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Author Guidelines

The article writing follows the style of CaLLs. Guidelines for writing articles of CaLLs can follow Author Guidelines and access Journal Template in the sidebar menu. 



Mulawarman University Faculty of Cultural Sciences accepts scientific papers/articles to be published in CaLLs Journal covering fields:

- Cultural studies

- Literary study

- Language studies

- Music and ethnomusicology studies


Provisions for writing:

  1. Articles have never been published in other media and do not contain the element of plagiarism, which is proven by a written statement from the author (can be downloaded on the journal page CaLLs).
  2. Each will go through the peer review stage and online screening plagiarism. The Editor has the right to reject articles that are indicated to contain more than 30% plagiarism.
  3. Articles can be in the form of research results (field or literature), ideas conceptual, theoretical applications, and case reports.
  4. Articles can be written in Indonesian or English, and follow the specified format. Abstracts are written in Indonesian and English (consisting of 150250 words, no less and no more).
  5. Manuscripts are typed in Times New Roman font 12-point (specifically the title is written in 14-point and bold), single-spaced, on A4-size paper with the right, left, upper and lower edges of each side 3.5 cm. The number of pages is 10―15 pages including bibliography, tables, pictures/graphics, and attachments. Especially for abstracts written with single spaces.
  6. Systematics of writing scientific articles and conceptual ideas articles following the procedures/templates for writing journal CaLLs (templates can be downloaded on the journal page CaLLs).
  7. The bibliography is written alphabetically and in sequence by following the APA style 6th edition.
  8. The manuscript is uploaded via the page: maximum on the 15th of April for the June edition, and a maximum of the 15th of October for the December edition.
  9. A certainty of loading or rejection of the script will be notified to the author via e-mail editor:
  10. The author does not have the right to withdraw articles that are still in the process of review or to be published. Articles with rejected status (cannot be loaded) are still the author's rights and can be sent to other scientific journals, but must notify in writing to the editor of the CaLLs journal (through stamped article withdrawal letters).
  11. Authors must revise the script if needed online through the journal page.
  12. Communication via e-mail is only done using the e-mail address of the editor of CaLLs (
  13. Authors must upload stamped statement letters at the time of submitting articles.



  1. Articles can be written in Indonesian or English.
  2. Article titles (10-15 words) are written in capital letters and in bold print.
  3. Writing the identity of the author follows the following rules: the author's name is written in full, not abbreviated, and without the title. Writing begins with the first author, followed by the second, third, and so on without hyphens; the origin of each author and e-mail address correspondence is written under the author's name. If the author is more than one person with a different agency address, behind each name is given an index or Arabic number (1, 2, 3, etc.), the correspondence address is represented by the first author.
  4. Abstracts are written in Indonesian and English with a length of 150-250 words. If articles are written in Indonesian, then Indonesian-language abstracts are written first followed by English-language abstracts and vice versa. Abstracts must contain an article summary, not allowed to use abbreviations and quotes/reference sources in the abstract. Abstracts are followed by keywords 2-5 words/phrases, separated by commas, and are not terminated.
  5. Introduction (Pendahuluan) contains the background, problems, goals, and benefits of research, which are not distinguished from sub-sections.
  6. Theory (Kerangka Teori) contains theoretical foundations and literature studies that are relevant to research.
  7. Method (Metode Penelitian) contains the methods used in the research carried out and should be described clearly and in detail.
  8. Discussion (Hasil dan Pembahasan) are presented by explaining the results of the study in accordance with the issues raised.
  9. Conclusion (Penutup) contains conclusions and suggestions.
  10. References (Daftar Pustaka) contains a list of references used in article writing. The bibliography is the most recent source for the last 10 years (except for primary sources which are important and support the theory). The bibliography is written alphabetically and sequentially and follows the procedures for writing reference sources throughout the journal CaLLs.
  11. Specifically conceptual concept texts, systematics of writing does not follow systematics number 1 to 10, but follows systematics, as follows: (a) title (b) author's name (c) institution (d) author's email (e) abstract (abstrak) (f) Keywords (Kata Kunci) (g) Introduction (Pendahuluan), (h) Theory (Kerangka Teori), (i) Discussion (Pembahasan), (j) Conclusion (Penutup), and (k) references.
  12. Writing quotations and bibliography follows the writing style of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition. Writing quotes and bibliography must use bibliography tools, such as EndNote or Mendeley.


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 author must upload the Author's Statement in the Supplementary Files section
  2. 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).
  3. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format, such as rtf, otd, doc, or docx. We don't accept PDF format.
  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  5. The text is single spaced; Times New Roman font; 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.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Reviewhave been followed.

Copyright Notice

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

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. 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 acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. 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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