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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 article hasn't been published.
  • The article does not contain any plagiarism elements, including self-plagiarism.
  • The article adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines and Template on the JTAKEN website.
  • The author has proofread the article before submitting.

Author Guidelines

The Article General Guidelines

The article's general guidelines are as follows:

  1. The article is an authentic research result that has NEVER been published in any other publication media or publishing houses, either in printed or electronic form.
  2. The article does not contain any plagiarism elements, including self-plagiarism. The editorial board will directly reject the article that indicates plagiarism.
  3. The submission and the publication processes are free, without any additional fees.
  4. The article that has been written under the guidelines of JTAKEN (in MS Word format or using an article template) shall be submitted through Online Submission System using Open Journal System (OJS) on the JTAKEN e-journal portal ( Then, register as the author in the Register.
  5. The article template can be downloaded and available in MS Word (.docx).
  6. The article inappropriate with the JTAKEN writing guidelines will be returned to the author before the review.
  7. Research article structure consists of article title, authors, abstract and keywords, introduction, research method, result and discussion, conclusion, references, and appendices/acknowledgments. In contrast, nonresearch (review) article structure consists of article title, authors, abstract and keywords, introduction, result and discussion, conclusion, references, and appendices/acknowledgments.
  8. The article should be written in English. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their article checked before submission for its grammar and clarity. The article should consist of 18 to 20 pages, including pictures and tables. 
  9. The body of the article consists of an introduction, research method, result, discussion, and conclusion. Therefore, the body of the article is written as follows:
    • The article is written on A4-sized papers, with custom margins as follows: top 2cm, right 2cm, left 2.5cm, and bottom 2.5cm.
    • Using 11 points, Georgia, exactly 15 points line spacing, before 8 points and after 8 points.
    • Foreign terms should be written in italic.
    • Abbreviations should be followed with an explanation when the first time is mentioned except for the unit of measurement.
    • The table is placed left-aligned. Table title placed above the table left-aligned, 10 points Calibri, exactly 15 points line spacing. Table content using 9-10 points Calibri, exactly 12 points line spacing, 0 points spacing before and after. Source and information placed below the table, left aligned, italic, 9 points Calibri. The number of tables is identified using Arabic numerals.
    • The figure can be a graph, matrix, picture, diagram, and others placed centered on the page. Figure title is written below the figure, using 10-11 points Calibri, exactly 15 points line spacing, left-aligned. The Figure title and number are written in bold, while the content is in a normal format. The number of figures is identified using Arabic numerals. Source and information placed below the figure title, left aligned, italic, and 9 points Calibri. The figure should be in black and white with extension .jpg or .tif. If it is made in color to explain the meaning, it should provide the respective high-resolution figure minimum of 300dpi.
    • Guidelines for Heading:
      • Heading level 1: UPPERCASE, left-aligned, bold, 18 points Calibri, exactly 15 points line spacing, 8 points spacing before and after.
      • Heading level 2: Capitalize Each Word, left-aligned, bold, 11 points Georgia, exactly 15 points line spacing, 8 points spacing before and after.
      • Heading level 3: Sentence Case, left-aligned, bold, italic, 11 points Georgia, exactly 15 points line spacing, 8 points spacing before and after.
      • Heading level 4 is not recommended.

    10. Please, fill in your CV and Copyright Transfer Agreement Form, then attach it when submitting the article.

The Article Body Guidelines

The article's title: Briefly describe the substance of the article, no more than 15 words. It has to be pinpointed with the issues discussed. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviations. The main ideas should be written first and followed then by their explanations. The title uses 18 points Calibri, Sentence Case, bold, centered, exactly 16 points line spacing, 0 point spacing before and after. 

Author's names and institutions. The author's names should be accompanied by the author's institutions, institution's address (city and country), and email addresses, without any academic titles and job titles.

Abstract: The abstract should concisely inform the reader about the research purpose, its background, methods, findings, value, or conclusion. An abstract consists of no more than 250 words. Abstract using 10 points Georgia and single line spacing.

Keywords: List three to five pertinent keywords specific to the article yet reasonably common within the subject discipline, use lower case except for names, separate with a semicolon (;).

Introduction: The introduction should contain (shortly and consecutively) a general background, objective, literature review (state of the art) as the basis of the brand new research question, statements of the brand new scientific article, main research problems, and the hypothesis (optional). The introduction contains previous similar research and the differences with the present research and the contributions given.

Research Method: In general, the research method includes the framework, data collection method, data analysis method, location, and research time. The research method describes the type, data source, and variable definition. The method provides detailed descriptions so that other authors can assess and duplicate the procedure.

Result and Discussion: This part consists of the research results and how they are discussed. Research results can be presented in a table or figure, followed by information that is easy to understand. The discussion section states that there is a relation between results and basic concepts or the research hypothesis so that it can be seen in its suitability and contradiction with other research. The discussion also explains the limitation of the research and its implications theoretically and by the application.

Conclusion: This is the final part containing conclusions and suggestions. The conclusions will be the answers to the hypothesis, the research purpose, and the research findings. The suggestion is based on the result of the analysis, and the conclusion is also associated with further ideas from the research.

References: The author should cite the publications on which the article work is based. Cite only items that the author has read. Primary references should be ±60%-80% of all references cited. References should be taken from the last ten years. All references should be written in American Psychological Association (APA) style and in alphabetical order. The references should use reference management software such as Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero, etc.

Appendices/Acknowledgements: Appendix (es) can be included if necessary. The author can only write essential acknowledgments for those who have contributed to the research.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to amend and refine the article as long as it does not alter the substance of the article.


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