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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 Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring double Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


 1. Author Guide

 Authors are required to submit their manuscripts electronically by using the CELTIC online submission and review website. New authors are required to register first before they can send their manuscript at Existing authors can submit their manuscript after logging in to the website. Any questions related to the 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not been previously published, nor is it under consideration for publication elsewhere and that if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in English or in other languages. To verify originality, your article will 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.

 2. Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

 General Format

The manuscript should be between 5000 – 10,000 words, typed in MS Word .doc format, single spaced and single column, using 12 point Cambria font, on A4-size paper with 3 cm margins (all sides). and given bottom-center page number. A one-paragraph abstract (100 – 200 words) written in both English and Indonesian should be included.

The manuscript should be uploaded to CELTIC system and arranged in CELTIC standard format; Title, Authors, Affiliation and Email, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Findings, Discussion, Conclusion, and References.


Manuscript Title

The title should accurately describe the content (Maximum 14 Words, Center Alignment, All Capital, Bold, Cambria 14, Single Space).


The manuscript has the main author and, if any, co-authors with the full name of the author and co-authors (no abbreviation, no title), includes affiliation of each author and email address(es) clearly. Denote the corresponding author clearly by giving star(*) right after the name.


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 100 to 200 words in length. Abbreviations should be avoided and no literature should be cited. Abstract is provided in English and Indonesian languages.


The keywords should avoid general, 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 3-5 words or phrases arranged in alphabetical order. Keywords are written right after Abstract and are provided in English and Indonesian languages.



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


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


This section should present the results of research and at the same time give comprehensive discussion. The presentation can be made in sub-sections based on the research question(s). Results can be presented using figures, graphs, tables, and other visual aids to help readers understand easily. 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.


The discussion section should present the highlights and significance of the findings. For that, deep interpretation about the results are expected. Ensure that all research questions are addressed and relate the findings to the existing literature. Profound exploration of theoretical significance related to findings and recommendation for further research and research implications are also expected in this section.

When combined, Findings and Discussion sections should cover about 40-50% of the paper with balanced portion of both.


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 or future research.

Acknowledgment (optional)

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


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 7th Edition which is organized by using referencing tools. CELTIC recommends using the latest version of Mendeley(See Mendeley User Guidelines).


Any inquiry can be directed here:

Celtic Editorial Office

English Language Education Department

University of Muhammadiyah Malang

Jl. Tlogomas No 246 Malang, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Phone (+62) 341464318 ex: 121


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