Author Guidelines

General Standards

Language Editing
Tarbawiyah articles are usually published in Indonesian, but they also accept manuscripts submitted by authors using international standard English. Especially for English-speaking writers, please do the language to increase the clarity of the manuscript to help highlight their research. For authors wishing to have their manuscripts edited, Tarbawiyah recommends language editing services provided by internal or external partners (contact Tarbawiyah's management team for more information). We need to mention, that submission of your manuscript for language editing does not imply or guarantee that it will be accepted for publication by Tarbawiyah. Editorial decisions about the scientific content of a manuscript do not depend on whether the manuscript has received editing or language checks by partner services, or other services.
Language Style
The standard style of language used by Tarbawiyah is Indonesian. If you prefer to write in English, we recommend using the standard American English style. And or if your writing is formatted in British English, then we hope to mention it in your manuscript on the first page.
Article length (word count)
Tarbawiyah articles must consist of at least 5000 to 8000 words. This includes all text, for example, abstracts, references, all text in tables, and figures and appendices.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
There are a few simple ways to maximize your article's discoverability. Follow the steps below to improve the search results of your article:
  1. Include a few of your article's keywords in the title of the article;
  2. Do not use long article titles;
  3. Pick 3 to 5 keywords using a mix of generic and more specific terms on the article subject(s);
  4. Use the maximum amount of keywords in the first 2 sentences of the abstract;
  5. Use some of the keywords in level 1 headings.
The title is written in title case, align to the left, and in Lato font at the top of the page. The title should be concise, omitting terms that are implicit and, where possible, be a statement of the main result or conclusion presented in the manuscript. Abbreviations should be avoided within the title. Witty or creative titles are welcome, but only if relevant and within the measure. Consider if a title meant to be thought-provoking might be misinterpreted as offensive or alarming. In extreme cases, the editorial office may veto a title and propose an alternative.
Authors and Affiliations
All names are listed together and separated by commas. Provide exact and correct author names as these will be indexed in official archives. Affiliations should be keyed to the author's name with superscript numbers and be listed as follows: Institut/University/ Organization, Country (without detailed address information such as city zip codes or street names). Example: Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Metro Lampung, Indonesia.

The Corresponding Author(s) should be marked with superscript. Provide the exact contact email address of the corresponding author(s) in a separate section below the affiliation.
As a primary goal, the abstract should render the general significance and conceptual advance of the work clearly accessible to a broad readership. In the abstract, minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references. The word length is not more than 250 words, written in English.
Tips for abstract:
  • Background of study
  • Aims and scope of the paper
  • Methods
  • Summary of results or findings
  • Conclusions

Keywords: All article types: you may provide up to 5 keywords; at least 3 are mandatory.

The body text is in 12 points normal Leelawadee. New paragraphs will be separated with a single empty line. The entire document should be single-spaced and should contain page and line numbers in order to facilitate the review process. The Tarbawiyah recommended manuscript written using MS Word 97-2003.

The use of abbreviations should be kept to a minimum. Non-standard abbreviations should be avoided unless they appear at least four times, and are defined upon first use in the main text.

Your manuscript is organized by headings and subheadings. For Original Research Articles, it is recommended to organize your manuscript in the following sections:

The introduction is a little different from the short and concise abstract. The reader needs to know the background of your research and, most importantly, why your research is important in this context. What critical question does your research address? Why should the reader be interested?

The purpose of the Introduction is to stimulate the reader's interest and to provide pertinent background information necessary to understand the rest of the paper. You must summarize the problem to be addressed, give background on the subject, discuss previous research on the topic, and explain exactly what the paper will address, why, and how. A good thing to avoid is making your introduction into a mini-review. There is a huge amount of literature out there, but as a scientist, you should be able to pick out the things that are most relevant to your work and explain why. This shows an editor/reviewer/reader that you really understand your area of research and that you can get straight to the most important issues.

Keep your Introduction to be very concise, well-structured, and inclusive of all the information needed to follow the development of your findings. Do not over-burden the reader by making the introduction too long. Get to the key parts of other papers sooner rather than later.

Tips for introductions:

  1. Begin the Introduction by providing a concise background account of the problem studied.
  2. State the objective of the investigation. Your research objective is the most important part of the introduction.
  3. Establish the significance of your work: Why was there a need to conduct the study?
  4. Introduce the reader to the pertinent literature. Do not give a full history of the topic. Only quote previous work having a direct bearing on the present problem. (State-of-the-art, relevant research to justify the novelty of the manuscript.)
  5. State the gap analysis or novelty statement.
  6. Clearly state your hypothesis, and the variables investigated, and concisely summarize the methods used.
  7. Define any abbreviations or specialized/regional terms.

