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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Paper submission
Paper is a result of research related to Literature, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies (not on language teaching). Paper must consist of original, unpublished work not under consideration of publication elsewhere. Paper must be written in English language, minimum of 6.000 words and no longer than 8.000 words excluding abstract and references.

Paper format
Paper format is (A4), Cambria 12 and space 1 for English in format (*.doc or *.docx).

Body of paper as follows:
INTRODUCTION (elaborates background of the study, research questions, and significance)


FINDINGS & DISCUSSION (consists of sub-topics);



Paper subheading as follows:
First Sub Heading: Cambria 12, bold, italic, justify, sentence case, and no numbering
Second Sub Heading: Cambria 12, italic, justify, sentence case, and no numbering

Paper of research result must be consist of (a) Title; (b) Name of author without academic degree; (c) Abstract (maximum 200 words); (d) Keywords; (e) Introduction without heading covers background of the study, research questions, and significance; (f) Research Method; (g) Findings & Discussion; (h) Conclusion & Suggestion; (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 as same as thesis title because paper is thesis core.

Name of author is not espoused by academic title. Correspondence address and email must be written under author name. The author must be undergraduate student(s) without mentioning the name of lecturers. If author is studying, the name of university can be written down. If author more than one person, all of authors’ name must be written include their correspondence addresses and emails.

Abstract and keywords
Abstract must be written in English not longer than 200 words included research questions, research method, and conclusion and suggestion. Keywords are not more than five words.

In note
References should be up to date and use APA Style 7th edition, for example Little and John (2002, p. 19) or (Little & John, 2002, p. 19).


Literature does not need more books, but a few numbers of book related to topic. The number of reference is at minimum 15, with at least 75 % of primary sources such as journal articles preferably from the current ten years publication.

Example of reference writing:

American Literature Association. (2015). Manual of understanding American literature (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Publisher.

Aspinall, V. (Ed.). (2014). People in cultural studies: An introduction to cultural studies (3rd ed.). Edinburgh, Scotland: Elsevier.

Cambridge dictionaries online. (2011). Retrieved from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/

Cannan, J. (2018). Using practice based learning at a dual-sector tertiary institution: A discussion of current practice. In R. K. Coll, & K. Hoskyn (Eds.), Working together: Putting the cooperative into cooperative education. Conference proceedings of the New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education, New Plymouth, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.nzace.ac.nz/conferences/papers/Proceedings_2018.pdf

Fulk, R. D., Anderson, R. S., & Cain, C. M. (2013). A history of old English literature. West Sussex: Blackwell.

Haskin, D. (2017). Is there a future for Donne’s ‘Litany’?. Australian Literature Journal, 21(3): 51–88.

McKenzie, H., Boughton, M., Hayes, L., & Forsyth, S. (2008). Explaining the complexities and value of language practice and knowledge. In I. Morley & M. Crouch (Eds.), Knowledge as value (pp. 209-224). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi.

Rojo, L. A. M., & Orts, L. M. A. (2010). Metaphorical pattern analysis in financial texts: Framing the crisis in positive or negative metaphorical terms. Journal of Pragmatics, 42(12): 3300-3313, Retrieved from http://uin-malang.ac.id/.

Stein, R. (2001). Rick Stein's seafood. London, England: BBC.