Authors are provided with paper template, which is downloadable here. Authors are encouraged to use and edit the template, rather than developing their own file.
Paper must be written either in standard American or British English. There should be consistency in the use of the language throughout the paper.
Paper Size and Margin
The paper must be A4, single column format with 2.5 cm top, bottom, left, and right margins. All texts, figures, tables must be kept within the margins.
The paper must be typed in single spacing. Use extra line spacing between paragraphs, equations, illustrations, figures and tables. The body of the text should be prepared using Times New Roman. The font size used for preparation of the manuscript must be 12 point. The first paragraph following a heading should not be indented.
Length of Paper
The length of the paper should be between 6000 and 10,000, excluding references and appendices.
Font Style and Size
Font style must be Times New Roman in the entire research paper. The use of other font styles is not allowed, except for special characters. The major font size and style should be:
- Heading 1: 12-point, bold, all caps, single space, and left align. Spacing before and after are 18-point and 6-point, respectively.
- Heading 2: 12-point, bold, titlecase, single space, and left align. Spacing before and after are 12-point and 6-point, respectively.
- Heading 3: 12-point, italic, titlecase, single space, and left align. Spacing before and after are 12-point and 6-point, respectively.
- Body text: 12-point, sentence style, justified, spacing after is 8-point.
Arrangement of Paper
The paper should be arranged in the following order: title, authors’ names, authors’ affiliation, email of corresponding author, abstract, keywords, body of the paper, acknowledgment, references, and appendices (if any).
Title should be concise, informative, brief and reflect what the paper is all about. Uncommon abbreviation should be avoided. The title must be titlecase, bolded, center and 14-point font size.
Authors and Affiliation
The author's name(s) is also centered on the page (font size 12-point). A blank line is required between the title and the author's name(s). Names should be spelled out in full and succeeded by author's initials. The author's affiliation and/or complete mailing address, and e-mail address (all in font size 12-point) are provided below. Corresponding author and his/her email address should be stated. He/she will handle the correspondence at all stages of publication and post-publication. Refer to the paper template.
Abstract & Keywords
The abstract should identify clearly and succinctly the motivation and purpose of the research, the methods used, the results obtained and the significance of the results or findings. The abstract should be written in single spacing, and should be less than 300 words. Three to five keywords at the bottom of the abstract should be included. All the keywords should be written in title case.
The body of paper is subdivided into introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusion and implication of study.
Tables are labeled consecutively, regardless the section in which they appear. For example, Table 1, Table 2, Table 3, and so forth. The title is placed above the table and left aligned.
Figures such as map, charts, graphs, diagrams, photographs should be labeled consecutively from Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3, and so forth, regardless the section in which they appear. The title is placed below the figure and left aligned.
Mathematical equations should be typed by using equation function in MS Word. Symbols used in the equation should be defined before or immediately following the equation. All the equations should be numbered consecutively as they appear in the text by using Arabic numeral, including parentheses and right align. The equations should be referred in the text of paper by their numbers only.
An acknowledgement section may be presented after the conclusion, if desired. Individuals or units other than authors who were of direct help in the work could be acknowledged by a brief statement following the text.
Citations and References
Citations and references must follow APA 6th style based on APA 6th Publication Manual. Authors are encouraged to use referencing manager, such as EndNote and Mendeley.