Author's Guidelines

Information for Paper Submission 

The Editorial Board welcomes articles and research reports that have never been submitted for consideration nor published elsewhere. The writing guidelines are as follows:

    1. Manuscript is based on research findings or the equivalence, such as literary analysis, on the topic of language, literature, and culture.
    2. Manuscript is written double-spaced in English, in Times New Roman size 11, on A4 paper, and with 3 centimeters from all margins.
    3. Starting from December 2021 edition, the manuscript should contain between 5,000 to 7,000 words, excluding abstract and references.
    4. As this journal employs a double blind-review process, please provide information about the author(s)’s name(s), institution(s) or affiliation(s), email address(es), research interests, recent publication(s), and the complete mailing address of the corresponding author on a Cover sheet and the complete mailing address of the corresponding author on a Cover sheet. Do not write these details in the article. Click here for the Cover Sheet. Do not write these details in the article.
    5. All manuscript should conform to APA Style Manual, and it should follow the journal format below. 
      [Title] Title Case (Capital and small letters), Size 18, Bold, Left Margin, in 12-15 words



      [content] In 100-150 words, size 10, normal, single space, block paragraph, left margin. One paragraph only.
      Keywords: Three to six keywords, size 10, normal, left margin





      In block paragraphs, a white space between paragraphs, size 11, double space, in-text citation in APA style, include page number when quoting and paraphrasing a source.
      Tables and figures are included in the text.
      Sample of data or table content: in Times New Roman, size 11, and target words in bold



      [Sub Heading]

      Title Case, size 11, bold, left margin





      [content] In APA style, only list the sources mentioned in the article, size 11, normal, left margin, hanging paragraph by one normal tab.
      [page number] bottom right, normal, page number only
    6. A sample of format is presented below (taken from k@ta vol. 14, no. 2).
Title : Systemic Strategies to Improve the Readability of the English Version of Indonesian Children Stories
Abstract : ABSTRACT
Block paragraph
Keywords : Keywords (as one word):
Introduction : INTRODUCTIONBlock paragraph
Heading and Subheading : METHOD
Block paragraphFINDINGS AND DISCUSSIONText Structure
Block paragraph
Text Texture
Block paragraph
Conclusion : CONCLUSION
Block paragraph
References : REFERENCES
Halliday, M. A. K. (1994). An introduction to functional grammar. London: Edward Arnold.
Martin, J. R., & Rose, D. (2004). Working with discourse. London: Continuum.


    1. Guidelines to APA Style, which is used for in-text citations and References, is available at A quick guide is provided below (examples taken from APA Guides and other sources).
Examples for In-text Citation In References
A monograph
Critser (2007) noted that ... (p. 5). ........ (Critser, 2007, p. 5).

Critser, G. (2007). Generation Rx: How pre­scrip­tion drugs are altering American lives, minds and bodies. New York: Houghton Mifflin.

A book written by two authors
According to Koukkari and Sothern (2006), .......... (p. 107)............ (Koukkari & Sothern, 2006, p. 107). Koukkari, W. L., & Sothern, R. B. (2006). Introducing biological rhythmns. New York: Springer.
An article written by more than two authors
As Diessner et al. (2008) advised, ............ (p. 323). Diessner, R., Solom, R. C., Frost, N. K., Parsons, L., & Davidson, J. (2008). Engagement with beauty: Appreciating natural, artistic, and moral beauty. The Journal of Psychology, 142, 303-329.
A book chapter in an edited book
As Denton (2006) suggested, .......... (pp. 65-66) Denton, N. A. (2006). Segregation and discri­mination in housing. In R. G. Bratt, M. E. Stone, & C. Hartman (Eds.), A right to housing: Foundation of a new social agenda (pp. 61-81). Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
A journal article
Yanovski and Yanovski (2002) reported that “...” (p. 600).

...... (Yanovski & Yanovski, 2002, p. 600)

Yanovski, S. Z., & Yanovski, J. A. (2002). Drug therapy: Obesity. The New England Journal of Medicine, 346, 591-602.
An article from a magazine
McKibben (2007) described ..... as ...... (p. 35). .............. (McKibben, 2007, p. 35). McKibben, B. (2007, October). Carbon’s new math. National Geographic, 212(4), 32-37.
An article from a newspaper
Svoboda (2008) stated that ..... Svoboda, E. (2008, October 21). Deep in the rain forest, stalking the next pandemic. The New York Times, p. D5.
Online sources: An article
Hoppin and Taveras (2004) pointed out that ........... “.............” (Weight-Loss Drugs section, para. 6). Hoppin, A. G., & Taveras, E. M. (2004, June 25). Assessment and management of childhood and adolescent obesity. Clinical Update. Retrieved from http://www.
A journal article with DOI
Whitmeyer (2000) mentioned that .................... (p. 534). Whitmeyer, J. M. (2000). Power through appointment. Social Science Research, 29, 535-555. doi:10.1006/ssre. 2000.0680.
A journal article without DOI
Ashe and McCutcheon (2001) studied …. Ashe, D. D., & McCutcheon, L. E. (2001). Shyness, loneliness, and attitude toward celebrities. Current Research in Social Psychology, 6, 124-133. Retrieved from
    1. Articles not conforming to the journal’s writing format and APA style as explained above will be returned to the author(s) for reformatting. Authors may revise and resend the articles after these are written in the accepted format and style.
    2. References must consist of sources cited in the article only. The majority of references should be recently published materials, i.e., in the last ten years, except the literary works or language texts used as the research data.
    3. Manuscript on linguistic issues is preferred to include the following discussion in the Introduction without further subheading: the background of the study, a brief review of literature, the research problem, the purpose of the study and the aims of the paper. The paper can then discuss the method of research, the finding(s) and discussion, and conclusion.
    4. Manuscript on literary analysis and others may have subheading when necessary.
    5. Articles will be peer-reviewed, and the Editorial Board reserves the right to edit articles for format consistency without altering the substance.
    6. Manuscript should be written in MSWord, saved as a Word Document (2010) file and named as [Author’s Last Name-Title]. Send the manuscript and the Cover Sheet as e-mail attachment to:
    7. If the article is accepted for publication, the author will have to fill in and sign the Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA), and submit the completed agreement as suggested. The CTA form can be downloaded at
    8. There is no publication fee.
    9. Authors whose articles are published in k@ta are entitled to a copy of the current volume and two offprints of the articles which will be sent to the corresponding author.
    10. Authors whose articles are rejected will get written notification. The Editorial Board reserves the rights to turn down articles without stating the reasons.

    Thank you for your interest in publishing your paper in k@ta.