Author Guidelines


This is your opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, and complete. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations. Type in Your Title in Merriweather 16, bold, centered, initial capital only unless function words. 


Write Author(s) names without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names. Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes: name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university, address, country.

Author names should be in Merriweather 10, bold, centered, no title(s)]. Authors’ affiliations are superscripted by numerals and centered in Merriweather 10, bold, centered, no title(s)]. Authors’ email addresses are below the affiliations, superscripted by numerals and centered in Merriweather 11, bold, centered.


The abstract should be less than 250 words, in Merriweather 10, justified. Abstract text should have 1 cm indentation from left and right and be written in one-column format in one paragraph. Type or paste your text into this file, but remember to keep the page margins the same as is set here. Paragraphs are justified (straight-edged) on both left and right. Use single-line spacing and leave a line gap between paragraphs.  This helps your text to be read easily. Keywords should be in Merriweather 10, bold, with a colon. The keywords should start after the colon, separated by commas only. The first keyword should not have an initial cap, unless it is a widely-used terminology. Not more than eight keywords in alphabetical order must be provided to describe the contents of the manuscript.


This document can be used as a manuscript template for COLALITE 2020 full paper. It should be written in A4 (21 cm x 29.7 cm) paper with 2.5 cm margins in all sides. Headers and footers are set to 1.5 cm. No page numbers are required. The required font for the content is Merriweather, 11 points. Text alignment is justified with single space between lines. The first line of each paragraph should have 1 cm indentation, and there should not be any extra spaces between paragraphs. If this document is used as a template, then there is no need to format these. Where no template is being used, please follow the exact guide in this document.

This section (without subsection) must include background, literature review and objective(s). You should provide a background of your study by indicating especially that the general research area you are working on is important, central, interesting, problematic, or relevant in some way and also provide a brief literature review to indicate a gap in the previous research your research area, to raise a question about it, or to extend previous knowledge in some way, then state the nature or purpose(s) or your research. Here you can also list your research questions, state the value of your research, or indicate the structure of your article.


This section explains the theories adopted to analyze your data and interpret your findings.


In this section, describe what data you used in your research, where you collected/obtained your data from, how you collected them, and how you analyzed them.


Present and discuss your findings in this section. You may present your results in sub-sections and sub-sub-sections. No numbering is necessary for sub-sections and sub-sub-sections. Should you have any tables, they must be centered, titled, and numbered consecutively. Should you have examples in your article, they must be numbered serially, starting from example number (1).


This section should be more than summaries of your findings. It should go beyond the results. In this section, you can report your accomplishments by highlighting major findings, relate and evaluate your data in the light of previous research, interpret your data by making suggestion as to why your results are the way they are. Here you can also indicate the limitations of your study, and/or recommend a course of action and/or identify useful areas of further research.




If necessary, write your acknowledgements here. In this section you should give credit only to people who have helped you with your research or with the writing of your paper. If your work has been supported by a grant, you should also give credit for that in this section.


Use the APA (American Psychological Association) style to all the references you cite in the article. This section should list all sources mentioned in the article. Other sources not mentioned should NOT be listed here. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically. Below are some examples of references written with the APA style. Please see the APA style manual for further detail.

Abrams, M.H. (1999). A Glossary of Literary Terms. 7th ed. Boston: Heinle &Heinle.

Easton, B. (2012). Economic history: Boom and bust, 1870-1895. In Te Ara: The encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved April 15, 2015 from http://www.teara.

Pomerantz, A. (1984). Agreeing and disagreeing with assessments: Some features of preferred/disprefered turn shapes. In J. Atkinson & M. Heritage (Eds.), Structures in Social Action. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 57-101.

Sifianou, M. (2012). Disagreement, face and politeness. Journal of Pragmatics 44, pp. 1554-1564.

Statistics New Zealand. (2014). New Zealand in profile 2014. Retrieved from



Should you have any appendix, it should be put here.


** word count 5000 – 7000 **

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