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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.

  • 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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • All the document contents have already checked for plagiarism. 

    NOTE: We will also conduct a screening for plagiarism to ensure the originality of the texts sent to us. We employ grammarly software for such a plagiarism screeening.

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Author guidelines

  1. The article should be submitted online via the journal website or sent to the editors of Journal of ELT Research (JER) as an attachment at jer@uhamka.ac.id.
  2. It is typed in Microsoft Word with the font being used is Time New Roman size 12.
  3. The number of words should be 5,000 to 8,000, excluding appendices.
  4. British or American spelling can be used, but it must be consistent throughout the article.
  5. The article should be completed with the name of author, email, and institution.
  6. Research-based articles will be prioritised; viewpoint/argumentative research articles, however, will also be considered for publication.
  7. For a research-based article, the outline consists of 8 sections without number: Abstract (in English and Indonesian) + key words, Introduction, Method(s), Findings, Discussion, Conclusion (and Recommendation),The Author, References + Appendix (optional).
  8. Abstract should not exceed 200 words.
  9. Introduction section talks about 4 points: background or context, literature review, gap + possible contribution(s) to knowledge and research objective(s). These subsections don’t have to be titled.
  10. Quotation and references should follows APA. The following are some examples of APA system of referencing:


A book

Richards, J. C. (2013). Curriculum development in language teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Denscombe, M. (2010). The good research guide: For small-scale social research projects (4th ed.). Berkshire: Open University Press.

Brown, J. D., & Rodgers, T. S. (2002). Doing second language research. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


An edited book

Aronson, J. (Ed.). (2002). Improving academic achievement: Impact of psychological factors on education. London: Academic Press.

Capel, S., Leask, M., & Turner, T. (Eds.). (2005). Learning to teach in the secondary school: A companion to school experience (4th ed.). London: Routledge.


A chapter in an edited book

Mason, M. (2008). Critical thinking and learning. In M. Mason (Ed.), Critical thinking and learning (pp. 1-11). Singapore: Blackwell Publishing.

Krippendorff, K., & Bock, M. A. (2009). Categories and data languages. In K. Krippendorff& M. A. Bock (Eds.), The content analysis reader (pp. 267-268). California: Sage.


A journal paper

McDonald, L. (2004). Moving from reader response to critical reading: Developing 10-11-year-olds' ability as analytical readers of literary texts. Literacy, 38(1), 17-25.

Pikkert, J. J. J., & Foster, L. (1996). Critical thinking skills among third year Indonesian English students. RELC Journal, 27(2), 56-64. 

Schleppegrell, M. J., & Bowman, B. (1995). Problem-posing: A tool for curriculum renewal. ELT Journal, 49(4), 297-307.

Daniel, M., Lafortune, L., Pallascio, R., Splitter, L., Slade, C., & de, l. G. (2005). Modeling the development process of dialogical critical thinking in pupils aged 10 to 12 years.Communication Education, 54(4), 334-354.


An electronic source

Bareham, S. (2013). A history of critical thinking: Great thinkers in time. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from http://progeneter.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/critical-thinking-itshistorical-roots/


Publication in a foreign language

Hartati, Z. (2009). Strategi pengembangan profesi guru sekolah dasar: Telaah terhadap realitas dan idealitas [Strategy to developing elementary school teachers: An analysis of reality and idealism]. Pedagogik Jurnal Pendidikan, 6(1), 66-74.

Atmanti, D. H. (2005). Investasi sumber daya manusia melalui pendidikan [Human resource investment through education]. Jurnal Dinamika Pembangunan, 2(1), 30-39.



Ilyas, H. P. (2015). Critical thinking: Its representation in Indonesian ELT textbooks and education. Unpublished doctoral thesis. University of York, York, UK.


Book review

White, G. (2015). Digital literacies [Review of the book Digital literacies]. ELT Journal, 63(3), 345-347.


A newspaper article

Muryanto, B. (2012, June 11). Police urged to be serious in Irshadmanji case. The Jakarta Post, p. 12.