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Author Guidelines

Authors must register to this journal before submitting their work and they must follow the Author Guidelines of the journal. To submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines provided, they will be RETURNED FOR CORRECTIONS. Please submit your article through the online submission of this journal. For further inquiries, you may address them to the Chief Editor at

Every manuscript submitted for publication in INSPIRATION (Instructional Practices in Language Education) Journal will be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin software. If plagiarism is detected by the editors or peer reviewers, the author/s will be informed and requested to rewrite the text or provide any necessary citations. If the Turnitin report results in more than 20% of similarity index, the manuscript will not be eligible for review and publication.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the editorial assistant at:


The manuscripts

The manuscript should be an original research paper that sufficiently contributes novelty to mathematics education. Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically by using the INSPIRATION (Instructional Practices in Language Education) online submission procedure and use INSPIRATION template. The Editors will ignore submissions that do not follow these procedures.


Structure of the manuscripts

1. Title. The title should be clear and informative, and not more than 16 words.

2. Author's names and institutions. The author's names should be accompanied by the author's institutions and email addresses, without any academic title. For a joint paper, one of the authors should be notified as to the corresponding author.

3. Abstract and keywords. The abstract should be less than 250 words. Please provide the abstract in both Indonesian and English versions. No citation; State in the abstract a primary objective, research design, methodology, main outcomes and results, and the conclusions; The keywords should be of max to 5 words or phrases. 

4. Introduction. This section explains the background of the study, a review of the previous researches in the area, and aims of the manuscripts. Importantly it should also show the significance and novelty of the research.

5. Methods. This section describes the appropriate tools of analysis along with the data and their sources.

6. Results. This section explains the results of the study. It should be presented clearly and concisely.

7. Discussion. This section links the research findings with previous research findings and relevant theories, the contribution of the work to the education literature, research limitations and implications for practice and future research.

8. Conclusion. This section concludes and provides policy implications, if any, of the study. The conclusion(s) should be in the same order with ones discussed in the body of the manuscript.

9. Acknowledgement (if any). 10. References. This section lists only the papers, books, or other types of publications referred to in the body of the manuscript.


General Writing Format

1. The manuscript is prepared in an A4 paper, single-sided, and single line spacing format. A new paragraph should start 5 characters from the left margin, using 12-size, Times New Roman font type.

2. The manuscript is written in Indonesian, English, or Arabic.

3. The manuscript should be between 8 to 15 pages long (5000-7000 words).

4. The top, right and bottom margins 2 cm and left margin 2,5 cm.

5. The title is written using capital letters only, 12 font size, justify alignment.

6. Subtitles are written using capital letters only at the first word or special name, 12 font size, with numbering.

7. Sub of subtitles, if any, are written using capital letters only at first word or special name, 12 font size, with numbering.

8. Sub of the sub of subtitles, if any, are written using capital letters only at the beginning of each word except for connecting words. They should be started from the left margin.

9. References should be to the most pertinent and up-to-date sources. References are written in APA style 7th ed. Each citation should be written in the order of appearance in the text. Please use a consistent format for references.


Specific Writing Format

Estimation results from a software package are not allowed to be directly presented in the paper. They should be presented in summary tables.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be presented as follows: The name of tables and figures should follow a numbering system (Arabic numbering system). The title of the tables and figures are placed at the top and the bottom respectively.

Subjects and Authors Index

The authors should provide an index of the subject, namely the specific terms in the manuscript. The authors should also provide the index of authors, namely the key authors of papers referred to in the manuscript. Please write the family name followed by the given name.  


Citation in the text body should be written using the family name and years of publication. Example:

a. Hill (2001) suggests that the objective of depreciation is...

b. Inflation targeting would be sufficient (McCain, 1982).

c. The definition of contagion is ... (Wagner, 1976; Rhonda 2009).

d. The Authors are recommended to use Mendeley Reference software.  


Citations and references must strictly follow the APA (American Psychological Association) 7th edition style. References should include only works that are cited within the text of the manuscript.  Consulting the APA style manual ( is strongly recommended for completing manuscript submissions. References should appear as:

If your references are from journal articles:

Bekker, J. G., Craig, I. K., & Pistorius, P. C. (1999). Modeling and simulation of arc furnace process. ISIJ International, 39(1), 23–32.

If the proceedings in the single volume:

Roeva, O. (2012). Real-world applications of genetic algorithm. In International Conference on Chemical and Material Engineering (pp. 25–30). Semarang, Indonesia: Department of Chemical Engineering, Diponegoro University.

If your references are from Textbooks:

If the references refer to specific page range in a book

Fridman, A. (2008). Plasma chemistry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

If your references are from Thesis/Dissertation:

Istadi, I. (2006). Development of a hybrid artificial neural network – genetic algorithm for modelling and optimization of dielectric-barrier discharge plasma reactor. PhD Thesis. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.


How to send the manuscript

1. The manuscript in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format (dont use another format), use use INSPIRATION template, should be sent to the editor by clicking the Online Submission tab on our Website.

2. A brief bio that contains full name, academic title, institution, telephone, mobile number, and others should be written in the fields of data when registering online in the website submission. Final Decision Taking into account the results of the peer-reviewing process, the decision as to the acceptability of each manuscript for publication will be notified to the author(s) through the website system in the following alternative conclusions:

a. Accepted without revision, or

b. Accepted with minor revision, or

c. Accepted with major revision, or

d. Rejected.



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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

    Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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