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Author Guidelines


Manuscript Preparation, Writing, Structure, and Format Guideline


General requirements:

  1. The manuscript should meet the aims and scope of the ITEJ.
  2. The manuscript sent to the ITEJ should be original work, i.e. the same manuscript must have not been published or accepted for publication in any other journals/ books either in full or substantial part and must not be submitted to any other journal for concurrent publication or being considered for publication or even being reviewed. The submission should be accompanied by filling in the author's declaration form (click here).
  3. The manuscript is written in English, and to ensure a blind review process, ensure that the author(s)-identifying information (name, email and affiliation) is omitted. The soft file submitted should be in Microsoft Word format.
  4. The manuscript must comply with the guidelines and should be formatted in accordance with the ITEJ template for submission (EN). The paper which does not comply with this requirement may be returned for revision (format/template) before entering the review process.
  5. The manuscript could only be sent via the open journal system (OJS) mechanism (not by email) at the web address:
  6. The Editor of ITEJ reserves the right to edit the grammar and spelling of the text contained without reducing or changing the intent of the writing.


ITEJ’s manuscript preparation and style guidelines follow, with a slight modification, documentation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Each manuscript must include a reference list containing only the quoted work and using the Mendeley or Zotero tools. Each entry should contain all the data needed for unambiguous identification. With the author-date system, use the following format recommended by APA.


The manuscripts should be typed in A4 (210mm x 297mm), with 12-point Dotum font and must be 1 line-spaced, except for indented quotations. The manuscript must be saved as a Word file. All the pages, including tables, appendices, and references, should be serially numbered. Spell out numbers from one to ten, except when used in tables and lists, and when used with mathematical, statistical, scientific or technical units and quantities, such as distances, weights and measures. For example, three days; 3 kilometers; 30 years. All other numbers are expressed numerically. Authors are encouraged to use the ITEJ template. A sample template is included at the end of this document.


The manuscript must be written in academic English. Spelling follows Webster’s International Dictionary. To ensure an anonymous review, the authors should not identify themselves directly or indirectly in their papers. A single author should not use the word “we”. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their papers checked before submission for grammar and clarity.

Article Length

The article should be between 4000-8000 words (including references, diagrams and tables). The allowable length of the manuscript is at the editor’s discretion; however, manuscripts with a length of less than or exceeding the specified word count may be returned to the author(s) for revision before the editors consider the manuscript. The word count excludes tables, figures, and references.


Main Article

Article Title: The title of the article should be specific and effective, and approximately no more than 20 words. Write an article title using simple and straightforward language to give readers a glimpse of the content at first glance.

Author’s name and Affiliations: The full name of each author without any academic title, the affiliation of each author at the time the research was completed and the address of each author, including the full postal address, telephone, and email addresses. Where more than one author has contributed to the article, please provide detailed information for the corresponding author(s). Detailed information about the author will be placed on the ABOUT THE AUTHORS page.

Abstract: The abstract should stand alone, meaning no citations are in the abstract. The abstract should concisely inform the reader of the manuscript’s purpose, methods, findings, and value. The abstract should be relatively nontechnical, yet precise enough for an informed reader to understand the manuscript’s contribution. The manuscript’s title should appear on the abstract without the author’s name or other identification designations. An abstract, of no more than 300 words, should be presented both in English and Indonesian on a separate page immediately preceding the text of the manuscript. (An Indonesian abstract will be provided for the non-Indonesian authors once the manuscript is accepted for publication.

Keyword: Keywords are an essential part of writing an abstract. Authors should select a maximum of five specific keywords and reflect what is essential about the article. Keywords and the article’s classification should be provided after the abstract.

Manuscripts submitted to this journal should have the following main headings:

Introduction: The introduction contains the research background, issues/problem statement, research gap, key research objectives, research significance, and expectations about the contribution and benefits of the research. The introductory section is briefly and clearly written.

Literature Review: The literature review represents the theoretical core of an article. A literature review is a means to an and, namely, to provide background to and serve as motivation for the objectives and hypotheses that guide your own research. 

Research Methods: This section typically has the following sub-sections: sampling (a description of the target population, the research context, and units of analysis; sampling; and respondents’ profiles); data collection; measures (alternatively: measurement); and technical analysis.

Results: The author needs to report the results in sufficient detail so that the reader can see which statistical analysis was conducted and why, and later justify their conclusions. Reporting results: The author may assume that the reader has a working knowledge of basic statistics (i.e., typically the contents covered in a 1ststatistics course).

Discussion: Different authors take different approaches when writing the discussion section. According to Feldman (2004:5), Perry et al. (2003: 658), and Summers (2001: 411412), the discussion section should: 1) Restate the study’s main purpose; 2) reaffirm the importance of the study by restating its main contributions; 3) summarize the results in relation to each research objectives or hypothesis, without introducing new material; 4) relate the findings back to the literature and to the results reported by other researchers; 5) provide possible explanations for any unexpected or non-significant findings; 6) discuss the managerial implications of the study; 7) highlight the main limitations of the study that could influence its internal and external validity; 8) and discuss insightful (i.e., non-obvious) directions or opportunities for future research related to the topic.

Conclusion: In this section, the author presents brief conclusions from the results with suggestions for advanced researchers or general readers. A conclusion may cover the paper's main points, but do not replicate the abstract in the conclusion.

