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Author Guidelines

Information for Paper Submission

The Editorial Board welcomes articles and research reports that have never been submitted for consideration nor published elsewhere. The writing guidelines are as follows:

1. Manuscript is based on research findings or the equivalence, such as literary analysis, on the topic of language, literature, and culture.

2. Manuscript is written double-spaced in English, in Times New Roman size 11, on 15-20 pages of A4 paper, and with 3 centimeters from all margins.

3. As this journal employs a double blind-review process, please provide information about the author(s)’s name(s), institution(s) or affiliation(s), email address(es), research interests, recent publication(s), and the complete mailing address of the corresponding author on a cover sheet and the complete mailing address of the corresponding author on a cover sheet. Do not write these details in the article. Click here for the Cover Sheet. Do not write these details in the article.

4. All manuscript should conform to APA Style Manual, and it should follow the journal format below.


Title Case (Capital and small letters), Size 18, Bold, Left Margin, in 12-15 words




In 100-150 words, size 10, normal, single space, block paragraph, left margin. One paragraph only.


Three to six keywords, size 10, normal, left margin




In block paragraphs, a white space between paragraphs, size 11, double space, in-text citation in APA style, include page number when quoting and paraphrasing a source.
Tables and figures are included in the text.
Sample of data or table content: in Times New Roman, size 11, and target words in bold



[Sub Heading]

Title Case, size 11, bold, left margin






In APA style, only list the sources mentioned in the article, size 11, normal, left margin, hanging paragraph by one normal tab.

[page number]

bottom right, normal, page number only

5. A sample of format is presented below (taken from k@ta vol. 14, no. 2).



Systemic Strategies to Improve the Readability of the English Version of Indonesian Children Stories



Block paragraph



Keywords (as one word):



Block paragraph

Heading and Subheading



Block paragraph


Text Structure
Block paragraph
Text Texture
Block paragraph



Block paragraph



Halliday, M. A. K. (1994). An introduction to functional grammar. London: Edward Arnold.
Martin, J. R., & Rose, D. (2004). Working with discourse. London: Continuum.

6. Guidelines to APA Style, which is used for in-text citations and References, is available at . A quick guide is provided below (examples taken from APA Guides and other sources).

Examples for In-text Citation

In References

A monograph

Critser (2007) noted that ... (p. 5).


........ (Critser, 2007, p. 5).

Critser, G. (2007). Generation Rx: How pre­scrip­tion drugs are altering American lives, minds and bodies. New York: Houghton Mifflin.

A book written by two authors

According to Koukkari and Sothern (2006), .......... (p. 107).


........... (Koukkari & Sothern, 2006, p. 107).

Koukkari, W. L., & Sothern, R. B. (2006). Introducing biological rhythmns. New York: Springer.

An article written by more than two authors

As Diessner et al. (2008) advised, ............ (p. 323).

Diessner, R., Solom, R. C., Frost, N. K., Parsons, L., & Davidson, J. (2008). Engagement with beauty: Appreciating natural, artistic, and moral beauty. The Journal of Psychology, 142, 303-329.

A book chapter in an edited book

As Denton (2006) suggested, .......... (pp. 65-66)

Denton, N. A. (2006). Segregation and discri­mination in housing. In R. G. Bratt, M. E. Stone, & C. Hartman (Eds.), A right to housing: Foundation of a new social agenda (pp. 61-81). Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

A journal article

Yanovski and Yanovski (2002) reported that “...” (p. 600).


...... (Yanovski & Yanovski, 2002, p. 600)

Yanovski, S. Z., & Yanovski, J. A. (2002). Drug therapy: Obesity. The New England Journal of Medicine, 346, 591-602.


An article from a magazine

McKibben (2007) described ..... as ...... (p. 35).


.............. (McKibben, 2007, p. 35).

McKibben, B. (2007, October). Carbon’s new math. National Geographic, 212(4), 32-37.

An article from a newspaper

Svoboda (2008) stated that .....

Svoboda, E. (2008, October 21). Deep in the rain forest, stalking the next pandemic. The New York Times, p. D5.

Online sources:


An article

Hoppin and Taveras (2004) pointed out that ........... “.............” (Weight-Loss Drugs section, para. 6).

Hoppin, A. G., & Taveras, E. M. (2004, June 25). Assessment and management of childhood and adolescent obesity. Clinical Update. Retrieved from http://www.

A journal article with DOI

Whitmeyer (2000) mentioned that .................... (p. 534).

Whitmeyer, J. M. (2000). Power through appointment. Social Science Research, 29, 535-555. doi:10.1006/ssre. 2000.0680.

A journal article without DOI

Ashe and McCutcheon (2001) studied ….

Ashe, D. D., & McCutcheon, L. E. (2001). Shyness, loneliness, and attitude toward celebrities. Current Research in Social Psychology, 6, 124-133. Retrieved from

7. Articles not conforming to the journal’s writing format and APA style as explained above will be returned to the author(s) for reformatting. Authors may revise and resend the articles after these are written in the accepted format and style.

8. References must consist of sources cited in the article only. The majority of references should be recently published materials, i.e., in the last ten years, except the literary works or language texts used as the research data.

9. Manuscript on linguistic issues is preferred to include the following discussion in the Introduction without further subheading: the background of the study, a brief review of literature, the research problem, the purpose of the study and the aims of the paper. The paper can then discuss the method of research, the finding(s) and discussion, and conclusion.

10. Manuscript on literary analysis and others may have subheading when necessary.

11. Articles will be peer-reviewed, and the Editorial Board reserves the right to edit articles for format consistency without altering the substance.

12. Manuscript should be written in MSWord, saved as a Word Document (2010) file and named as [Author’s Last Name-Title]. Send the manuscript and the Cover Sheet as e-mail attachment to:

13. If the article is accepted for publication, the author will have to fill in and sign the Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA), and submit the completed agreement as suggested. The CTA form can be downloaded at

14. There is no publication fee.

15. Authors whose articles are published in k@ta are entitled to a copy of the current volume and two offprints of the articles which will be sent to the corresponding author.

16. Authors whose articles are rejected will get written notification. The Editorial Board reserves the rights to turn down articles without stating the reasons.

Thank you for your interest in publishing your paper in k@ta.


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  3. 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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