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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Please give a valid information in the top of the article including; name, affiliation name, and e-mail adress based on author guidline
  • Please check the manuscript format. The manuscript format should be appropriate with the format that has been written in the Author Guideline
  • Please check the amount of article's page. the article should be at least 15 (fifteen) pages and maximum 20 (twenty) pages

Author Guidelines



Steps For Online Submission

After having username/password for logging in into RETORIKA: Jurnal Ilmu Bahasa, the author will be brought into online author submission interface where the author should click “new submission” or click “click here” in the start new submission section.


Step 1 – Starting The Submission: The author should check-mark the journal check list and it should be appropriate with the article’s content. The author can give comment to the editor in the comments for editor section.


Step 2 – Uploading The Submission: To upload the manuscript into the journal, click browse/choose file on the upload submission file and choose the manuscript document file (.doc/.docx) to be submitted, then click “upload” button until the file has been uploaded.


Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.


Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Covering/Submission Letter, and Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the files, and then click on Upload button. If there is no supplementary files to be uploaded just click “save and continue” button.


Step – 5 Confirming The Submission: Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to RETORIKA: Jurnal Ilmu Bahasa, click Finish Submission button after the documents are true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.


After this submission, Authors who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors are able to track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes a status of manuscript review and editorial process.


Author Guideline

  1. 1.      General Author Guideline

All manuscripts must be submitted to RETORIKA Editorial Office by Online Submission at E-Journal portal address: (,

Where author register as Author and/or offered as Reviewer by online. If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following email:


Manuscript must be written in English at least 10 pages and 11 pages of maximum including picture, table, and diagram. The manuscript should be written based on the RETORIKA journal format.



  1. 2.      Manuscript Template

Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article click here for manuscript format:Manuscript Template


  1. 3.      Reviewing Manuscript

Every submitted paper is independently reviewed by reviewer. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation. If the reviewer consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors within three months of the submission date.


  1. 4.      Revision Manuscript

Manuscripts sent back to the author for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised manuscripts can be sent to editorial office through the Online Submission Interface ( The revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.


  1. 5.      Editorial Office of RETORIKA Journal


Dr. Mirsa Umiyati, S.S., M.Hum (Editor in Chief)


Editorial Office of RETORIKA: Jurnal Ilmu Bahasa
Linguistic Program of Post Graduate Warmadewa University
Jl. Terompong 24 Tanjung Bungkak Denpasar, Tel/Fax: (0361) 5540120/(0361) 5540120


  1. 6.      Manuscript Preparation Guideline

All manuscript submitted into RETORIKA journal is checked and decided by the Editor of Journal RETORIKA. The manuscript which is not appropriate with the journal RETORIKA format will be rejected. The manuscript which is appropriate with journal RETORIKA format will be accepted and confirmed through email by Editor.


6.1. Manuscript Format

the manuscript which is submitted into RETORIKA journal should contain at least with 10 - 11 pages no more than 5000 words with format like:



6.2. Manuscript Title

  • 14 pt Times New Roman
  • Bold
  • Centered


6.3. Author Detail

  • Name (10 pt Times New Roman, Centered)
  • Affiliation (10 pt Times New Roman, bold, Centered)
  • Email (10 pt Times New Roman, Centered)


6.4. Abstract and Keywords

The abstract should be written in one paragraph and should be not more than 250 words. Times New Roman, font size 9, single spacing. Follow the following pattern: General statement about the importance of the topic, gap in literature or discrepancies between theories and practices, purpose of study, method, main findings, and conclusion.

  • Heading (9 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Align Left)
  • Body (9 pt Times New Roman, justify, spacing 1.0pt)
  • Keyword (9 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Align Left)



In Introduction, Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. Before the objective, Authors should provide an adequate background, and theoretical frameworks which are used in order to discuss the problems as the objective of the research to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. The article should be between 10-11 pages (not more than 5000 words), single spaced, 10 point Times New Roman font, excluding references and appendices. Use no indent for the first paragraphs and do not leave a space between paragraphs. The following paragraphs is indented first line 0.75cm.

  • Heading/1.INTRODUCTION, (10 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Align Left)
  • Body (10 pt Times New Roman, justify, single spacing



In Methods, Authors should state the methods which used in the research by very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method.

  • Heading/1.METHODS, (10 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Align Left)
  • Body (10 pt Times New Roman, justify, single spacing 1pt)



Results should be clear and concise. In the Discussion, it is the most important of your article. Make the discussion correspond with the finding but do not reiterate the discussion.

  • Heading/1.DISCUSSION, (10 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Align Left)
  • Body (10 pt Times New Roman, justify, single spacing



Conclusions should answer the objectives of the research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work.

  • Heading/1.CONCLUSION, (10 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Align Left)
  • Body (10 pt Times New Roman, justify, single spacing



  • Use APA (use mendeley app) for of the reference list (Angeli et al, 2010). 10 pt Times New Roman, spacing 1.0, Example: Ndruru, M. (2017) Metaphorical Lexicon In Maena Lyrics of Wedding in Nias: Ecolinguistic Study. RETORIKA: Jurnal Ilmu Bahasa 3(2). 1-12 1.0

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