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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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, 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

Metafora invites authors to post articles in accordance with the following provisions:

  1. The manuscript of the article is the result of research, conceptual ideas, and study of theoretical applications on education, social sciences and humanities.
  2. The manuscript has never been published through other media and the author's original work, not plagiarism.
  3. The script is typed with a microsoft word program, Times New Roman size 12, space 1.5, on A4 paper, 4 cm from the left edge, 4 cm from the top edge, 3 cm from the right edge, and 3 cm from the bottom edge.
  4. Number of pages 7-15 pages, including tables and bibliography.
  5. The manuscript can be written in Indonesian and English.
  6. Writing is based on the standard language including spelling, for the Indonesian language script in accordance with Indonesian Spelling.
  7. The manuscript is expected to follow the essay format which includes:
  8. Subheads are bold and numbered that describes the flow of the discussion
  9. Abstracts are written in Indonesian and English. Abstract length of about 150 words, with a single spacing.
  10. Keywords at most five words, reflecting important concepts in the script
  11. The bibliography is arranged alphabetically without any sequence number like the following example.
  • Title (10 - 20 words),
  • Author name (without title) with email address and institution name,
  • Abstract in English and Indonesian (150-200 words each) containing problems, methods and results,
  • Keywords in English and Indonesian (3-5 words),
  • Author's self information and email address,
  • Introduction (without sub-section, 2-3 pages) which may include background, purpose, method, theoretical basis or literature study. Introduction can be ended with emphasis on issues / topics discussed,
  • Discussion,
  • Conclusions, and
  • Bibliography.

                 Tyson, Lois. 1999. Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide. New York & London; Garland Publishing.

                  Udasmoro, Wening (Ed). 2007. Roland Bartes Semiological Adventure. Yogyakarta: Student Literature.

                  Rokib, Mohammad. 2015. "Reading Popular Islamic Literature: Continuity and Change in Indonesian Literature" in Heritage Nusantara: International Journal of Religious Lliterature and Heritage, Vol. 4., No. 2 (2015).

        12. The manuscript is sent online, written in MS Word program.

        13. The author is willing to revise the manuscript if necessary.

        14. The writer whose manuscript is published will obtain two copies of the journal as evidence of his article published in the journal

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