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Author Guidelines

The editors of SMART journal welcome article submissions in accordance with the following guidelines:

  1. Articles are written in English using academic language along with standard academic writing structure and composition. They are typed 1.5 spaced in a quarto paper size (A4) and in Bookman Old Style font 11pt, between 10-20 pages in length including abstract, references, pictures, and tables. The page margines are 4 cm (top), 3 cm (left), 3 cm (right), and 3 cm (bottom).
  2. Articles have not been published or accepted for any publication, or are being considered for publication elsewhere. In addition to the manuscript, a written statement should be attached which clarifies that the article is original and does not contain any elements of plagiarism. The editor will still do plagiarism screening with Turnitin and be in charge in accepting or declining regarding its result.
  3. Types of articles suitable for publication include the following; research reports (laboratory, field, achieves), conceptual ideas, studies, theory applications.
  4. Reference management list format is based on APA (American Psychological Association) style or Mendeley. There should be at least 10 references appear at the end of the article and includes only literatures actually cited in the manuscripts. About 70% of the references are supposed to be primary resources. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically. When writing a reference list, please use the following conventions:
  • Allport, Floyd H. (1924). Social change: An analysis of Professor Ogburn’s culture theory. Journal of social forces. Vol. 2, No. 5 (November), pp. 671-676.  Web. <> as of January 2012.
  • Nunan, D. (1990). Action research in the language classroom. Ed. J. Richards and D. Nunan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Stellway, Richard J. (1973). The correspondence between religious orientation and socio-political liberalism and conservatism. The sociological quarterly Vol. 14. No. 3 (Summer): 430-439.

To help with the printing, shipping, and the administrative costs, contributors whose articles are published will be asked to contribute with minimum amount of $ 20 (twenty dollar)and in return is entitled to 1 (one) copy of the printed issue in which the article appears (for free). The postal services have been included (for Indonesian authors). Additional copies are available on request upon payment of IDR 50,000 each.


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.

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ISSN: 2337-6929