Author Guidelines


TUNAS: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru Sekolah Dasar includes research articles and critical analysis studies. All submitted manuscripts must be written in good and standardized English. All incoming manuscripts must be prepared following the 7th edition of the American Psychological Association Publication Manual. Manuscripts must be written concisely but sufficiently detailed to allow adequate communication. Submitted manuscripts must be plagiarism-free and have not previously been submitted and reproduced, and published elsewhere. Manuscripts for publication must be approved by all authors and the responsible authority, if any. Publishers will not be legally liable if there is a compensation claim. Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or portions of the text published elsewhere must obtain permission from the copyright owner for print and online formats and include proof that such permission has been granted when submitting their paper. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to be from the author. Manuscripts are written in font Gill Sans MT 10 pt, 2 (two) columns, 1.15 space density, on A4 paper with 2.5 cm top-down margins and 1.5 cm right-left margins. The manuscript is typed using the MS Word program using the template provided and saved in .doc or .docx format.




The title must be creative and interesting to read. An interesting title will generate interest in reading and allow for quotations. The title should identify the main problem of the paper. Start with the subject of the paper. Titles must be accurate, unambiguous, specific, and complete. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations or inappropriately repeated words. Abbreviations must be avoided in the title. The title is bold, centered, and has a maximum of 20 words in Gill Sans MT font size 12.

Author name and affiliation

Write the author's name without professional titles and positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Don't abbreviate your last/family name. Always provide your First and Last name. Write clear affiliations of all Authors. Affiliation includes the name of the department/unit (faculty), university name, and country. Please indicate the Corresponding Author (include email address) by adding the sequence number. The author's name is typed with a font size of 10 pt while the affiliation is written with a size of 9 pt with the type Gill Sans MT.


Written in Indonesian and English concisely and factually and can stand alone as a single unit of information. The abstract must include background, objectives, methods, findings or results, and conclusions from the contents of the complete manuscript. The abstract is typed with one space, and the length of the abstract is between 100 - 300 words; the font type used is Gill Sans MT with size 9 pt. When writing an abstract, avoid information that contains trade names, acronyms, abbreviations, or symbols.


Keywords are written in English and Indonesian. Keywords are used for indexing. Please select a maximum of 5 words to make your manuscript easier to identify and quote. Write keywords with type Gill Sans MT with size 9 pt.


The introduction is important to your research paper because it will stimulate the reader's interest. The introduction must provide sufficient information to the reader regarding the background of the problem, the purpose of the research, and explain relevant previous research. The latest relevant theories must also strengthen the introduction. You should keep your introduction brief and well-structured and include all the necessary information in your research. Don't overwhelm the reader by making the introduction too long. The number of paragraphs in the introduction is not limited, but the contents must include the background, objectives, position in the previous research, and the novelty of the research. Small theoretical foundations indirectly related to the article's content can be included without sub-chapters. Quotations of more than one author are written in et al.

Suggestions for designing the introduction:

  1. Begin your introduction by giving a brief explanation of the problem you are going to study.
  2. Explain the purpose of your research. Because the goal is an important part of the research. Also, explain the importance of this research you do
  3. Present supporting literature related to your research. Cite the parts that you think are important and align with your research. Try to get cited literature from the last ten years when your manuscript was written.
  4. Explain the gap with the reality that exists in your research
  5. The hypothesis must be clear and summarize the method used
  6. Discuss other research findings relevant to your research so that they can show the linkages of previous research with your research.
  7. Explain how the results of your research will make a significant contribution in the future.
  8. Identify any unanswered questions and any new questions your study has generated



You must clearly explain how you conducted this research in the Methods section. The method must describe to the reader how this research is carried out correctly and correctly. In this method, you must explain in detail the following components:

  1. The type of research used
  2. Research procedures and flow
  3. Subjects or research sample population
  4. Research instruments
  5. Relevant research validity and reliability
  6. Analysis of research data

Results and Discussion

Results and discussion are the main components that contain findings from research that has been carried out. This result contains research interpretation, explains the implications of research findings that have been carried out, and contains suggestions for the future. Results and discussion serve to answer the questions posed in the research, explain how the results support the answers, and how the answers fit with existing knowledge about the topic. The discussion is considered the heart of the research. The discussion is always related to the introduction, but not just repeating the theory; the discussion must contain an in-depth explanation of how the research that has been carried out provides a new understanding to the reader and produces new, unique, interesting, and novelty values.

It should be noted the discussion should be kept as short as possible, clearly and fully state, support, explain, and defend research answers and discuss other important and directly relevant issues. Authors should be careful to provide comments and not repeat results. Side issues shouldn't be included, which tends to obscure the message.

Pictures and tables

Images and tables are the most effective way of presenting results. Descriptions must be able to stand alone so that figures and tables can be understood without having to read the entire text. In addition, the data represented must be easy to interpret. In determining pictures and tables, try to keep the pictures simple, preferably in color, and try not to repeat pictures and graphics in the research paper. Image provisions are in TIFF, JPEG format with a resolution of 300 dpi.


This conclusion will help readers understand why your research is important to them after reading the paper. Conclusions are not simply a summary of the main topics or a restatement of the research problem. The conclusion, made in one paragraph without citations, contains conclusions and suggestions for further research.


All in-text citations must be in the reference list and vice versa. References may only include published or accepted articles. Data sets deposited into online repositories must be included in a reference list, including the version and unique identifiers where available. In-text citations should be named by the first author's surname, followed by the year. For works by two authors, include both surnames, followed by the year. For works with more than two authors, include only the first author's surname, followed by et al., followed by the year. Please refer to management references (Mendeley or Zotero) and use the American Psychological Association 7th Edition format for assistance. If possible, provide the captured link for each reference.

Journal Article

Fatchurahman, M., Setiawan, M. A., & Karyanti, K. (2022). Evaluation of the CSE-UCLA model on the performance of school counselors in Indonesia. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 56(2), 561-572. doi: 10.32744/pse.2022.2.33


Setiawan, M.A. (2017). Learning and Learning. Ponorogo, Uwais Indonesian Inspiration

Thesis and dissertation

Henry, (2019). Learning English for elementary school students (Thesis). Muhammadiyah University of Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan