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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, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines

Papers are invited from anywhere in the world, and so authors are asked to ensure that sufficient context is provided for all readers to appreciate their contribution.

The types of papers that may be considered for inclusion is the original research paper,

  1. The author(s) must use the TEFLJ guide (download) as a template.
  2. TEFLJ accepts scientific articles with the following requirements: The article is original and should be written in good English in a soft copy of 5000-7000-words length, typed in 11.5 Times New Roman, and in a single space.
  3. It is a result of scientific research, an implementation of theories, a discussion of current issues, or an analytical and critical study on linguistics, English literature, or English language teaching and learning.
  4. It is never published in any other publication.
  5. The title should be informative and brief with an abstract of 100-200 words length and keywords.
  6. The article should completely consist of: a title, writers' name and institution, email,

    a. abstract 

    An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. A well-prepared abstract enables the reader to identify the basic content of a document quickly and accurately, to determine its relevance to their interests, and thus to decide whether to read the document in its entirety. The abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, provide a clear statement of the problem, the proposed approach or solution, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Standard nomenclature should be used, and non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. No literature should be cited. The keyword list provides the opportunity to add 5 to 7 keywords, used by the indexing and abstracting services, in addition to those already present in the title (9 pt).

    b. Introduction
    In the introduction section provide information on the background of the study, the significance of the study, the objectives of the study, the supporting theories underlying the study, review of related studies preferably the most recent studies and highlight the novelty of the present study. Write also the contribution and implication of the present study.


    c. Method
    Write the method in detail. If necessary, narrate the process step by step. Specify how the sampling technique, the data collecting procedure, the instrument development, the data analysis and the ethical procedure. Provide also the evidence of the ethical documents.introduction, research method, findings and discussion, conclusion, references, and attachment(s) if necessary.

    d. Findings and Discussion
    Explore the findings in detail and explain as clearly as possible. Analyze all the findings and relate to the settings of the study. Discussion can be presented in a separate section or put them together under the section of Findings and Discussion. In the Discussion section, discuss the findings and relate them with the supporting theories as presented in the Introduction section. Compare the present findings with the findings of the previous studies reviewed in the Introduction section.

    e. Conclusion
    Conclude this study in a concise way and avoid any repetition as presented in the previous sections. Write the conclusion in one paragraph (if possible).

  7. Quotations should be included in the body of text except for ones that exceed 5 lines at length. These should be typed in single space, 10 character indention, center position with no quotation marks.
  8. Use Reference Manager of either Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote or other reference manager with APA Style of Edition 7.
  9. More detailed information on writing style and the referencing system is provided in the template.
  10. The author(s) should ensure that the manuscripts have passed through professional proofreaders to guarantee the absence of grammatical issues. 

Please note that any papers which fail to meet our requirements will be returned to the author for amendment. Only manuscripts which are submitted in the correct style will be considered by the Editors.


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