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Author Guidelines

MaPan: Jurnal Matematika dan Pembelajaran, is a scientific, peer-reviewed, and open-access journal which has been established for the dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of Mathematics education. This journal was managed and published by Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teacher Training, Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar, Indonesia, in collaboration with Asosiasi Dosen Matematika dan Pendidikan/Tadris Matematika PTKIN (Ad-mapeta), biannually on June and December.

All papers submitted to the journal should be written in good English. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to check the grammar and clarity of the paper before submission. The work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

1. General Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must be submitted to MaPan: Jurnal Matematika dan Pembelajaran Editorial Office by Online Submission at E-Journal portal address:, where an author registers as the author to MaPan journal. If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following email: 

2. Manuscript Template

The manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article template (download the MS Word article template here).

3. Reviewing of Manuscripts

Every submitted paper is independently reviewed by at least two peer-reviewers. The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based on their reports/recommendations. If two or more reviewers consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors.

4. Revision of Manuscripts

Manuscripts sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised manuscripts can be sent to the editorial office through the Online Submission Interface (

5. Editorial Office of MaPan: Jurnal Matematika dan Pembelajaran

All correspondences should be sent to the following Editorial Office:

Muhammad Rusydi Rasyid (Editor-in-Chief)

Editorial Office of MaPan: Jurnal Matematika dan Pembelajaran
Faculty of Tarbiyah dan Teacher Training
Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar, Indonesia
Kampus 2
Jalan H. M. Yasin Limpo No. 36 Samata-Gowa

6. Guideline for Online Submission

Manuscripts must be submitted online using the Open Journal System (OJS) of MaPan: Jurnal Matematika dan Pembelajaran. The author should first register as Author. After the registration steps complete, log in as the author, click "New Submission". The submission stage consists of five steps, namely:

Step 1 - Start: Select the appropriate section of the Journal (Full Article).

Step 2 - Upload Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file to be submitted, then click the Upload button.

Step 3 - Enter Metadata: In this step, detailed authors metadata should be entered, including the marked corresponding author. After that, the manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox, including keywords.

Step 4 - Upload Supplementary Files: Authors are allowed to upload supporting files such as statement letters, etc.

Step 5 - Confirmation:  Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to MaPan: Jurnal Matematika dan Pembelajaran, click the Finish Submission button after the documents are uploaded. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.

After this submission, the authors who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors can track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes a status of manuscript review and editorial process.

7. User Rights

All articles published by Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as follows:

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)

8. Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

The manuscript should be typed using word processors (Microsoft Word or Open Office) software. The font used throughout the paper is Book Antiqua. The paper size is A4 (i.e., 210 x 297 mm), one-column format with a 1.42 inches margin at the top, a 1.42 inches margin at the bottom, 1.22 inches margin on the left, and 1.22 inches margin on the right.

Manuscript submitted to this journal should follow the heading below, except for the review article: Title; Authors’ Name; Authors’ Affiliation; Corresponding email; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; and References.

8.1  Title page

The organization shown below should be followed (in the order given):

a. Title of the paper (12 pt, bold, center)

b. Author name(s) (11 pt, bold, center)

c. Author affiliation(s) (11 pt, center)

d. Address(es) of the institution(s) at which the work was performed (11 pt, center)

e. Email addresses of the corresponding author to whom the revision or galley proofs of the paper are to be sent. (11 pt, center)

The title should be brief and should not exceed 20 words. The affiliation address for each author should be indicated by superscript Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.).

8.2  Abstract (11 pt, bold)

Articles must include an abstract of 150-250 words. The abstract should not repeat the information that already exists in the title. The abstract should be written in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

8.3  Keywords (11 pt, italics)

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords written in alphabetical order. Please avoid general terms, multiple concepts (avoid, for example, and or of), and abbreviations. Only abbreviations firmly established in the field are eligible.

8.4  Introduction (12 pt, bold)

The introduction should explain: (1) the mathematics education problems which were identified and addressed in the research, (2) The ideal conditions of learning mathematics outcomes, (3) identification of knowledge or research gap, and (4) the statement of research purposes or research questions. There is no subchapter or heading for theoretical review.

8.5  Methods (12 pt, bold)

This part addresses the methods employed in the research. It includes types of research, research subjects, research instruments, data sources, data collections, and data analysis. The author(s) must pay careful attention to the data analysis since it is not just a general step. For example, the author(s) states that the data was analyzed through four steps; reducing data, displaying data, making an inference, and verification. The four steps are required to be operationally elaborated referring to what the author(s) did in the research.

