About the Journal

Focus And Scope

English Ideas, e-ISSN 2746-6361, is an academic journal published by the English education department, Universitas Singaperbangsa Karawang in Karawang, twice a year, in June and December.  Englis Ideas is dedicated to research on the teaching and learning of English as a second or foreign language. The journal welcomes contributions that have in mind the common professional concerns of both the practitioner and the researcher, providing a bridge between theory and practice. It presents information and ideas on theories, research, methods, and materials related to language learning and teaching.

The journal welcomes submissions on course design, teaching materials, teacher training, teaching methods, language assessment, and bilingual education, as well as from the fields of sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and other related areas. It includes these research areas but is not limited to the following topics.

  • Current Issues in EFL Teaching and Learning 
  • Second/Foreign Language Acquisition
  • Methodology in TEFL/TESOL/TESL
  • Language Planning and Policy
  • Language Testing, Assessment, and Evaluation
  • Translation Studies
  • Innovation and Technology in English Education
  • Discourse Analysis in ELT
  • EFL/ESL Teacher Professional Development

Peer Review Process

All submitted author’s manuscripts are read by the editorial board in English Ideas.

English Ideas is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be double-blind peer-reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees. 

Every article that goes to the editorial staff will be selected through Initial Review processes by the Editorial Board. After that, the articles will be sent to the peer reviewer and will go to the next selection by the Double Blind Preview Process. After that, the articles will be returned to the authors for revision. These processes take a month for a maximum time. In each manuscript, peer reviewers will be rated from the substantial and technical aspects. Those Manuscripts evaluated by editors to be inappropriate to journal criteria are rejected promptly without external review. Manuscripts evaluated to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to double-blind reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer's recommendation from among several possibilities: rejected, revision required, or accepted. The editor has the right to decide which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published. 


Publication Frequency

English Ideas is published twice in a year, in June and December. Each issue consists of five articles.


Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

English Ideas published by the Department of English Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, University of Singaperbangsa Karawng. To provide our readers with a journal of the highest quality, it is guided by the principles of Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement. The above-mentioned principles are binding to all parties participating in the publication of the journal.



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Author Guidelines

a)    The author(s) should register first and login to the system before submitting the manuscript.

b)   It is typed in Microsoft Word with the font being used is Time New Roman size 12.

c)    The number of words should be 4,000 to 7,000, excluding appendices.

d)   British or American spelling can be used, but it must be consistent throughout the article.

e)    The article should be completed with the name of author, email, and institution.

f)    Research-based articles will be prioritised; viewpoint articles, however, will also be considered for publication.

g)   For a research-based article, the outline consists of 7 sections without number: Abstract (in English and Indonesian) + key words, Introduction, Method(s), Findings, Discussion, Conclusion, and References.

h)   Abstract should not exceed 300 words. 

i)     Introduction section at least talks about 3 points: background or context, literature review, and research objective(s). These subsections don’t have to be titled. 

j)     Quotation and references should follows APA. The following are some examples of APA system of referencing:


          A book


          Richards, J. C. (2013). Curriculum development in language teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

          Denscombe, M. (2010). The good research guide: For small-scale social research projects (4th ed.). Berkshire: Open University Press.

          Brown, J. D., & Rodgers, T. S. (2002). Doing second language research. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


          An edited book


          Aronson, J. (Ed.). (2002). Improving academic achievement: Impact of psychological factors on education. London: Academic Press.

          Capel, S., Leask, M., & Turner, T. (Eds.). (2005). Learning to teach in the secondary school: A companion to school experience (4th ed.). London: Routledge.


A chapter in an edited book


          Mason, M. (2008). Critical thinking and learning. In M. Mason (Ed.), Critical thinking and learning (pp. 1-11). Singapore: Blackwell Publishing.

          Krippendorff, K., & Bock, M. A. (2009). Categories and data languages. In K. Krippendorff & M. A. Bock (Eds.), The content analysis reader (pp. 267-268). California: Sage.


          A journal paper


          McDonald, L. (2004). Moving from reader response to critical reading: Developing 10-11-year-olds' ability as analytical readers of literary texts. Literacy, 38(1), 17-25.

          Pikkert, J. J. J., & Foster, L. (1996). Critical thinking skills among third year indonesian english students. RELC Journal, 27(2), 56-64.

          Schleppegrell, M. J., & Bowman, B. (1995). Problem-posing: A tool for curriculum renewal. ELT Journal, 49(4), 297-307.

          Daniel, M., Lafortune, L., Pallascio, R., Splitter, L., Slade, C., & de, l. G. (2005). Modeling the development process of dialogical critical thinking in pupils aged 10 to 12 years. Communication Education, 54(4), 334-354.


          An electronic source


          Bareham, S. (2013). A history of critical thinking: Great thinkers in time. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from http://progeneter.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/critical-thinking-its-historical-roots/


          Publication in a foreign language


          Hartati, Z. (2009). Strategi pengembangan profesi guru sekolah dasar: Telaah terhadap realitas dan idealitas [Strategy to developing elementary school teachers: An analysis of reality and idealism]. Pedagogik Jurnal Pendidikan, 6(1), 66-74.

          Atmanti, D. H. (2005). Investasi sumber daya manusia melalui pendidikan [Human resource investment through education]. Jurnal Dinamika Pembangunan2(1), 30-39.



          Ilyas, H. P. (2015). Critical thinking: Its representation in Indonesian ELT textbooks and education. Unpublished doctoral thesis. University of York, York, UK.

          Book review

          White, G. (2015). Digital literacies [Review of the book Digital literacies]. ELT Journal, 63(3), 345-347.


          A newspaper article


          Muryanto, B. (2012, June 11). Police urged to be serious in irshad manji case. The Jakarta Post, p. 12.