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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 OpenOffice, 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 a Blind Review have been followed.

English Education Journal (EEJ)


English Education Journal (EEJ) is a peer-reviewed online international journal, published by Postgraduate of Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia. It publishes scholarly articles on the topics related to various branches of English language education.


EEJ follows APA style.

Author Guidelines

  1. Authors must ensure that their papers are free of spelling and grammatical errors.
  2. Research articles should not exceed 7,000 words.
  3. The first page of an article should contain the title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) and an abstract not exceeding 250 words.
  4. The first page should also contain three to five key words.
  5. Equations in the text should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals within simple brackets and aligned against the right margin.
  6. All appendices should be numbered consecutively using upper case roman numerals and shown before the list of references.
  7. When formulae displayed have been derived by the author, the full derivations should be given on separate sheets (not to be published) for the information of the referees.
  8. References should be cited within the text as follows: According to Wickremasinghe (2005), foreign exchange market … These results are inconsistent with those of other studies (Perera, 1995; Silva, 2000)
  9. List of references should show each citation in alphabetical order.
  10. Author should register with the journal before submitting manuscripts.
  11. Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. The corrected manuscripts should be submitted within 5 working days.
  12. DOIs in References, when the cited items have DOIs, the authors should add DOI persistent links to the regular references.
  13. The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. All submissions will be checked for plagiarism before being sent to reviewers.



Number of Issues for 2017 Volume

To accommodate more and more articles submitted to English Education Journal (EEJ), starting 2017 this journal will publish three issues a year. It will appear in April, August, and December. Every issue will contain 12-13 articles. The number of words for each article is between 4000 to 5000 words. The review process remains the same, blind review.


About English Education Journal (EEJ)

The purpose of English Education Journal (EEJ) is to report research results about the role that education takes part in Engligh language education innovation. The spects of innovation covered in the journal include human development, social cohesion, resilience and environmental sustainability in English education.  English Education Journal (EEJ) seeks to help make available new evidence-based understandings as to the nature of Englush education change in various settings. It focuses on the significance of global contexts in forming English language education and innovation.

Much attention is concentrated on school achievement and other empirical products of schooling besides a new awareness of English education's role in affecting community social cohesion and other social goals. The notion of development itself is broadening, both as a theoretical construct and in its policy and program manifestations. English language education is prominent in discussions and critiques of development.

English Education Journal (EEJ) is concerned with English education in its broadest sense, including formal and non-formal modes, from preschool to adult education.  EEJ is interested in comparative studies as well as research and development that lead to new insights, have potential for policy impact, apply to broad range of settings. The EEJ also considers papers that look at English education and development through the policies and practices of official development assistance and commercial education trade. English Education Journal (EEJ) welcomes papers from all prospective authors, especially from scholars and practitioners.


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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.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Reviewhave been followed.


Author Guidelines


[The TITLE of the paper should be centered on the page, typed in capitalized bold 14-point Times New Roman.]

[The author’s identities should include at least complete name, email address, and affiliation.]

First Author’s Name; Second Author’s Name; …
First Author’s Affiliation

Second Author’s Affiliation; …
First Author’s Email Address                 

[The heading ABSTRACT should be left justified. The abstract (250 words) is a brief summary of the paper, allowing readers to quickly review the main points and purpose of the paper. It should contain at least research background, research questions or purposes, methods, results, and conclusions.]

Keywords: [The author(s) can list up to five keywords or brief phrases related to the paper.]

[The INTRODUCTION should present the problem that the paper addresses. Write with clarity about issues that the reader must know in order to fully appreciate the rest of the paper. The body of the text should be left justified in 12-point Times New Roman.]

[This part, METHODOLOGY, describes at least the research design, research site, participants, instruments and procedures.]


Results and discussion present results of the research answering the research question(s) and intrpretation of the results as well as their relations with the previous studies and related theories. Results and discussion consists of main headings and sub-headings, the format is as the following:

Headings should be in bold, left justified and in 12-point Times New Roman.

Sub-headings should be italicized in 12-point bold Times New Roman.

Sub-sub-headings (if any) should be italicized also in 12-point Times New Roman.

[Number all tables sequentially as you refer to them in the text (Table 1, Table 2, etc.), likewise for figures (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.). Data in a table that would require only two or fewer columns and rows should be presented in the text. More complex data are better presented in tabular format. Figures are visual representations including graphs, charts, and drawing. English Education Journal (EEJ)  requires both tables and figures to be represented as italized bold headings followed by a title. E.g.

   Table 1. Title of the particular table

   Figure 1. Title of the particular figure

[A concluding short section should be included. As well as conclude an inquiry response it also summarizes the main points of the paper.]


(If any, Acknowlegement contains names of particular people directly involved in completing the paper)


Koller, W. 1995. The concept of equivalence and the object of translation studies, TARGET 7. 191-222.

Leckie-Tarry, H. 1995. Language and Context a Functional Linguistic Theory of Register. London and New York: Pinter.

