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Author Guidelines

Criteria for Research Articles: The appropriateness of a manuscript for publication in JLTL is carefully reviewed based on each of the dimensions listed below.

·      Significance/relevance to field of foreign language teaching

·      Conceptual framework (if the study makes effective connections to relevant constructs in literature)

·      Methods (if manuscript is an empirical study)

o  Appropriateness to research questions

o  Adequate description of methods (including data collection and analysis)

o  Rigor of methods

o  Validation of the choice of research method, data analysis and interpretation.

·      Overall contribution to the field of foreign language teaching

·      Writing style/clarity/use of English

Typing: The acceptable format for electronic submission is MSWord. All text should be typed, double-spaced, with 2,5 cm margins all around. Please use a 12-point font.

Length: A manuscript, including all references, tables, and figures, should not exceed 10,000 words. Please do not place tables and figures at the end of the text.

Style. For writing and editorial style, authors must follow guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2006). Authors should number all text pages.

Abstract, keywords and summary: All general and research manuscripts must include an abstract and a few keywords. Abstracts describing the essence of the manuscript must be 150 words or less.  As for the articles which do not include an empirical study, they must include at least an introduction and a conclusion. The rest of the headings in these papers depend on the content and choice of the author.

State-of-the-Art Articles: JLTL welcomes articles that present a profound review of important issues of contemporary interest in the field of foreign/second language education with a critical approach to orthodoxy and current practices. However, state-of-the-art manuscripts, including all references, tables, and figures, should not exceed 3,500 words.

Innovations-in-Practice Articles: JLTL also welcomes articles that present innovative applications for language classrooms, linking theory with practice. The application/s decribed may either be completely new, or maybe a better version of an existing method, or compare different methods currently in use. Innovation-in-practice articles should not exceed 3,500 words.

Book Reviews: JLTL encourages book reviews. Please contact editors to find out whether a book is available for review. Authors can also suggest books for review. The word limit for book reviews is 1000 words.

 

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 submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

  2. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  3. 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.

  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with JLTL agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in JLTL.

    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in JLTL.

  1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work

 

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