Does Quartile Matter? Investigating syntactic complexity of international publication


  • Laily Martin Department of English, Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia



EFL Writers , Syntactic Complexity , Indonesia


With the challenge of international publication, this study compares the syntactic complexity of Indonesian scholars' publications. The analysis covers 21 journal articles from two groups, from the journals with quartile and without quartile. Using 14 syntactic complexity measures, the results show that the journal articles with quartile have higher mean scores of syntactic complexity measures than the non-quartiles. However, significant differences only occur in three groups of measurement: Length of Production Unit, Coordination, and Degree of Phrasal Sophistication. The findings may show the performance gap between groups as the syntactical constructions of the journal articles with quartile surpass the non-quartile.


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How to Cite

Martin, L. (2023). Does Quartile Matter? Investigating syntactic complexity of international publication. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(SI16), 17–22.