Leech, G.N. dan M.H. Short. 1981. Style in Fiction: A Linguistic Introduction to English Fictional Prose. London and New York: Longman.

Machali, R. 1998. Redefining Textual Equivalence in Translation with Special Reference to Indonesian-English. Jakarta: The Translation Center.

Rice, P. and P. Waugh (ed.). 1996. Modern Literary Theory (3rd ed.). London: Arnold.

Rocco, T. S. (n.d.) Critical reflection in practice: experiences of a novice teacher. Online www.bsu.edu/teachers/departments/edld/conf/critical.html [accessed 03/15/00]




  1. Recommended APA referencing formats for In-Text Citations
    In-Text Citations
    Citations are required for all print and electronic sources. It is extremely important to acknowledge the ideas or the work of others with properly constructed and accurate citations. Below are two ways in which a researcher’s work may be cited properly by another author.
    Example A (direct). According to Richards (2010), there are both “macro” and “micro” reasons why many postgraduate researchers fail to complete a research dissertation.

Example B (indirect). Postgraduate researchers often fail to complete a research dissertation for a combination of reasons (Richards, 2010).

Page numbers are required with all direct quotations. The citation should be placed immediately after the quote, even when it is not at the end of the sentence. For example, changes to APA style “are not only permissible but also desirable” (APA, 2001, p. 322) when they are not suitable for the needs of the paper. As shown in the example, quotations can be cited with a signal phrase that includes the author's last name followed by the date of publication, putting the page number in parentheses at the end of the quotation before the ending punctuation mark. In general, no quotation marks are required when paraphrasing ideas. Likewise, page numbers or other indication of specific parts of a source is not necessary unless a specific part of the text is being referenced.


Block Quotations

When a quotation is more than 40 words in the text, authors are instructed to use block quotation format. The entire quote is indented 10 spaces and the reference follows the punctuation. As Patil (2010) explains:
These problems stem from several reasons such as the nature of the English alphabet, the letter-sound disparity of the English language, and the reverse directionality of the English writing system, as compared to Arabic writing system. These factors lead to bad reading habits like fixation, regression, sub-vocalization, and reverse visualization (p. 19).

  1. Recommended APA ‘List of References’ Formats

The formatting of a List of References

As a rule English Education Journal (EEJ) applies APA format which prescribes a List of References at the end an academic paper. The List of References section should be indented after the first line. Capitalize the main words in the title of journal articles or books. Italicize titles of longer works such as books and journals. All resources cited in the text must appear in List of References section, and vice versa. If a resource is not cited in the text, it should not appear in this section, as it would in a bibliography.

References should be listed alphabetically by the last name of the author and entered in hanging style; that is, the first line of the entry should be left justified, with the following lines intended five spaces. If there are two or more entries by the same author, references should be listed by year of publication, starting with the earliest.

For each author, the last name should be listed, followed by a comma and the first (and middle) initials, followed by periods. Multiple authors in one reference must be separated with commas and theampers and (“&”) rather than the word "and" before the final author. After the author(s) comes the year and followed by a period.

For a journal reference, authors must italicize the title of the journal and the volume number, noting that issue numbers are typically not included. Also the main words of journal articles, book titles and journal names will all be capitalized. Book title and journal names will also be italicized. Book references also require the city, state (as a two-letter abbreviation without periods), and the publisher's name. For a more inclusive list of guidelines on the formatting required for reference list, please refer directly to APA guidelines.



The citation of books in a list of references should include the main title in italics with the main words capitalized. Any sub-titles are generally not capitalized. The citation of articles from books should first cite the title of the article and then the citation details of the book – including an acknowledgement of that books editor (ed.) or editors (eds.). If the book is a new or revised edition (i.e. Rev. ed.) this information should also be included.

Krashen, S.D. 1982. Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition. Oxford: Pergamon.

Naiman, N., Frölich, M., Stern, H.H., &Todesco, A. 1978. The Good Language Learner. Research in Education Series 7, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Nigh, B. 2007. Language Education Studies (rev. ed.). New York: TESOL Press.

Pratkanis, A.R., Brekler, S.J., O'Malley, J.M., & Chamot, A.U. 1990. Learning Strategies in Second Language Acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Watson, M. 2006. The Clash of Language Learning Styles.. In M. Moscovitch (ed.), Second Language Acquisition Styles (pp. 145-172). New York: Cranium Press.


Journal Articles

When citing journal articles in a list of reference the title of the article should remain non-italicized. The name of the journal is instead italicized. The main words of the primary title should be italicized – but any subtitles are generally not capitalized. English Education Journal (EEJ) convention is to include a succinct reference to volume, edition and page numbers (e.g. 19(2), 131-141). If references are used from regular editions of a journal without an edition number then the date of publication should include the specific date of publication.

Ramirez, A.G. 1986. Language Learning Strategies Used by Adolescents Studying French in New York Schools, Foreign Language Annals, 19(2), 131-141.

