Seling: Journal of PGRA Study Program (ISSN 2528-083X dan e-ISSN 2540-8801) published by Program Studi Pendidikan Guru Raudlatul Athfal Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Tarbiyah Nahdlatul Ulama Al Hikmah Mojokerto Indonesia. Published every January and July every year.

Seling: Journal of PGRA Study Program accepts manuscripts related to all aspects of Elementary Education. it's intended to contribute to and disseminate knowledge about elementary education, including but not limited to theories, quality of instruction, instructional planning, design and technology from a disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary holistic approach.

To submit your article to  Seling: Journal of PGRA Study Program;

  • You have to register to submit your studies.
  • You can access the manuscript format from the author guidelines.
  • Please specify the relevant section when you are uploading your work into the system PS: It is necessary to specify ORCID ID number during registration and submission. 

PS: Please register all the authors while submitting your manuscript. This is the submitting author's responsibility. Please be informed that we do not add any authors after the decision.


Focus and Scope


SELING: JOURNAL OF PGRA STUDY PROGRAM is a free access, electronic-only, peer reviewed scholarly journal. It was published twice a year, January and July.


SELING: JOURNAL OF PGRA STUDY PROGRAM accepts manuscripts related to all aspects of Elementary Education.


SELING: JOURNAL OF PGRA STUDY PROGRAM is intended to contribute to and disseminate knowledge about elementary education, including but not limited to theories, quality of instruction, instructional planning, design and technology from a disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary holistic approach.


  • Disseminating research findings, either in qualitative or quantitative inquiry;
  • Proposing new discussion directions and issues through literature reviews
  • Emphasizing creative solutions to the existing problems and issues in the field.
  • Contributing professional development by discussing research findings in a systematic way. 

Peer Review Process

Studies submitted to the journal management system is evaluated by the editors and field editors. The manuscripts are critically evaluated basing on the journal’s submission criteria:

  • scope of the journal and appropriateness to the field of study
  • evaluation of the similarity
  • appropriateness to the writing rules
  • Publication language (APA 6 rules )

Studies passed from pre-assessment of editors and fields editors are forwarded to two referees who are specialized in the field concerned.

These referees state their decision whether they take the submitted manuscript into evaluation or not to the publication board within two weeks at the latest. If the referees don’t state an opinion to the publication board, new referees are assigned for the reviewing the manuscript.

The assigned referees evaluate the study by using standard manuscript evaluation form. Moreover the assigned referees may also present their views and thoughts in the full paper and send it to the publication board.  Evaluation of journal reviewers takes 4 weeks.

Views of the referees serve as a guide to editors and field editors to make final decision. Final decision always belongs to editors and field editors.

Referees can state the following four views for the submitted manuscript:

  • Acceptance for publication
  • Acceptance for publication after minor revision (it is decided after revisions are checked by the editorial board)
  • Reviewing again after the major revision is done. After revision is made by the writers of the study, it is evaluated for the second tour.
  • It is not published (rejection)

Based on the views of referees third or fourth referees can be assigned. In such case, the same process of evaluation will be performed.

After reviewers’ evaluation is completed, views of the referees are examined at least two weeks by editors and field editors.

Editors and field editors give final decision for the study by taking into consideration of views and suggestions of referees. The final decision is sent to the author.

Open Access Policy

This journal accepts open access policy. Open access policy works ofr the benefit of humanity by increasing the global exchange of knowledge.  



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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The publication process at Seling: Journal of PGRA Study Program is the basis of the improvement and dissemination of information objectively and respectfully. Therefore, the procedures in this process improves the quality of the studies.

Peer-reviewed studies are the ones that support and materialize the scientific method. At this point, it is of utmost importance that all parties included in the publication process (authors, readers and researchers, publisher, reviewers and editors) comply with the standards of ethical considerations. Seling: Journal of PGRA Study Program expects all parties to hold the following ethical responsibilities.

Ethical duties and responsibilities are written in the light of the guide and policies made by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Responsibilities of Editors

The editor and field editors of Seling: Journal of PGRA Study Program should hold the following ethical responsibilities that are based on the guides "COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" and "COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" published as open Access byCommittee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

General duties and responsibilities

Editors are responsible for each study published in Seling: Journal of PGRA Study Program. In this respect, the editors have the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Making efforts to meet the demand for knowledge from readers and authors,
  • Ensuring the continuous development of the journal,
  • Managing the procedures aimed to improve the quality of the studies published in the journal,
  • Supporting freedom of expression,
  • Ensuring academic integrity,
  • Following the procedures without making concessions on intellectual property rights and ethical standards,
  • Being transparent and clear in issues that require correction or explanation.

Relationships with Readers

Editors must make decisions taking into consideration the knowledge, skills and expectations of all readers, researchers and practitioners need. They must also ensure that the published studies contribute to literature and be original. Moreover, they must take notice of the feedback received from researchers and practitioners and provide explanatory and informative feedback.

