Research papers should be up to 8,500 words and Research Note articles up to 6,000 words. Research Note papers can be research-in-progress studies, state-of-the-art reviews of the literature in the field, or studies which discuss the pedagogical issues surrounding a linguistic area. Submission of MA/PhD theses and dissertations are welcome.
Every author must submit a brief biography as well as an undertaking the paper is not under review with any other journal.
All submissions should be submitted to here.
Process: All submissions are first assessed by the Senior Associate Editor. The papers are then further assigned to two editors for blind review. Thus three Editors will review each paper. You will be informed within 16-22 weeks (this may vary depending on various factors.)
***Referencing: Use APA style (see this PDF file for examples to follow) (with thanks to the Asian EFL Journal)
***Format for all submissions (Please read this before submitting your work)
In order to assist us with web preparation, the following procedures are essential:
i) The document must be in MS Word format.
ii) The Font must be Times New Roman size 12.
…..Headings: May be Times New Roman size 14 or size 12.
…..Spacing 1.5 between lines.
iii) ‘Smart tags’ should be removed.
iv) Foot notes must not ‘pop up’ in the Document. They must appear at the end of the article.
iv) Citations –APA style.
v) Keywords. All articles must include Keywords at the beginning of the article. List 4-6 keywords to facilitate locating the article through keyword searches in the future.
vi) Graphs – Charts – either in the body of the document or at the end.
vi) Paragraphs. Double space between paragraphs. Indent the beginning of each paragraph except those immediately following a heading, quotation, example, figure, chart or table. Keep text formatting (e.g., italics, bold, etc.) to the absolute minimum necessary. Do not use full justification or forced hyphenation. All lines to be against Left .Hand Side Margin (except quotes – to be indented per APA style).
vii) Abstract. The abstract should contain an informative summary of the main points of the article, including, where relevant, the article’s purpose, theoretical framework, methodology, types of data analyzed, subject information, main findings, and conclusions. The abstract should reflect the focus of the article.