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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines and Submission


JEELS – Journal of English Education and Linguistics Studies is published twice a year, May and November, by English Department, the Faculty of Tarbiyah, the State College for Islamic Studies (STAIN) Kediri, Indonesia. JEELS accepts research-based and conceptual articles on English language education, linguistics, and literature which have not been previously published, nor is it under review or consideration for book chapter or journal publication elsewhere. Manuscripts submitted to JEELS should conform the following guidelines:


1. Manuscript and File Type

Manuscript should be written double-spaced using essay style academic English on B5 paper (with 2,5 cm from all margins) in Microsoft Word program (.doc, .docx, or .rtf), in size 11,5 of Book Antiqua font, and on 4000-7500 words in length excluding title, abstract, keywords, and references.


2. Manuscript format

    a. Title, abstract, and keywords

        The title of manuscript submitted to JEELS should not exceed of total 15 words followed by an abstract of approximately 100 – 200 words underneath. The author should also provide 3 – 5 keywords underneath the abstract.

   b. Subheading

       The subheading of the manuscript for JEELS is adjusted as follows:

       - Level 1 headings are typed in ALL CAPITAL, SIZE 11,5, BOLD, LEFT MARGIN

       - Level 2 headings are typed in Capitals-lowercase, Size 11,5, Bold, Left Margin

       - Level three headings are typed in Capitals-lowercase, Size 11,5, Italic-bold, Left Margin

    c. Research-based article

       Research-based article should cover: (a) Title; (b) full name(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail of author(s); (c) Abstract, which includes objectives, method, and findings of research; (d) Keywords; (e) Introduction, which includes research objective(s); (f) Literature Review; (f) Method; (g) Findings and Discussion; (h) Conclusion; (i) References; and (j) Appendix, if any.

In research-based article, level 1 headings cover: introduction, literature review, method, findings and discussion, conclusion, and references, and therefore, they should be typed in ALL CAPITAL, SIZE 11,5, BOLD, LEFT MARGIN

    d. Conceptual article

Conceptual article should cover: (a) Title; (b) full name(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail of author(s); (c) Abstract; (d) Keywords; (e) Introduction; (f) Body text; (g) Closing remark; and (h) References.


3. Citations and references

Manuscript submitted to JEELS should conform to APA style for citations and references. The followings might be the examples of in-text citation:

Researchers have pointed out that the lack of trained staff is a common barrier to providing adequate health education (Fisher, 1999) and services (Weist & Christodulu, 2000).


The close of the millennium was marked by a deep suspicion of the natural world and an increasing reliance “upon the pronouncements of soothsayers and visionaries, who caused hysteria with their doom-laden forecasts of the end of humanity” (Mulligan, 1977, p. 234).


As Murray (2005) suggests, a novice writer should think of making note on ... (p. 16).


References must consist of sources cited in the article only and should be presented alphabetically and chronologically. For example:

Gardner, H. (1993). Frames of mind: The theory of multiple intelligences. New York: Basic Books.

Romeo, K. (2008). A web-based listening methodology for studying relative clause acquisition. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 21(1), 51–66.

Thornbury, S. (1999). How to teach grammar. Harlow: Pearson Education.

More complete guidelines to APA style used for in-text citation and references list can be found at:


4. Manuscript submission

Manuscript as well as authors’ brief CV could be sent through our online system or to Use “Manuscript Submission” as the subject in the email.


5. Submitted articles will be peer-reviewed and the editorial board is permitted to edit the articles to keep format consistency without changing the essence.


6. Authors whose manuscripts are accepted or rejected will get a notification from JEELS editorial board. Editorial board has an authority to return the rejected articles without asserting the causes.


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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