Relationships with Authors

Editors have the following duties and responsibilities in their relations with authors:

  • Editors must make positive or negative decisions about the studies' importance, originality, validity, clarity in wording and suitability with the journal's aims and objectives.
  • Editors must accept the studies that are within the scope of publication into pre review process unless there are serious problems with the study.
  • Editors must not ignore positive suggestions made by reviewers unless there are serious problems with the study.
  • New editors, unless there are serious issues, must not change the previous editor's decisions about the studies.
  • Blind Review and Review Process must be published and editors must prevent possible diversions in the defined processes.
  • Editors must publish an Author's Guide that is comprehensive enough in answering queries by authors. This guide must be updated regularly.
  • Authors should be provided with explanatory and informative feedback.

Relationships with Reviewers

Editors have the following duties and responsibilities in their relations with reviewers:

Editors must

  • choose reviewers according to the subject of the study.
  • provide the information and guidance reviewers may need during the review process.
  • observe whether there are conflicting interests between reviewers and authors.
  • keep the identities of reviewers confidential in blind review.
  • encourage the reviewers to review the manuscript in an unbiased, scientific and objective tone.
  • evaluate reviewers regularly based on criteria like performance and timing.
  • develop practices and policies that increase the performance of reviewers.
  • take necessary steps to update the reviewer pool dynamically.
  • prevent unkind and unscientific reviews.
  • make effort to ensure the reviewer pool has a wide range.

Relationships with the Editorial Advisory Board

Editors must make sure that the members of the Editorial Advisory Board follow the procedures in accordance with the publication policies and guidelines, and must inform the members about the publication policies and developments. The editors must also train new members of the Editorial Advisory Board and provide the information they need.

Moreover, editors must

  • ensure that the members of the Editorial Advisory Board review the manuscripts in an unbiased and independent manner.
  • select the new members of the Editorial Advisory Board from those who can contribute to the journal and are qualified enough.
  • send manuscripts for review based on the subject of expertise of the Editorial Advisory Board.
  • regularly communicate with the Editorial Advisory Board.
  • arrange regular meetings with the Editorial Advisory Board for the development of publication policies and the journal.


Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

The authors who submit their manuscripts to Seling: Journal of PGRA Study Program are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities:

  • Author(s) must submit original studies to the journal. If they utilize or use other studies, they must make the in-text and end-text references accurately and completely.
  • People who have not contributed to the study at the intellectual level should not be indicated as author.
  • If the manuscripts submitted to be published are subject of conflicting interests or relations, these must be explained.
  • During the review process of their manuscripts, author(s) may be asked to supply raw data. In such a case, author(s) should be ready to submit such data and information to the editorial and scientific boards.
  • Author(s) should document that they have the participants' consent and the necessary permissions related with the sharing and research/analysis of the data that are used.
  • Author(s) bears the responsibility to inform the editor of the journal or publisher if they happen to notice a mistake in their study which is in early release or publication process and to cooperate with the editors during the correction or withdrawal process.
  • Authors cannot submit their studies to multiple journals simultaneously. Each submission can be made only after the previous one is completed. A study published in another journal cannot be submitted to Journal of Early Childhood Studies.
  • Author responsibilities given in a study (e.g.: adding an author, reordering of author names) whose review process has begun cannot be changed.

Conflicts-of-Interest Statement


According to general publication policy of the Seling: Journal of PGRA Study Program, only the researchers who contributed to the work in a real sense should be considered as an author. Authors should be responsible to disclose all the personal and financial relationships which might bias their work. Financial relationships such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony can be classified as the most easily identifiable conflicts-of-interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal. To clarify conflicts-of-interest issue, authors must submit a letter to the editorial office accompanying the submitted manuscript and explicitly state if any potential conflicts exist or not.

Peer Reviewers

Peer Reviewers should be responsible to decline the review process if any substantial conflicts-of-interest exists. In case of any doubt, they should consult to the Editor to make a decision regarding the review process. Researchers from authors' institutions should not be considered as peer reviewers to prevent any conflicts-of-interest.


Editors should be responsible to manage the review process and have the right of declining any submission in case of any conflict-of-interest. They should not have any direct personal and/or financial conflicts with their assigned manuscripts. They should not be assigned to manuscripts if they are in the author list of them.


Plagiarism Control

All the submitted articles to Seling: Journal of PGRA Study Program are evaluated by using the  plagiarism detection software. After evaluating the generated similarity report, the editorial board decides to proceed the submission to the review or directly decline it.

However, manuscripts based on papers published at related conferences and workshops proceedings may be submitted for consideration provided that: the papers are not identical;  the authors cite their earlier conference paper on which this new work is based;  the journal publication includes clearly shown novel elements (e.g., more comprehensive experiments).


