Author Guidelines

Formatting Requirements 

Title 

  • Only capitalize the first letter of the title (unless the word is a proper noun, example, Malaysia, Razalli, Microsoft, etc.)
  • Left indent
  • Serif typeface (Times or Times New Roman)
  • 12 point
  • Bold font
  • No title page

Name and affiliation of each author 

  • Leave 1 blank line after title
  • Write name(s) on one line (non-bold and non-italic)
  • Write institution of each author on the next line
  • Include country if not Malaysian institution(s)
  • Provide corresponding author’s email
  • Left indent
  • Serif typeface (Times or Times New Roman)
  • 10 point
  • Italics
  • Leave 4 blank lines after the corresponding author’s email

Abstract 

  • 150-250 words in length
  • Indent 1.5 cm from left and right margins
  • Do not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
  • Leave one line after abstract and provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes. Each keyword to be followed after a comma. Keyword must be in alphabetical order

Text 

  • The body of the paper should begin immediately after the title, author text and abstract.
  • Use a normal, plain font (10-point Times Roman) for text, single spacing.
  • Indent the start of each paragraph one tab
  • Use italics for emphasis
  • Left justified so that the right margin is ragged
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages (footer).
  • Do not use field functions.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables
  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).
  • Word count should be between 5000-8000 words (including references, appendices, tables, diagrams, figures and acknowledgements)

Headings 

  • Use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels (10-point Times Roman)
  • Leave 1 line above and 1 line below the headings
  • Only capitalize the first letter of the heading
  • All headings should be left-justified

Abbreviations 

  • Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

Footnotes 

Use of footnotes is not encouraged. 

Tables 

  • All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals
  • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order
  • A table caption (title) explaining the components of the table must be included
  • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption
  • All tables should be in the form suitable for journal publication. Format the tables in TABLE FORMAT via your word processor using word. All tables must be placed within the text where appropriate, not placed to the end of the manuscript. Do not use "Insert Table X about here" in the manuscript

Figures 

  • All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).
  • Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file.
  • Figure captions begin with the term ‘Figure’ non-bold type, followed by the figure number.
  • Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.
  • All figures should be in the form suitable for journal publication. All figures must be placed within the text where appropriate, not placed to the end of the manuscript. Do not use "Insert Figure X about here" in the manuscript.

Acknowledgements 

  • Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed before ‘References’. The names of funding organizations should be written in full

Start the acknowledgement section with the sequence "Acknowledgements" in 10 point, left justified, followed by a single blank line.

References

Examples of APA format:

For books:

Fullan, M. (1991). The New Meaning of Educational Change. London: Cassell Educational Ltd.

For articles:

Meirink, J.A., Imants, J., Meijer, P.C., & Verloop, N. (2010). Teacher learning and collaboration in innovative teams. Cambridge Journal of Education40(2), 161 – 181

For advance online publication

Goh, P.S.C., & Wong, K.T. (2013). Beginning teachers’ conceptions of competency: Implications to educational policy and teacher education in Malaysia. Educational Research for Policy and Practice. Advance online publication. Doi: 10.1007/s10671-013-9147-3

For chapters in books:

Murray, F.B. (1995). Beyond natural teaching: The case for professional education. In F.B. Murray (Ed.), The teacher educator’s handbook: Building a knowledge base for the preparation of teachers (pp. 3-13). San Franscisco: Jossey Bass.

For online documents

Harms, W., & DePencier, I. (1996). Dewey creates a new kind of school. Retrieved from http://www.ucls.uchicago.edu/about-lab/history/index.aspx

 

Alternatively, kindly download the article template here: ARTICLE TEMPLATE JRPPTTE 

Similarity Index 

  • JRPPTTE only tolerates 23% of similarity index for all submitted article.