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Author Guidelines


  • Article manuscript must be original works of authors and free from plagiarism (0%).
  • Developed from results of field research or literature reviews (i.e. meta-analysis).
    • Written in American English using Microsoft Word with APA style of 12-point size font Times New Roman, 2.0 space, on A4 paper, and maximum 6000 words (does not include appendix and references).
    • The manuscript must be prepared using journal template included in IRBEJ open journal system homepage (
    • Similarity tolerance is 20% detected by internet-based plagiarism detection (Turnitin).
    • Citations are derived only from primary resources or references of reputable publishers.
  • Manuscript is written following the format of article components that include: title, author names/correspondence address, abstract, keywords, introduction, literature review, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, suggestions, acknowledgment (if applicable), and references.

Title must be typed in title case characters of 16-point size font, center alignment, and maximum 20 words.

Author’s name must be typed in 12-point size font, centered alignment, and without any academic degree or title.

Correspondence’s address includes an email address, name, and affiliation. Typed in 11- point size font and center alignment.

Abstract is written on a single paragraph consisting of maximum 150 words. This should state briefly primary objective or purpose, research approach/design, method and procedures employed, main results, conclusion, and implications for further research.

Keywords are any terms related to specific issue(s) of the proposed topic, written in five words/expressions.

Introduction is a part of manuscript structure that has to explain the general topic, what the author knows about the topic, establish a gap in the field, identify research questions and show how it helps to fill the gap in related knowledge, and how it is interesting and important to be written and discussed.

Literature review involves reporting on what researchers and scholars have written about the proposed topic.

Method is a section to explain how the study or research carried out by the author in developing the proposed topic. This may include the description of sample or participants and how they are selected; techniques of data collection and analysis; and explain briefly the research procedure and its steps.

Results presents only the most significant findings or results of the study/research and expressed in words. Tables, graphs, and other figures may be used to present research findings and related explanations in detail.

Discussion presents discussions of findings’ implications, comparing author’s findings with others, discussing significance of the findings, identifying weaknesses or limitations in the research paper, and may identify future research topics for further studies.

Conclusion is the part where author may restate research purposes or hypotheses (if applicable), summarize the discussions very concisely addressing research paper focuses, and make concluding statements.

Acknowledgment (if applicable). In this section the author recognizes those who probably assisted the study or involved in the research or provided financial supports.

References. This section lists references or sources used in writing the manuscript. All the references must be taken from primary sources (i.e. indexed journal articles, textbooks, other related publications) that are published by reputable publishers in the last ten years. Each article should have at least 40 references.


  • Each component developed in the body of article must be written in different styles (regular, bold, italic) and not in numbering format. Employ the selection of appropriate styles:


Heading 2 (Title case, bold, left alignment, 12 pts)

Heading 3 (Title case, italic bold, left alignment, 12 pts)


Notes on figures and tables

  • Figures and table should be prepared with care and attention referring to the IRBEJ guidelines.
  • Both figures and tables should be saved separate to main text and referred correctly in the paragraphs of the main text.
  • The place at which a figure or table inserted in the main text should be indicated clearly.
  • Captions of figure and table must be saved separately as part of the file containing complete text of the manuscript and numbered correspondingly.
  • Files must be saved in TIFF (tagged image file format) to produce optimal images of the tables and figures.
  • Each figure and table should have complete titles and referred to in text (e.g. Figure 1, Table 1).
  • Data included in table must be written in single space with 11 font size and presented only in a horizontal line.
  • Table title is provided rightly on top of table and identified by number before the title in 12 font size with left alignment.
    • Figure is made using high resolution image and identified by number and title below the figure in 12 font size with left alignment.
  • Citations and references are written on a single space according to APA (American Psychological Association) style and placed alphabetically in order. We recommend to use a reference manager applications (i.e. MendeleyEnd Note, or Zotero). Below are sample references written according to the APA style.


Journal article:

Muilenburg, L. Y., & Berge, Z. L. (2005). Student barriers to online learning: A factor analytic study. Distance Education, 26(1), 29-48. doi: 10.1080/01587910500081269

Rasmitadila, R., Aliyyah, R. R., Rachmadtullah, R., Samsudin, A., Syaodih, E., Nurtanto, M., & Tambunan, A. R. S. (2020). The perceptions of primary school teachers of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic period: A case study in Indonesia. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, 7(2), 90-109.

Roth, P. L., Purvis, K. L., & Bobko, P. (2012). A Meta-Analysis of Gender Group Differences for Measures of Job Performance in Field Studies. 38(2). doi: DOI: 10.1177/0149206310374774


Electronic article:

Code, J., Ralph, R., & Forde, K. (2020). Pandemic designs for the future: perspectives of technology education teachers during COVID-19. Information and Learning Sciences. doi:10.1108/ils-04-2020-0112

Hollweck, T., & Doucet, A. (2020). Pracademics in the pandemic: pedagogies and professionalism. Journal of Professional Capital and Community. doi:DOI 10.1108/JPCC-06-2020-0038

Young, S. (2010). Student views of effective online teaching in higher education. American Journal of Distance Education, 20(2), 65-77. s15389286ajde 2002_2 doi:10.1207/s15389286ajde2002_2.



Alvesson, M. (2002). Understanding organizational culture. London: SAGE Publications.

Hair, J.F.J., et al., (2010). Multivariate data analysis. 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Kline, R.B. (2005). Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling. 2 ed. New York: The Guilford Press.

Yukl, G.A. (2010) Leadership in organizations. 7 ed. 2010, Upper Saddle River, N.J Prentice-Hall International Inc.




Burhanuddin, B. (2013). Participative management and its relationships with employee performance behaviour: a study in the university sector in Malang Indonesia (PhD Dissertation). The University of Adelaide, Australia.


Chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.

Cancer Research UK. Cancer statistics reports for the UK. (2003).

       aboutcancer/statistics/cancerstatsreport/accessed 13.03.03.

[dataset] Oguro, M., Imahiro, S., Saito, S., Nakashizuka, T. (2015). Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions. Mendeley Data, v1.

Conference proceeding paper:

Burhanuddin, B. (2017). Behaviours of the effective leadership in universities: Findings of a meta-analysis study. Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research, 128(3rd International Conference on Education and Training (ICET 2017)), 271-277.


Author must check specified styles suggested in APA if needs more different referencing styles.

All issues regarding Intellectual Property Rights and permissions of citations or software utilization during the process of paper preparation including its legal consequences become the responsibility of the author.

IRBEJ editorial board is authorized to reject a manuscript based on peer reviewer advice or decisions, and make a necessary change or adjustment related to language properties without altering substantial elements.

All submitted manuscripts are free of charge and the publication process will be supported financially by IRBEJ.






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 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 500000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.