Author Guideline

Manuscript length should be 6 to 18 pages. Linguistika Kultura: Jurnal Linguistik Sastra Berdimensi Cultural Studies can exceptionally accept shorter or longer manuscripts, provided that the scientific content is of high value. No additional page charges are required if a manuscript is substantially longer than 17 pages. All submitted manuscripts must include the following items:

  • Title
  • List of authors, their affiliations and email addresses
  • Abstract

An abstract summarizes, usually in one paragraph of 200 words or less, the major aspects of the entire paper in a prescribed sequence that includes: 1) the overall purpose of the study and the research problem(s) you investigated; 2) the basic design of the study; 3) major findings or trends found as a result of your analysis; and, 4) a brief summary of your interpretations and conclusions.

  • Introduction

The Introduction explains the scope and objective of the study in the light of current knowledge on the subject. It is also have to mention gap analysis which describe why the research is significant. The Introduction of your report is organized as a funnel that begins with a definition of why the experiment is being performed and ends with a specific statement of your research approach. In published journal articles, there are at least two citations required in the introduction that support the need for your research and experiments, or show upon which theories your experiment relies.

  • Method

Describes how the study was conducted; Include sufficient details for the work to be repeated. The methods section describes actions to be taken to investigate a research problem and the rationale for the application of specific procedures or techniques used to identify, select, process, and analyze information applied to understanding the problem, thereby, allowing the reader to critically evaluate a study’s overall validity and reliability. The method section of a research paper answers two main questions: How was the data collected or generated? And, how was it analyzed? The writing should be direct and precise and always written in the past tense.

  • Results and discussion

Result section reports what was found in the study; The results section should state the findings of the research arranged in a logical sequence without bias or interpretation. A section describing results is particularly necessary if your paper includes data generated from your own research.

Discussion section explains meaning and significance of the results and provides suggestions for future directions of research. The purpose of the discussion is to interpret and describe the significance of your findings in light of what was already known about the research problem being investigated, and to explain any new understanding or insights about the problem after you've taken the findings into consideration. The discussion will always connect to the introduction by way of the research questions or hypotheses you posed and the literature you reviewed, but it does not simply repeat or rearrange the introduction; the discussion should always explain how your study has moved the reader's understanding of the research problem forward from where you left them at the end of the introduction.

  • Conclusions

A conclusion is not merely a summary of the main topics covered or a re-statement of your research problem, but a synthesis of key points and, if applicable, where you recommend new areas for future research. For most essays, one well-developed paragraph is sufficient for a conclusion, although in some cases, a two or three paragraph conclusion may be required.

  • Acknowledgments (optional)

Individuals and entities that have provided essential support such as research grants and fellowships and other sources of funding should be acknowledged. Contributions that do not involve researching (clerical assistance or personal acknowledgments) should not appear in acknowledgments.

  • References

References begin on their own page and are listed in alphabetical order by the first author's last name. Only references cited within the text should be included. Ensure that in-text (Citation) references are quoted as per the APA in-text citation style. All references should be in 12-point font and double-spaced. We strongly suggest the writer uses reference manager, such as Mendeley. 

  • Table, Figure, and Image

All tables should be prepared in a form consistent with recent issues of Vivid and should be numbered consecutively with Roman numerals.  The explanatory material should be given in the table legends and footnotes.  Each table should be prepared on a new page, embedded in the manuscript. All Figures and Tables should be numbered sequentially (e.g. Table 1, Table 2 etc.) and cite each one in your writing as Table 1 or Figure 1.

All tables should be referenced in the text of the paper and in the reference list.

Each table should have an individual title. Each word in the title should be italicized and capitalized except with, of, in, and, etc.

Note: When a manuscript is submitted for publication, tables must also be submitted separately as data - .doc, .rtf, Excel or PowerPoint files- because tables submitted as image data cannot be edited for publication and are usually in low-resolution. 

Submit an original figure or photograph.  Line drawings must be clear, with high black and white contrast.  Each figure or photograph should be prepared on a new page, embedded in the manuscript for reviewing to keep the file of the manuscript under 5 MB. These should be numbered consecutively with Roman numerals.

Figures or photographs must also be submitted separately as TIFF, JPEG, or Excel files- because figures or photographs submitted in low-resolution embedded in the manuscript cannot be accepted for publication. For electronic figures, create your figures using applications that are capable of preparing high-resolution TIFF files. In general, we require 300 dpi or higher resolution for colored and half-tone artwork, and 1200 dpi or higher for line drawings are required.

NOTE: Failure to comply with these specifications will require new figures and delay in publication.

Abbreviations: Define alphabetically, other than abbreviations that can be used without definition.  Words or phrases that are abbreviated in the introduction and following text should be written out in full the first time that they appear in the text, with each abbreviated form in parenthesis. Include the common name or scientific name, or both, of animal and plant materials.

Authors’ Affiliation: The primary affiliation for each author should be the institution where the majority of their work was done. If an author has subsequently moved to another institution, the current address may also be stated in the footer.

Co-Authors: The commonly accepted guideline for authorship is that one must have substantially contributed to the development of the paper and share accountability for the results. Researchers should decide who will be an author and what order they will be listed depending upon their order of importance to the study. Other contributions should be cited in the manuscript's Acknowledgements.

Copyright Permissions: Authors should seek necessary permissions for quotations, artwork, boxes or tables taken from other publications or from other freely available sources on the Internet before submission to Vivid. The acknowledgment must be given to the original source in the illustration legend, in a table footnote, or at the end of the quotation.

Page Numbering: Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc. should be numbered. 

Spelling: The journal uses American or British spelling and authors may follow the latest edition of the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary for British spellings. We suggest the author to use grammar checker, such as Grammarly or Whitesmoke.