Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

General Requirements

  1. Manuscripts submitted to ELTIN Journal : Journal of English Language Teaching in Indonesia should be research-based papers which have not been published or are under consideration elsewhere.
  2. Make sure that the manuscript is prepared using the ELTIN Article Template.
  1. Manuscripts must be in English. It should be typed in MS Word doc. format; using 12-pt Times New Roman font; left, right, top, and bottom margins are 3 cm; single-spaced on A4-sized paper.
  2. The manuscript will be reviewed by at least two peer-reviewers, while the editors reserve the right to edit the manuscript for format consistency without altering the substance.
  1. 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 ( The revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.
  2. Abstract is in between 150 – 200 words
  3. The English key words consist of 3 – 5 words.
  4. The manuscript is in between 3,000 – 6,000 words, excluding the abstract and references
  5. All references listed in the manuscript are referred to in the text and follow the APA style citations (like guided by the Microsoft Word computer program) and are installed by using the Mendeley system.
  6. The oldest reference used in the manuscripts is 10 years old
  7. The manuscript must be sent through ELTIN website (OJS). 


Structure of the Manuscript

The article structure contains: (a) Title; (b) Author(s) Name and Affiliation; (c) Abstract; (d) Keywords; (e) Introduction; (f) Method; (g) Findings and Discussion; (h) Conclusion (and Suggestion); (i) References; and (j) Appendix, if any.

  1. Title. The paper title must be concise and informative. It should be pinpoint with the issue discussed. The title of the paper should not exceed 12 words, bold, centered, with 14-pt Times New Roman.
  2. Author(s) Name and Affiliation. Full name of contributor(s) must be written without academic title(s). The email address of the author(s) should be written below the name. The affiliation should be written below the email. The author’s name(s) should be in 12-pt Times New Roman, and email should be in 10-pt Times New Roman, and the affiliation should be in 12-pt Times New Roman, (name should be in bold).
  3. Abstract. The abstract should be clear and informative. The abstract should succinctly describe your entire paper. It contains the purpose, methodology, and findings of the research. The abstract should stand alone, means that no citation or no references in the abstract. The abstract should tell the prospective reader what you did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. The abstract should be in one paragraph, not exceeding 200 words, in 12-pt Times New Roman, and with single space. It must appear on the top of the first page after the title of the paper, the name of the author, the author’s email, the author’s affiliation, and the affiliation address.
  1. Keywords. Keywords are the labels of your manuscript and critical to correct indexing and searching. Therefore, keywords should be well selected and closely related to the topic to facilitate the reader’s search, and they should represent the content and highlight of your article. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. There must be 3-5 keywords (word or phrase).
  2. Introduction should clearly state the purpose of the paper. It includes a review of related literature and research purpose in essay style. The introduction should include key references to appropriate work. It states the significant contribution of the research. The introduction should consist of the background of the study, research contexts, literary review, and research objective (at the end of the introduction). The introduction should show the scientific merit or novelty of the paper.
  3. Method. The method section consists of description concerning the research design, the population and sample or the subjects of the research, 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.
  4. Findings and Discussion. The findings obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data. The research results and the discovery must be the answers, or the research hypothesis stated previously in the introduction part. The findings section consists of a description of the results of the data analysis to answer the research question(s). The findings should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. Please highlight differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers.  While, The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. In the discussion, it is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings. The meanings of the findings should be shown from current theories and references of the area addressed. The following components should be covered in discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?
  1. Conclusion. The conclusion section consists of the summary, restatement of the main findings. It should state concisely the most important propositions of the paper as well as the author’s views of the practical implications of the result. Tell how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without a clear conclusion, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal
  2. 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. The references should be more up-to-date (published in the last 5-10 years). The sources cited are primary sources in the forms of journal articles, proceedings, research reports including theses and dissertations. Citations from journal articles should be at least 80% of the total references cited. The References should be presented alphabetically and chronologically and be set to 12-pt Times New Roman font. References should be written in the order of they appear in the text. Within the text, cite listed references use APA style.
  3. Figure. The placement of the picture is in the middle with the caption below is written in 12-pt Times New Roman. The caption has to mention the title and the source of the picture.
  4. Table. Each table must be typed, and consecutively numbered. The title is written in the middle above the table and in 12-pt Times New Roman.



Editorial Office of Eltin Journal

All correspondences should be sent to the following Editorial Office:

Yanuarti Apsari (Editor-in-Chief)

Editorial Office of Eltin, Journal of English Education in Indonesia

Terusan Jenderal Sudirman Street, Cimahi

Building G, First Floor, Room G-2

STKIP Siliwangi, Bandung, West Java Indonesia, 40526

Phone/Fax: (022) 6629913, 

Email: [email protected]