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Author Guidelines


I.  Author Guide

Authors are required to submit their manuscripts electronically by using Celtic online submission and review website. New authors are required to register first before they can send their manuscript at Existing authors can upload their manuscript after logging in to the website. Any questions related to online submission can be emailed to

Submission of a manuscript implies that the paper is the author(s)’ own work which has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration for publication elsewhere and that if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere either in English or in other languages. To verify originality, your article may be checked using the originality detection service Turnitin.

 Authors are encouraged to carefully consider the list and order of authorship before submitting their manuscript. Addition, deletion or rearrangement of authorship should be made only before the manuscript is accepted—such a request will not be processed after the work is accepted for publication. The request should be made in written and emailed to

 Authors are required to acknowledge the financial support received for conducting the research and to briefly describe the roles of the sponsors, if any, in the study. See ‘Template’ for the funding acknowledgment information.

 As a peer-reviewed academic journal, Celtic requires its authors to strongly uphold academic ethics when conducting and reporting their research for publication.

 For further information about our template click the following link,


                                                          II. Manuscript Preparation Guidelines


General Format

The manuscript should be between 3000 – 5000 words, typed in MS Word .doc format, single-spaced on A4-size paper with the margin: 3 centimeters (top, bottom, right) and 4 centimeters (left), given top right page number. A one-paragraph abstract (200 – 300 words) should be included.

The manuscript should be uploaded to Celtic system and arranged in Celtic standard format; Title, Authors, Address and Email, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Findings and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment, and References. Typed at one side of the white paper of A4 size, in a single column, one space line, 12 point Times New Roman font and should be given page numbers.

Manuscript Title

The title should accurately describe the content (Maximum of 12Words, Center Alignment, Capital, Bold, Times New Roman 14, Space 1)


The manuscript has the main author and, if any, co-authors with the full name of the author and co-authors (no abbreviation), includes an address(es) and email addresses clearly. Denote the corresponding author clearly.


The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, provide a clear statement of the problem, the proposed approach or solution, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be 200 to 300 words in length. Abbreviations should be avoided and no literature should be cited.


The keywords should avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. Do not use words or terms in the title as keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes. Keywords should be not more than 5 words or phrases in alphabetical order.

 1. Introduction

The introduction should provide a clear background, a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, proposed approach or solution, and the new value of research or the latest innovation. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

2. Method

This section describes the way the research was conducted. This should include (1) research design; (2) population and samples; (3) sample collection techniques and instrument development; and (4) data analysis techniques. 

3.  Findings and Discussion 

This section should present the results of research and at the same time give comprehensive discussion. Results can be presented in figures, graphs, tables, and others that make the reader understand easily. The discussion can be made in several sub-chapters. The unit of measurement used should follow the prevailing international system. All figures and tables placed separately at the end of manuscript pages and should be active and editable by the editor. See our Template.

4. Conclusion 

The conclusion should be explained clearly. Suggestion placed after the conclusion contains recommendation based on the research done or inputs that can be used by potential beneficiaries.

5. Acknowledgment


Acknowledgment of supporting parties (i.e. sponsors), if any, should be written here. The acknowledgment must be written briefly and clearly, avoid hyperbole acknowledgment.

 6. References

The main references are international journals and proceeding. All references should be to the most pertinent and up-to-date sources. The references mentioned should be the ones used in the paper. Citation and referencing must be written based on APA style 6th Edition which is organized by using referencing tools. Celtic recommends using the latest version of Mendeley(See Mendeley User Guidelines).


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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.

  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 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 double Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

  1. Authors retain copyright to publish without restrictions 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.



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