Author Guidelines


  1. To increase the publication quality of El-Maqalah: Journal of Teaching Arabic and Linguistics, started from June 2020, authors must follow some new regulations. El-Maqalah is published two editions annually in June and December, in which there are only selected articles will be published in each issue.
  2. All articles must be submitted to El-Maqalah editorial office by online submission at:  where the author registers as author and/or offers as Reviewer. If authors have any problems with the online submission, don't hesitate to get in touch with El-Maqalah editorial office at the following e-mail:
  3. Any articles submitted in this journal should be scientific (research articles), original, and have not been published and/or sent to any journal or media. The author should sign the statement letter that strengthens this issue by confirming the submission checklist.
  4. The article's content relates to the focus and scope of El-Maqalah: Journal of Arabic Language Teaching and Linguistics. The translation of a manuscript is not accepted.
  5. The manuscript is written in English or Arabic or Indonesia, which fulfills the criteria of excellent and correct writing.
  6. The article's length is around 6.000-10,000 words with 1,5 space, typed in MS-Word, with Times New Roman font size 12 on A4 paper (the margin for right, left, top, and down is 2 cm), If the article is written in Arabic, then use the Sakkal Majalla font size 16 with 1 space.
  7. Due to the blind review policy, the author must remove any trace of identification such as name(s) and e-mail address in the submitted manuscript file.
  8. The author submits the manuscript through El-Maqalah OJS portal and confirms to e-mail: by attaching the author's short biography and statement of article originality.
  9. Abstract must:
    • Written in English or Arabic.
    • Provides a synopsis of the entire article.
    • Starts with the broad context of the study, followed by specific background for the study.
    • Describe  the purpose, methods and procedures, core findings and results, and conclusions of the study.
    • Emphasize new or essential aspects of the study.
    • Be understandable to a diverse audience.
    • Be a paragraph with less than 300 words.
    • Not contain citations or uncommon abbreviations.

More detailed information about article guidelines and template
Articles submitted should be written according to the EL-MAQALAH author guidelines. The article template can be downloaded here, and the Chicago Manual Publication style can be downloaded here.