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Author Guidelines

VISION: Journal for Language and Foreign Language Learning publishes articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words that report on original research or present an original framework that links second language acquisition theory, previous research, language learning, and teaching practices providing systematic empirical data and analysis on language learning outcomes or processes.

  1. Articles submitted to the Journal should be normally with 1.15 space and should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 150 words, containing the importance of the topic, the gap between theory and practice or between reality and expectation, or lacks of studies, objectives of the present study, method, findings, and conclusion.
  2. On the abstract, explicitly write Introduction, the objective of the papers, method, findings, and conclusion with the font size 10. 
  3. Besides the abstract, about three to five keywords should appear together with the main body of the article with the font size 9.
  4. The Journal operates a peer review process and promotes blind reviewing. To facilitate this process, the author’s names (without academic titles), institutional affiliations, and the email address of the corresponding author should appear only on a detachable cover sheet.
  5. Articles should be written in English in single space, using Microsoft Word, font size 12, Times New Roman, top and left margin 3.5 cm, bottom and right margin 3 cm, printed in A4.
  6. Insert a header on even page indicating the name of the Journal, Volume, Number, month, and year, and page number of the publication. On an odd page, insert the author(s) and a few words of the title of the articles.
  7. The page number should be inserted at the header, placed on the right.
  8. Write the main body of the article in one column.
  9. Block citation should be 1 cm indented with the font size 11.
  10. For research-based articles, the outline used is an introduction (without heading or subheading),  method, findings and discussion, conclusion, and references.
  11. The title should be 8 - 15 words, proper-cased, centered, with font size 16.
  12. The introduction should consist of the background of the study, research contexts, literary review, and research objective. All introduction should be presented in the forms of paragraphs, not pointers, with the proportion of 15-20% of the whole article length.
  13. The method section consists of description concerning the research design, data sources, data collection, and data analysis with the proportion of  10-15% of the total article length, all presented in the form of paragraphs.
  14. The findings and discussion section consist of a description of the results of the data analysis to answer the research question(s) and their meanings are seen from current theories and references of the area addressed. The proportion of this section is 40-60% of the total article length.
  15. The conclusion section consists of the summary, restatement of the main findings.
  16. Use only horizontal lines when using tables. Put table number and the title of the table on top of it.
  17. Every source cited in the body of the article should appear in the reference, and all sources appearing in the reference should be quoted in the body of the article.
  18. The sources cited should at least 80% come from those published in the last ten years. The references cited are primary sources in the forms of journal articles, books, and research reports, including theses and dissertations. Citations from the journal should be at least 80% of the total references cited. The minimal number of references is 15.
  19. The citation is done using the bracket (last name and year of publication). When the sources are cited verbatim, the page number is included (p. 78 or pp. 78-89).
  20. Proofs will be sent to the author for correction and should be returned to vision@walisongo.ac.id by the deadline given.
  21. Quotation and references follow the latest APA style and the latter should be included at the end of the article in the following examples:

Hunston, S. & Oakey, D. (2010). Introducing applied linguistics: Concepts and skills. New York, NY: Routledge. pp. 130-159

Johnson, L., Lewis, K., Peters, M., Harris, Y., Moreton, G., Morgan, B. et al. (2005). How far is far? London: McMillan. pp. 10-15

Palmer, R. (in press). A third way: online labs integrated with print materials. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics. pp. 25-31

Sklair, L. (2010). Iconic Architecture and the Culture-ideology of Consumerism. Theory Culture Society, 27(135), pp. 135-159. DOI: 10.1177/0263276410374634.

Suherdi, D. (2010). Week three: Analyzing structure [Powerpoint slides]. Unpublished manuscript, IG502, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia pp.10-11

Sukyadi, D. & Mardiani, R. (2011). The washback effect of national examination (ENE) on English teachers’ classroom teaching and students’ learning. K@ta: A Biannual Publication on the Study of Language and Literature, 13(1), pp. 96-111.

 

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 Open Office, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. Mendeley or Zotero has been used for referencing in the manuscript.
  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.
  7. The minimal number of references (mostly journal articles) is 15.
 

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
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