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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.

Author Guidelines

Author guidelines of International Journal of English Linguistics, Literature, and Education (IJELLE):

  1. The article should be between 12-15 pages (not more than 7000 words), in single-space, font size 12, Times New Roman, excluding references and appendices. Use no indent for the first paragraphs and do not leave a space between paragraphs.  Top and left margin 3 cm, bottom and right margin 2.54 cm. The articles should contain 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. Theory can be merged in the introduction.
  2. On the Abstract, explicitly write the objective of the papers, method, findings, and conclusion.  The abstract should be written in one paragraph and should not be more than 200 words, using Times New Roman, font size 11, and single spacing. 
  3. Below the abstract, about three to five Keywords should appear together with the main body of the article with a font size of 11.
  4. The Journal operates a peer review process and promotes blind reviewing. To facilitate this process, authors' 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 a single space, using Microsoft Word, 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 an even page indicating the name of the Journal, Volume, Number, month, and year, and page number of the publication. On the 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. The 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 the 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 a font size of 14.
  13. The Introduction should consist of the background of the study, research contexts, literary review, and research objective. All introductions should be presented in the form of paragraphs, not pointers, with a proportion of 15-20% of the whole article length.
  14. The Method section consists of a description concerning the research design, data sources, data collection, and data analysis with the proportion of  10-15% of the total article length, all presented in the form of paragraphs.
  15. The Findings and Discussion section consist of a description of the results of the data analysis to answer the research question(s) and their meanings are 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 10 years. The sources cited are primary sources in the form of journal articles, books, and research reports, including theses and dissertations. Citations from journals should be at least 80% of the total references cited.
  20. Citation is done using bracket (last name and year of publication). When the sources are cited verbatim, the page number is included (p. 78 or pp. 78-89).
  21. Quotation and references follow APA style (should use reference tools like Mendeley, Zotero, and EndNote) and the latter should be included at the end of the article in the following examples:

Book with one author:


Brown, H Douglas. 2000. Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy, Second Edition. London: Longman.

Book with two authors:


Allan, K., & Burridge, K. (1991). Euphemism & Dysphemism?: Language Used As Shield and Weapon. Oxford, The UK: Oxford University Press.


Book with more than two authors:

Miles, Matthew B. Huberman, A Michael. Saldana Johnny. 2014. Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook Edition 3rd. .Arizona State University.


Journal article:

Khatib, Muhammad. Hossein, Amir. Rahmani. 2012. “Literature and language teaching”.Journal of Academic and Applied Studies 2(6). pp. 32-38.


Edited book:

Holmes, Jt (Ed.). (2001). An Introduction to Sociolinguistics.  London:  PearsonEducation.


Web site:

Umagandhi, R., & Vinothini, M. (2017). Leech’s seven types of meaning in semantics. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development Www.Allsubjectjournal.Com, 4(3), 71–72. 2349-5979.


Unpublished doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis:

Choo, S.(2004). Investigating Ideology in The Literature Curriculum in Singapore. Unpublished master’s thesis. Department of English Language and Literature: National University of Singapore.


Published proceedings:

Giyatmi, G. R. Wijayava, and S. Arumi.(2018, October) “Teaching English through Literature: Little House in the Big Woods”. International Summit on Science Technology and Humanity (ISETH 2018). pp.45-53, 24-25 Oktober 2018.


A presented paper:

Arumi, S, Giyatmi, G, R, Wijayava.(2018, October).“ The Use of EnglishAddressing Terms on Facebook”. International Summit on Science Technology and Humanity (ISETH 2018), pp.59-74, 24-25 October 2018



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.

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