Author Guidelines



Steps For Online Submission

After having username/password for logging in into SPHOTA: Jurnal Jurnal Linguistik dan sastra, the author will be brought into online author submission interface where the author should click “new submission” or click “click here” in the start new submission section.

Step 1 – Starting The Submission: The author should check-mark the journal check list and it should be appropriate with the article’s content. The author can give comment to the editor in the comments for editor section.

Step 2 – Uploading The Submission: To upload the manuscript into the journal, click browse/choose file on the upload submission file and choose the manuscript document file (.doc/.docx) to be submitted, then click “upload” button until the file has been uploaded.

Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.

Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Covering/Submission Letter, and Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the files, and then click on Upload button. If there is no supplementary files to be uploaded just click “save and continue” button.

Step – 5 Confirming The Submission: Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to SPHOTA: Jurnal Jurnal Linguistik dan sastra, click Finish Submission button after the documents are true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.

After this submission, Authors who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors are able to track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes a status of manuscript review and editorial process.

Author Guideline

  1. 1.      General Author Guideline

All manuscripts must be submitted to SPHOTA Editorial Office by Online Submission at E-Journal portal address: (,

Where author register as Author and/or offered as Reviewer by online. If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following email:

Manuscript can be written in English and Indonesian Language at least 15 pages and 20 pages of maximum including picture, table, and diagram. The manuscript should be written based on the SPHOTA journal format.

  1. 2.      Manuscript Template

Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article click here for manuscript format

  1. 3.      Reviewing Manuscript

Every submitted paper is independently reviewed by reviewer. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation. If the reviewer consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors within three months of the submission date.

  1. 4.      Revision Manuscript

Manuscripts sent back to the author for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised manuscripts can be sent to editorial office through the Online Submission Interface ( The revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.

  1. 5.      Editorial Office of SPHOTA Journal

Komang Dian Puspita Candra, S.S., M.Hum.  (Editor in Chief)

Editorial Office of SPHOTA: Jurnal Linguistik dan Sastra
College of Foreign Languages (STIBA) Saraswati Denpasar.

Jl. Kamboja, No.11 A Denpasar, Tel/Fax: (0361) 228043

  1. 6.      Manuscript Preparation Guideline

All manuscript submitted into SPHOTA journal is checked and decided by the Editor of Journal SPHOTA. The manuscript which is not appropriate with the journal SPHOTA format will be rejected. The manuscript which is appropriate with journal SPHOTA format will be accepted and confirmed through email by Editor.

6.1.     Manuscript Format

the manuscript which is submitted into SPHOTA journal should contain at least with 15 pages with format like:


6.2.     Manuscript Title

  • 14 pt Times New Roman
  • Bold
  • Align Right

6.3.     Author Detail

  • Name (12 pt Times New Roman, align right)
  • Affiliation(11 pt Times New Roman, bold, Align Right)
  • Email (11 pt Times New Roman, Align Right)

6.4.     Abstract and Keywords

Manuscript abstract should be in English and Indonesian

  • Heading(12 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Align Left)
  • Body (11 pt Times New Roman, justify, spacing 1.0pt)
  • Keyword(11 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Align Left)


In Introduction, Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. Before the objective, Authors should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

  • Heading/1.PENDAHULUAN, 2. CONCEPT AND THEORITICAL FRAMEWORK, ETC (12 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Align Left)
  • Body (12 pt Times New Roman, justify, spacing 1.5pt)


In concept and Theoretical frame work contain at least 3 (three) concepts that are related with the research and at least 1 (one) theoretical frame work which are used to discuss the problems as the objective of the research.

  • Heading/1.PENDAHULUAN, 2. CONCEPT AND THEORITICAL FRAMEWORK, ETC (12 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Align Left)
  • Body (12 pt Times New Roman, justify, spacing 1.5pt)


Results should be clear and concise. In the Discussion, it is the most important of your article. Make the discussion correspond with the finding but do not reiterate the discussion.

  • Heading/1.PENDAHULUAN, 2. CONCEPT AND THEORITICAL FRAMEWORK, ETC (12 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Align Left)
  • Body (12 pt Times New Roman, justify, spacing 1.5pt)


Conclusions should answer the objectives of the research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work.

  • Heading/1.PENDAHULUAN, 2. CONCEPT AND THEORITICAL FRAMEWORK, ETC (12 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Align Left)
  • Body (12 pt Times New Roman, justify, spacing 1.5pt)


Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may another supporter, i.e. Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers, who may have given materials.

  • Heading/1.PENDAHULUAN, 2. CONCEPT AND THEORITICAL FRAMEWORK, ETC (12 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Align Left)
  • Body (12 pt Times New Roman, justify, spacing 1.5pt)


  • 11 pt Times New Roman, spacing 1.0

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. Please give a valid information in the top of the article including; name, affiliation name, and e-mail adress based on author guidline
  5. Please check the manuscript format. The manuscript format should be appropriate with the format that has been written in the Author Guideline
  6. Please check the amount of article's page. the article should be at least 15 (fifteen) pages and maximum 20 (twenty) pages

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licensethat allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

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