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Author Guidelines


The editorial board of READ (Research in English and Education) Journal welcomes complete unpublished and original works on the following topics:

  • teaching and learning of English
  • language
  • linguistics
  • literature

Every manuscript submitted for publication in READ Journal will be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin software. If plagiarism is detected by the editors or peer reviewers, the author/s will be informed and requested to rewrite the text or provide any necessary citations. If the Turnitin report results in more than 24% of similarity index, the manuscript will not be eligible for review and publication.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the editorial assistant at:

READ Journal Author Guidelines:

Authors must strictly follow the submission guidelines of the journal. To submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines provided, they will be RETURNED FOR CORRECTIONS. Please submit your article through the online submission of this journal.

Article Structure in General:

All articles must be written in English, should have an abstract between 200 to 250 words in length, followed by three to five keywords related to your article. Submissions should be between 3500-5000 (including abstract, table(s), figure(s) and references) in A4 size paper with margins as the following: top 1.18”, bottom 0.98”, right 0.98” and left 1.58”.

Title: the title should summarize the main idea or ideas of your paper; the title is within 14 words maximum.

Author detail: include name of authors and their affiliation. Email is required for corresponding author only. READ Journal requires that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

  1. Substantial contributions to the idea or method of the research; or the collection, analysis, or interpretation of data for the research; AND
  2. Drafting the paper or revising it for important intellectual content; AND
  3. Final approval of the version to be submitted and published; AND
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the paper (and research) in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Contributors who do not meet all 4 criteria for authorship above should be listed in acknowledgement, not as authors. Therefore, contributors doing acquisition of funding; general supervision of a research group or general administrative support; and writing assistance, technical editing, language editing, and proofreading do not qualify for authorship. To prevent misconduct in authorship, READ Journal only allows a maximum of seven authors for one article starting 2020.

Abstract: concisely describe the content and scope of your paper and identify the objective(s), its methodology and its findings, conclusions, or intended results.

Introduction: state the objectives of your work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Explicitly state the gap in the literature, which signifies the significance of your research.

When paraphrasing a source that is not your own, be sure to represent the author’s information or opinions accurately and in your own words. Even when paraphrasing an author’s work, you still must provide a citation to that work. When directly quoting an author’s work, provide citation marks at the beginning till the end of the citation, and page number is necessary to be noted besides the name of the author and year of publication.

Literature Review: include the current knowledge including substantive findings, as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to your topic. A literature review surveys books, scholarly articles, and any other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, and by so doing, provides a description, summary, and critical evaluation of these works in relation to the research problem being investigated.

Method: provide sufficient detail to allow your work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results: present the results of your work. Use graphs and tables if appropriate, but also summarize your main findings in the text. Do NOT discuss the results or speculate as to why something happened; that goes in the Discussion.

Discussion: highlight the most significant results, but do not repeat what has been written in the Results section. The purpose of the discussion is to interpret and describe the significance of your findings in light of what was already known about the research problem being investigated and to explain any new understanding or insights that emerged as a result of your study of the problem. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate.

Conclusion: provide the final words on the value of your analysis, research, or paper. Limitations of your study should be addressed. Recommendations for future research related to your topic should also be mentioned.

Acknowledgments (optional): give credit to funding bodies and departments that have been of help during the project, for instance by supporting it financially.

References: follow the APA 7 style.

Please note that all names/references mentioned in the text/article, they should be listed in the References section. Names that are not mentioned in the text/article, they should be removed from the References section.

Appendices (optional): if there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as Appendix A, Appendix B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc. 

Further guidelines are provided below.

Headings and subheadings should be presented as follows (provide a space between the headings and sub-headings):


1.1 Subheading of the Content

1.1.1 Subheading of the content

Indent the first line of every paragraph by 1 cm.

For Tables, the title size is 12 and the content size is 10. Number the tables subsequently throughout your article and the title is written above the table (see previous published issues for example).

For Figures, the title size is 12 and the content size (if any) is 10. Number the figures subsequently throughout your article and the title is written below the figure (see previous published issues for example).

The reference list should be arranged alphabetically following the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). For example:

1 author (Clarke, 2010)

2 authors (Lightbown & Spada, 1993)

3 authors (Reid et al., 1989)

Short quotations (less than 40 words):
Deterding (1997, p. 54) said that “connected speech represents somewhat more natural data than the rather artificial vowels derived from specially articulated citation speech”.

Long quotations (more than 40 words):
From the acoustic standpoint, even the sounds of words used by a speaker are one of the forms of his or her identity. Accordingly, Jacobi (2009) explained that:

Along with communicating meaning, the acoustic signal is a product of physical properties and changes, as well as of more generally all those factors that form the identity of the speaker, such as social affiliation or family origin. The choice of words but also the way they are realized differs from speaker to speaker, as well as within a speaker. Even more, from an acoustic point of view, each utterance is unique. (Jacobi, 2009, p. 2)

Reference Manager

Prior to copyediting after article acceptance, the references will be hyperlinked with corresponding in-text citations by the Editors. All references and in-text citations should be in the APA 7th edition and present inside the main body of the article. References that are not cited should be removed.


For consistency and convenience, please use the TEMPLATE we already prepared for Author(s). 


Paper Selection and Publication Process

1) Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an e-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within one and two weeks. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/email may be missed. No submission charge should be paid by the author at this stage.

2) Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts. The review process may take 3-4 months.

3) Notification of the result of review is by e-mail.

4) The authors revise paper according to the feedback and suggestions by reviewers. Upon acceptance, a publication fee is to be paid by the author to the journal. Publication fee is accessible at

5) After publication, the corresponding author will receive an email of notification on e-journal in PDF that is available on the journal’s webpage, and free of charge for download.

6) It normally takes about 1-3 months from submission to publication, with an average of 2 months.


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, WordPerfect or LaText document file format.

  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font and font type of Times New Roman; 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. Because you are submitting to a peer-reviewed 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: 100000.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to article processing fee.