Author Guidelines

If you are interested to submit an article, please read the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines

  1. Articles submitted to the Journal should normally be between 5,000 to 7,000 words or between 14-17 pages with single space and should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 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.
  2. On the abstract, explicitly write in bold: Introduction, objective of the papers, method, findings, and conclusion. 
  3. Below the abstract, about three to five keywords should appear together with the main body of the article with the font size 11.
  4. The Journal operates a peer review process and promotes blind reviewing. To facilitate this process, author’s names (without academic titles), institutional affiliations, and the email address of the corresponding author should appear only on a detachable cover sheet.
  5. Contributor(s) should include a short CV describing his/her/their current position and activities in not more than 80 words.
  6. Articles should be written in English in single space, using Time New Roman, font size 12, Times New Roman,top and left margin 3 cm, bottom and right margin 2.54 cm, printed in Letters.
  7. Insert a header on even page indicating name of the Journal, Volume, Number, month, and year, and page number of the publication. On odd page, insert the author(s) and a few words of the title of the articles.
  8. Footnotes should appear at the end of the text, not at the foot of the relevant page. Page number should be inserted at the bottom, placed on the right.
  9. Write the main body of the article in two columns, except for tables and figures. Use first line indent of 1 cm, but no indent for first paragraph right after the main title and first paragraph after subheadings.
  10. Block citation should be 1 cm indented with the font size 11.
  11. For research-based  articles, the outline used is: introduction (without heading or subheading),  method, findings and discussion, conclusion, and references.
  12. The title should be less than 12 words, capitalized, centered, with font size 14.
  13. The introduction should consist of the background of the study, research contexts, literary review, and research objective. All introduction should be presented in the forms of paragraphs, not pointers, with the proportion of 15-20% of the whole article length.
  14. The method section consists of description concerning the  research design, data sources, data collection, and data analysis, all presented in the form of paragraphs.
  15. The findings and discussion section consist 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.
  16. The conclusion section consists of the summary, restatement of the main findings.
  17. Use only horizontal lines when using tables. Put table number and the title of the table on top of it.
  18. 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.
  19. The sources cited should at least 80% come from those published in the last 5 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. It is an obligatory to have citation from IJELLE’s articles.
  20. 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).
  21. Proofs will be sent to the author for correction, and should be returned to IJELLE by the deadline given.
  22. Quotation and references follows APA style and the latter should be included at the end of the article in the following examples:

Use APA 7th style for the references as follows.

Book with one author:

Author, A. A. (2005). Title of work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Book with two authors:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (2005). Title of work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Book with more than two authors:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (2005). Title of work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Journal article:

Hermawan, H., Samsuri, S., Kurniawati, D., Sofyaningsih, V., & Prasetyo, D. (2018). The use of controversial public issues with video and macromedia flash player media in civic education learning. Psychology, Evaluation, and Technology in Educational Research, 1(1), 19-30. 

A publication in press:

Author, A. (in press). Title of work. Jurnal Prima Edukasia.

Edited book:

Author, A. (Ed.). (2019). Title of work. City: Publisher.

Chapter in an edited book:

Author, A., Author, B., & Author, C. (2019). Title of work. In X. Editor, & Z. Y. Oakland (Ed.), Book Title (pp. 5-21). City: Publisher.


Prasetyo, P. E., Sudarma, K., & Sulaha, A.S. (2014). Economic policy impact on competitiveness and efficiency of the textile industry in central Java. Economic Journal of Emerging Markets, 6 (2), 85-95. Retrieved August 23, 2016, from

Unpublished doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis:

Mosquera, C. M. R. (2009). Essays on Economic Growth, Financial Integration and Exchange Rates. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Published proceedings:

Altinbas, H., & Biskin, O.T. (2015). Selecting macroeconomic influences on stock markets by using feature selection algorithms. In E. Hromada (Ed.), IISES 3rd and 4th Economics and Finance Conference: Vol. 30. Procedia Economics and Finance (pp. 22-29). London: International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.

A presented paper:

Lagos, Ricardo. (2009, October). Asset Prices, Liquidity, and Monetary Policy in an Exchange Economy. Paper presented at the Annual Economic Policy Conference of the FRB of St. Louis: "Debt, Financial Markets, and Monetary Policy", Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, US.


Please consult APA system for more detailed information.

Use the article template provided to facilitate the review and editing process


Article Evaluation Procees

* Submitted manuscripts considered potential for publication in terms of substance and methods will be checked using Turnitin for similarity index. If the similarity index is less than 20% editor will accept the submission and assign reviewers.

* An article will be reviewed by two reviewers (double-blind review) appointed by the editor.  Authors will have the opportunity to make corrections (revisions) of papers based on recommendations / suggestions from the reviewers and editors. Notification of acceptance or rejection of the manuscript will be sent to author by the email system.

* Final judgment of the manuscripts for publication will be decided by Chief Editor/Editors. Published articles can be retreaved by the editors if later they are found to have problems.

* Author is responsible for everything related to licensing the citation or use of computer software for making manuscripts or other matters relating to intellectual property rights, including the legal consequences that may arise.