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Author Guidelines

General Instruction

Manuscript submitted to the IJTPE should be original work, has not been submitted for publication elsewhere, no conflict interest, and relevance to the focus and scope of the journal

1. Title, Authors 

Full Title Not More Than 15 Words 12 Pts Times New Roman.

First Author (full first- and surname, no title)1, Second author (full first- and surname, no title)2

1Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA., 2The Faculty of Teacher Training and Education Sebelas Maret University Indonesia

Corresponding email: first author@.....  9 points Times New Roman.

2. Abstract

Abstract should less than 250 words for Regular Paper and up to 100 words for a Short Communication), and keywords. A perspective of topic areas is described. Some recommendations on writing for a worldwide readership are offered. The word “Abstract” must be Times New Roman, Bold, and 12 pt.

Keywords: not more than five keywords in alphabetical order separated by semi-colon must be provided to describe the content of the manuscript.  

3. Language Accuracy

It is expected that authors will submit a carefully written and proofread material. Spelling and grammatical errors, as well as language usage problems, are not acceptable in the final submission.Papers should be written in English, clearly describe the background of the subject, the authors work, including the methods used, and concluding discussion on the importance of the work.

4. Pages and Words Number

The paper should range between 6.000 to 8.000 words or between 8 to 15 pages. It is suggested that the paper is single-spaced in 12 pts with Times New Roman font.

5. Paper Format

The template is an A4 format with at least 3 cm margins left, right, top and bottom. Header and footer shall be positioned 16 mm (0.65 inch) from the edge.

All text paragraphs should be single spaced, with first line intended by 10 mm (0.4 inch). Double spacing should only be used before and after headings and subheadings. Position and style of headings and subheadings should follow this example. No spaces should be placed between paragraphs. 

6. Fonts

The body of your paper should use 12-point Times New Roman font. The styles available are bold, italic and underlined. It is recommended that text in figures is not smaller than 9-point font size.

7. Tables and Figures

Figure captions and table headings should be sufficient to explain the figure or table without needing to refer to the text. Figures and tables not cited in the text should not be presented. All tables should be prepared in a form consistent and should be numbered consecutively with Roman numerals. Explanatory material should be given in the table legends and footnotes.  Each table should be prepared on a new page, embedded in the manuscript.

When a manuscript is submitted for publication, tables must also be submitted separately as data - .doc, .rtf, Excel or PowerPoint files- because tables submitted as image data cannot be edited for publication and are usually in low-resolution.

Submit an original figure or photograph.  Line drawings must be clear, with high black and white contrast. Each figure or photograph should be prepared on a new page, embedded in the manuscript for reviewing to keep the file of the manuscript under 5 MB. These should be numbered consecutively with Roman numerals. 8. 

8. Manuscript Structure

Regular Papers should be prepared with the headings Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, and Supplementary data (if available)

9. Conclusion

Conclusions should be concise, state the most important propositions of the paper as well as the author’s views of the practical implications of the results.

10. References

References begin on their own page and are listed in alphabetical order by the first author's last name. Only references cited within the text should be included. Ensure that in-text (Citation) references are quoted as per the APA in-text citation style. All references should be in 12-point font and single-spaced.

NOTE: When formatting your references, please follow the APA reference style (6th Edition). Ensure that the references are strictly in the journal’s prescribed style, failing which your article will not be accepted for peer-review.  You may refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for further details ( Include the following information (as applicable).

  1. For a book: author(s), (year), book title, page or chapter numbers, publisher, city.
  2. For a journal paper: author(s), (year), paper title (in quotes), journal name, volume and issue numbers, page numbers (inclusive).
  3. For a proceedings paper or chapter in an edited book: author(s), (year), paper or chapter title (in quotes), volume title, editor(s), volume number (if applicable), publisher, city, page numbers (inclusive).


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.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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