Author Guidelines

JEE (Journal of English Education) is a peer-reviewed journal dealing with English Education, Linguistics, and Literature by English study program at the University of Pasir Pengaraian. All papers submitted to the journal should be written in good English. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their paper checked before submission for grammar and clarity. The work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Before submission please make sure that your paper is prepared using the journal paper template. The author must refer to JEE (Journal of English Education) for writing format and style. Please download and use as template for initial manuscript submission. Any papers not fulfilling the requirements based on the guideline to authors will not be processed.

General Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must be submitted to JEE (Journal of English Education) by Online Submission at journal portal address:, where the author registers as Author by online. If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following email:

Revision of manuscripts

Manuscripts sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised manuscripts can be sent to editorial office through the Online Submission Interface (

Manuscript Template

Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the following description and pdf article template: Format DOC download.

Here is the guidelines for author in writing a manuscript.



The abstract should be written in one paragraph of 150-250 words. Times New Roman font size 11 single spacing. It should contain general statement about the primacy of the topic under investigation, research gap, the objectives, method, main findings, and the conclusions.

.Keywords: Written in English. Choosing appropriate keywords is important, because these are used for indexing purposes. Please select a maximum of 5 words to enable your manuscript to be more easily identified and cited. 


The article should be written in 5000-7000 words, 1,5-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font (excluding references and appendices). The paragraphs are indented 1 cm in the first line, which is the same for the whole manuscript and do not leave a space between paragraphs.

The introduction states background of the study, the prevailing issue which is the discrepancy or gap between the expected and actual practices supported by the latest theories and studies relevant to the problem, theoretical frameworks or literature review, and the novelty that makes the research different from previous studies. The novelty can be drawn from presenting previous studies, so what has not been investigated yet can be apparent. This section should not exceed 20% of the body of the article or is between 1000-1400 words.



Include the current knowledge including substantive findings, as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to your topic. A literature review surveys books, scholarly articles, and any other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, and by so doing, provides a description, summary, and critical evaluation of these works in relation to the research problem being investigated.

2.1.   Sub Heading 1

         The reference list should be arranged alphabetically following the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). For example:

  • 1 author (Clarke, 2010)
  • 2 authors (Lightbown & Spada, 1993)
  • 3 and more authors (Reid et al., 1989)

         Prior to copyediting after article acceptance, the references will be put into Endnote by the Editors.

2.1.1 Sub heading 2

         Short quotations (less than 40 words):

         Deterding (1997:54) said that “connected speech represents somewhat more natural data than the rather artificial vowels derived from specially articulated citation speech”.

         Long quotations (more than 40 words):

         From the acoustic standpoint, even the sounds of words used by a speaker are one of the forms of his or her identity. Accordingly, Jacobi (2009) explained that:

Along with communicating meaning, the acoustic signal is a product of physical properties and changes, as well as of more generally all those factors that form the identity of the speaker, such as social affiliation or family origin. The choice of words but also the way they are realized differs from speaker to speaker, as well as within a speaker. Even more, from an acoustic point of view, each utterance is unique. (Jacobi, 2009: 2).

            When paraphrasing a source that is not your own, be sure to represent the author’s information or opinions accurately and in your own words. Even when paraphrasing an author’s work, you still must provide a citation to that work. When directly quoting an author’s work, provide citation marks at the beginning till the end of the citation, and page number is necessary to be noted besides the name of the author and year of publication.


This section describes the research approach used, respondents involved in the study, if any, which should be kept confidential, instruments, procedures of collecting the data, and ways of analyzing the data. The blueprint of the instrument may be provided if necessary. Commonly used statistical formula should not be putting this section.

This section can also be divided into several subheadings as shown below. However, to write it in three or four paragraphs (without subheadings) is preferred. This section should not exceed 10% (500-700 words for qualitative research) or 15% (500-1000 words for quantitative research) of the manuscript.


The findings and discussion should be written in no less than 60% of the manuscript (>3500 words). Findings may be displayed in tables, graphs, verbal descriptions or the combination of the three. Do not present too many figures in the manuscript.

The findings should be followed by Discussion either directly or separatedly. The discussion not only describe the findings, but also interpret them in accordance with the theories used and its relevance to previous studies.

Place titles of Figures after the figures and of Tables preceding them using Times New Roman font size 12 centered. Table and figure numbering should be sequentially ordered (Table 1, Table 2, Table 3, Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3, etc.)

Please refer to APA for in-text citations and referencing (Author et al., 2017). For in-text citations, indicate the author’s last name and year (Author, 2015), and page number should be available for direct quotation such as “the construction of an artifact” (Mehring, 2018, p. 5). Citing more than one references should be alphabetically ordered (Anjaniputra, 2013; Bialik, 2015). Referencing up to five authors needs towrite all the names in the first citation (Author1, Author2, Author3, Author4 & Author5, 2017), and subsequently write the first author et al. followed by year (Author1 et al., 2017). Do not use footnotes.


The conclusions is intended to help the reader understand why your research should matter to them after they have finished reading the paper. A conclusions is not merely a summary of the main topics covered or a re-statement of your research problem, but a synthesis of key points. It is important that the conclusion does not leave the questions unanswered. 

Best Practice:

  1. State your conclusions clearly and concisely. Be brief and stick to the point;
  2. Explain why your study is important to the reader. You should instill in the reader a sense of relevance, and;
  3. Prove to the reader, and the scientific community, that your findings are worthy of note. This means setting your paper in the context of previous work. The implications of your findings should be discussed within a realistic framework.

For most essays, one well-developed paragraph is sufficient for a conclusions, although in some cases, a two or three paragraph conclusions may be required. The another of important things about this section is (1) do not rewrite the abstract; (2) statements with “investigated” or “studied” are not conclusions; (3) do not introduce new arguments, evidence, new ideas, or information unrelated to the topic; (4) do not include evidence (quotations, statistics, etc.) that should be in the body of the paper.


Acknowledge anyone who has helped you with the study, including: Researchers who supplied materials, reagents, or computer programs; anyone who helped with the writing, or offered critical comments about the content, or anyone who provided technical help.

State why people have been acknowledged and ask their permission. Acknowledge sources of funding, including any grant or reference numbers. Please avoid apologize for doing a poor job of presenting the manuscript.


References should follow the style detailed in the APA 6th Publication Manual. Make sure that all references mentioned in the text are listed in the reference section and vice versa, and that the spelling of author names and years are consistent. Please to not be used footnote or endnote in any format.

Best Practice:

Please cross check for:

  1. Spelling of author names;
  2. Punctuation;
  3. Number of authors to include before using “et al.”, and;
  4. Reference style.


Melis, N. M., & Albir, A. H. (2001). Assessment in translation studies: Research needs. Meta: Journal des Traducteurs/Meta: Translators' Journal , XLVI (2), 272-287.

Mills, S. (2011). Discursive approaches to politeness and impoliteness. Dalam LPRG, Discursive apporach to politeness (hal. 19-56). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

We suggest all of you using software MENDELEY, ZOTERO, or ENDNOTE for easily citation. References should be the most recent and pertinent literature available (about 5-10 years ago).


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