Example of a novelty statement or the gap analysis statement at the end of the Introduction section (after the state of the art of the previous research survey): "........ (short summary of background)....... A few researchers focused on ....... There have been limited studies concerned on ........ Therefore, this research intends to ................. The objectives of this research are .........".

Be concise and aware of who will be reading your manuscript and make sure the Introduction is directed to that audience. Move from general to specific; from the problem in the real world to the literature to your research. Lastly, please avoid making a subsection in the Introduction.

For research methods included in the introduction. In the Method section, you explain clearly how you conducted your research in order to: (1) enable readers to evaluate the work performed and (2) permit others to replicate your research. You must describe exactly what you did: what and how experiments were run, what, how much, how often, where, when, and why equipment and materials were used. The main consideration is to ensure that enough detail is provided to verify your findings and to enable the replication of the research. You should maintain a balance between brevity (you cannot describe every technical issue) and completeness (you need to give adequate detail so that readers know what happened).

In the social and behavioral sciences, it is important to always provide sufficient information to allow other researchers to adopt or replicate your methodology. This information is particularly important when a new method has been developed or innovative use of an existing method is utilized. Last, please avoid making a sub-section in Method.

Tips for Method:

  1. Define the population and the methods of sampling;
  2. Describe the instrumentation;
    Describe the procedures and if relevant, the time frame;
  3. Describe the analysis plan;
  4. Describe any approaches to ensure validity and reliability;
  5. State any assumptions;
  6. Describe statistical tests and the comparisons made; ordinary statistical methods should be used without comment; advanced or unusual methods may require a literature citation, and;
  7. Describe the scope and/or limitations of the methodology you used.
Result and Discussion
The purpose of the Results and Discussion is to state your findings and make interpretations and/or opinions, explain the implications of your findings, and make suggestions for future research. Its main function is to answer the questions posed in the introduction, explain how the results support the answers, and how the answers fit in with existing knowledge on the topic. The Discussion is considered the heart of the paper and usually requires several writing attempts.

The discussion will always connect to the introduction by way of the research questions or hypotheses you posed and the literature you reviewed, but it does not simply repeat or rearrange the introduction; the discussion should always explain how your study has moved the reader's understanding of the research problem forward from where you left them at the end of the introduction.

To make your message clear, the discussion should be kept as short as possible while clearly and fully stating, supporting, explaining, and defending your answers and discussing other important and directly relevant issues. Care must be taken to provide commentary and not a reiteration of the results. Side issues should not be included, as these tend to obscure the message.

Tips Results and Discussion:

  1. State the Major Findings of the Study;
  2. Explain the Meaning of the Findings and Why the Findings Are Important;
  3. Support the answers with the results. Explain how your results relate to expectations and to the literature, clearly stating why they are acceptable and how they are consistent or fit in with previously published knowledge on the topic;
  4. Relate the Findings to Those of Similar Studies;
  5. Consider Alternative Explanations of the Findings;
  6. Implications of the study;
  7. Acknowledge the Study's Limitations, and;
  8. Make Suggestions for Further Research.

It is easy to inflate the interpretation of the results. Be careful that your interpretation of the results does not go beyond what is supported by the data. The data are the data: nothing more, nothing less. Please avoid and makeover interpretation of the results, unwarranted speculation, inflating the importance of the findings, tangential issues or over-emphasize the impact of your research.

Work with Graphic:
Figures and tables are the most effective way to present results. Captions should be able to stand alone, such that the figures and tables are understandable without the need to read the entire manuscript. Besides that, the data represented should be easy to interpret.
Tips for Work With Graphics:
  • The graphic should be simple, but informative;
  • The use of color is encouraged;
  • The graphic should uphold the standards of a scholarly, professional publication;
  • The graphic must be entirely original, unpublished artwork created by one of the co-authors;
  • The graphic should not include a photograph, drawing, or caricature of any person, living or deceased;
  • Do not include postage stamps or currency from any country, or trademarked items (company logos, images, and products), and;
  • Avoid choosing a graphic that already appears within the text of the manuscript.
    To see the samples of the table and figure, please download the template of the Tarbawiyah : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan.

Last, please avoid making a subsection in Results and Discussion.

The conclusion is intended to help the reader understand why your research should matter to them after they have finished reading the paper. A conclusion is not merely a summary of the main topics covered or a re-statement of your research problem, but a synthesis of key points. It is important that the conclusion does not leave the questions unanswered.

