Guide for Author


1. Language

The language of the manuscript must be English (either American or British standard, but not the mixture of both).

2. Length of paper

The length of the paper should not exceed 30 pages (Times New Roman, 12 Font) excluding tables, figures, references and appendices (if any). Paper containing more than 30 pages will be returned to the author(s) to abridge. Articles should be typed in double-space (including footnotes and references) on one side of the paper only (preferably A4) with wide margins. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.

3. Title Page

The title page should include:
(i)The name(s) of the author(s) (ii) A concise and informative title (iii)The affiliation(s) and address (es) of the author(s) (iv)The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author

4. Abstract

Please provide an abstract of 150 to 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

5. Keywords

Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

6. Acknowledgement

The author may use acknowledgement section in the title page of the paper (if any).

7. Subdivision of the article

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1, 2. (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. The abstract is not included in section numbering.

8. Table and Figures

Present tables and figures within the article, not at the end of the article. Please note that the article will be published in black and white (print), although online version will contain the colorful figures (if any). However, the color print will be available in extreme cases as per the request of the author.

9. References

Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. Please visit to learn more about APA style

Citations in the text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Reference List

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary.

The references must be in alphabetical order. The next line is with a hanging indent of 1.25.


 Last name, First name initial. Year of publication. Name of the book in italics, even after the colon. City of publication: Publisher.

 Brown, J.D. (1995). The elements of language curriculum: A systematic approach to program development. Boston: Heinle & Heinle Publisher

 (Chapters from books)

 Last name, First name initial. Year of publication. Title of the chapter with no highlighting. In Last name, First name initial (ed.). Title of the book in italics. City of publication: Publisher, page numbers.

 Hanks, P. (2006). Definition. In Brown, K (ed.). Encyclopedia of language and linguistics. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 399–402.

 (Articles from journals)

Last name, First name initial. Year of publication. Title of the article with no highlighting. Name of the journal in italics, Volume(issue), page numbers. 

Kwary, D. A. (2012). Adaptive hypermedia and user-oriented data for online dictionaries: A case study on an English dictionary of finance for Indonesian students. International Journal of Lexicography, 25(1), 30-49.

 (Conference proceedings)

Last name, First name initial. Year of publication. Title of the article with no highlighting. Title of proceedings or Title of conference in italics. City: Organizer, page numbers.

 Lew, R. 2011. User studies: Opportunities and limitations. Lexicography: Theoretical and practical perspectives. Kyoto: Asian Association for Lexicography, 7-16.


 Webpage title in italics. Available at webpage address. (Accessed date).

The Oxford English Dictionary. Available at dictionary. (Accessed 27 January 2013).


 Title in italics, edition. Year of publication. City of publication: Publisher.

Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, 4th ed. (2008). Jakarta: Gramedia Pustaka Utama.



Manuscripts, as well as contributors’ brief Curriculum Vitae (CV). Soft files should be sent e-mailed to [email protected].