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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, 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 a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Articles must be written in A4 size paper, 1.5 spaces after paragraphs, single columns, Garamond fonts, 11 font sizes, and 3 cm margins. The manuscript must consist of no more than 6,000 words.

The title length is no more than 12 words, and must be clear, concise, and informative. Abbreviations and formulas must be avoided. The author's identity must be written in full by providing the name, address of the institution, postal code, telephone number, cell phone number, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Abstracts must be written briefly and factually. Abstract contains a clear description of the research objectives, results, and conclusions. Abstracts must be written separately from the article. References must not be written in an abstract, but if necessary, the author's name and year of publication must be quoted. Nonstandard abbreviations must be avoided, but if it is very necessary, the full name must be specified in the initial mention. Word length is not more than 200 words, written in English. Keywords consist of 3-5 words or phrases.

The introduction contains the purpose of the article / research that was formulated and presented by an adequate introduction and avoids detailed references and presentation of research results. The method used must be accompanied by a reference, the relevant modifications must be explained. Data analysis procedures and techniques must be emphasized in literature review articles. Results and discussion must be presented in the same section, clear and concise. The discussion section must contain the benefits of research results, not the repetitive results section. The results section and discussion can be written in the same section to avoid extensive quotations. The conclusions of the study are briefly presented in the conclusions section. References in articles must mention last name and year. If quoting from several authors, it must be ordered based on the latest reference. If quoting from articles written by two authors, all authors' names must be quoted. Meanwhile, if quoting from articles written by three or more authors, it is quoted by writing the name of the first author followed by et al. The story must be written in the reference section. Each reference cited must be written in full in the reference section. Unpublished references are not recommended to be quoted in the article. References must be written in accordance with the reference format. This journal requires 80% of references cited from national and international journals.

The text is rejected if the material is not in accordance with the scope of the journal, has poor quality, does not follow the writing format, contains complicated language, not original research and unresponsive correspondence.

Examples of reference formats are:


Widowati, A., Nurohman, S., & Anjarsari P. (2017). Developing Science Learning Materials with Original Learning Approaches to Improve Problem Solving and Scientific Attitudes.Journal Indonesian Science Education, 6 (1), 32-44.


Sukmadinata, NS (2005). Educational Research Methods. Bandung: PT Remaja Rosdakarya.


Liliasari. (2011). Building a Literacy Society of Character with Nation through Learning. The National Proceedings of the Science Education Seminar with the theme of Building Science Literacy Society that Characterizes the Nation through Learning. Semarang, April 16, 2011.

Thesis and dissertation:

Parmin. (2005). Quality of Biology Learning through Technology and Environmental Sciences Community(Salingtemas). (Thesis). Semarang: Postgraduate Program at Sema State University.

Scientific Work on the Material of Ethnosis in the Science Education Study Program. (Dissertation). Surakarta:Program Sebelas Maret University Postgraduate.

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