JKP Author Guidelines

  1. The article should be submitted online via the journal website or sent to the editors of Jurnal Kepemimpinan Pendidikan (JKP) as an attachment at jkp@uhamka.ac.id.
  2. It is typed in Microsoft Word with the font being used is Time New Roman size 11, with A4 paper size, top and left margins 3 cm, right margin and under 2.5 cm, 1 space.
  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 250 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.