Author Guidelines

Submission of a paper to the International Journal of Language and Applied Linguistics (IJLAL) implies the author’s commitment to publish in this journal. Author(s) submitting a paper to the journal should not submit it to another journal; nor should the submitted paper repeats the information published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. All submitted articles will go under a review process by 2 related reviewers which may take at least two months. If the paper is accepted with minor or major revision, the researcher has to apply all the comments suggested by the reviewers. Once the revised version is submitted, it will be reviewed by the editor-in-chief to be verified for publication which will take at least 10-15 working days. To facilitate the double-blind review process, please remove the author’s name from the main text, the in-text citations, the reference list, and any running heads. Please replace the author’s name with Author. If there are multiple authors, please use Author1, Author2, etc. Manuscripts submitted without author’s name(s) removed will be returned without review for alteration and resubmission.

The IJLAL editor reserves the right to make editorial changes in any manuscript accepted for publication to enhance clarity, concision, or style. The author will be consulted only if the editing has been substantial. The editor’s decisions are final.

Basic Requirements

To be acceptable for publication in the IJLAL,

  1. A manuscript must be original and plagiarism free.
    2. Manuscript must be written in English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of
    3. IJLAL is restricted to the disciplines of Applied Linguistics, Linguistics and Education
    only. Therefore, paper written in other areas will not be accepted.
    4. Submit your manuscript as e-mail attachment to the Managing Editor at:
    A reference number will be mailed to the corresponding author within 7 days.
    5. If and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author(s) agrees to the automatic
    transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

Manuscript Format

To be acceptable for publication in the IJLAL,

  1. Please submit the manuscript in Microsoft Word format only.
    2. The text is written only in Times New Roman in 12 point font and single-spaced.
    3. The manuscript should be 7,000-8,000 words (including the abstract, figure, tables,
    footnotes and references). Please indicate the number of words at the end of the article.
    4. The author(s) name, qualification, affiliation and email address should be written and uploaded in a separate file.
    5. The manuscript should include an abstract not exceeding 250 words followed by 3-5 key words
  2. All figures, images, tables of the manuscript should be embedded into the original text only.
    7. References of the manuscript should be made in American Psychological Association (APA) style.
    Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice
    versa). For web references: As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the
    reference was last accessed.
  3. Articles typically present empirical research and analyze original data that the author has obtained using sound research methods. IJLAL publishes both quantitative and qualitative studies.

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