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Author Guidelines



A. Preparing the Manuscript

The articles submitted for Etnolingual are original research articles that have not been published elsewhere and are not under review for publication elsewhere

B. Writing Syles


The articles can be written in English or Indonesian language.

 Title and Abstract

  • The title should be written within 8-14 words and describe the content of the article.
  • The abstract is written in Indonsian Language and English language with length of maximum 250 words and is written in one paragraph. The abstract contains background of the study, aims, method, and highlight the results of the study.
  • Keywords with maximum 5 words

 Author’s detail information

The authors state the name and institution as well as contact details such as mailing address, email and phone numbers.

 Manuscript Format

  • The manuscript should consist of 5000 - 8000 words (Abstract, Keywords, and references are excluded).
  • The manuscript should be written in Times New Roman, 12 point, 1.5 space, margin 3-3-3-3 in MS Word 2003 or later version.
  • Manuscript is preceeded by Introduction which states the background of the research, identification of the research question, aim and significance of the research.
  • Theoretical review and methodology are written accordingly following the introduction. The tables should be written as simple as possible. The figures, if any, should be in high resolution (at least 300dpi). Tables and figures should be labelled with number and title in accordance with their apearance in the text. The table number and title are placed above the tables, while figure number and title are placed under the figures. If the table and figure are taken from another source, the appropriate information that refers to the source must be stated.
  • Discussion consist of the data presentation and interpretation of the research result.
  • The conclusion must emphasize the research result, recommendation, and statements of how the study contributes to science and scientific discussion.


Abbreviations such as &, e.g, etc., and i.e. may not be used. Instead write ‘them‘ in full, for example, and, see, for example, etcetera, and that is. Abbreviations of names such as LIPI, Kemdiknas, LSM, TNI may be used but only if they occur more than once in the book; at first occurrence, write the name in full and put the abbreviation in parentheses, for example, Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI).

Special symbols

If diacritics or special symbols occur, or if special fonts such as Kawi or Arabic are used, please contact Etnolingual editor for further instructions.


Titles books and journals should be italicized. If the manuscript is written in English, all non-English words should be italicized (vereniging, sampang, bertani), unless they can be considered as loanwords in English (par excellence, gamelan, harem). Capitalized names should not be italicized: Taman Hiburan Rakyat, East India Company, Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie.

Quotation and reference

Quotation and reference employs APA (6th edition). Please refer to the following examples:

An article in a periodical as a reference

Kintsch, W. (1988). The role of knowledge in discourse comprehension: A construction-integration model. Psychological review95(2), 163.

Lorch Jr, R. F., & van den Broek, P. (1997). Understanding reading comprehension: Current and future contributions of cognitive science. Contemporary educational psychology22(2), 213-246.

Ozuru, Y., Dempsey, K., & McNamara, D. S. (2009). Prior knowledge, reading skill, and text cohesion in the comprehension of science texts. Learning and instruction19(3), 228-242.

A chapter/article in an edited book as a reference

Guthrie, J. T., Wigfield, A. E., & Perencevich, K. C. (2004). Motivating reading comprehension: Concept-oriented reading instruction. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.

Kintsch, E., & Kintsch, W. (2005). Comprehension. In S.G. Paris and S.A. Stahl (Eds). Children's reading comprehension and assessment (pp. 89-110). Routledge.

Quina, K., & Kanarian, M. A. (1988). Continuing education. In P. Bronstein & K. Quina (Eds.), Teaching a psychology of people: Resources for gender and sociocultural awareness(pp. 200-208).

Wigfield, A., & Guthrie, J. T. (2000). Engagement and motivation in reading. Handbook of reading research3, 403-422.

 Book as a reference

Duranti, A. (Ed.). (2009). Linguistic anthropology: A reader (Vol. 1). John Wiley & Sons.

Foss, D. J., & Hakes, D. T. (1978). Psycholinguistics: An introduction to the psychology of language (p. ll). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Niemann, S., Greenstein, D., & David, D. (2004). Helping children who are deaf: Family and community support for children who do not hear well. Retrieved from

Schiraldi, G. R. (2001). The post-traumatic stress disorder sourcebook: A guide to healing, recovery, and growth [Adobe Digital Editions version]. doi:10.1036/0071393722

OTHER resources as references

VandenBos, G. R. (Ed.). (2007). APA dictionary of psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Clark, H. (2007, April 25). Prime Minister’s 2007 ANZAC Day message [Transcript]. Retrieved from

 Pecore, J. T. (2004). Sounding the spirit of Cambodia: The living tradition of Khmer music and dance-drama in a Washington, DC community (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3114720)

Evine, S., & Koltun, V. (2012, June-July). Continuous inverse optimal control with locally optimal examples. Paper presented at the 29th International Conference on Machine Learning, Edinburgh, Scotland. Retrieved from

Caprette, C. L. (2005). Conquering the cold shudder: The origin and evolution of snake eyes (Doctoral dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Monet, C. (1890). Haystacks, midday [Painting]. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Retrieved from

Rousseau, H. (1896). The ship in the storm [Painting]. Retrieved from Oxford Art Online



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

  1. The authors agree to transfer the transfer copyright of the article to ETNOLINGUAL effective if and when the paper is accepted for publication.
  2. Authors and other parties are bound to the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License for the published articles, legal formal aspect of journal publication accessibility refers to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA), implies that:
  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

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Author Fees

Etnolingual does not have any submission charge and publication charge for the author(s) who interested to publish their article in Etnolingual. The article processing charge in Etnolingual is free.