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Author Guidelines

Authors Guidelines

1.  Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else.

2.  Articles submitted to the journal are between 4,000-7,000 words written in English in single space, using Microsoft Word, font size 11, Arial, top and left margin 3 cm, bottom and right margin 2.54 cm, printed in A4

3.  The title of the article should be less than 16 words, capitalized, centered, with font size 14.

4.  The name(s) of the author(s), e-mail address, and affiliation should exist below the title.

5.Abstract should not more than 300 words containing the importance of the topic, objective, method, findings, and conclusion. It should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

6. Below the abstract, about three to five keywords should appear together with the main body of the article.

7. For research-based articles, the outline used is: introductionmethods, findings and discussion, conclusion, and references.

8. The introduction consists of the background of the study, research contexts, 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.

9. The methods section consists of description concerning the research design, setting, participants, 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.

10. 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.

11. The conclusion section consists of the summary, restatement, comment or evaluation of the main findings.

12. Quotation and references follow the latest APA style and the latter should be included at the end of the article (highly recommended to use reference manager apps, e.g. Mendeley).

13. Every source cited in the body of the article should appear in the references, and all sources appearing in the references should be cited in the body of the article.

14. The sources cited should at least 80% come from those published in the last 10 years. The sources cited are primary sources in the forms of journal articles, books, and research reports, including theses and dissertations.

15. If there are more than one appendix, they should be numbered consecutively.

16. 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.

17. Proofs will be sent to the author for correction, and should be returned to by the deadline given.


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 an Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) ( 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 should sign copyright transfer agreement when they have approved the final proofs sent by TLEMC prior to the publication


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