Types and Characters of Manuscript
Indonesian Journal of Curriculum and Educational Technology Studies (IJCETS) publishes manuscripts focusing on the field of curriculum studies and educational technology either empirical or conceptual studies. IJCETS, which publishes two times in a year (April and November), involves reviewers from various well-known institutions who are experts in their respective fields. IJCETS publications can be accessed freely and directly from the journal's official website or be searched through several indexing engines including the Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ), Google Scholar, and others.
There are three types of manuscripts published by IJCETS, they are:
- manuscripts coming from empirical studies, either qualitative or quantitative, including developmental and action research
- conceptual-theoretical manuscripts, mainly concerning on substantial ideas or interesting topics, and
- book reviews containing reviews of books that are considered as essential for the development of the scientific field and practice of curriculum and educational technology, aiming at providing a choice of the reading source to readers.
The main consideration from the IJCETS editorial board to accept and publish such manuscript are its novelty, uniqueness, and potential for the future research. The manuscript that contain novelty means it could reveal new findings, meanings, or formulate such new concept and theories. Uniqueness means the focus of the research have not been studied before, either its specific topics or sub-topics. Finally, the manuscript that have huge potential to pave the further research is the one that revealing several new potential topics to be studied furthermore.
For that reason, IJCETS wishes that the submitted manuscripts should contain a comprehensive theoretical basis and review of the previous research, having clear and strong methodology as well as in-depth analysis. A comprehensive study of previous research and a strong theoretical study direct the research toward more specific and unique analysis that have huge potential contribution to the development of such field of studies. A clear and robust methodology maintains research to its scientific quality and standard, whereas in-depth analysis of data or findings encourages the production of research that is rich in data and perspectives.
IJCETS is committed to expanding the publication circulation by issuing manuscripts written in English, so that the prospective authors should submit the English manuscripts through our official OJS system. Thus, an article sent to IJCETS is immediately rejected if (1) it does not fit within the scope of the journal, (2) the research objective or the manuscript writing is unclear, (3) there is no significant potential contribution to the field of curriculum studies or educational technology, (4) the writing system is inconsistent with the provided template, (5) it has poor grammar, and (6) it does not use a reference manager application, for example, Mendeley
In general, the systematics of the manuscript for IJCETS is not much different from other, the sections are:
- Author name/s
- Author identity
- Correspondence address
- Results and Discussion
For articles generated from research, especially field research, it is necessary to include the â€œMethodsâ€ section. Otherwise, if it is a theoretical study, the "Methods" section is omitted. So, the authors can write directly the parts of the analysis and do not require the "Results and Discussion" section. Thus, the arrangement is simpler. Here's an example.
- Author name/s
- Author identity
- Correspondence address
- Comparing Various Definitions of Educational Technology Definition: 1963-2004
- Discourse on Expanding the Definition of Educational Technology in 2017
- Contextualization of the Definition of Educational Technology in Indonesia
The example of theoretical review, as in number 8 to 10, is the part of the discussion section. Therefore, authors may immediately write a review of the target topic without having to write the Methods or Results and Discussion. Other than that, the Acknowledgements can be omitted as it is addressed to a certain research-supporting institution or an individual taking part in the study, if not, the Acknowledgements is no longer needed
Generally, the manuscript writing system issued by IJCETS is relatively similar to the other manuscript writing style, especially from social and humanities. Nevertheless, IJCETS has a specificity according to the template developed. In this case, there is a difference between the template given to potential authors and the final layout of the finished article for publication. Templates are specially designed to make it easier for authors to construct the manuscripts, facilitate reviewers to review, and ease the lay-outer to organize text and images for the manuscript neatness.
Manuscripts are written accordingly to the official template of IJCETS in 6000 words minimum and 7000 maximum. However, the editorial staff remains to be tolerant for an 8000 words-length manuscript if it is descriptive or narrative containing important information for the audience. Especially for book review manuscripts, there are at least 3.000 words and a maximum of 4000 words.
Font and Typing
Authors are expected to type their manuscript directly in the provided template, which could be downloaded freely from IJCETS official website. The font type and size have been examined in the manuscript. Customarily, the font type used is Constantia, 16 pts for the title, 11 pts for the author name/s, 10 pts for the body, and 9 pts for the abstract, keywords, first authorâ€™s address, direct quotations written in a separate paragraph, table content, and references.