Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

HUMANIORA: Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Education (JLLE) Author Guidelines:

  1. HUMANIORA: Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Education (JLLE) accepts articles in English language teaching and learning, linguistics, and literature which have not been published elsewhere. All accepted articles are published online or Editor email and open access to readers.
  2. To be considered for publication, manuscript should be typed in MS Word doc format, using the font of Times New Roman, size 12, single-spacing on quarto or A4 size paper, left and top 2.5 cm, right and bottom 1.3 cm, in 4000 words minimum to 7000 words maximum (including title, abstract, content, references, and appendices (if applicable)). Check the Templete in the website.
  3. Reviewers will review submitted articles (the review process takes 4 to 6 weeks), while the editors reserve the right to edit articles for format and style consistency without altering the substance.
  4. Articles are to be written in essay style with a subheading for each section. The subheading system is as follows:
  6. Level two: Capitals-Lowercase, Bold, Left Justification
  7. Level three: Capitals-Lowercase, Italics, Bold, Left Justification
  8. Research report article should include: (1) title, (2) full name of

writer(s), (3) affiliation(s), (4) abstract (a min. of 150 words and a max. of 200 words), (5) 3-6 key words, (6) introduction, (7) review of related literature, (8) methods, (9) findings and discussion, (10) conclusions and suggestions, (11) acknowledgement(s) (if necessary), and (12) references.

  1. The references should be presented alphabetically and chronologically, following the APA style. The authors mentioned in the article must be cited in the References section. Please refer to the previous online article publications for examples.
  2. The articles that do not adhere to the submission guidelines will be rejected during the Editors’ initial screening.
  3. The journal have a policy of "20% Tolerance on Plagiarism". We check every reviewed article by using Turnitin software ( before acceptance.


General Rules

  1. You may see the general templete to obtain further information on drafting a paper.
  2. You only use black and white color for graphs and figures, because the layout of paper is only in white and black in the print format. The font type and size on the figure(s)/tables (only use horisontal line) must be the same with the text. 
  3. You should use this journal's Submission Templete to submit your paper for publication.
  4. Language: Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of both); decimal points (not commas. We only accept manuscripts in English language.
  5. Length of paper: minimun 12 pages or 4000-7.000 words are preferred.

Paper Submission Guideline

Title Page

Title page is a separated page before the text. Provide the following information on the title page (in the order given). It should include: 

Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. 

Author’s names and affiliations 
Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, and the e-mail address of each author. 

Corresponding author 
Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and also post-publication. Ensure the e-mail.

Sponsoring information 
If the research is sponsored or supported by an organization, please indicate it.

Preparation of text

  • Abstract 

A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 200 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should therefore be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list. 

  • Keywords 

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. 

Subdivision of the article 

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1., 2., (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering).

  • Figures

Graphs, diagrams, chromatograms, photos, etc. should be prepared as clear, black and white (no color), original positives, suitable for reproduction. All figures should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.

  • Tables and Equations

Tables and equations should not be submitted in a format exceeding the A4 page size (in portrait form). All tables should be embedded within the manuscript, all tables only use horisontal line, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.

  • Formula

The text size of formula should be similar with normal text size.

  • References

Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors. 
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication. 
Citing and listing of web references
As a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list. 

Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA Style). You can refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition.

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication. 
DOIs in References
The journal/publisher encourages authors to cite those items (journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, technical reports, working papers, dissertations, etc.) that have DOIs. When the cited items have DOIs, the authors should add DOI persistent links to the regular references.