Author Guideline

Manuscript Preparation

1. Language

The language of the manuscript must be in Arabic and English (either American or British standard, but not the mixture of both).

2. Length of paper

The length of the paper should not exceed 18 pages of A4 paper and with (Top and Left Margin: 3.5 cm, Bottom, and Right Margin: 2,5 cm), Paper containing more than 18 pages words will be returned to the author(s) to abridge. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.

Articles should be typed in Exactly 17 spaced, in Arial size 11 on one side of the paper only (Except title page – see the Template)

3. Title Page
The title page is a separated page, before the text. It should include the following information: 

The title should be concise and informative. Try to avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author’s names and affiliations
Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address.

Corresponding author
Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. 

Sponsoring information
If the research is sponsored or supported by an organization, please indicate it.

4. Abstract
A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 150-200 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate 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 references.

5. Keywords
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 4 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). 

6. Subdivision of the article
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be letter A, B   (then 1, 2, 3 etc.) The abstract is not included in section numbering. 

7. Table and Figures 
Present tables and figures at the end of the article. Please note that the article will be published in black and white.

8. References 
Author(s) should follow the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition in referencing. 

Citations in the text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication, we require the citation by using Mendeley or Zotero system.

Reference List
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication. 


Reference to a book: 


Abdul Chaer, Fonologi Bahasa Indonesia (Jakarta: Rineka Cipta, 2003), 131-132.


Chaer, Abdul. Fonologi Bahasa Indonesia. Jakarta: Rineka Cipta, 2003.

Reference to a Journal Publication: 


Frans Winarno, Firman Susilo, Hotma Simanjuntak, “Fonologi Bahasa Dayak Menterap Kabut” (Jurnal Pendidikan dan Pembelajaran (JIPP), Universitas Tanjungpura, 2015), 1.


Winarno, Frans, Firman Susilo,and Hotma Simanjuntak, “Fonologi Bahasa Dayak Menterap Kabut”. Jurnal Pendidikan dan Pembelajaran (JIPP), Universitas Tanjungpura, 2015.

Reference to a web source:


Howard Gardner, “Multiple Intelligences: What Does the Research Say?,” Edutopia, March 8, 2013,


Gardner, Howard. “Multiple Intelligences: What Does the Research Say?” Edutopia, March 8, 2013.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.

9. Submission Preparation Checklist
Before submitting the manuscript, author(s) should check the following list.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file/ PDF format.
  3. Author(s) must cite one or more quote(s)/statement(s) from the previously published journal(s) of OKARA. You can see in archives for all published journal(s).
  4. The manuscript has been made in the light of Journal’s author guidelines.
  5. Author(s) did not mention his or her name and affiliation in the main text.
  6. Author(s) has read all the terms and conditions of the journal