Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

The Manuscripts

The manuscript should be an original research paper that sufficiently contributes novelty to education. Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically by using the Indonesian Journal of Classroom Action Research online submission procedure. The corresponding author should also provide a statement that the manuscript is not concurrently being under consideration for publication elsewhere. The Editors will ignore submissions that do not follow these procedures.

General Guide of Manuscript

The manuscript format could be sent in MS Word.docx. A submitted manuscript accepted for publication or even published elsewhere is unacceptable and will not be published in the Indonesian Journal of Classroom Action Research. Manuscripts that are revisions or elaborations of seminar, symposium, and workshop manuscripts could be published in the Indonesian Journal of Classroom Action Research by mentioning such things while submitting them. Manuscripts sent to the Indonesian Journal of Classroom Action Research must be free from plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

Template of Manuscript

Before article submission to the journal's website, the manuscript layout is previously carried out as the writing format guidelines of the Indonesian Journal of Classroom Action Research. A template for writing the manuscript for the Indonesian Journal of Classroom Action Research and complete guidelines for writing could be downloaded HERE.

Structure of the manuscripts

1. Title. (Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible).

2. Author's names and institutions. The author's name should be accompanied by the author's Name, Affiliation (Department and Faculty Name), Name of Organization, City, and Country, without any academic title. For a joint paper, one of the authors should be notified as the corresponding author with an email address.

3. Abstract and keywords. Abstract: A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 200 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should, therefore, be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of five keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

4. Introduction. State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

5. Methods. The research design and method should be clearly defined.

6. Results. Results should be clear and concise.

7. Discussion. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

8. Conclusion and Recommendation. The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section. The Recommendation may be the objective of the research. Therefore at least one of your objectives of the paper is to provide recommendations to the parties associated or the parties that will benefit from your research.

9. References. This section lists only the papers, books, or other types of publications referred to in the body of the manuscript.

General Writing Format

The article must be typed in 1 (one) spaced, Book Antiqua font with size 10 pts except for the abstract and on A4 paper size.
The article must be 12 pages maximum including the bibliography and appendix.
The article must include abstracts in English and be followed by keywords (3-5 words). Abstract and keywords are typed in 1 spaced and Book Antiqua 9 PTA
Foreign and regional words that are not standardized in KBBI (Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia) should be written in italics.
The citation must be in the form of in-text and the bibliography is based on APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association)
References are typed in single-spaced and Book Antiqua 10 PTA. The Authors are encouraged to use journals as the main references and avoid using web articles (SCOPUS-indexed journals are recommended). The bibliography must be the last 10 years' publication except for any foundational works e.g. learning theories, framework, etc.
Specific Writing Format

1. Equations and formulas should be numbered as (1), (2)...etc appearing to their right.

2. Estimation results from a software package are not allowed to be directly presented in the paper. They should be presented in summary tables.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be presented as follows:

1. The name of tables and figures should follow a numbering system (Arabic numbering system). The title of the tables and figures are placed at the top and the bottom respectively.

2. The tables and figures should provide the source of information, if any, at the bottom.

3. Any table should contain only the heading and contents. The table contains row lines only without column lines. Note(s) and source(s) should be included underneath the table where appropriate.


Acknowledgment, if any, including information on grants received, before the references, in a separate section, and not as a footnote on the title page.

Subjects and Authors Index

The authors should provide an index of the subject, namely the specific terms in the manuscript. The authors should also provide the index of authors, namely the key authors of papers referred to in the manuscript. Please write the family name followed by the given name.


Citation in the text body should be written using the family name and years of publication. Example:

a. Hill (2001) suggests that the objective of depreciation is…

b. Inflation targeting would be sufficient (McCain, 1982).

c. The definition of contagion is ... (Wagner, 1976; Rhonda 2009).

d. The Authors are recommended to use Mendeley Reference software.


The manuscript is expected to involve approximately 20-25 primary and up-to-date references to assert high-quality contributions to the knowledge development. Citations and references must strictly follow the APA (American Psychological Association) style. References should include only works that are cited within the text of the manuscript. Consulting the APA style manual ( is strongly recommended for completing manuscript submissions.

References should appear as:

Book with one author:

Author, A.A. (2015). Title of Work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Book with two authors:

Author, A.A. & Author, B.B. (2015). Title of Work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Book with more than two authors:

Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. (2015). Title of Work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Journal article:

Irwanto, D., & Yuningsih, N. (2021). The Effects of the Number of Coated Fuel Particles on the Neutronic Aspects of 25 MWt Pebble Bed Reactor with Thorium Fuel. Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan IPA, 7(1), 102-106. doi:

Edited book:

Author, A.A. (Ed.). (2019). Title of Work. Location/City, State: Publisher.

Unpublished doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis:

Author, A.A. (2019). Title of Work. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University.