Jin Y. & Yang, H. 2006. The English Proficiency of College and University Students in China. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 19(1), 21-36.

O'Malley, J.M., Chamot, A.U., Stewner-Manzanares, G., Kupper, L., & Russo, R.P. 1985. Learning Strategies Used by Beginning and Intermediate ESL Students, Language Learning, 35( 1), 21-46.

Posner, M.I. 1993, October 29. Seeing the Mind. Language, 262, 73-74


Other Print Sources

Where applicable other print sources should aim to either replicate the format of book and journal references. Where all details cannot be identified then the principle of referencing is to detail information about the author, date of publication, a title, the organizational auspices or authority for publication, and specific information (especially page numbers) where the article can be located. If the individual author or authors cannot be identified then at least the organization responsible if possible.


Government Document
National Institute of Language Education. 1990. The Training of Language Educators (DHHS Publication No. ADM 90-1679). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.


Dissertation, Unpublished
Last name, F. N. Year. Title of dissertation (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Name of Institution, Location.


Report from a Private Organization
American Language Association. 2000. Language Teaching Guidelines (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.


Conference Proceedings
Schnase, J. L., & Cunnius, E. L. (Eds.). 1995. Proceedings from CSCL '95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.


Electronic Sources
As well as follow the general advice for “other print sources”, the English Education Journal (EEJ)  convention for electronic sources is to generally refer to the online site where an item or article can be accessed – i.e.

“available at URL”. Where dating of access is relevant then the reference should be “Retrieved Month, Day, Year from UTL”. Online academic journals should include the general information as for print journals followed by location online or date retrieved.

Author, I. Date. Title of Webpage. Website publisher or organization,


Available at URL
Grant, L. 2005. College Students Expected to Load Up on Gadgets. University Archives, Available at http://www.archiveonline.com/tech/products/ gear/2005-08-16-college-gadgets_x.htm
Chowdhury, M. 2006, Summer. Students’ Personality Traits and Academic Performance: A five-factor model perspective. College Quarterly 9(3). Retrieved January 30, 2008 from http://www.senecac .on.ca/quarterly/2006-vol09-num03-summer/chowdhury.html
Author, I. 2007. Brilliant Article. Language Education Online, 16, 1, Available at http://www.LEA.edu/

  1. Recommended APA Tables and Figures
    According to APA style Tables and Figures have special rules, author should consider the following
  • The title of the table should be brief, clear and comprehensive.
  • Title is placed above the table NOT below it.
  • The researcher should be consistent in the formatting and vocabulary of all tables when writing a paper.
  • The table title should be italicized, but not the table number.
  • Number tables in the order they are first mentioned in text. Do not write “the table above” or “the table below.”
  • Capitalize only the first letter of the first word of all headings. If a word is a proper noun, however, be sure to capitalize the first letter anyway.
  • Each column has a heading
  • Standard abbreviations and symbols, such as % or no. may be used in headings without further explanation.
  • If the table is from another source, include a note below the table specifying whether it is from another source or adapted from another source.
  • Notes are placed below the table.

For more details please read APA Tables and Figures http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ owl/resource/560/19/


Summary of Article Submission Guideline





Articles submitted to the Journal of Educational Development should contain:




Title of less than 12 words, capitalized, centered, with font zize 14.




Author’s names (without academic titles), the email address, and institutional affiliations




Abstract of not more than 300 words, containing the background of the topic, objective, method, findings, and conclusion.




Three to five keywords together with the main body of the article.




Body of the article between 5,000 to 7,000 words or between 14-17 pages (single space).




Article written in English, using Microsoft Word, font size 12, Times New Roman, top and left margin 3 cm, bottom and right margin 2.54 cm.




Block citation 1 cm indented with the font size 11




Research article consisting of introduction, methodology, results and discussion, conclusion, and references.




Introduction consisting of background, research contexts, literary review, and research objective(s). All are presented in paragraphs with the proportion of 15-20% of the whole article length.




Methodology consisting of  descriptions concerning the  research design, data sources, data collection, and data analysis with the proportion of  10-15% of the total article length.




Results and discussion answering the research question(s) and their meanings seen from theories and references of the area addressed with the proportion of  40-60% of the total article length.




Conclusion consisting of summary, restatement, comment or evaluation of the main results with the proportion of  10-15% of the total article length




Use only horizontal lines for tables and figures. Put table number and title on top of the table and figure number and title below the figure.




Every source cited in the article should appear in the reference, and all sources appearing in the reference should be cited in the article.




The sources cited should at least 80% come from those published in the last 10 years.




The sources cited are primary ones in the forms of journal articles, books, and research reports, including theses and dissertations




Quotations and references following APA style and the latter being included at the end of the article.




Grammar employed to make meaning being in accordance with that of standard English (preferably American)




Vocabulary used in the text being formal/academic and correcly spelled





English Education Journal (EEJ published three times a year (April, August and DEcember) by Pascasarjana Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia.