Author Guidelines

  1. Articles submitted to the Journal should normally be between 4,000 to 6,000 words or between 10-20 pages with single space and should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 words, containing the importance of the topic, the gap between theory and practice or between reality and expectation, or lacks of studies, objectives of the present study, method, findings, and conclusion.
  2. On the abstract, explicitly write in bold: Introduction, the objective of the papers, method, findings, and conclusion.
  3. Below the abstract, about three to five keywords should appear together with the main body of the article with the font size 10.
  4. The Journal operates a peer review process and promotes blind reviewing. To facilitate this process, the author’s names (without academic titles), institutional affiliations, and the email address of the corresponding author should appear only on a detachable cover sheet.
  5. Contributor(s) should include a short CV describing his/her/their current position and activities in not more than 80 words.
  6. Articles should be written in English in single space, using Microsoft Word, font size 12, Palatino Linotype/ and Arabic font size 16, Sakkal Majalla, top  margin 3 cm, bottom, left and right margin 2.5 cm, printed in A4
  7. Block citation should be 1 cm indented with the font size 11.
  8. For research-based articles, the outline used is an introduction (without heading or subheading), method, findings and discussion, conclusion, and references.
  9. The title should be less than 12 words, capitalized, centered, with font size 14.
  10. The introduction should consist of the background of the study, research contexts, literary review, and research objective. All introduction should be presented in the forms of paragraphs, not pointers, with the proportion of 15-20% of the whole article length.
  11. The method section consists of a description concerning the research design, data sources, data collection, and data analysis with the proportion of 10-15% of the total article length, all presented in the form of paragraphs.
  12. The findings and discussion section consist of a description of the results of the data analysis to answer the research question(s) and their meanings are seen from current theories and references of the area addressed. The proportion of this section is 40-60% of the total article length.
  13. The conclusion section consists of the summary, restatement of the main findings.
  14. Use only horizontal lines when using tables. Put table number and the title of the table on top of it.
  15. Every source cited in the body of the article should appear in the reference, and all sources appearing in the reference should be cited in the body of the article.
  16. The sources cited should at least 80% come from those published in the last 10 years. The sources cited are primary sources in the forms of journal articles, books, and research reports, including theses and dissertations. Citations from the journal should be at least 80% of the total references cited.
  17. Citation is done using a bracket (last name).
  18. Proofs will be sent to the author for correction and should be returned to metadata by the deadline given.
  19. Quotation and references follow MSA style and the latter should be included at the end of the article in the following examples[1]:



Nurhadi, and Burhan Yasin. Pembelajaran Kontekstual (Contextual Teaching and Learning/CTL) Dan Penerapannya Dalam KBK. Pertama, Universitas Negeri Malang (UM) Press, 2004.

Richards, C.J, & Renandya, W. A. Methodology in Language Teaching: An Anthology of Current Practice, (1st ed.)., NY: Cambridge University Press, 2002.


Amalia, Eka Rizki. “Developing English Textbook Material for Islamic Primary Education Program: A Participatory Action Research.” ALSUNA: JOURNAL OF ARABIC AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE, vol. 1, no. 2, 2018, pp. 69–77.

Setiawan, Imam, and Muhammad Mujtaba Mitra Zuana. “Teaching Vocabulary Using Modified Snakes and Ladders Game.” ALSUNA: JOURNAL OF ARABIC AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE, vol. 1, no. 2, Institut Pesantren Kh. Abdul Chalim Pact Mojokerto, Nov. 2018, pp. 87–95, doi:10.31538/alsuna.v1i2.86.


[1] A Complete Guide to MLA 8 Click Link in Here