The editorial board of Studies in English Language and Education (SiELE) welcomes complete unpublished and original works on the following topics:

  • teaching and learning of English (specifically to foreign learners)
  • language teaching methods
  • linguistics and applied linguistics
  • educational development
  • education policy
  • cultural issues in education
  • literature

The journals have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on Plagiarism”. We recommend authors to check your articles by plagiarism prevention tool (, etc.) before submission.

For consistency and convenience, please use the TEMPLATE we already prepared for you in writing your manuscript. 

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

Authors must strictly follow the submission 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.

Article Structure in General:

Title: the title should summarize the main idea or ideas of your paper.

Author detail: include name of authors and their affiliation. Email is required for corresponding author only. SiELE requires that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

  1. Substantial contributions to the idea or method of the research; or the collection, analysis, or interpretation of data for the research; AND
  2. Drafting the paper or revising it for important intellectual content; AND
  3. Final approval of the version to be submitted and published; AND
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the paper (and research) in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Contributors who do not meet all 4 criteria for authorship above should be listed in acknowledgement, not as authors. Therefore, contributors doing acquisition of funding; general supervision of a research group or general administrative support; and writing assistance, technical editing, language editing, and proofreading do not qualify for authorship. To prevent misconduct in authorship, SiELE only allows a maximum of seven authors for one article starting 2020. The contribution of each author to the article must be stated in the cover letter, to be uploaded as a supplementary file into the OJS during article submission. Download the cover letter template HERE.

Abstract: concisely describe the content and scope of your paper and identify the objective(s), its methodology and its findings, conclusions, or intended results.

Introduction: state the objectives of your work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Explicitly state the gap in the literature, which signifies the significance of your research.

Literature Review: include the current knowledge including substantive findings, as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to your topic. 

Methods: provide sufficient detail to allow your work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results: present the results of your work. Use graphs and tables if appropriate, but also summarize your main findings in the text. Do NOT discuss the results or speculate as to why something happened; that goes in the Discussion.

Discussion: highlight the most significant results, but do not repeat what has been written in the Results section. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusions: provide the final words on the value of your analysis, research, or paper. 

Acknowledgments (optional): give credit to funding bodies and departments that have been of help during the project, for instance by supporting it financially.

Appendices (optional): if there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as Appendix I, Appendix II, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc. 

References: follow the APA 6 style.

Biodata: every author must provide a biodata of about 100 words.

Further guidelines are provided below.

Title Page:
First page: authors should include a title page with the full title of the paper (must not exceed 16 words), the author(s’) name(s), affiliation(s), phone number(s) and e-mail address of the corresponding author. A brief bio-data of the author(s) (maximum of 100 words) is provided in this page. The author’s name should not appear elsewhere in the article. If you have any acknowledgment that you would like to present in your article, they should also be provided in this page. The font is Times New Roman, size 12 and single spaced.

Second Page: All articles must be written in English, should have an abstract between 100 and 200 words in length, followed by three to five keywords related to your article. The font is Times New Roman, italicized, size 11, single spacing.

Third page and subsequent pages: submissions should be between 4000-6000 (including abstract, table(s), figure(s) and references) in A4 size paper with margins as the following: top 3 cm, bottom 3 cm, right 2.5 cm and left 4 cm. The font is Times New Roman, size 12 and single spaced. The article should generally consist of the following sections: introduction, review of literature, method, findings, discussion and conclusion.

Headings and subheadings should be presented as follows (provide a space between the headings and sub-headings):


1.1 Subheading of the content

1.1.1 Subheading of the content

Indent the first line of every paragraph by 1 cm.

For Tables, the title size is 12 and the content size is 10. Number the tables subsequently throughout your article and the title is written above the table (see previous published issues for example).

For Figures, the title size is 12 and the content size (if any) is 10. Number the figures subsequently throughout your article and the title is written below the figure (see previous published issues for example).

The reference list should be arranged alphabetically following the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). For example:

1 author (Clarke, 2010)

2 authors (Lightbown & Spada, 1993)

3 authors (Reid, Forrestal & Cook, 1989)

4 authors and more (Levine at al., 2002)

Short quotations (less than 40 words):
Deterding (1997, p. 54) said that “connected speech represents somewhat more natural data than the rather artificial vowels derived from specially articulated citation speech”.

Long quotations (more than 40 words):
From the acoustic standpoint, even the sounds of words used by a speaker are one of the forms of his or her identity. Accordingly, Jacobi (2009) explained that:

   Along with communicating meaning, the acoustic signal is a product of physical properties and changes, as well as of more generally all those factors that form the identity of the speaker, such as social affiliation or family origin. The choice of words but also the way they are realized differs from speaker to speaker, as well as within a speaker. Even more, from an acoustic point of view, each utterance is unique. (p. 2)

Reference list (single spacing)

Baron, R. A., Branscombe, N. R., & Byrne, D. (2009). Social psychology, 12th ed. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon.

Yusuf, Y. Q., Pillai, S., & Mohd. Ali, N.T.A. (2013). Speaking Acehnese in Malaysia. Language and Communication, 33(1): 50-60.

Lee, E. M., & Lim, L. (2000). Diphthongs in Singaporean English: Their realizations across different formality levels, and some attitudes of listeners towards them. In A. Brown, D. Deterding & E. L. Low (Eds). The English language in Singapore: Research on pronunciation (pp. 101-111). Singapore: Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics.

Andrewes, S. (2003). Group work v. whole-class activities. Retrieved October 1, 2012 from

Al-Tamimi, J., & Ferragne, E. (2005). Does vowel space size depend on language vowel inventories? Evidence from two Arabic dialects and French. Proceedings of Interspeech (pp. 2465-2468). Lisbon, Portugal.

Yasin, B. (2004). Sistem informasi manajemen pendidikan: Studi pengembangan model sistem informasi manajemen bidang adminsitrasi akademik dan kemahasiswaan pada FKIP Unsyiah. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Universitas Negeri Malang Malang.

Akmal, S. (2011, March 13). Nasib Bahsa Aceh di tengah euforia nasionalisme Keacehan. Serambi Indonesia, p. Opini column.

For further information on the referencing list, please consult the previous published issues of SiELE or email us at

Reference Manager

We recommend that the authors use referencing manager software in writing the manuscript, such as Mendeley, which is a free opensource software. The tutorial on how to use Mendeley can be accessed in the following links.


For consistency and convenience, please use the template we already prepared for Author(s). 

Submission Charge

The PROCESSING FEE for every article accepted for publication is Rp. 350.000,- (350,000 IDR).


Paper Selection and Publication Process

1) Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an e-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within a week. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/email may be missed. No submission charge should be paid by the author at this stage.

2) Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts. The review process may take 2-3 months.

3) Notification of the result of review is by e-mail.

4) The authors revise paper according to the feedback and suggestions by reviewers. Upon acceptance, a publication fee is to be paid by the author to the journal.

5) After publication, the corresponding author will receive an email of notification on e-journal in PDF that is available on the journal’s webpage, and free of charge for download.