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Author Guidelines

The article should be submitted via IJEBA’s website
The submission is in Microsoft Word with the font being used is Arial
The word counts should be 5,000 to 7,500, excluding appendices.
British or American spelling can be used, as long as it is consistent throughout the article.
The article should be completed with the name of the author, email, and institution.
Research-based articles will be prioritized; viewpoint/argumentative research articles, however, will also be considered for publication.
For a research-based article, the outline consists of 8 sections without number: Abstract (in English ) + key words, Introduction, Method(s), Findings, Discussion, Conclusion (and Recommendation), The Author, References + Appendix (optional).
Abstract should not exceed 250 words.
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.
Quotation and references should follows APA. The following are some examples of APA system of referencing:

A book

Pennycook, A. (1994). The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language. London: Longman.

Richards, J., & Farrell, T. S. C. (2011). Practice teaching: a reflective approach. Cambridge: Cambridge 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

Lemke, J. L. (2008). Identity, development and desire: critical questions. In R. Iedema & C. R. Caldas-Coulthard (Eds.), Identity in Trouble: : Critical Discourse and Contested Identities New York: Palgrave.

Mistar, J. (2005). Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) in Indonesia. In G. Braine (Ed.), Teaching English to the world: history, curriculum, and practice. New York: Routledge.

 A journal paper

Cheung, H. Y. (2008). Measuring the professional identity of Hong Kong in‐service teachers. Journal of In-Service Education, 34(3), 375-390.

Corcoran, E. (1981). Transition shock: the beginning teacher's paradox. Journal of Teacher Education, 32(19), 19-23.

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

 An electronic source

Bareham, S. (2013). A history of critical thinking: Great thinkers in time. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from

 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.

 Conference Proceeding

Halim, T. (2011, 14 - 15 January). Teacher certification in Indonesia. Paper presented at the International Conference on Social Science, Economics and Art 2011, Hotel Equatorial Bangi-Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Hasan, D. C. (2013). An exploration of the interrelationship among students' foreign language anxiety, their perception on teachers' classroom behavior and students' achievement in learning English as a foreign langiage. Paper presented at the AARE Conference, Adelaide, Australia.


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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