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Author Guidelines


1. Articles must be original and have never been published elsewhere.

2. Authors may be required to revise their articles for reasons of style and content.

3. Authors, who do not respond the revision from the editorial team, within three weeks will get rejected notification.

4. Article, which reaches 20% similarity index by Turnitin, will be turned down.

5. Statements in articles are the responsibility of authors.

6. Authors whose articles are rejected will get written notification.

7. The Board of Editors reserves the right to turn down articles. 


1. Articles must be on language education, linguistics, literature, translation, and culture.

2. Articles must be written in English (for articles published in Vol. 10 No. 2, July - December 2020 or later)

3. The length of the article is between 3000-7000 words, not including title, abstract, keywords, and references.

4. The document is typed using Microsoft Words (doc/docx) with the following format:

  • single-spaced;
  • uses a 12-point Garamond 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.
  • Text’s margin is (a) left : 4.5cm, (b) top: 4 cm, (c) right: 4 cm, (d) bottom : 4 cm

5. Tittle :

Text has a title, reflecting the content. The number of words for a title is at most 20 words.  The Title should be clear, brief, and Informative. Abbreviations should be avoided. No place or year is included.

6. Name and Author’s Address: 

Complete name is a must, without mentioning university degree or position of job, below the title. Exactly below the name of the author, name of institution, the address of institution, and the first writer’s e-mail address must be written;

7. Abstract :

Abstract is in both English and Indonesian; the English version is written first, followed by Bahasa Indonesia. It contains at least background of the research, research method, literature review, findings and discussion (results) and conclusion.. The length is between 150 and 300 words.

8. Keywords :

Key words are placed below the abstract consisting not more than five words or phrases without full stop. Key words must mention the main concepts of the article

9. Organization :

Introduction, Method, Findings and Discussion, Conclusion, and References.

10. Footnote :

Footnotes are needed if some additional information or explanations are going to be added.

11. Citations : Citation are divided into direct and indirect citations.

a. Direct Citations

Gramsci adds a very important new dimension with his concept of national -popular: a class cannot achieve national leadership, and become hegemonic, if it confines itself only to class interests; it must take into account the popular and democratic demands and struggles of the people which do not have a purely class character, that is, which do not arise directly out of the relations of production. (Simon, 1999)

b. Indirect Citations

According to Abrams, expressive criticism is when literature is understood as one focusing on the author. Meanwhile, mimetic criticism is seen from the relation between the real world beyond the text and/or becoming the background of the writing (Abrams, 1999).

13. References : The reference should be written in APA style, using reference manager software, i.e. Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote, etc.

You can download the template here


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.

  1. We confirm that the manuscript has been read and approved by all named authors and that there are no other persons who satisfied the criteria for authorship but are not listed. We further confirm that the order of authors listed in the manuscript has been approved by all of us.
  2. We the undersigned declare that this manuscript is original, has not been published before and is not currently being considered for publication or submitted elsewhere.
  3. The article is not planned to be published anywhere else in the future.
  4. Articles that will submitted should apply the writing format available on Author Guidelines and article template.
  5. If in the future, it is found that the article is also published in another journal(s) and/conference proceedings, I will accept any moral and material consequences due to it.

Copyright Notice

The copyright to this article is transferred to Lensa: Kajian Kebahasaan, Kesusastraan, dan Budaya if and when the article is accepted for publication.

Lensa: Kajian Kebahasaan, Kesusastraan, dan Budaya is licensed under Creative Common Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.



Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 500000.00 (IDR)

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.


Author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, and works invested by the publisher.

If author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, author will be punished with paying $200 per manuscript, as withdrawal penalty to the publisher. However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal.

The withdrawal of the manuscript after the manuscript is accepted for publication, author will be punished by paying US$400 per manuscript. Withdrawal of the manuscript is only allowed after the withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the Publisher. If author don't agree to pay the penalty, the author and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal. Even, his/her previously published articles will be removed from our online system.

This amount of cost will be applied since Vol. 11 No. 1, June 2021,

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.