by Integrating Instructional Design based on Constructivist Approach. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences195, 1740-1744. DOI:

3. The paper must be under 20% check by plagiarism software

4. Submission Fee

Afshaha is an open access international journal. Every article submitted to the journal editorial is free of charge (free - no page charge) includes free article processing fees. Publication costs handled by the publisher of this journal.


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. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment 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 acknowledgment 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 (See The Effect of Open Access).


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