Online Submissions

Already have a Username/Password for VOCATECH: Vocational Education and Technology Journal?
Go to Login

Need a Username/Password?
Go to Registration

Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions.


Author Guidelines

The editors of Vocatech: Vocational Education and Technology welcome article submissions in accordance with the following guidelines:

  1. Articles must comprise Title, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Author Statement, Acknowledgment, and References.
  2. Articles are unpublished results of research or literature review in the field of communication science
  3. Articles are written in Indonesian or English with the abstract written both in Indonesian and English. We suggest that abstract be translated by a professional translator. We recomend the TRANSLATION SERVICE by AcehLC for your abstract since they have qualified translators graduated from the School of Transatio, UNSW, Australia.
  4. Articles in Indonesian should follow Pedoman Umum Ejaaan Bahasa Indonesia (PUEBI), while English manuscripts should not contain any grammar mistakes. We highly recommend using English professional proofreader.
  5. Articles are written in A4 paper format with left, right, top, and under 3 cm margins. The font is Garamond 11 pt, 1.5 spaces. Starting from Vol. 2 Edition 2, the submission should be between 3000-4000 words (including references, tables, and pictures). Details can be seen in the journal template.
  6. Starting from Vol. 2 Edition 2, all articles must have an abstract between 150 and 250 words in length, followed by three to five relevant keywords.
  7. Articles are arranged systematically: Pendahuluan, Metode Penelitian, Hasil dan Pembahasan, Penutup, dan Simpulan Daftar Pustaka (For Indonesian Articles) and Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, and References (For English Articles).
  8. Articles are sent as electronic files (doc or docx format) through the OJS. The deadlines for submitting articles are February and September every year.
  9. Articles must have at least 15 references (excluding internet sources).
  10. Starting from Vol. 2 Edition 2 the references section follows the APA referencing style 7th edition format. Only references cited in the manuscripts are listed in the reference section. 
  11. Articles are written in English using academic language along with standard academic writing structure and composition. They are typed 1.0 spaced in a quarto paper size (A4) and in Bookman Old Style font 11pt, between 8-20 pages in length excluding abstract andreferences. The page margines are 4 cm (top), 3 cm (left), 3 cm (right), and 3 cm (bottom).
  12. Articles have not been published or accepted for any publication, or are being considered for publication elsewhere. In addition to the manuscript, a written Statement of Originality should be attached in Supplementary File (Step 4 in online submission) which clarifies that the article is original and does not contain any elements of plagiarism. The editor will still do plagiarism screening with Turnitin (20% similarity at most are acceptable) and be in charge in accepting or declining regarding its result.

Introduction (Pendahuluan) states the objectives of the study and provides an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Explicitly state the gap in the literature, which signifies the significance of your research.

Methods (Metode) explains the rationale for the application of specific approaches, methods, procedures or techniques used to identify, select, and analyze information applied to understand the research problem/project, thereby, allowing the readers to critically evaluate your project/study's overall validity and reliability (except the qualitative study).

Results and Discussion (Hasil dan Pembahasan) interpret and describe the significance of your findings in light of what was already known about the issues being investigated, and to explain any new understanding or insights about the problem after you have taken the findings into consideration. It should connect with the introduction by way of the research questions or hypotheses you posed and the literature you reviewed, but it does not simply repeat or rearrange the introduction; this section should always explain how your study has moved the reader's understanding of the research problem forward from where you left them at the end of the introduction. The research findings in the form of research data are further discussed or critically interpreted with particular relevant theoretical approach. Data can also be supported with the presentation of tables, images, etc.

The conclusion (Kesimpulan) is intended to answer the research problems or purposes. It helps the readers understand why your research should matter to them after they have finished reading the paper. It is not just a summary of the main topics covered or a re-statement of your research problem, but a synthesis of key points and, if applicable, where you recommend new areas for future research. 

Acknowledgment includes the expression of gratitude for those who help the author(s) finishing the project. Reference and citation management format is based on APA (American Psychological Association) style 7th edition and Mendeley as the reference management tool. There should be at least 25 references appear at the end of the article and includes only literatures actually cited in the manuscripts. At least 80% of the references are supposed to be from articles of national or international reputable journals and not more than the last ten years. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically.

The authors should submit their manuscripts via this OJS platform.
Once your account is activated, you will need to login and make a submission.

The following is an example of writing a bibliography in the APA 7th edition format.


Hadiwinata, B. S. (2010). Transformasi Gerakan Aceh Merdeka. Jakarta: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Campbell, A., Converse, E., Miller, E. & Stokes, E. (1960). The American Voters. USA: John Wiley dan Sons.

Book Chapter

Gamson, W. A., & Lasch, K. E. (1983). The Political Culture of Social Welfare Policy. Dalam S.  E. Spiro & E. Yuchtman-Yaar (eds). Evaluating the Welfare State: Social and Political Perspectives. New York: Academic Press.


Azoulay, A., & Kapferer, J.-N. (2003). Do Brand Personality Scales Really Measure Brand Personality? Journal of Brand Management, 11(2), 143-155.


A day of devotional frenzy (22 September 1995). HindustanTimes, p. 1.

Yeo, G. (10 Mei 1999). Rail network to cover all of S'pore. The Straits Times, p. 1.


Ardiansyah. (2015). Pelembagaan Partai Aceh (Partai Lokal Eks Kombatan GAM): Kegagalan Partai Aceh Mempertahankan Keutuhan Internal (Thesis, Universitas Gadjah Mada).


Garcia-Luengo, O. (27 Mei 2004). Videomalaise or Virtuous Circle? Media Exposure and Political Engagement in Spain.  Presented at annual meeting of the International Communication Association, New Orleans Sheraton, New Orleans, LA. 


Fadhil, R. (19 Juli 2016). Gam Lawan GAM ‘Keusoe Lheuh’? Retrieved October 1, 2016 from

Kanal Aceh. (3 Maret 2016). Melawan Jakarta di Pilkada Aceh 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2016 from


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 single-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.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial- ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)
  2. Authors retain the copyright to their work. Users may read, copy and distribute the work in any form, provided the authors and the journal are appropriately credited or cited. Authors are permitted to also store the published article at other website/database systems. 
  3. Authors are permitted to distribute the published article to colleagues, post it to open websites - non-commercial, reuse of portions or extracts from the articles in other works. However, authors are not allowed to send their manuscript to other scientific journals once it has been decided to be reviewed by reviewers at Vocatech (Vocational Education and Technology Journal).


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.