Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

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Title

The title should consist of 10 to 15 words. The Title Must be written in the middle of the page, in capital letters, and in bold, Times News Roman font (TNR) 16, spacing 1.15

The article must have a clear title. By reading the title, it will make it easier for readers to know the essence of the article content without having to read the entire article. The title cannot have a double meaning.

A good title has the following characteristics:

 It contains Information that reflects the content of the article conceptually

 It contains variables or concepts covered in the article

 It does not include the information about the place where the research was carried out

 It does not include the information about the place where the data were collected

 It should Avoid institutional nuances

Author Information

The author's name is written without a title. The name must be written under the title of the article,in the middle of the page, capitalizing the initial letter of the name and written in Bold, Times News Roman font (TNR) 12.

The name of the institution (affiliation) is written under the name, in the middle of the page, capitalizing each initial letter and written in Bold, Times News Roman font (TNR) 12

The information about the e-mail of eachauthor is written below the affiliation, in the middle of the page, Times News Roman font (TNR) 12

Abstract

The abstract iswritten inEnglish andIndonesian. The length of the abstract isbetween 150 to 250 words. In the abstract, the author must summarize the objectives, methods, results and conclusions. One thing to avoid in writing abstracts is the existence of abbreviations or quotes. Abstract must stand alone without footnotes.

The abstractconsists of one paragraph typed in 1 space,  Times News Roman font (TNR) 12 and with italicized fonts

Keyword

The keywords are written in 3 to 5 words or phrases.Keywords are some of the core words of the article. It should be written in reference to terms that are in accordance with the topic of a scientific article discussion, so as to help readers understand the content of the article.

Parts of Article

The Article is written based on the result of research (Research studies). The lenghth of the article is between 5000 to 10000 words. It is written in Times News Roman (TNR) 12 andjustify alignment. The article is organized into five sections: Introduction, Theoretical Framework, Method, Findings & discussion, and References.

Introduction:

The things that should be included in the introduction of an article are as follows: 1) the context of research and exposure to the forefront of scientific development related to the topic under study from the results of reviewing previous research findings published in the latest published journals of international reputation; 2) Reviews of literature which indicate gaps in research findings; 3) insight into the problem-solving plan and / or scientific contribution "promised"; 4) Novelty of the research and 5) formulation of research objectives.

Theoretical Framework

Theoretical Framework contains a discussion of theories and research results that are related or support in writing the article. Theory and research results can come from national journals and international journals. The references used should be journals with national reputation (as indicated by the journal has been indexed in SINTA and accredited at least in SINTA 3, and the highest is in SINTA 1) and journals of international reputation, namely journals indexed by DOAJ, SCOPUS, Web of Science and Thompson Reuter. References in the form of books and journals that can be used as the reference of the article are those which must be published in no later than the last 10 years

Method

Medina-Te requires that parts of this method section be typed briefly in paragraphs (do not have to be explicit; do not have to be sub-titled) consisting of the following information:

Research Design

This section explains what kind of research method used in the article. Is it a quantitative method, a qualitative method or a mixed method. If the method used is a quantitative method, it must also be stated what quantitative approach was used, whether experiment or nonexperiment. If the method used is a qualitative method, it is necessary to explain the approach taken whether it is a case study, descriptive, phenomenology, ethnography, grounded theory and / or biography. Finally, if the Mixed Method is used, it must also explain what design is used; explanatory, exploratory or embedded. All selected research designs are explained in detail along with the reasons for choosing the appropriate research design

Research Setting and Participants

If the research design chosen is a qualitative research design, then what must be explained is the place where the data were accessed. The characteristics of the are described in full, along with the specific phenomena that have occurred so that the location became the place for the case to be studied. It also needs to explain the criteria for selecting participants and how to ensure their willingness to become research participants. If the research design used is quantitative, it is necessary to have information about the study population and a sampling technique that is representative of the study population area

Data Collection

If the data collected is in the form of quantitative data, it is necessary to explain the various quantitative data collection instruments. For example, the instruments used are tests and questionnaires, it is necessary to explain how to interpret the results of responses to questionnaires and tests into the form of scores. In addition, it is also necessary to explain how to ensure that both the tests and questionnaires used are valid and reliable (types of analysis of reliability and validity along with the results need to be explained along with the results). If the instrument is a ready made instrument, it is necessary to explain where the reference source for the instrument is and how its validity and reliability values ​​are. Furthermore, the procedure for distributing the questionnaire and test must be explained.

If the research design used is qualitative, it is also necessary to explain what instruments were used. Usually in qualitative research, the instruments used are interviews and observations. If the interview is used as one of the research instruments, it must be explained in detail the purpose of conducting the interview, the questions given to the respondent, how many interviews were conducted and how long it took to interview one respondent. Furthermore, if making observations, it must be described who was observed, how many observations were made, what aspects were observed, and how to make observations.

Because the terms validity and reliability are not known in qualitative data collection, it is necessary to explain how to ensure the trustworthiness of the data. Whether by using triangulation, intercoder, member checking, peer de briefing or expert judgment.

Data Analysis

If the data is qualitative data, then it should be mentioned thematic analysis procedures for analyzing qualitative data into themes of the data coding process.

 

If the data is quantitative data, it must describe the steps of statistical analysis, both the distribution of the data, the prerequisite tests and the inferential used to analyze the quantitative data.

Findings and Discussion

Finding

The research findings must refer to the research objectives, and be presented systematically based on a number of research questions. If the research method is qualitative, the findings describe the themes and codes obtained from the data analysis. Meanwhile, if the research method is quantitative, the findings describe the results of statistical analysis.

In quantitative research, the results of the research presented in the article are the results of the analysis of three stages of analysis, all of which are processed using SPSS as follows: 1) Data description; 2) Prerequisite analysis and 3) Inferential statistics analysis

Meanwhile in qualitative research. The research results are explained by making a table consisting of themes as the final result of the thematic analysis obtained from data codes obtained from interviews and observations. Furthermore, each theme which is the answer to the problem formulation is described based on the data codes obtained by adding the interview verbatim that supports the data codes.

Discussion

The discussion section contains meaning / interpretation of data analysis results. It ompares with previous research findings. It is kind of integration of research results into an established pool of knowledge. It also kind of preparation of new theories or modification of existing theories. Finally, it is in the form of implications of research results

Conclusion

It contains answers to research questions in substantive form, or describes the essence of the results of the discussion. It must be written in essay form, not in numerical form. It contains a statement of the relationship between phenomena / variables / factors that lead to theoretical development or theory modification.

Referencing Styles

Citations and references are written by following APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association) referencing styles.

The references are written by using reference management applications such as  MendeleyEndNote, and Zotero.