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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 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

1. General Guidelines

- The manuscript must be a research article that has been carefully proofed and polished consisting of Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, and References.
- The manuscript is written in Bahasa Indonesia or English, and typed using Microsoft Word program on A4 paper size, Times New Roman size 12 pts and 1.15 space.
- The length of the manuscript is around 5000-7000 words (including abstracts, images, graphs/tables and references).
- The similarity check (Turnitin) must be under 20%.
- The submission has not been previously published in any type of publication (academic journal or repository), nor is it before another journal for consideration.
- If the manuscript is part of an unpublished thesis or dissertation, it must be written clearly in the manuscript.
- An author can only publish an article in an edition.
- Number of authors in an article is maximum 5 authors. If an article has more than 5 authors, each author contribution must be written clearly in the manuscript.
- The manuscript is prepared using the COMMENTATE article template and submitted online via http://journal.lspr.edu/index.php/commentate
- The manuscript entered into the editorial will go through a double-blind peer-review process and a decision of article submission is determined by the editor.

- The author is given a chance to revise the manuscript based on the reviewer’s or the editor’s recommendation/advice. The decision of the submitted article will be informed through the author's email address.
- The editorial team will edit the manuscript before publishing the article without changing the substance. The editor has the right to modify and correct the spelling, writing, and grammar of the published manuscript.
- Everything related to citing permission or computer software usage in writing the manuscript or any other things related to copyright done by the author, along with all its legal consequences, becomes the author’s full responsibility.

2. Technical Guidelines
- The title must be concise, effective, and informative, with a maximum of 12 words including conjunctions, Times New Roman 16.
- The author's identity consists of the author's name without any academic degree, institutional affiliation of the author including city and country of the affiliation resides, Times New Roman 12.
- The author's detailed affiliation (including department and affiliation address), email, and the number of contributions of each author (if there are more than one author) must be stated in the footer of the first page using Calibri 9 and single space.
- The abstract is written in two languages, Bahasa Indonesia and English, maximum 300 words and is accompanied by 5 keywords, between keywords separated by a semicolon (;) using Times New Roman 11. The abstract must be written concisely and factually covering aim/objective, methods, results and conclusion.
- Tables and figures must have titles and have a clear number and sources, and be typed in Times New Roman 10 and single space. The images, tables, charts or diagrams listed should be in black and white format.

3. Systematic Writing

Introduction
The introduction should contain a research background, literature review (to arrange the state of the art), and research question or hypothesis. The objective should be written at the end of the introduction. Generally, the introduction is not too extensive, maximum of 20% of the total writing.

Methods
The research methods should elaborate on the method utilized in addressing the issues including the method of analysis. It should contain details regarding the evaluation of the appropriateness of methods as well as the reliability and validity of findings. Methods are written a maximum of 20% of the total writing.

Result and Discussion
Result and discussion should contain research findings clearly and concisely, and be written with the supplementary support of adequate data such as a table, graph, or image/picture. The discussion contains a description and analysis of the results and comparison with previous studies. The research results and discussion should be able to resolve or provide explanations to the question stated in the introduction. Result and Discussion are written maximum of 50% of the total writing.

Conclusion
The concluding statement should contain a summary and suggestion. The summary should exemplify, answer the research objective or acquired findings, scientific development in accordance with the study area and the possibility of applying or developing research. The conclusion is written maximum of 20% of the total writing.

Author’s Biography
This section contains the author's background such as affiliations, formal education, research and professional experience.

Acknowledgement
This section is tentative, may or may not, contain thanks to funding agencies, and/or individuals who have assisted in conducting research and writing scripts.

References
The list of references only contains referred sources, and all referred sources must be mentioned on the list. Reference sources consist of, at the least, 80% literature published in the last ten years. The reference sources in the form of research articles in a journal or a research report (including undergraduate theses, master theses, dissertations, books, and other relevant publications). All references mentioned should be written down in reference using American Psychological Association (APA) style and arranged from A to Z. Mendeley is recommended tools for reference management and formatting.

Check each referred article for accuracy and make sure every quoted work in the article is written in References. Works that are not cited but mentioned in References will be omitted by the editor.

Books
Anderson, B. (1983). Imagined Communities. London: Verso.

Book chapter
Smith, F. M., & Jones, W. (2004). The college student. In C. Wood & M. Meyer (Eds.), Cross-cultural education (pp. 75- 105). London, Canada: MacMillan.

Journal Article
Lee, K. (2004). Reading and learning strategies: Recommendations for the 21st century. Journal of Developmental Education, 28(2), 2-15.

Journal article with DOI
Smith, G. (2012). Barthes on Jamie: myth and the tv revolutionary. Journal of Media Practice, 13, 3-17. doi: 10.1386/jmpr.13.1.3_1

Journal article on the website
Austin, D. (2009). Fatty acids, breastfeeding and autism spectrum disorder. E-journal of Applied Psychology, 5(1), 49-52. Retrieved from http://ojs/lib.swin.edu.au/

Newspapers article
Fung, M. (2006, December 12). Asthma rates increasing. Winnipeg Free Press, pp. C4.

Newspaper article on the website
Harris, M. (2011, August 16). Grades improve if classes start later, studies find. The Calgary Herald. Herald. Retrieved from http://www.calgaryherald.com/

Website
Buzan, T. (2007). Mind maps. Retrieved September 3, 2009, from http://www.buzanworld.com/Mind_Maps.ht

Website document
TransCanada. (2006). Annual report. Retrieved from http://www.transcanada.com/investor/annual_reports/200/media/pdf/TransCanada_2006_Annual_Report.pdf

Book translation
Mancusa, S., & Viola, A. (2015). Brilliant green: The surprising history and science of plant intelligence (J. Benham, Trans.). Washington, DC: Island Press.

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