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

Author Guidelines

Authors are encouraged to check the manuscript of the article before submitting it to Al-Adzka: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Guru Madrasah Ibtidaiyah. The following are instructions for writing Al-Adzka: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Guru Madrasah Ibtidaiyah.


General Guidelines for Authors

1.  The manuscript  is the result of research in the field of basic education in accordance with the focus and scope of Al-Adzka: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Guru Madrasah Ibtidaiyah. Manuscripts must be original and have never been published in other journals.

2.  The author registers first before submitting an manuscript in Al-Adzka: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Guru Madrasah Ibtidaiyah in here

3.   Manuscripts can be submitted in English (preferred) or Indonesian or Arabic in here

4.   Manuscripts are written on A4 paper, single spaced, Bookman Old Style font type with size 10 with a manuscript length ranging from 3000 – 6000 words. Manuscripts are submitted in Microsoft Words 2003 upward or RTF format. Margins in text use the following sizes:Up = 3 cm; Left = 3 cm; Right = 2 cm; Bottom = 2 cm.

5.   The author must pay attention to the journal template which can be downloaded here. If the manuscript submitted is not appropriate with the guidelines or written in a different format, it will BE REJECTED by the editors before further reviewed. The editors will only accept the manuscripts which meet the assigned format

6.   Manuscripts to be published in Al-Adzka: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Guru Madrasah Ibtidaiyah always go through a review process by peer-reviewers. Accepted manuscripts will be published in English/Arabic

7.   The number of references used in manuscripts is at least 20 consisting of 80% scientific journal articles with a maximum publication of the last 5 years

8.   Check the similarity of the article before submitting using Maximum limit of similarity is 30%.


Guidelines for Writing Manuscripts

1.   Title, written briefly, clearly and concisely with a maximum of 15 words. The title is written using Bookman Old Style with 14 font size, 1 space, bold and Align Left. The title of the article must reflect the content of the article, and not contain uncommon abbreviations.

2.   Author's name, written in full without a title under the title of the article using Bookman Old Style with 11 font size, 1 space, bold and Align Left. Author more than 1 can be written on the next row.

3.   Author affiliation, written in full consisting of study program, agency, province and country with Bookman Old Style, size 10, space 1, and Align Left. Affiliation is written in full for each author. For example: Islamic Elementary Education Study Program, Universitas Islam Negeri Antasari, South Kalimantan, Indonesia.

4.   Correspondence Author, an active email from one of the authors who is the contact person. It is recommended to use institutional email

5.   Abstract, consists of 150 – 200 words. Abstracts are written with one space spacing with text distributed on the right and left margins (justify). Abstract is the essence of the contents of the article which consists of research objectives, research methods and research results as well as the implications of the research results.

6.   Keywords, consists of 3-5 words or phrases separated by semicolons and written in alphabetical order

7.   Systematics of writing the article the results of research are: introduction; research method; results and discussion; conclusion; references

8.   Introduction, contains the background of the research problem, research objectives and a bit about theoretical studies. In this introductory section, the state of the art of the article must appear so that the research being carried out is indeed necessary.

9.   Research Method, articles accepted on Al-Adzka: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Guru Madrasah Ibtidaiyah must be based on IMRAD (Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion). The research method in the submitted article contains the type of research; research design; subject - object or population - sample; research instruments, data collection techniques, and data analysis techniques. It would be great and interesting if this section of the research method was added to a chart or flow in data collection to data analysis.

10.   Result and Discussion, the research results are in the form of research data obtained after data collection. Meanwhile, the discussion contains the elaboration of the study from the research results that have been obtained and analyzed and must be supported by previous theory. For the results of research and discussion can be put together, with the format of data presentation first then the discussion. These data can be presented in the form of tables or graphs.

11.   Conslusion, the author does not need to review the discussion in the previous section. The conclusions written must be in line with or conclude from the research objectives. Writing conclusions is not justified by using points, but paragraphs/reviews are sufficient.

12.   References, the bibliography only lists the sources specified in the body of the article. Conversely, names referred to in the body must include a bibliography. Writing a bibliography must be consistent using the APA Style.


Guidelines for Writing Tables and Figures

Following are the procedures for creating tables in this article.

a.  The table is numbered according to the order

b.  Table titles are written in the center of the page, above the table and in Bold

c.  The table must be located in the middle (centered)

d.  Table captions are written in the table section

e.  The font is Bookman Old Style with size 10


Following are the procedures for creating figure in this article.

a.  Figures or graphics may be in color and must be clear

b.. The title of the image or graph is placed at the bottom of the image or graph and numbered according to the serial number.

c.  Images or graphics are also placed in the middle (centered).

d.  The font is Bookman Old Style with size 10


Guidelines for Citation and Bibliography/References

1.  All the served data or quotes in the article taken from the other author articles should attach the reference sources.

2.  Writing a bibliography must be consistent using the APA Style (American Psychological Association)by using innote writing technique

3.  Writing a bibliography in the form of a book can follow the order: author's name (if more than one word, last name used as the entry), year, book title (italics), city of publisher, and publisher.

4.  If the bibliography is a journal article: author's name, number/year, article title (between two quotation marks), journal name (italics), pages; for referrals from the internet plus access date and web.

5.  Reference sources can be journal research articles published in the last 10 years with a minimum number of 20 references and as much as 80% are journal articles.

6.  Wikipedia, personal blog, and non scientific website are not allowed to be used as reference.

7.  For writing references and bibliography it is recommended to use Management References Tools such as Zotero or Mendeley.

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