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Author Guidelines


The manuscript submitted to the journal of SUAR BETANG must fulfill the following conditions.

  1. The manuscript is never published and not submitted to the other publishes party.
  2. The manuscript is in the form of research results about language and literature scope.
  3. The manuscript is in Indonesian or English, 10--20 pages (references and appendices excluded), typed on A4 paper, Times New Roman, font size 12, single space, upper, right, and lower margins 2 cm, left margin 2,5 cm.
  4. The manuscript should be systematically written (a) TITLE (in Indonesian and English); (b) author's name (without academic degree); (c) affiliation; (d) corresponding e-mail; (e) ABSTRACT (single space, 100-200 words, no citations) in English and Indonesian; (f) keywords (up to 5 words/phrases, separated by semicolon); (g) format of the manuscript: INTRODUCTION (consists of background, problem, purpose of writing, theoretical framework, literature reviews, novelty, and academic gap) with no subheadings; RESEARCH METHOD, RESULT, AND DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION (suggestion or implication, no citations) with no subheadings and no citations, REFERENCES. 
  5. The table description is placed above the table concerned with avoiding vertical lines, while the image description is placed under the image.
  6. The manuscript is sent using the OJS system through the website of SUAR BETANG Balai Bahasa Kalimantan Tengah to
  7. SUAR BETANG editorial allows the general public (researchers, lecturers, teachers, and other professionals) to submit the manuscript.
  8. The certainty of acceptance/rejection of the manuscript can be seen by the online system.
  9. The editorial has the authority to manage the publishing period and the writing format according to rules determined by SUAR BETANG.
  10. The number of references is at least 25--30 items, 80% are journal articles, and the rest 20% are books or other sources. 
  11. References are arranged alphabetically. Using reference manager app., e.g. Mendeley, is a must.
  12. APA Style is used for managing references. Below are the examples.
  • Book with Single Author:

    Gire, A. (2006). An inconvenient truth: The planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it. Emmaus, PA: Rodale.
    In-text reference: (Gire, 2006)
    If you quote directly from an author you need to include the page or paragraph number of the quote in your in-text reference, for example:
    In-text reference: (Gire, 2006, pp. 29-30)

    Book with Two Authors: Mike, P. J., & Balling, R. C., Jr. (2000). The satanic gases: Clearing the air about global warming. Washington, DC: Cato Institute.
    In-text reference: (Mike & Balling, 2000)

    Book with Editor as Author: Grady. K. E. (Ed.). (2004). Global climate change and wildlife in North America. Bethesda, MD: Wildlife Society.

    Articles in Reference Books (unsigned and signed): Greenhouse effect. (2005). American heritage science dictionary. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. Schneider, S. H. (2000). Greenhouse effect. World book encyclopedia (Millennium ed. Vol. 8, pp. 382-383). Chicago, IL: World Book. In-text references: (Greenhouse effect, 2005)

    Magazine Articles: Allen, L. (2004, August). Will Tuvalu disappear beneath the sea? Global warming threatens to swamp a small island nation. Smithsonian, 35(5), pp. 44-52. Begley, S., & Murr, A. (2007, July 2). Which of these is not causing global warming? A. Sport utility vehicles; B. Rice fields; C. Increased solar output. Newsweek, 150(2), pp. 48-50.
    In-text references: (Begley, 2007; Murr, 2007)

    Newspaper Articles (unsigned and signed): College officials agree to cut greenhouse gases. (2007, June 13). Albany Times Union, p. A4. Landler, M. (2007, June 2). Bush’s Greenhouse Gas Plan Throws Europe Off Guard.
    New York Times, p. A7.
    In-text references: (“College Officials”, 2007)

    Journal Article with Continuous Paging: Miller-Rushing, A. J., Primack, R. B., Primack, D., & Mukunda, S. (2006). Photographs and herbarium specimens as tools to document phonological changes in response to global warming. American Journal of Botany, 93, pp. 1667-1674.
    In-text reference: (Miller-Rushing, Primack, Primack, & Mukunda, 2006)

    Journal Article from a Library Subscription Service Database with a DOI (digital object identifier): Mora, C., & Maya, M. F. (2006). Effect of the rate of temperature increase of the dynamic method on the heat tolerance of fishes. Journal of Thermal Biology, 31, pp. 337-341. doi: 10.101b/jtherbio.2006.01.055

    Website: United States Environmental Protection Agency. (2007, May 4). Climate Change. Retrieved From the Environmental Protection Agency website:
    In-text reference: (United States Environmental, 2007) 




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.

Copyright Notice

In order to be accepted and published by SUAR BETANG, the author(s) submitting the article manuscript should complete all the review stages. By submitting the manuscript the author(s) agreed to the following terms:

  1. The copyright of received articles shall be assigned to SUAR BETANG as the publisher of the journal. The intended copyright includes the right to publish articles in various forms (including reprints). SUAR BETANG maintains the publishing rights to the published articles.
  2. Authors are permitted to disseminate published articles by sharing the link/DOI of the article at SUAR BETANG. authors are allowed to use their articles for any legal purposes deemed necessary without written permission from SUAR BETANG with an acknowledgment of initial publication to this journal.
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