Acknowledgement (optional): This section is provided for the author(s) to express his gratitude either for the research funders or the other parties who contribute to research realization 

References: The reference style used by ITEJ is based on the American Psychological Association (APA) already available in MendeleyEndNote, or Zotero. Please remember that we only receive papers that Mendeley, EndNote, or Zotero manage the reference list. The number of bibliographies is at least 10 sources, and 80% come from primary references (journals, thesis, dissertation, patent document). References must be valid and published within the previous 10 years. Authors are encouraged to use the manuscript template that can be found at the bottom of this guideline (Journal Template).



Citation in the text body should be written using the family name and years of publication. Example:

  1. Hill (2001) suggests that the objective of depreciation is ....
  2. Inflation targeting would be sufficient (see McCain, 1982).
  3. The definition of contagion is ... (Wagner, 1976; Rhonda, 2009).
  4. The Authors are recommended to use Mendeley Reference software

Tables and figures

The author must provide high-quality artwork for all illustrations. Poor resolution or definition is not acceptable. Figures and tables reproduced from published work must be listed with permission from the original publisher (or copyright holder, if not the publisher). Tables and figures should be presented as follows:

  1. Figure numbers and titles appear centered below the figure, while Table numbers and titles appear centered above the table. Each non-proposition word of a title is capitalized.
  2. Only the first word in column and row titles is capitalized in tables and figures.
  3. Within tables and figures, a zero (0) always appears in numbers less than 1 (e.g., 0.15, not .15).
  4. Table values are to be aligned on the decimal except where values differ widely, such values should be centered (this can, for example, apply to the N, R2, and F values in the final rows of a table).
  5. You may have your figures published in colour in an electronic version. In the printable version, however, the colour will be black and white.


Each manuscript must include a reference list containing only the quoted work and using the Mendeley, EndNote, or Zotero tools. Each entry should contain all the data needed for unambiguous identification. With the author-date system, use the format recommended by the American Psychological Association (APA). References must be valid, published within the previous 10 years and contain at least 80% primary references (journals, thesis, dissertations and patent documents). Authors are encouraged to use the manuscript template that can be found at the bottom of this guideline (Journal Template).

Examples of correct referencing style:


Torino, G. C., Rivera, D. P., Capodilupo, C. M., Nadal, K. L., & Sue, D. W. (Eds.). (2019). Microaggression theory: Influence and implications. John Wiley & Sons.

Leedy, P.D. and Omrod, J.E. (2005). Practical Research: Planning and Design (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Merril Prentice Hall.

Carter, B., James, K.L., Wood, G. and Williamson, D.H. (2018). Research Methods. 4th ed rev. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Demirguc-Kunt, A., & Maksimovic, V. (1996). Stock market development and firm financing choices. World Bank Economic Review, 10(2), 341-369.

Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks representing ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8(3), 207–217.

A paper published in the proceeding

Duckworth, A. L., Quirk, A., Gallop, R., Hoyle, R. H., Kelly, D. R., & Matthews, M. D. (2019). Cognitive and noncognitive predictors of success. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 116(47), 23499–23504.

Brown, J., 2005. Evaluating surveys of transparent governance. In: UNDESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs), 6th Global forum on reinventing government: towards participatory and transparent governance. Seoul, Republic of Korea, 24-27 May 2005. New York: United Nations.

Published Dissertation or Thesis

Kabir, J. M. (2016). Factors influencing customer satisfaction at a fast-food hamburger chain: The relationship between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty (Publication No. 10169573) [Doctoral dissertation, Wilmington University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

Zambrano-Vazquez, L. (2016). The interaction of state and trait worry on response monitoring in those with worry and obsessive-compulsive symptoms [Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona]. UA Campus Repository.

Report by A Government Agency

National Cancer Institute. (2019). Taking time: Support for people with cancer (NIH Publication No. 18-2059). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.


The author should first register as an Author through the following address:

The author should complete the form as detailed as possible, especially the form with star marks (*) denoting the required field. After all form textboxes are filled, click the “Register” button to proceed with the registration. In the next step, the author will be brought to the online author submission interface, where the Author should click “New Submission”. In the Start a New Submission section, click on “’ Click Here’: to go to step one of the five-step submission process”. The following are five steps in the online submission process:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: The author must check-mark all the submission checklists.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse (choose file) , which opens a choose file window for locating the file on your device's hard drive then click the Upload button.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: Detailed author(s) metadata should be entered, including marking the corresponding author. Manuscript title and abstract must be filled by copying the text and paste in the textbox, including keywords and references.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: This is an optional step, supplementary files (if any) can be uploaded in this step. Click the Browse button, choose the files, and then click the Upload button.
  5. Step 5 – Confirming the Submission:  To submit the manuscript to ITEJ, click the Finish Submission button. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgement by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.

After this submission, Authors who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors are able to track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes the status of the manuscript review and editorial process.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors must check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors who do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published.

  2. The submission is NOT under another journal for consideration, nor will it be submitted to another journal until the decision is made in ITEJ.

  3. The ITEJ template has been used, and the article includes a structured abstract and five main parts.

  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author's Guidelines, especially the APA referencing style.

  5. The submission file is in Microsoft Word (*.docx - preferred) document file format.

  6. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.