Please read this guideline carefully. Every manuscript sent to the editorial office of the journal ought to follow the writing guidelines. If the manuscript does not meet with the author guidelines or any manuscript written in a different format, the article will BE REJECTED before further review. Only submitted manuscripts that meet the journal's format will be processed further.
Originality and plagiarism
The author is expected to pay attention to the following points before entering the article in the International Journal of Essential Competencies in Education (IJECE):
Articles are not the result of the plagiarism of other people's articles. International Journal of Essential Competencies in Education (IJECE) will ensure that every published article will not exceed 20% similarity Score (Articles found with plagiarism more than 20% are automatically rejected and authors are advised, if the article has a simmilarity below or equal to 20%). Plagiarism screening will be conducted by Editorial Board using Turnitin® Plagiarism Checker.
The article entered is never published and is not in the process of being published in another journal.
The submitted articles are adjusted to the International Journal of Essential Competencies in Education (IJECE) template.
Peer review is designed to assess the contribution, validity, relevance, quality and often the originality of articles for publication. Its ultimate purpose is to maintain the integrity of science by filtering out invalid or poor quality articles.
From a publisher's perspective, peer review functions as a filter for content, directing better quality articles to better quality journals and so creating journal brands.
Running articles through the process of peer review adds value to them. For this reason, publishers need to make sure that peer review is robust.
"Pointing out the specifics about flaws in the paper's structure is paramount. Are methods valid, is data clearly presented, and are conclusions supported by data? (Editor feedback)
If an editor can read your comments and understand clearly the basis for your recommendation, then you have written a helpful review. (Editor feedback)
Peer Review at Its Best
What peer review does best is to improve the quality of published papers by motivating authors to submit good quality work and helping to improve that work through the peer-review process.
In fact, 90% of researchers feel that peer review improves the quality of their published papers (University of Tennessee and CIBER Research Ltd, 2013).
Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
The manuscript texts are written in English (see e-Saintika Template). Manuscripts in English will be first reviewed by editorial boards. The main text of a manuscript must be submitted as a Word document (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) file.
The manuscript well-typed in single column on A4 size paper, use 12 pt of Palatino Linotype. The manuscript contains an original work and have potentially contribute to the highly scientific advancement.
The manuscript should contain the following section in order:
The title must be written briefly and clearly, and must show precisely the problem to be raised, not to provide a variety of interpretive opportunities, not to contain abbreviations that are not commonly used, not too long (no more than 15 words), Palatino Linotype, font size 12 pt.
2. THE AUTHOR NAME
Full name without academic degrees and titles, the author name should be accompanied by complete affiliation address and corresponding email.
Abstract is written along 150-250 words with a font size of 9 pt and Palatino Linotype fonts and the distance between single-spaced lines. If the article is in Indonesian, then the abstract must be written in Indonesian and English that is good and correct. If the article is in English, the abstract must be written in English only. The Abstract section must contain the core issues to be raised, the method of solving them, and the scientific findings obtained and conclusions. Abstracts for each language can only be written in one paragraph in a single column format.
Keywords: Written in English 2-5 words or groups of words, written alphabetically.
4. INTRODUCTION (11pt, Palatino Linotype)
The introduction must contain (in sequence) a general background, a state of the art as a basis for statements of scientific novelty from articles, statements of scientific novelty, and research problems or hypotheses. At the end of the introduction, the purpose of the article review must be written. In the format of scientific articles, literature review is not permitted as in the research report, but is manifested in the form of a state of the art study to show the scientific novelty of the article.
5. METHOD (11pt, Palatino Linotype)
The flow of research should be presented in this section complete with captions. Image captions placed as part of the image title (figure caption) are not part of the picture. The methods used in completing the study are written in this section.
