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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 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.

Author Guidelines

  1. Konstruktivisme : Jurnal Pendidikan dan Pembelajaran publishes the original papers of research articles or reviews discussing the issues of primary to higher education in the fields of:

    Language and language education
    Social and humanities education
    Science education
    Education issues and policy
    Educational testing and assessment
    Curriculum and pedagogies
    Teaching material development
    Teaching methodology
    Education management
    Teaching innovation and technology
    Education sciences
    Education evaluation
  2. Submission of manuscript(s) should be by electronic submission with the text written in a single Microsoft Word file in the format of Arial with font size as shown in the Template. All pages should be numbered consecutively starting from the title page.
  3. The manuscript(s) should be single-spaced, with margins as set in the template. Manuscript structure is arranged as follows: Title, Affiliation, Abstract, Keywords, Text, Acknowledgments, Literature cited, and Appendix (if any). There is no restriction on the length of research papers and reviews, but authors are encouraged to be concise.

  4. The subheading system of the articles should read as follows:

    ALL CAPITALS, BOLD, LEFT JUSTIFICATION

    1.1 Capital-Lowercase, Bold, Left Justification

    1.1.1 Capital-Lowercase, Italic-Bold, Left Justification

  1. The title of the manuscript should be brief (but informative enough to facilitate information retrieval), given preferably in single line; and a suggested running title should also be provided.

  2. The name(s) of author(s) should be listed below the title and the corresponding author should be indicated with number in front of the name and his email address and phone number (if available).

  3. The Affiliation(s) of all author(s) should be given clearly and briefly with their institutions and the institutions’ addresses.

  4. Abstract should be brief, not more than 200 words, indicating the purpose/significance of the research, methodology, major findings, and the most significant conclusion(s). The abstract should not contain literature citations that refer to the main list of references attached to the complete article. The abstract should be written as a single paragraph and should be in reported speech format (past tense); complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used.

  5. The authors must provide 3-8 keywords for indexing purposes and to facilitate the retrieval of articles by search engines. Key-words provided should be different from the words that make up the title of the article.

  6. The text should be typed in single column, single-spaced, and justified. Should there be abbreviation(s) in the text, full term for which the abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text. The text should be subdivided into the following sections:

    Introduction should be clear and concise, with relevant references to the nature of the problem under investigation as well as its background. There should be no sub-headings. Excessive citations of literature (especially to support well-known statements) and discussions marginally relevant to the paper; together with other information that adds length but little significance to the research, should be avoided. Only necessary and latest citations of literature that are required to indicate the reason for the research undertaken and the essential background should be given. References in the text are made as follows: (Myers, 2000) / (Myers, 2000; Edwards, 2010) / Barber, Odean and Zhu (2008) investigate...; the former being the name of the author, the latter - edition year.

    Methodology should be sufficiently detailed to enable scientist in that field of study to replicate them. A precise description of the selection of your observational or experimental subjects must be presented. The techniques and methodology adopted should be supported with standard references. Description of the methodology may be presented in sub-heading including design, subject, instrument, data, and data analysis techniques or in a single concise paragraph.

    Findings should be presented first, followed by a discussion of their significance presented in logical sequence. Data emerging from the study should be included, arranged in unified and coherent sequence(s). Only strictly relevant results should be presented; and figures, tables, and equations should be used for purposes of clarity and brevity. The same data should not be presented both in tabular and graphic forms. The discussion should state the implications of the findings and their limitations as well as the conclusion(s) drawn. It should relate the observations to previously published related studies and should be supported by relevant references. Long confused and irrelevant discussion should be avoided. Findings and Discussion may also be presented together.

    Conclusions should not summarize information already present in the text or abstract. Recommendations, when appropriate, may be included.

  7. Review article(s) should not contain methodology and/or results sections since there is neither any study to describe nor data to be analyzed. The format is as follows: Abstract, 3-8 keywords, Introduction, Relevant section headings, Conclusion and References.

  8. The Acknowledgement, if any should include the names of those who contributed substantially to the work described in the manuscript but do not fulfill the requirements for the authorship. It should also include name(s) of sponsor(s)/funding agency of the research.

  9. The list of references should conform to the conventions specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) style under the heading of References. When referencing website, please include the full title and accessed date. In the list of references at the end of the paper, full and complete references should be given with punctuation arranged alphabetically by first author's surname.

Referencing Guidelines

Paper in a Journal

Brown, C. L. 2004. Content-Based ESL Curriculum and Academic Language Proficiency. The Internet TESL Journal, 10(2):12-23. 

Book

Seidman, I. (2006). Interviewing as Qualitative Research: A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences. New York: Teachers College Press.

Chapter in a Book

Leung, C. (2012).Outcomes-Based Language Teaching. In Burns A, Richards, JC (Eds.). The Cambridge Guide to Pedagogy and Practice in Language Teaching. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 161-179.

Electronic Sources

Burke, J., & Rick, S. (2013). Academic Vocabulary List. Available online at www.englishcompanion.com. Retrieved on January, 2014.

Tables and Figures

All tables and figures must be relevant and necessary; the same data should not be presented in tables and figures, and do not use short tables for information that can be easily presented using text. Tables and figures should be numbered sequentially, for example, Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3, and so on.

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