Author Guidelines

 | Post date: 2018/08/6 | 
Guide for Authors
 
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Modern Journal of Language Teaching methods (MJLTM) accepts submissions based on the Publication Manual of American Psychology Association (APA), the 6th edition, 2010. Authors need to submit their manuscript online using the journal website.
The corresponding author should complete the submission form online. Furthermore, in the case of papers with multiple authors, only one submission form should be completed, by the corresponding author.
The corresponding author takes complete responsibility for the manuscript guaranteeing that the article is an original work that has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. The corresponding author is also responsible for communications between MJLTM and co-authors, before and after publication, and ensuring that inquiries are answered on behalf of all the co-authors in a timely fashion. Before submission, s/he has to make sure that all the authors of the article are included in the submission form and the order in which they appear has been agreed upon by all authors, and that all authors are aware that the paper was submitted.
When accepted, the proof will be emailed to the corresponding author, and s/he communicates with MJLTM on behalf of all co-authors. Please note after publication, we will not necessarily correct errors if they were on the proof sent to the corresponding author before publication, and were not indicated as errors to be corrected. The corresponding author is responsible for making sure that all names of co-authors are included in the final article, correctly spelled, and that affiliations are rightly mentioned.
 
 
 
Copyright
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a “Journal Publishing Agreement”. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement.
 
 
Acceptance of Papers
MJLTM operates a peer-review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal: Relevance of content to the scope of the journal, word length (8000-10000 words), and similarity of content to other published work. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The editor's decision is final.
 
Code of Practice on Ethics and Malpractice
 
MJLTM adheres to a strict code of practice to ensure that all parties involved in the publishing process (authors, reviewers and editors) maintain a high standard of ethical behavior throughout the process and that malpractice is dealt with in a timely and responsible manner. The journal’s code of practice is influenced by guidelines made available by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and is overseen by the journal’s Editorial Board.
 
Authors Responsibility
The requirements of publishing in this journal are:
All named authors must have contributed to the writing of the paper.
Papers must not contain substantial duplication of research published elsewhere although papers referring to new aspects, or new interpretations, of research published elsewhere are acceptable.
Authors must confirm that the paper, or portions of it, has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. Where overlap exists with other papers the authors should declare this in a note to the editor (notes to the editor can be included during the online submission process).
Authors are responsible for ensuring they have complied with the legal and ethical requirements of their countries and institutions, and that they have secured all the necessary ethics approvals.
Authors must ensure that reports of their research as contained in the paper they submit are accurate descriptions of the research and that no falsification of procedures, data or outcomes is included. Authors must be willing to provide access to the data on which the paper is based on reasonable request.
If during the review process or after publication of a paper authors become aware of errors or inaccuracies in their work they must inform the editor right away and be prepared to provide a statement of retraction or correction.
Authors must declare the source of any financial support that has contributed to the research discussed in the paper or to the writing of the paper (such a declaration can be made as part of the online submission process but is usually also included in the acknowledgements section at the end of the paper).
Authors must declare as part of the submission process any potential conflicts of interest that might affect the paper or the process of publication.
Editor’s Responsibility
The editor will ensure that the process for the selection of papers operates without discrimination on the grounds of gender, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors, or on the basis of the views expressed in papers. Assurances of this policy are the adherence in the editor’s initial selection to only the three criteria of relevance, length and originality, and in the peer review process to the principle of blind review.

The editor will take all possible steps to ensure that papers published in the journal follow the ethical code of practice laid out in this statement. This includes checking for similarity to other published papers (included in the initial editor’s check described above) and taking advice from the peer reviewers about the content of papers. Papers which do not meet the requirements of this code of practice will not be published although the editor will discuss with authors in order to provide an opportunity to correct inadvertent errors and to ensure the authors understand the rationale for rejection (where relevant).
 
Reviewers’ Responsibility
 
All reviewers are currently engaged within the field of Applied Linguistics. The role of reviewers is an important one because they contribute to the quality of editorial decision-making. Reviewers are required to:
Provide an unbiased review of the paper rooted in their current understanding of the field and of the recent research and literature.
Complete their reviews within the timeframe agreed at the time of accepting the request to review. This timeliness is important in helping authors achieve publication within a reasonable time and in keeping issues of the journal on schedule.
Inform the editor of any substantial similarity to other papers of which they are aware.
Treat all review materials in confidence.
Inform the editor if they believe they may have a conflict of interest in undertaking the review (for example, but not limited to, declaring any professional or personal relationship which might compromise the review).
 
 
Article Structure
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.
Introduction
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
Literature Review
Research Questions or Hypotheses
Method
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be replicated including participants, materials/instruments, and procedure).
Results
Results should be clear and concise. Tables and Figures must be based on APA format and next to the related text in the article.
Discussion
This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
Conclusions
 The main conclusions of the study should be presented in a short Conclusions section, which should not simply repeat earlier sections.
References
Appendices
If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as Appendix A, Appendix B, etc.
Note. Avoid footnotes. You might use Endnotes, if necessary.
 
 
 
Title Page Information
Title
Concise and informative, no more than 12 words. Avoid abbreviations where possible.
Author names and affiliations
Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
Corresponding author
Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
Abstract
A concise and factual abstract is required (between 150-250 words). The abstract should state briefly the territory of the study, purpose of the research, participants, the materials or instruments used, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone.
Keywords
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of").
 
 
 
Reference Style
In-text Citations
Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. You are referred to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.
 
References
Examples
Reference to a journal publication:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 63 (1), 51–59.
Reference to a book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style. (4th ed.). New York: Longman.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
Reference to a website:
System. An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics. Retrieved from https://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/335?generatepdf=true/ Accessed 11 Oct. 2017.
 
 
 

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