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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

  1. Manuscripts have not been published or accepted or are being considered for publication elsewhere. A written statement clarifying that the manuscipt is original and does not contain any elements of plagiaris should be attached in adition to the manuscript
  2. Types of articles suitable for publication include the following: original research, conceptual, and best practice articles related to applied linguistics.
  3. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal should be written in English and normally be between 3,000 to 7,000 words.
  4. Manuscripts should be written in English in 1,5 space, using Microsoft Word, font size 12, Times New Roman, top and left margin 2.54 cm, bottom and right margin 2.54 cm, printed in a quarto paper size (A4).
  5. Manuscripts should include the following:
    • title (max. 20 words, capitalized, centered, with font size 14),
    • abstract (150-200 words, containing the importance of the topic, the gap between theory and practice or between reality and expectation, or lacks of studies, objectives of the present study, method, findings, and conclusion, and written in Times New Roman, font size 9, single spacing.)
    • Keywords (5-7 words),
    • Introduction (presented in the forms of paragraphs, with the proportion of 15-20% of the whole manuscript length, consisting of the background of the study, research contexts, research objective, and literary review (subsections for literary review are permitted)),
    • Method (all presented in the form of paragraphs, consisting of description concerning the  research design, data sources, data collection, and data analysis with the proportion of  10-15% of the total manuscript length),
    • Findings and discussion (consisting of description of the results of the data analysis to answer the research question(s) seen from current theories and references of the area addressed with the proportion of 40-60% of the total manuscript length),
    • Conclusion (consisting of the summary of the main findings avoiding  mere repetitive statements from the previous sections),
    • References
    • Do not use footnotes.
  6. When using tables, use only horizontal lines. The number and the title of the table should be put on top of it.
  7. If your manuscript contains figures, the number and the title of the figures should be put below the figures. Please bear in mind that the images themselves should also be of high quality.
  8. Every source cited in the body of the manuscript should appear in the reference, and all sources appearing in the reference should be cited in the body of the manuscript.
  9. The sources cited should at least 80% come from those published in the last 10 years. The sources cited are primary sources in the forms of journal articles, books, and research reports, including theses and dissertations. Citations from journal should be at least 80% of the total references cited.
  10. References follow APA style ordered alphabetically, chronologically and should be included at the end of the article in the following examples:

 

Journal:

Aliakbari, M., & Jamalvandi, B. (2010). The impact of role play on fostering EFL learners' speaking ability: A task-based approach. Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 14(1), 15-29.

Book:

Goh, C. C. M., & Burns, A. (2012). Teaching speaking: A holistic approach. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Thesis and dissertation:

Kroeker, R. H. (2009). The reality of English conversation classes: A study in a South Korean university. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis), University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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