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Author Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

  1. Langkawi Journal accepts articles, both research paper and non-research paper, on English and Arabic language teaching and learning which have not been published elsewhere.
  2. To be considered for publication, the manuscript should be typed in MS Word .doc format. English manuscript typed using 12 size Book Antiqua font, while the Arabic manuscript typed by 16 size Traditional Arabic font, by single-spaced on quarto or A4-size paper.
  3. To be considered for a review, both research and non-research papers should consist of 5000-6000 words excluding references.
  4. Non-research paper should include: (a) Title; (b) Full name of contributor(s) without titles; (c) Abstract (max. 200 words); (d) Key Words (3-5 words); (e) Introduction without subheading; (f) body text; and (g) references. Abstract should be completed with the Indonesian translation. Research paper should contain: (a) Title; (b) Full name of contributor(s) without title(s); (c) Abstract (max. 200 words); (d) Key words; (e) Introduction without heading, which includes review of related literature and research purpose; (f) Methods; (g) Findings; (h) Discussion of the Findings; (i) Conclusions and Suggestions; (j) References; and (k) Appendix, if any. Abstract should be completed with the Indonesian translation.
  5. Papers are to be written in essay style, which outline is provided on the following page.
  6. Citing sources and listing references should comply with the APA 6th  edition referencing styles.
  7. Manuscript, as well as contributors' brief CV, is to be sent online to our email:


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.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.

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