Guide for Authors


Manuscript Submission Guidelines

The journal invites submission of previously unpublished articles that address issues relevant to Applied Linguistics-particularly in Iran.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. This open access journal does not charge a publication fee.

Manuscripts should not exceed 7000 words (not including references, appendices, etc.). Authors are requested to submit their articles online using the following website: Further, they are required to submit two separate files: (1) title page including all information about the author(s) (name, affiliation, postal address, contact number, academic email address), (2) the manuscript without the names of the authors and any information within the article revealing the identity of the author(s).

Note: The corresponding author should have an academic email address, for example, 


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 informative summary 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 keywords 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. The Persian abstract should include the abstract, authors’ names and affiliations, and the keywords all in Persian along with the corresponding author’s academic email address.


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). The authors are required not to include any other heading such as Review of Literature, Conclusion, etc.


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.

Note: 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: The authors are required to format references in EndNote. The 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.

Plonsky, M. (2004). Psychology with style: A hypertext writing guide (Version 5). Retrieved from

For further information about the editorial style of the journal refer to the American Psychological Association (APA) style (6th Edition), available at


Conflict of Interest Form

The authors are required to complete the following form of the conflict of interest:

Conflict of Interest form for Journal of English Language Pedagogy and Practice 

The authors are also required to mention the following statement at the end of their articles, before the references, if there is no conflict of interest:

Declaration of interest: none


Online Plagiarism Checker

The contributors are strongly recommended to verify the originality of their work using the following link:  The report should be directly sent to the email of the journal (

The Journal of English Language Pedagogy and Practice has been indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), "Islamic World Science Citation Center"(ISC), "Google Scholar", "Ensani" and "Noor Professional Journals Database"(Noormags).