Submission Guidelines for Authors
The IJ-ELTS: International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies is an international, indexed, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access quarterly journal. The aim of this academic journal is to provide a venue for the students, teachers, researchers, luminaries, policy-makers and practitioners of English language teaching, linguistics, literature, translation, discourse & cultural studies to share their theories, views, research results and classroom practices. Therefore, the IJ-ELTS: International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies welcomes submissions from all those who are associated with these fields. While submitting the manuscripts for the IJ-ELTS, kindly adhere to the following guidelines.
1. The IJ-ELTS accepts manuscripts written in English only.
2. The IJ-ELTS accepts 1) Full research papers (which report interesting and relevant research. It should be stated clearly how the findings in the discussion section of the paper submitted have broad relevance internationally and contribute something new to the knowledge of the topic and the field investigated.) and 2) Non-research papers (providing detailed, theoretical as well as practical, contextualized reports of any of the aspects of English language teaching & learning, linguistics, literature, translation, discourse and cultural studies. Well documented discussions that offer deep insights into theoretical and practical aspects and make an original contribution to the topic and the field of knowledge will also be accepted.)
3. To maintain the quality and standards, the IJ-ELTS expects a high level of academic and written competence in English from the contributors. It is also expected that the contributors follow and comply with international standards of drafting.
4. The papers can address issues in the following research disciplines:
1) English Language Teaching
2) Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign/ Second Language
3) English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
4) Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
5) Relationship between L1 and L2
6) Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language, Linguistics, Literature & Translation Studies Classrooms
7) Language , Linguistics, Literature and Translation Assessment and Testing
8) The major branches of linguistics (Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Stylistics etc.)
9) Levels of linguistic analysis (Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics etc.)
10) Discourse Analysis & various approaches to discourse analysis
11) English Literature and Literatures in English
12) Literary Theory and Criticism
13) Theater, Gender and Culture studies
14) Theoretical reflections on Translation
15) Translation in a globalized world (media, communication, culture and conflict)
16) Machine Translation
17) Legal Translation
18) Interpreting studies
19) Literary Translation
20) Interdisciplinary studies in ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Translation, Discourse and Culture Studies
5. Papers should be between 3000-8000 words long, and should be submitted electronically as e-mail attachments in MS Document format to firstname.lastname@example.org .
6. All articles should have an abstract of between 150 and 250 words in length.
7. Each paper should include no more than 5 keywords.
8. The submission must be original and unpublished. Kindly note that the IJ-ELTS has zero level plagiarism tolerance.
9. Authors should include a cover page with the full title of the paper, the author's full name, author’s academic affiliation and address, e-mail address, postal address, phone number. The author's name should not appear elsewhere in the article.
10. Each article should be single-spaced in 12 point font (Times New Roman) with 1 inch margins on all sides.
11. The editors of the IJ-ELTS reserve the right to make editorial changes in any manuscript accepted for publication for the sake of style or clarity. Authors will be consulted only if the changes are substantial.
12. All submissions must conform to the requirements of the APA style sheet (most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences). Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references and citations, which must be in APA format.
14. Footnotes should be avoided.
15. Authors should submit- separately from the paper- a four–line bio.
16. Authors of accepted manuscripts will assign to the IJ-ELTS the permanent right to electronically distribute their articles, but they will retain their copyright. After the article has appeared in the IJ-ELTS, authors may republish their texts as long as they clearly acknowledge the IJ-ELTS as the original publisher and the only source for citation purposes.
Review and Publishing Procedure
All authors, who comply with the requirements above, receive an acknowledgement upon receipt to confirm the safe arrival of the paper. The IJ-ELTS publishes the most recent data and research on the areas specified above. Therefore, papers that refer to the latest research receive priority.
The IJ-ELTS exercises a double blind peer review policy that takes approximately 2-3 weeks for the reports of the reviewers. The decision regarding publication of the manuscripts depends on the reports of the reviewers. Submissions are first read by the chief editor and may be rejected without further review. Those considered for further evaluation will then be sent to the senior associate editors. If approved, lastly to the review board. Authors will be informed about the result within two-three weeks. The decision may be a conditional or unconditional acceptance, a rejection, or an invitation to revise and resubmit. Resubmission is invited if only appropriate changes are envisaged to have been eventually made. Authors will be informed what changes are necessary.
1. By submitting a paper to the IJ-ELTS: International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies, the authors represent that their text, and any illustrations thereto, comply with national and international copyright laws and they bear the responsibility of any legal issues related to these. The IJ- ELTS: International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies is not responsible for any claims or liabilities under such laws.
2. The views expressed by the authors in the articles are of their own and not of the journal, editor or publisher.
3. The editor, owner and publisher do not accept any responsibility regarding unsolicited publication material, authenticity of data, statement, inaccurate data, opinions, results.
No part of this journal can be reproduced or transmitted in any form without written permission of the owner, publisher or editor.