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Author Guidelines

Before prepare and submit article manuscripts, please note that author(s) are discouraged from withdrawing submitted papers after it is in the publication process (review, copyedit, layout, etc.,).

Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines :

  1. Authors should prepare the manuscript using the Polingua's template  and submit through the online submission system. Only manuscript following the Polingua format will be sent to reviewers.
  2. The manuscript should be written in English
  3. The manuscript should be original and has not been previously published or under review by other journals.
  4. The manuscript should be provided in OpenOffice,Microsoft Word, RTF or WordPerfect file format.
  5. The entire document should be in Times New Roman or Times font. Recommended font sizes are shown in Table in in Polingua's template
  6. All paragraphs must be indented.  All paragraphs must be justified, i.e. both left-justified and right-justified.
  7. All title and author details must be in single-column format and must be centered. Author details must not show any professional title, any academic title or any membership of any professional organization. Each affiliation must include, at the very least, the name of the company and the name of the country where the author is based. Email address is compulsory for all authors. Title must be in 18 pt Regular font.  Author name must be in 11 pt Regular font.  Author affiliation must be in 10 pt Italic.  Email address must be in 9 pt Courier Regular font.
  8. No more than 3 levels of headings should be used.  All headings must be in 10pt font.  Every word in a heading must be capitalized except for short minor words such as “a”, “an”, “and”, “as”, “at”, “by”, “for”, “from”, “if”, “in”, “into”, “on”, “or”, “of”, “the”, “to”, “with”. Format is provided in Poligua'sTemplate.
  9. Authors are suggested to present their articles in the section structure: Introduction - Method - Results and Discussion – Conclusion.  The minimum number of pages is 6 pages.
  10. Introduction Section provides adequate background or context (problem and its significance) of the study. The subject should not be written extensively. It is expected that the rationale or purpose of the study (gap analysis), the objective in general and specific, and hypothesis (if any) should be expressed clearly. Present a clear "state of the art" of the subject, which discussed literature and theoretical concepts behind it. A concise general background may be included in the article. Present at least 5 (five) recent related works to support the novelty of the research
  11. Methods Section provides sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described. Indicate the participants observed, including demographic data, number of respondents, the rationale of respondents selection, etc. Describe the design of the experiment, such as the experiment procedures, surveys, interviews, observation characteristics, etc. Write the complete research procedure. Be sure that explanations made in the article will allow other researchers to reproduce the work, or make future work out of it.
  12. Results and discussions. Write results in a logical sequence. Results with important findings should be present first. When presenting results in a table or figure, do not repeat all those contents in the text. Present only the summary of the text. Describe only new and important aspects of the study. Do not repeat all information from the results section or any section above. Present limitations of the study. Write the issues that are new or unsolved, for future research. This section consists of the information on What/How the presented data were produced, no raw data should be present in the article. The produced data are presented in tables, or figures with an explanation of what is the result/findings from the work. The section will also need to address connections between findings and basic concepts or hypothesis made earlier. Authors should also express whether any arguments were needed relating to other works from other researchers. Write implications made by the work related to theoretical or applications.
  13. Conclusions Section. The conclusion should be linked to the title and objectives of the study. Do not make statements not adequately supported by your findings. Write the improvements made to the industrial engineering field or science in general. Do not make further discussions, repeat the abstract, nor only list the results of research results. Do not use bulleted points, use paragraphed sentences instead.
  14. Author(s) should cite publications in the text following the IEEE citation style. At the end of the paper, a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied. All reference items must be in 8 pt font. Number the reference items consecutively in square brackets (e.g. [1]). Please use Regular and Italic styles to distinguish different fields as shown in the References section in Polingua's Template.  
  15. Figures and tables must be centered in the column.  Large figures and tables may span across both columns.  Any table or figure that takes up more than 1 column width must be positioned either at the top or at the bottom of the page.
  16. Figures must be numbered using Arabic numerals.  Figure captions must be in 8 pt Regular font.  Captions of a single line must be centered whereas multi-line captions must be justified.  Captions with figure numbers must be placed after their associated figures. Please make sure the resolution is adequate to reveal the important detail in the figure (See the Polingua's Template). 
  17. Graphics may be full color. Graphics must not use stipple fill patterns because they may not be reproduced properly
  18. All hypertext links and section bookmarks will be removed from papers during the processing of papers for publication.  If you need to refer to an Internet email address or URL in your paper, you must type out the address or URL fully in Regular font.
  19. Page numbers, headers and footers must not be used


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. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Authors who publish with Journal Polingua : Scientific Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Education agree to the following terms: Authors retain copyright and grant the  Journal Polingua: Scientific Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Education right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) the work for any purpose, even commercially with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in  Journal Polingua: Scientific Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Education . Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in  Journal Polingua: Scientific Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Education . 

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