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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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

These are the conditions in writing the manuscripts to be submitted :

  1. The author must send the manuscript online by first registering as a writer / author to the website address : ;

  1. After registering the author must make a submission or submit an article manuscript and complete the submission stages;
  2. Writing instructions :
  3. The manuscript sent by the author is an original work that has never been published in any medias / journals and is not being sent and submitted for publication in other medias / journals;
  4. The text submitted to the manager can be in the form of research results (field / literature), theoritical analyses and critical reviews in the field of early childhood education;
  5. The manuscript is typed on A4 size A-size HVS paper with approximately 6000-8000 words for original articl Margin / border of writing from the edge of the paper is 2.5 cm in all four sides;
  6. Manuscripts can be written in Indonesian or English. Manuscripts are written in Bookman Old Style, fonts size are 11 with 1.15 (one point fifteen) spaces and one (1) column format (some of the other font size provisions are explained through the article template);
  7. The manuscript file is sent in MS Word format;
  8. The manuscript format has to meet the Genius Journal Template;
  9. The article does not contain the plagiarisms, falsifications and data forgeries;
  10. The manuscripts can be written in Indonesian or English;
  11. All incoming articles manuscripts will be judged by the editor-in-chief appointed by the editors.
  12. Articles Components
    1. Title 

Title should be concise and clear (maximum 15 words) without any subtitles. written in Bookman Old Style font, bold 14 pt in bold and centered position with spacing before 6 pt and spacing after 6 pt. The title must describe the content of the research / study. Please use a clear and simple but informative sentence. Title must be unambiguous, specific and complete. Using abbreviations is not allowed, except for common abbreviations (e.g DNA).

Name and Affiliation

Author names must be written in Bookman Old Style, 12pt, bold, single line spacing, as well as author affiliations. Under affiliation, include the email address in Bookman Old Style font in 12pt but in italics typing.


Abstract is presented in a structured paragraph written in English and Bahasa Indonesia (approximately 200-250 words). The abstract should contain background, aims, method, results and conclusion. Three to four keywords are written alphabetically under the abstract.


Introduction covers the background of the problem, the formulation of the problem, research objectives and the benefits of research findings.


Method contains research design; time and location of research; population, sample and sampling method; how research works; as well as analysis of research results.

Results and Discussion

Results and Discussion contains the results of research in accordance with the objectives of the study accompanied by scientific discussions and arguments. Tables, graphs, images that support the results of the study can be included. The discussion focused on discussing the main results of the study. The provisions of writing tables, graphs and drawings are as follows:

  • Symbols and Units

If the text contains symbols and units, please use the standard unit symbols that are generally used, either to express time, weight, temperature, grade or distance. Please avoid using non-standard unit symbols. When providing a numeric value followed by the unit of measurement, place a space / distance between the value and the unit of measurement. This also applies to writing percentages and degrees Celsius (eg 42% or 35%, 234 ° C, 504 K).

  • Equations

Make sure the placement and numbering of equations are always consistent throughout your manuscript. Put the equations on the left straight parallel and place the numbering in a flush-right manner, using the right tab on the right margin. Give a reference description in text form. Meanwhile, variables must be presented in italics.

  • Figures and Tables

Figures and tables should be attached in the body article rather than as appendix. Figures and tables must be original and sharp. Figures and tables are centered at the top or bottom of the page. Please don't use the small font size in the illustrations and use the Bookman Old Style font. Arrange the table numbers and left-aligned titles on top of the table. Place horizontal lines above and below the table title and at the bottom of the table. Titles for tables and figures should be in the Bookman Old Style 11 pt font, with 0 pt spaces before and 6 pt after paragraphs and place it left aligned at the top of the table. If the table is too long to fit one page, the table numbers and titles must be repeated on the next page before the table continues.

  • Caption Text

Caption text is placed under each illustration, with Bookman Old Style font, 11 points size and 1.15 cm space. Images and captions must be centered at the bottom of the image; two narrow figures can be placed side by side. Please annotate the numbering in the text by writing: Figure 1, Fig. 2, etc.


Conclusions contains a brief statement, about the results obtained associated with the objectives and hypotheses (if any) has been proposed. If any suggestions or recommendations may be included in the conclusion.

Citation and References

For citation formats and models we use the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition (Full-Note), you can find them using citation applications such as Mendeley, Zotero or other reference manager programs or by using online citation engines, such as

We are concerned to develop scientific knowledge and problem solving in early childhood education issues, so please only use references which are published not more than 5 years from your submission to Genius.

In order to give our readers a sense of continuity, we encourage you to identify Genius (Journal of Indonesian Early Childhood Education) articles to get the similar researches. So, you can do a citation in your papers and make use of the papers published in Genius (Journal of Indonesian Early Childhood Education) Journal as your references.

References used in the article must consist of articles beside any other literatures. The references list must be included immediately after the end of the article. Don't start on the new page unless absolutely necessary. The author must ensure that every reference in the text appears in the list of references and vice versa.

If you use a conference proceeding as a reference, page numbers should be provided. If proceedings page numbers are not available, the lecture identification – e.g. lecture number should be provided instead. If you use a website as a reference, an author or institution should be provided. The date of the last access should be provided as well.

Plagiarism Checking

The article must be checked by plagiarism checking software and the maximum limit of plagiarism is 30%.


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