Complaints Policy

Complaints regarding any published materials will only be accepted within 12 months from the first publication date. In case of any complaint, the authors are required to submit their complaints along with their reasons to the editorial office via e-mail.


Publication Languages

Seling: Journal of PGRA Study Program  accepts manuscripts in Indonesia, Arabic and English. For more details, please see author guidelines.


Publication Frequency

Seling: Journal of PGRA Study Program publishes two issues a year, Januaryand July, as well as a special issue once a year to share scientific work quickly with the public.


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Author Guidelines

Elementary Education Online which accept the original articles, reviews, book reviews and article on professional experience in Indonesia, Arabic and English is a peer-reviewed academic online journal.

Download the Manuscript Template

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Manuscript Format

Title  (English): 16 pt, Cambria,  left alined, only the first letter of the first word of the title is capitalized, leave an 10 pt space

Authors:  10 pt, Cambria, bold, each author in a line.  After names put a “,” affiliation “,”  e-mail (italic), and ORCID number.

Name Last nameAffiliation, 

Name Last nameAffiliation, 

 ABSTRACT: 10 pt, Cambria (between 100-150 words, in one paragraph)

Keywords. Provide 3-5 keywords



INTRODUCTION (left alined)

11 pt, Cambria, single space, first line indented 1cm, no space between paragraphs.

METHODS (centered)

Sub titles such as Research design, Participants, Data collection tools  etc. Should be indented 1cm.

RESULTS (centered)

Sub titles and following paragraphs should be indented 1cm.


Sub titles and following paragraphs should be indented 1cm.

REFERENCES (left aligned)

12 pt. APA style.


Tables should be inserted within the text. Captions should be placed above the table  “Table X.” bold. Name of the table should be in italic. APA style. No vertical lines in tables, 3 horizontal lines only. 12 pt within table.


Figures should be inserted within the text. Captions should be placed belove the figure  “FIGURE Y.” bold. Name of the Figure should be in italic. APA style. Readibility and quality of the figures are important.

Text size:  

6000 words or less than 15 pages. 




Battista, M. T. & Clements, D. H. (1996). Students' understanding of three-dimensional rectangular arrays of cubes. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 27(3), 258-292.

Starkey, P. (1992). The early development of numerical reasoning, Cognition, 43, 93-126.

Edited Book

Battista, M. T. & Clements, D. H. (1998). Students' understanding of three-dimensional cube arrays: Findings from a research and curriculum development project. In R. Lehrer & D. Chazan (Eds.), Designing learning environments for developing understanding of geometry and space (pp. 227-248). HillsdaleNJ: LEA Publishers.


Billstein, R., Libeskind, S. & Lott, J. W. (1993). A problem solving approach to mathematics for elementary school teachers (5th Ed.). New York: Addison-Wesley.


Empson, S. B. (1995). “Equal sharing and shared meaning: The development of fraction concepts in a first-grade classroom.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.


Online Article

Olkun, S. & Toluk, Z. (2002). Textbooks, word problems, and student success on addition and subtraction. International Journal of Mathematics Teaching and Learning (November, 18)[Online]: Retrieved on 12-March-2001, at URL:

Online Report

TIMSS. (1999). “International mathematics report, findings from IEA’s repeat of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study at the eight grade.” [Online] Retrieved on 12-March-2001, at URL:


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 submitted manuscript has not been previously published and has not been submitted to any publication (more explanation was provided in the Author Guideline).
  2. The submitted document is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect format.
  3. URLs are provided for the references.
  4. Manuscript was prepared according to journal template.
  5. The style and bibliography requirements added here can be seen in the Author Guidelines in “About the Journal”.
  6. If you are submitting your manuscript for the review, make sure that you have removed the identifying information from your manuscript to ensure a blind review.  Please strictly follow the suggestions in the “Help” page.
  7. References used in the text have been added to the reference section. Likewise, each work in the reference section is cited in the text.
  8. English abstracts are proofread in terms of grammar, consistency and the quality of writing.
  9. Plagiarism is avoided.
  10. During submission all of the authors of manuscript added to Journal System.


Copyright Notice

The policy offered for open access journals

The authors whose works are published in the journal must accept the following conditions:

  1. The author holds the copyright of the work and gives the first publication right to the journal. The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Atrribution license, which allows the author to be identified and shared by others, provided that the initial release is made in this journal.
  2. The author may make separate contractual arrangements for the distribution of the published version of the work without full authorization (eg, submission to an institutional database or publication in a book).
  3. Authors are encouraged to share their works on the Internet (e.g. in an institutional database or on their own websites) before they submit to the journal or during the submission procedure; this can lead to both efficient exchange of ideas and early and more referral to the work (see The Impact of Open Access).


Privacy Statement

The names and the e-mail addresses in the website of this journal will be used within the purposes of the journal. They will not be used for other purposes or for other sections.




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