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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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.15-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.

Author Guidelines


The manuscript has never been published or is in the process of being submitted for publication to other media and does not contain elements of plagiarism (preferably accompanied by a written statement from the author and/or checking plagiarism evidence such as Turnitin, etc.).
Manuscripts are written in Indonesian or English with a spacing density of 1.15, Times New Roman font 12, A4 paper size, 2-2-2-2, and Times New Arabic font 16 (for Arabic words).

Manuscript 4000-6000 words, maximum 20 pages including images, graphs/tables (if any), and accompanying bibliography.
Manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract (150-200 words) in English and Indonesian as well as keywords (4-6 words).

Manuscripts are sent via https://ejournal.insuriponorogo.ac.id/index.php/qalamuna/about/submissions (directly click the register button).
All manuscripts submitted to Qalamuna will go through an editorial process which includes preliminary examination by the editor, blind review by the reviewer, revision of the article by the author (if necessary), and copyediting and publishing by the editor. Manuscripts that qualify for publication can be re-edited by the editor without changing the substance of the content.
If the submitted manuscript is accepted and undergoing the production stage, the editor will issue a letter of acceptance (LoA).



A title should be the fewest possible words that accurately describe the content of the paper. written in english (times new roman 14, bold, center)


Abstract summarizes briefly and clearly about: (1) brief background (if any); (2) The purpose and/or scope of the research; (3) The method (short) used; (4) Summary of results/findings; and (5) Conclusion. The number of words in the abstract is 150-200 words. Written with the font Times New Roman 12, 1 space.


This guideline is a template for writing the manuscript for Qalamuna submission and this guideline is available online at author guideline page on official website at: https://ejournal.insuriponorogo.ac.id/index.php/qalamuna. The article should be written between approximately 4000-5000 words including body text, all tables, figures, notes, and the reference list. The article should be written in word document (MS word), 1 space (single space), and Times New Roman style. Paper should be in prepared in A4 paper (21cm x 29.7cm) using 2,54 cm for inside margin, 2,54 cm for outside margin, and 2,54 cm for top and bottom.  No need to alter page number in this template as the page number will be reordered at preprinting process.

The Introduction should provide a clear background, a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, the proposed approach or solution, and the new value of research which it is innovation. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.Organization and citation of the bibliography are made in American Psychological Association 7th. The terms in foreign languages are written italic (italic). Authors are suggested to present their articles in the section structure: Introduction - Method - Results and Discussion – Conclusion - References. (Justify, Times New Roman 12). (Times New Roman, 12).


Explaining research chronological, including research method, research design, research procedure (in the form of algorithms, flow chart, storyboard or other), how to test and data acquisition, time and place of the research (if the article based on the field research), mention the hypothesis if your article has it (optional).  The description of the course of research should be supported by references, so the explanation can be accepted scientifically.


Results consist of the research findings, including description of the collected data, analysis of the data, and interpretation of the data using the relevant theory. It should be clear and concise. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Tables and Figure

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Title of the table should be typed above the table and align text to the left, 10pt font Times New Roman. The word “table” and “number of the table” should be typed in bold, while title of the table should not be typed in bold (normal). Numbering for the title of table should use an Arabic word (1, 2, 3, and so forth), table should be appeared align text to the left. To write the content of the table, it should use 9pt TNR and single spaced.

Source of the table should be typed below the table, align text to the left, 10pt TNR.

Table 1.The sample of table format





Description 1



Description 2



Description 3



Description 4




Description 5

Description 6




Description 7


Picture, graph, figure, photo and diagram should be placed at the center. Picture, graph, figure, photo, and diagram should not be in colorful type (should be in white and black, or grayscale), and if it made in color, it should be readable when it later printed in grayscale.

Number and title should be typed above the picture, graph, figure, photo and diagram. Title of the figure should be numbered (use an Arabic letter, 1, 2, 3 and so forth), typed in 10 pt TNR (in normal, not bold), center and single spaced. A title should comprise a brief description of the illustration/figure. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. The lettering on the artwork should be clearly readable and in a proportional measure and should have a finished, printed size of 9 pt for normal text and no smaller than 7 pt for subscript and superscript characters. Figures should have a brief description in the main body of text. Please mention the source of taken figure and write it below figure, align text to the left, 10pt font Time New Roman.

Please kindly avoid mentioning position of figure/table e.g. “figure below” or “table as follow” because the position will be rearranged in lay-outing process.



The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which should stand alone. The conclusion section should lead the reader to important matter of the paper (answer of the objectives of the study). It also can be followed by suggestions or recommendations related to further research.


The followings are the references writing guidelines of Qalamuna Journal. The references should be written alphabetically and made in American Psychological Association 7th (use Zotero or Mendeley management reference)


Article Publication Charges (APC)

This journal has an article publication charges policy. Consult this dedicated page to know in detail: Author Fees.

Withdrawal of Manuscripts

The author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and reviewers spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, and works invested by the publisher. Moreover, if there is an unethical reason to withdraw due to a double submission to another journal.

If the author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, the author will be punished to pay 500.000 IDR per manuscript as a withdrawal penalty. 

Jika naskah telah diterima untuk diterbitkan dan/atau diterbitkan, penulis peminta akan dikenakan sanksi membayar Rp 1.000.000 per naskah.

Proses penarikan hanya akan dilakukan setelah denda dibayarkan. Jika penulis tidak dapat atau tidak setuju untuk membayar denda,
penulis dan afiliasinya akan masuk daftar hitam untuk publikasi di jurnal ini.

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