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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 Microsoft Word file format (.docx/.doc/.rtf). Do not attach the article in pdf format)
  • DOIs or URLs for the article references have been provided.
  • The text is 1 spaced; uses a 12-point font (Calibri); 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

The editor of Japanese Research on Linguistics, Literature, and Culture welcomes article submissions by the following guidelines:


  1. The manuscript should be written in English/Indonesian and complies with the focus and scope of the journal.
  2. The manuscript must be original work and never published in other publications.
  3. The title is written in English, both in the article and in the metadata (max. 20 words),
  4. The manuscript must be typed in single space, 3000-8000 words in length, and A4 paper. The writing uses Calibri font, size 12.
  5. The manuscript is written in Microsoft Word. 
  6. The source references in the article text are written in APA 7th edition style. We strongly recommend the author use a reference management system (i.e., Mendeley, Zotero)
  7. The manuscript is written using suitable formats based on the provision of a scientific article writing system. Please download and use the manuscript template below as to guide your manuscript writing.
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