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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, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines



The editors of Pro Patria Journal welcome article submissions in accordance with the following guidelines:

  1. Pro Patria Journal accept articles on civic, social, law, politic and education.
  2. Articles are written in English or Bahasa using academic language along with standard academic writing structure and composition. They are typed 1.5 spaced in a quarto paper size (A4) and in MS Word doc format, using Times New Roman font 12pt, between 12-15 pages in length including abstract, references, pictures, and tables.
  3. Articles have not been published or accepted for publication, or are being considered for publication elsewhere.
  4. Types of articles suitable for publication include the following; research reports (laboratory, field, achieves), conceptual ideas, studies, theory applications.
  5. Research report articles should contain: (a) Title ; (b) Full name of contributor, institution and email (s) without title(s); (c)Abstract; (d)Keywords; (e) Introduction without heading, which includes review of related literature and research purpose; (f) Method; (g) Discussion  (h) Conclusions; (i) References; and (j) Appendix, if any.
  6. Reference list format is based on APA (American Psychological Association) style. Reference list should appear at the end of the article and includes only literatures actually cited in the manuscripts. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically. When writing a reference list, please use the following conventions:

See :

Harmer, Jeremy. (2007). How to teach writing. Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.

Hyland K,. (2003). Second language Writing. Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press

Anne, Burn. (2010). Doing Action Research in English Language Teaching:

A guide for Practitioner. New York: Routledge.


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