8.6  Results and Discussion (12 pt, bold)

The results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. Results can be presented in figures, tables, and text. The discussion or analysis of the findings is not enough to just state that it relates to prior studies.  The Discussion should be an interpretation of the results rather than a repetition of the Results. The discussion links the data and analysis results with the problem or research objective and a broader theoretical context.

8.6.1  Figures

Use Arabic numerals to number all figures (e.g., Figure 1, Figure 2) according to their sequence in the text. The figure title and number are below the figure. It is placed in the middle with all words start using a capital letter, except conjunctions. If it is more than one line, the title is written in a single space.

Figure 1. The Comparison of the Students' Mathematics Learning Outcomes

8.6.2  Tables

Each table must be numbered by using Arabic numerals (e.g., Table 1, Table 2) and include a title. Tables are sequentially numbered with their titles and put them above the table. Place footnotes of the tables under the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.), not symbols. Do not use vertical rulings in the tables. Each column in a table must have a heading and abbreviations, when necessary, it should be defined in the footnotes. The table title is placed in the middle with all the words start using a capital letter, except for conjunctions. If the title is more than one line, it is written in a single space.

Table 1. The Results of the Students’ Observations in the Learning Process of Cycle I

8.6.3  Equations

The equation should be prepared using MS Equation Editor (not in image format). Equations are numbered if they are to be used again as references. If not, the equations don't need to be numbered. The numbers used are only numbers within parentheses as shown in Equation (1). The equation number is to be placed on the extreme right side.

y = mx + c                                                                                                (1)

8.6.4  Units, Abbreviations, and Symbols

Metric units are preferred. Define abbreviations and symbols for the first time as they are introduced in the text.

8.7  Conclusion (12 pt, bold)

Conclusion answers the objective of a research. It is not the replication of results and discussion but a sharp highlight of the findings which refer to research objectives. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest further research. Conclusion is written in the form of a descriptive paragraph, not numbers.

8.8  Acknowledgments (12 pt, bold)

Acknowledgment is optional. The author/s is encouraged to acknowledge any parties that give a contribution to the research.

8.9  References (12 pt, bold)

The Reference section must include all relevant published works, and all listed references must be cited in the text. Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based. Avoid excessive self-citations. Avoid excessive citations of publications from the same region. Check each reference again from the original source (authors' name, volume, issue, year, DOI Number). Please use Reference Manager Applications like Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote, etc. Use other published articles in the same journal as models.

References are published in at least the last 10 years. Main references are coming from primer sources such as research reports (include undergraduate thesis, master thesis, and dissertation) or research articles in the journal and/or scientific magazines, especially from our articles. The list of references organized alphabetically and chronologically (suggested to use APA style).

Recommendations for references include all authors (et al., for multiple authors is not acceptable). When preparing your reference list, the following should be avoided: references not cited in the text, excessively referencing your own work, and insufficiently referencing the work of others.

Examples of references


Kilbane, C. R., & Milman, N. B. (2014). Teaching models designing instruction for 21st century learners. New York: Pearson.

Nugroho, R. A. (2018). Higher-order thinking skills (HOTS). Jakarta: Grasindo.

Proceeding, Conference:

Hawkins, W. J. (2012). An investigation of primary teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge when teaching measurement to years three and four. Proceedings in The 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 2012), pp.1874-1883. Seoul: Korea Nation University of Education.

Yunita, H., Wahyudin, & Sispiyati, R. (2017). Effectiveness of discovery learning model on mathematical problem solving. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1868(1), 050028.

Journal with Online Access:

Panasuk, R.M & Horton, L.B. (2012). Integrating history of mathematics into curriculum: what are the chances and constraints? IEJME, 7(1), 3-20. Retrieved from

Rohendi, D. & Dulpaja, J. (2013). Connected mathematics project (CMP) model based on presentation media to the mathematical connection ability of Junior High School Student. Journal of Education and Practice 4(4), 17-22. Retrieved from https;//

Journal with DOI:

Nur, F., Latuconsina, N. K., Abrar, A. I. P., Tayeb, T., & Syamsuarni, I. (2018). Mathematical learning outcome differences through the implementation of cooperative learning model of think pair share type, two stay two stray type, and number head together type. MaPan : Jurnal Matematika dan Pembelajaran, 6(2), 199-206.

Rudi, Suryadi, D., & Rosjanuardi, R. (2020). Identifying students’ difficulties in understanding and applying pythagorean theorem with an onto-semiotic. MaPan : Jurnal Matematika dan Pembelajaran, 6(2), 1-18.


Ahmad, M. N. N. (2016). A discourse analysis of Malaysian and Singaporean final secondary level mathematics textbooks. Unpublished Master Thesis. University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Cao, M. (2018). An examination of three-dimensional geometry in high school curricula in the US and China. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. Columbia University, New York, USA.


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