Author Guideline

General Information of the Manuscript

Manuscripts can be written in Indonesian or English. However, articles written in english are prioritized. The writer is advised to maintain accuracy including, for example, the use of a proofreader’s services. Authors are strongly suggested to carefully check the manuscript and send the manuscript to a reliable language editor prior to the submission of the manuscript. Secondly, authors have the responsibility to avoid plagiarism at all cost. The editor of Didaktika examines resemblance of texts using a computer software (Turnitin), allowing tolerance not more than 20%. In general, an article is between 5,000 and 8.000 words in length including the title, abstract, tables, and references. The article is typed on the Microsoft Word with a line space of 1, font type Palatino Linotype, font size 10, in one column of the .doc format, .docx, or .rtf (not of the pdf. format). Page numbers are not needed. The body of the article consists of four main sections; namely: introduction, method, findings and discussion, and conclusion. . It is advisableto include only internationally accessible, reliable and reputable references.

1. Title        : The title should be short, clear, and informative, but does not exceed 20 words

2. Abstract : A single paragraph of about 250 words maximum. For research articles, abstracts should give a pertinent overview of the work. We strongly encourage authors to use the following style of structured abstracts, but without headings: (1) Background: Place the question addressed in a broad context and highlight the purpose of the study; (2) Purpose of the Study: Identify the purpose and objective of the study; (3) Methods: Describe briefly the main methods or theoretical framework applied; (4) Results: Summarize the article's main findings; and (5) Conclusions: Indicate the main conclusions or interpretations.

3. Keywords : Keywords should represent key concepts. They should be descriptive. Keywords should reflect a collective understanding of the topic.; Maximum 5 keywords.

4. Introduction: Length 15-20% of the total length of the article. The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully, and key publications cited. Please highlight controversial and diverging hypotheses when necessary. Finally, briefly mention the main aim of the work and highlight the principal conclusions. As far as possible, please keep the introduction comprehensible to scientists outside your particular field of research.

5. Methods: The method contains an explanation of the research approach, subjects of the study, the conduct of the research procedure, the use of materials and instruments, data collection, and analysis techniques. Length 10-15% of the total length of the article.

6. Findings and Discussion: The results obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data.  The research results and the discovery must be the answers, or the research hypothesis stated previously in the introduction part. For ease of reading and comprehension, findings are presented first followed by discussion. The Findings sub-title and Discussion sub-title are presented separately. This section should occupy the most part, length 40-60% of the total length of the whole body of the article

7. Conclusion: The conclusion should answer the objectives of the research and research discoveries. The concluding remark should not contain only the repetition of the results and discussions or abstract. You should also suggest future research and point out those that are underway

8. Acknowledgements: In this section, you can acknowledge any support given, which is not covered by the author's contribution or funding sections. Intended to pay gratitude to sponsors, fund bearers, resource persons, and other parties that have important roles in the study. The writer needs to ask for permission from persons or institutions for mentioning them in the acknowledgements.

9. Conflict of Interest: Declare conflicts of interest or state “The authors declare no conflict of interest.” Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results.

10. Reference: The literature listed in the References contains only the sources referenced or included in the article. We recommend preparing the references with a bibliography software package, such as Mendeley, EndNote, Reference Manager or Zotero to avoid typing mistakes and duplicated references. Referral sources should provide 80% of journal articles, proceedings, or research results from the last five years. Writing techniques bibliography, using the system cites APA (American Psychological Association) Style 7th edition. Reference entry is arranged in the alphabetical order. It is advisable to use current journal articles from DIDAKTIKA articles as reference sources, rather than books or proceedings.The writer is oblidged to list all the references in the valid way according to the original sources and URL (https of the DOI (digital object identifier) when available.

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Submission, Initial Assessment and Peer Review

Didaktika: Jurnal Pemikiran Pendidikan has a fully web-based system for the submission and review of manuscripts. Submissions should be prepared in accordance with the Author Guidelines. Manuscripts may be returned to authors without a scientific assessment if they do not meet all submission requirements, if they are not in the correct format, or cannot be downloaded reliably. Submissions must represent the original and independent work of the authors. Each new submission is assessed by one or more editors to determine whether it falls within the general remit of Didaktika. We will reject a manuscript without review if it contains insufficient educational content; does not have clear application to education; is mainly concerned with developing and advancing methodology and not primarily with the application of these methods to education; there are substantive issues with the design, methodology, or data quality; it exceeds our word limit or is incorrectly formatted; it is poorly presented and unclear. Manuscripts that pass the initial assessment are assigned to a subject expert in our team of Associate Editors to oversee the review process. All papers are subject to peer review and authors can expect a decision, or an explanation for the delay, within a month of receipt. If a revision is invited, the corresponding author should submit the revised manuscript within 2 weeks. The final decision is taken by one of the senior editors based on the information gained through the peer review process. To help the progress of the journal all the authors must find some Didaktika papers that relate to their submission and include in the text as well as in the references. 

Types of decisions: Decline, Resubmit, Revision, Accept 

Decline : Following peer review, the paper is judged not to be acceptable for publication in Didaktika: Jurnal Pemikiran Pendidikan and resubmission is not possible. 

Resubmit: The submitted version of the paper is not acceptable and requires major revision but there is clear potential in the work and Didaktika: Jurnal Pemikiran Pendidikan is prepared to consider a new version. Authors are offered the opportunity to resubmit their paper as a new submission. Concerns will remain regarding the suitability of the paper for publication until the editors are convinced by the authors that their paper fits the scope and standards of Didaktika. The resubmitted manuscript will be returned to the original associate editor if at all possible.

Revision: The paper requires changes before a final decision can be made. Authors are asked to modify their manuscript in light of comments received from referees and editors, and to submit a new version for consideration within 2 weeks of receiving the decision letter. A point-by-point explanation of how comments have been addressed must be supplied with the revised version of the paper. Revisions may undergo further peer review and papers may undergo more than one round of revision. If the authors do not revise their papers to the satisfaction of the editors, the paper can still be declined from publication in Didaktika: Jurnal Pemikiran Pendidikan

Final acceptance: The paper is acceptable for publication, subject to conditions that need to be addressed in producing a final version of the manuscript. These may include sub-editing changes and a minor amendments to ensure the paper fully matches our criteria. After final checking in the editorial office, acceptance is confirmed and the paper is forwarded to the publishers for publication.