6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION (11pt, Palatino Linotype)
The results and discussion contain scientific research findings and discussions. Write down scientific findings obtained from the results of research that has been done but must be supported by adequate data. The scientific findings referred to here are not the results of research data obtained. The scientific findings must be explained scientifically including: What scientific findings were obtained? Why did that happen? Why are trend variables like that? All these questions must be explained scientifically, not only descriptive, if necessary supported by adequate scientific basis phenomena. In addition, it should also be explained in comparison with the results of other researchers who are almost the same topic. The results of research and findings must be able to accommodate the research objectives in the introduction.
7. CONCLUSION (11pt, Palatino Linotype)
The conclusion describes the answer to the hypothesis and / or the purpose of the research or scientific findings obtained. Conclusions do not contain repetitions of the results and discussion, but rather summarize the findings as expected in the objectives or hypotheses.
8. RECOMMENDATION (11pt, Palatino Linotype)
Recommendation describe things that will be done related to the next idea of the research. Barriers or problems that can influence the results of the research are also presented in this section.
9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT (11pt, Palatino Linotype)
This section can be written in case there are certain parties need to be acknowledged, such as research sponsors. The acknowledgement must be written in brief and clear. In addition, avoid hyperbole acknowledgment.
10. REFERENCES (11pt, Palatino Linotype)
All references referred to in the text of the article must be registered in the References section. The bibliography must contain reference libraries originating from primary sources (scientific journals and amounting to a minimum of 80% of the total bibliography) published in the last 10 (ten) years. Each article contains at least 10 (ten) references. Writing a referral system in an article text and writing a bibliography should use a reference management application program, for example, Mendeley, EndNote, or Zotero, or others.
Guide to Writing In-Text citations
Use the name of the author(s) followed by the year of publication when citing references within the text and page number. For example:
1 author (Asy'ari, 2019)
2 authors (Asy'ari & Fitriani, 2019)
3 or more authors (Asy'ari et al., 2002)
How to Create a Reference List
Asy'ari, M. (2019). Exploring the Prospective Teachersâ€™ Critical Thinking and Critical Analysis Skills. Jurnal Pendidikan IPA Indonesia, 8(3), 379-390.
Asy'ari, M., & Fitriani, H. (2019). Exploring the Prospective Teachersâ€™ Critical Thinking and Critical Analysis Skills. Jurnal Pendidikan IPA Indonesia, 8(3), 379-390.
3 or more authors:
Fitriani, H., Asy'ari, M., Zubaidah, S., & Mahanal, S. (2019). Exploring the Prospective Teachersâ€™ Critical Thinking and Critical Analysis Skills. Jurnal Pendidikan IPA Indonesia, 8(3), 379-390.
Guide to Writing References
Writing references should use reference management applications such as Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero, or others. The format of writing used in the e-Saintika is in accordance with the format of the APA (American Psychological Association).
a. Journal articles:
Bekker, J. G., Craig, I. K., & Pistorius, P. C. (1999). Modelling and Simulation of Arc Furnace Process. ISIJ International, 39(1), 23â€“32.
Fridman, A. (2008). Plasma Chemistry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
c. Articles in proceedings:
Roeva, O. (2012). Real-World Applications of Genetic Algorithm. In International Conference on Chemical and Material Engineering (pp. 25â€“30). Semarang, Indonesia: Department of Chemical Engineering, Diponegoro University.
d. Thesis and dissertation, research reports:
Istadi, I. (2006). Development of A Hybrid Artificial Neural Network â€“ Genetic Algorithm for Modelling and Optimization of Dielectric-Barrier Discharge Plasma Reactor. PhD Thesis. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
e. Chapter in an edited book:
Hovmand, S. (1995). Fluidized Bed Drying. In Mujumdar, A.S. (Ed.) Handbook of Industrial Drying (pp.195-248). 2nd Ed. New York: Marcel Dekker.
United Arab Emirates architecture. (n.d.). Retrieved June 17, 2010, from UAE Interact website: http://www. uaeinteract.com/
g. Articles from the websites:
Benton Foundation. (1998, July 7). Barriers to closing the gap. In Losing ground bit by bit: Low-income communities in the information age (chap. 2). Retrieved from http://www.benton.org/library?low-Income/two.html