Guide for Authors

The Journal of English Language Teaching and Learning is a double blind peer-reviewed journal published biquartely by The University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran. All Iranians and foreign authors are kindly encouraged to submit their unpublished works which are not under review in any other journal. This journal publishes articles in different areas of Applied Linguistics, but preference is given to papers related to theoretical and practical issues in EFL/ESL teaching and learning.

-Submission Guidelines

In order to submit the manuscripts, authors are requested to refer to the journal website: http://elt.tabrizu.ac.ir. Firstly, authors need to register according to the given instructions in the website. Once registered, the authors will receive an e-mail containing their passwords. Then, they can sign in and submit their manuscripts by following the given steps.

-Manuscript Preparation

The manuscript files must be submitted in MS Word with the length of 3000-7000 words.

The submitted manuscripts must follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), see below.

Authors are also required to submit two MS Word files. The first one includes the following: manuscript title, author name(s), affiliation, department, e-mail address, and phone number (office or cell phone). In case of a multiple authored manuscript, the order of the authors and also the corresponding author must be designated. The second file includes no cover page or author affiliation, but contains English and Persian abstracts, keywords alongside the main body of the article.

Tables and figures must not be in image form, rather they should be drawn by hand.

Tables and figures must not be sent separately, rather they should be included within the main file.

-Writing Style Guidelines

  • Document size: A4 paper size

  • Top: 3.71 cm

  • Bottom: 5 cm

  • Left: 4.5

  • Right: 4.5

  • Gutter: 0

  • First line: 0.5

  • Font type and size: Times New Roman, 12 pt.

  • Line spacing: single or 1.15

  • Space before paragraph: 0 pt.

  • Space after paragraph: 6 pt.

  • First line indentation of all paragraphs except the paragraphs immediately following a heading

  • Headings must be organized in APA (6th edition) format.

  • Referencing style: both reference list and in-text citations must be in APA style

  • Tables and figures: Tables and figures must be inserted in the text, and also be in APA format