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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 WordPerfect document file format (.doc or .docx)
  • 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


  1. Articles written for JCER include ideas and research results in education and learning.
  2. Articles submitted are manuscripts that have never been published, or are not being considered for publication in another publication.
  3. The name of the author of the article is listed without an academic degree and is placed under the title of the article along with the address of the institution. If the article is written by a team, the editor only deals with the main author or the author whose name is listed first. Authors are advised to include an e-mail address to facilitate communication.
  4. Articles must be typed in Times New Roman font, size 11 pts, with spacing of at least 12 pts, printed on A4 paper (210x297mm) maximum 12 pages in Microsoft Word as an e-mail attachment to the address
  5. Abstract uses italics with spaced 1 in a paragraph of a maximum of 150 words, and is made in English. This abstract contains a clear description of the work, without the author's opinion and ends with 3 – 5 words keywords.
  6. Articles are written in English in an essay format, accompanied by a title for each section of the article. The title of the article is printed in all capital letters by 12 points. Section title ratings are expressed in a different typeface (all section and subsection headings are in bold or bold and italic), and do not use numbers/numbers in section headings


Rank 2 (Capitalize and Non-Capitalize letters, Bold, Align Left)

Rank 3 (Capitalize and Non-Capitalize Letters, Bold-Italic, Align Left)

  1. The systematics of the research articles are: title; author's name (without academic degree); abstract (maximum 150 words) containing the objectives, methods, and research results; keywords; the introduction contains the background, a little literature review, and research objectives; method; research result; discussion; conclusions and recommendations; bibliography (follows Vancouver rules and includes only referenced sources).
  2. The systematics of writing articles based on ideas are: title; author's name (without academic degree); abstract (maximum 150 words) containing the objectives, methods, and research results; keywords; the introduction contains the background and urgency of the problem; the discussion contains a discussion supported by references (can be divided into several sub-sections); closing contains conclusions and suggestions; bibliography (follows Vancouver rules and includes only referenced sources).
  3. At least 80% bibliography is in the form of literature published in the last 10 years. The references used are primary sources in the form of research articles in journals or research reports (including theses, theses, dissertations). References and citations use bracketed (name, year) referencing techniques. Inclusion of the source in the direct quote is accompanied by a description of the page number where the quote originates. Example: (Russel, 2013: 20). The bibliography is arranged alphabetically and chronologically, and adjusted to the following details.

[1] Book Title: Arikunto, S. (2006). Prosedur penelitian.    Jakarta: PT Rineka Cipta.

[2] Articles in a book collection of articles: Russel, T. 1998. An Alternative Conception: Representing Representation. Dalam P.J. Black & A. Lucas (Eds.), Children’s Informal Ideas in Science (h. 62-84). London: Routledge.

[3] Articles in online journals: Castner, M. & Coromant, S. Simplifying Turning of Stainless Steel.   http:/, accessed on 1 April  2006

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