Tips for Conclusion:

  1. State your conclusions clearly and concisely. Be brief and stick to the point;
  2. Explain why your study is important to the reader. You should instill in the reader a sense of relevance;
  3. Prove to the reader, and the scientific community, that your findings are worthy of note. This means setting your paper in the context of previous work. The implications of your findings should be discussed within a realistic framework, and;

For most essays, one well-developed paragraph is sufficient for a conclusion, although in some cases, a two or three-paragraph conclusion may be required. Another important thing about this section is (1) do not rewrite the abstract; (2) statements with "investigated" or "studied" are not conclusions; (3) do not introduce new arguments, evidence, new ideas, or information unrelated to the topic; (4) do not include evidence (quotations, statistics, etc.) that should be in the body of the paper.

All citations in the text must be in the reference list and vice-versa. The references should only include articles that are published or accepted. Datasets that have been deposited to an online repository should be included in the reference list, including the version and unique identifier when available. For accepted but unpublished works use "in the press" instead of page numbers. Unpublished data, submitted manuscripts, or personal communications should be cited within the text only, for the article types that allow such inclusions. Personal communications should be documented by a letter of permission.

In-text citations should be called according to the surname of the first author, followed by the year. For works by 2 authors include both surnames, followed by the title. For works by more than 2 authors include only the surname of the first author, followed by et al., followed by the Title. For assistance please use management reference (Zotero or Mendeley) and utilize the format of the Chicago Manual of Style 17 th edition. If possible, please provide the retrieved link for each reference.

Article in a print journal:
Muzakki, Ahmad. “Introducing Local Genius-Based Harmony Education (Piil Pesenggiri) Among The Indigenous People Of Lampung,” Jurnal PENAMAS, Vol. 30, no. 3, (Oktober–December 2017), 261-280
Article in an online journal:
Muzakki, Ahmad. “Introducing Local Genius-Based Harmony Education (Piil Pesenggiri) Among The Indigenous People Of Lampung,” Jurnal PENAMAS, Vol. 30, no. 3, (Oktober–December 2017); 261-280
Muzakki, Ahmad. Gus Dur: Pembaharu Pendidikan Humanis Islam Indonesia Abad 21,. Yogyakarta: Idea Press, 2013.
Theses and Dissertations:
Muzakki, Ahmad. Pemikiran KH. Abdurrahman Wahid Tentang Pendidikan Islam di Indonesia (Thesis), Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Metro, Lampung, 2012.

Figures and Table Guidelines

General Style Guidelines for Figures
Figures help readers visualize the information you are trying to convey. Often, it is difficult to be sufficiently descriptive using words. Images can help in achieving the accuracy needed for a scientific manuscript. For example, it may not be enough to say, "The surface had nanometer-scale features." In this case, it would be ideal to provide a microscope image. For images, be sure to:
  • Include scale bars
  • Consider labeling important items
  • Indicate the meaning of different colors and symbols used
General Style Guidelines for Tables
Tables are a concise and effective way to present large amounts of data. You should design them carefully so that you clearly communicate your results to busy researchers.
The following is an example of a well-designed table:
  • Clear and concise legend/caption
  • Data is divided into categories for clarity
  • Sufficient spacing between columns and rows
  • Units are a provided font type and size are legible
Figure and Table Requirements
Figure and table legends are required to have the same font as the main text (12 points normal Leelawadee, single-spaced). Legends should be preceded by the appropriate label, for example, "Figure 1" or "Table 4". Figure legends should be placed at the end of the manuscript (for supplementary images you must include the caption with the figure, uploaded as a separate file). Table legends must be placed immediately before the table. Please use only a single paragraph for the legend. Figure panels are referred to by bold capital letters in brackets: (A), (B), (C), (D), etc.

Image Size
Figure images should be prepared with the PDF layout in mind, individual figures should not be longer than one page and with a width that corresponds to 1 column or 2 columns.

TIFF (.tif) TIFF files should be saved using LZW compression or any other non-lossy compression method; JPEG (.jpg); EPS (.eps) EPS files can be uploaded upon acceptance.
The following formats are accepted:

Colour Image Mode
Images must be submitted in the color mode RGB.

Resolution Requirements
All images must be uploaded separately in the submission procedure and have a resolution of 300 dpi at the final size. Check the resolution of your figure by enlarging it to 150%. If the resolution is too low, the image will appear blurry, jagged, or have a stair-stepped effect.

Please note saving a figure directly as an image file (JPEG, TIF) can greatly affect the resolution of your image. To avoid this, one option is to export the file as PDF, then convert it into TIFF or EPS using graphics software. EPS files can be uploaded upon acceptance.

Details of all funding sources must be provided in the funding section of the manuscript including grant numbers, if applicable.