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Author Guidelines

CMES is a high-quality open-access peer-reviewed research journal that provides a platform for researchers, academicians, professionals, practitioners, and students to contribute and disseminate knowledge through high-quality empirical and theoretical research papers on various aspects of Middle East Studies. The journal welcomes original research papers, both theoretical and empirical, that focus on language (linguistics), literature, culture, society, and politics within the context of the Middle East.

The submissions should follow the following guidelines:

  • Articles have not been published or accepted for publication or are being considered elsewhere.
  • Articles suitable for publication include research reports, conceptual ideas, studies, and theory applications.
  • Articles are written in Indonesian, English, or Arabic using academic language along with the standard academic writing structure and composition. Manuscripts are typed one-spaced in a quarto paper size (A4), between 4000-6000 words in length (including references, pictures, and tables).

4. Articles should include:

  • Title (between 10-15 words)
  • Author’s name (without academic degree) with an e-mail address and institution’s name.
  • Abstract (150-200 words in Indonesian-English or Indonesian-Arabic) includes research problems, methods, and results.
  • Keywords (5-7 words)
  • The introduction includes background, objectives, methods, and literature reviews/theoretical construct of the research (if needed) 
  • Discussion (consists of results of the study, written in the form of subchapter(s))
  • Conclusion
  • References

5. Reference list format is based on APA (American Psychological Association). The reference list should appear alphabetically ordered.

  • Printed book: Author, A.A. Year of Publication. Title of work. Publisher City, State: Publisher.
  • Online book: Author, A.A. Year of Publication. Title of work [E-Reader Version]. Retrieved from: https:// xxx on date
  • Journal article in print: author’s final name, first name. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical TitleVolume (Issue), pp.-pp.]
  • Journal article online: author’s final name, first name. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical TitleVolume (Issue). Retrieved from journal URL on date
  • Website article: author’s final name, first name.. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL; Article title. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Retrieved from URL
  • Newspaper in print: author’s final name, first name. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. xx-xx
  • Newspaper online: author’s final name, first name. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Newspaper Title, Retrieved from newspaper homepage URL, on date.]
  • Magazine article in print: author’s final name, first name. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Magazine Title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp.

6.  Articles should be submitted in soft files using document format (doc or .docx) to the Online Submission page.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
This journal is fully sponsored by the Arabic Literature Department, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Sebelas Maret, eliminating the need for authors to pay any fees for submission and publication. We are committed to ensuring that CMES Journal remains an accessible platform for researchers and scholars, supporting the dissemination of knowledge in Middle Eastern studies without imposing any financial burden on authors.