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Author Guidelines

Article Template

1. Paper submission
Paper is a result of research or thought (conceptual paper) related to language and literature (not on language teaching). Paper must consist of original, unpublished work not under consideration of publication elsewhere. Paper must be written in English or Arabic language, minimum of 6.000 words and no longer than 8.000 words excluding abstract and references.

2. Paper format
Paper format is (A4), Cambria 11 and space 1 for English, traditional Arabic 14 and space 1 for Arabic in format (*.doc or *.docx).

Body of paper as follows:
a.    Introduction elaborates background of study, research problem, purpose, and significance
b.    Method; 
c.    Discussion consists of sub-topic(s);                              d.    Closing consists of the conclusion of study result.

Paper subheading as follows:
Second Level : Capital Letter-small letter, Bold, Left Justify
Third Level : Capital Letter-small letter, Bold, Italic, Left Justify

Research paper must consist of (a) Title; (b) Name of author without academic degree; (c) Abstract (maximum 200 words); (d) Key words; (e) Introduction without heading included review of related literature and purpose; (f) Method; (g) Finding and discussion; (h) Closing; (i) References.

Conceptual paper consists of (a) Title; (b) Name of author without academic degree; (c) Abstract (maximum 200 words); (d) Key words; (e) Introduction without heading; (f) Discussion; (h) Closing; and (i) References.

The title is not more than 15 words. If the paper is a resume of thesis, the title of paper may not be the same as thesis title.

The fullname of author is mentioned without academic title. Correspondence address and email must be written under author name. The affiliation can be the name of university or institution. For paper with some authors, all of the authors’ name must be written include their affiliation and email.

Abstract and keywords
Abstract is written in English and Indonesian not longer than 200 words including research purpose, method, and conclusion. Keywords are not more than five words.

In note
References should be up to date and use in note. Foot note is used to explain certain term, example: (1) Arabic    : هدى (2003، ص 16) or (هدى، 2003،ص 16))
(2) English    : Littlejohn (2002, p. 19) or (Littlejohn, 2002, p. 19)


The references from primary sources are prefered. The number of reference is at minimum 20, with at least 80% of primary sources such as journal articles preferably from the current five years publication.

Thus, reference writing is in accord with APA (American Psychological Association) as follows:

1.    Reference published periodically
Kolubinski, D. C., Marino, C., Nikčević, A. V., & Spada, M. M. (2019). A metacognitive model of self-esteem. Journal of Affective Disorders256, 42-53.

2.    Reference published not periodically

Smith, J. A., Johnson, M. B., & Davis, P. R. (2020). The role of language evolution. In A. Linguist, B. Grammarian, & C. Syntax (Eds.), Advances in Linguistics (pp. 45-67). Academic Press.

Reference from book:

Catalano, T., & Waugh, L. R. (2020). Critical discourse analysis, critical discourse studies and beyond. Springer International Publishing.

Reference from book with no writer and editor:

Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary (10th ed.). (1993). Springfield, MA: Meriam-Webster.

Reference from encyclopedia and dictionary:

Sadie, S. (Ed.). (1980). The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians (6th ed., Vols. 1-20). London: Macmillan.

Reference from English translated book:

Laplace, P. S. (1951). A philosophical essay on probabilities (F. W. Truscott & F. L. Emory, Trans.). New York: Dover. (Original work published 1814).

More reference examples is here 


3. Author Fee (Article Processing Charge - APC)

LiNGUA is an open access international journal is an open access international journal. Readers can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge (fully Open Access).

Article Processing Charge (APC) can be read here. An invoice will be sent to the authors whose articles are accepted to be published. The accepted articles will not be published until the APC has been paid by author(s). The APC will be used for maintaining the DOI registration and the fulltext PDF articles production cost.


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 Microsoft Word document file format. The manuscript is in English or Arabic language.
  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 acknowledgement 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 acknowledgement 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).


The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, the copyright for publishing (publishing right) of the article shall be assigned/transferred to the publisher of LiNGUA Jurnal Ilmu Bahasa dan Sastra.

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Copyright Transfer Agreement for Publishing (CTAP)'. You can download it here.

The Editors and the Advisory International Editorial Board make every effort to ensure that no wrong or misleading data, opinions, or statements be published in the journal. In any way, the contents of the articles and advertisements published in LiNGUA Jurnal Ilmu Bahasa dan Sastra are the exclusive responsibility of their respective authors and advertisers.

Remember, even though we ask for a transfer of copyright for publishing (CTAP), our journal Author(s) retain (or are granted back) significant scholarly rights as mentioned before.


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