The journal invites submission of previously unpublished articles that address issues relevant to Applied Linguistics-particularly in Iran. Book reviews and brief reports or summaries of works in progress which address similar issues are also welcome.
Manuscripts should not exceed 6000 words (not including references, appendices, etc.). Authors are strongly requested to submit their articles online using the following website: http://journal.iaut.ac.ir/Mzk.Home.aspx. If any problem persists while submitting online, submissions should be sent in Word format via attachment to the following email address: email@example.com. Further, authors are required to submit two separate files: (1) title page including all information about the author(s) (name, affiliation, postal address, contact number, email address), (2) the manuscript without the names of the authors and any information within the article revealing the identity of the author(s).
Title page: Includes the article title and the name, institutional affiliation, full postal address, contact number and e-mail address of each author; indicate the joint author to whom correspondence should be sent.
Abstract: The abstract must not exceed 200 words. It should contain an informativesummary of the main points, including, where relevant, the purpose, methodology (including specific names of scales/tests and types of questionnaire), type of data, special characteristics of subject used, and findings. List 5 key words for the article after the abstract. Authors whose articles are accepted for publication must also provide their abstract and keywords in the second language of the journal. (Papers written in English will require a Persian translation of the abstract and vice versa).
Text: The article must be single-spaced with at least 2.54 cm-wide (1") margins, in 12pt Times New Roman font. Indent the beginning of each paragraph with a tab and do not leave a space between paragraphs. Use a clear system of headings:Introduction (Center), Method (Center), Participants (Left), Instruments/ Materials (Left), Procedure (Left), Design (Left), and Discussion (Center).
Cited words and quotations: Use single quotation mark for glosses and terms, double for quoted material. Any quotation that runs for more than 40 words should be set off the main paragraph and does not need quotation marks. Quotations of any length should follow page number after the name of the author and date of publication.
Notes: These should be kept to an absolute minimum and should be placed at the end of the main text. Do not use automatic footnote programs.
In-text references: These should appear in the body of the article, not in footnotes, giving the author’s last name followed by the year and the page number where relevant (in quotations not in citations). All names of the authors should be included in the first citation, with only the first author followed by et al. in subsequent citations; work by six or more authors should use et al. in all citations. Use authors’ first initials if two or more authors with the same surname are referred to in the article. When citing from a reprinting, give the original date second in brackets. All and only works referred to in the text should be listed at the end in References.
References in articles: References should be arranged alphabetically by surname, with only initials for first names. The format should be consistent with the following examples:
Hymes, D. (1971). Pidginization and creolization of language (2nd edition).Cambridge University Press.
Anisman, H., Remington, G., &Sklar, L. S. (1979). Effects of inescapable shock on subsequent escape performances: Catecholaminergic mediation of response initiation and maintenance. Psychopharmacology, 61(1), 107-124.
Trudgill, P. (1992a). Ausbau sociolinguistics and perception of language in contemporary Europe.International Journal of Applied Linguistics2.2, 167-77.