Editor’s guide for SiELE articles

I made this guide to assist me when editing the SiELE articles.

This is an additional guide to the standard one provided by the journal.

Most of the guides are recommendations made by Prof. Yunisrina.

1. Primary vs secondary source

If the original work was published more than 20 years, the secondary source is acceptable. If otherwise, editors are encouraged to comment on the article.

Example of the comment: “Cite the original Lazar’s work if the work was published in the last 20 years.”

2. Uncommon proper noun:

If the author capitalizes uncommon proper nouns such as the name of approach and method un-uniformly, editors need to comment on the article asking the author to make necessary changes.

Example of the comment: “The use of capitalization is not uniform throughout the article when referring to some approaches. Ensure consistencies throughout the article.”

3. Incorrect DOI:

Ensure that all DOI in the reference list is correct. If the DOI used in the reference list is incorrect, provide the correct one.

4. Non-APA 7th:

Check if all references are formatted in APA 7th, if only three to four references are formated incorrectly, editors are encouraged to correct the format. If otherwise, comment on the article.

Example of the comment: “Some of the references does not follow in APA 7th, format the reference list in APA 7th.”

5. Citation tenses.

The verb used when citing work is simple present while the verbs inside the citation vary. If it is the definition, the verb is simple present; if results, the verb is in simple past.

Example of correct in-text citation: “Zainuddin (2018) says that students who have good learning strategies often excel in speaking, and this is as found in his research conducted on ESL Indonesian at the high school level.”

If the mistakes are too many, editors may comment on the article.

6. Do not edit excerpts from the interview.

Leave any errors from the interview’s excerpt as is. No revision is necessary for this part.

7. Keywords need to be in alphabetical order

Make sure that the keywords are in alphabetical order or comment on the article for the author to do so.

Example of the comment “Present the keywords in alphabetical order

8. Affiliatoin on the first page

Make sure that the affiliation information follows the Siele model or comment on the article for the author to do so.

Example of the comment “Please complete the affiliations; see previously published articles in SiELE journal for examples. Each affiliation should include the department, faculty, university, city, post code and country

9. The use of italics in the article

Only non-English words are italicized while words in focus should be placed in the single quotation mark ‘…’

Example of the comment “Italics are only for non-English words. For words in focus (in English), they can be presented in ‘…’ (single quotation marks). Please make corrections throughout your paper.

Foreign words and phrases used in an English text should be italicised (no quotation marks or inverted commas) and should have the appropriate accents:

EXAMPLE: acquis, carte blanche, raison d’être, gezellig, hygge
AVOID: ‘hygge’ (inverted commas)

APA Style – Requires italics for non-English words, phrases, and abbreviations if they may be unfamiliar to readers, but only on the first use. – Knowdays

10. Exceprt interview

Exceprt untuk kutipan wawancara pakai font 10 dan tulisannya tidak italics.

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