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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Before preparing and submitting article manuscripts, please note that author(s) are discouraged from withdrawing submitted papers after it is in the publication process (review, copyedit, layout, etc.,). During the time, SPARKLE Journal of Language, Education and Culture  had spent valuable resources besides time spent in the process.

Submission of a manuscript to SPARKLE Journal of Language, Education and Culture must meet the following requirements:


  1. Authors are obliged to register as an author in our OJS site https://ejurnal.undana.ac.id/index.php/sparkle/index and upload the manuscript to this site.
  2. We accept the manuscript of An original scientific paper that presents the results of original research that were not previously published in in any other media or is not being edited in periodical journals elsewhere.
  3. Manuscripts are based on research findings on the topic of Language, Education, and Culture which also covers the scientific writings in the area of Linguistics study; Applied Linguistics; Education; Technology and ICT Integration in Language Teaching; Language Teacher Professional Development; Curriculum Development; Language Assessment; Culture and Language Development; Language, Culture, and Communication; Literature Study; Culture Study; and Local Culture and Wisdom.
  4. The manuscript is typed in English between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length using Times New Roman, 12 pts single-spaced, margin 2.5 cm, pages of A4 paper, and put page number at the bottom right.
  5. Writing Format and systematics as follows: article title, author’s name, abstract, introduction, research method, results and discussion, conclusions, and bibliography/references.
  6. Title: written in English and does not exceed 2 (two) lines containing a maximum of 20 words that describes the essence of the whole article. The title is typed using Times New Roman, 14 pts, single-space, bold, and center.
  7. Name of author(s) and institution: The names of the authors (maximum 4 people) are written without any academic degree, religious title, or position and status, and then followed by the name and address of the institution of origin of the authors and the email of the corresponding author. This section is typed using Times New Roman, 10 pts, single-space, and center.
  8. Abstract: Articles must include abstracts in English with a length of 150-200 words, typed using Times New Roman, 10 pts, single-space, and justify. The abstract should contain background, problem statement, objectives, method, research findings, and conclusion.
  9. Keywords: Written in English. It consists of 3 to 5 relevant words.
  10. Introduction: Begin with subtitle INTRODUCTION, in capital letter, 12 pts, bold. It contains a research background, literature review, research questions, and or research objectives with a length between 300 to 1,000 words.
  11. Method: Begin with the subtitle METHOD, in capital letter, 12 pts, bold. It consists of research methods, procedures or data collection techniques, and data analysis techniques, with a length of 100 to 500 words.
  12. Findings and Discussion: Begin with subtitle FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION, in capital letter, 12 pts, bold. The research findings contain a description of the research results based on the research objectives. It can be supported with relevant tables, figures, graphics, and or photographs. While discussion should interpret and describe in academic elaboration such as comparing the findings of the results with relevant theories as well as previous studies. The length of the research findings and discussion section is 1,500 to 3,000 words.
  13. It starts with the subtitle CONCLUSIONS, in capital letter, 12 pts, bold. The conclusions should reflect key statements in response to questions and or research objectives. Length: 150-500 words. This section may not use another subtitle.
  14. It starts with the subtitle BIBLIOGRAPHY, in capital letter, 12 pts, bold. The list of references must contain the sources referred to in the article, and all of them must be listed in the list of references. Reference at least 15 sources of literature and it is recommended that 80% come from journal articles published in no more than 10 years. The reference is sorted alphabetically and only includes the source of the literature stated in the article. The writing technique follows the APA style which uses single-space, sorted alphabetically.
  15. All manuscripts should be submitted online at 'Manuscript Submission' on the journal website (only MS Word file is accepted)
  16. For more detailed information, please contact the principal or support contact.
  17. Journal templates can be accessed here.


The article Template can be downloaded here

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