Submit papers as email attachments in Microsoft word format to
The documents to be submitted with your paper
Title page
Biography of author/s
Author for correspondence

Title Page:
Authors should include a cover page with full title of the paper, the name(s) of author(s), affiliation and addresses (including email addresses). Please note that the author's name should not appear elsewhere in the paper.
An abstract with 250-300 words should be sent with every paper
Key words:
Include 4-5 key words
Biography of Author(S):
A short bio-description (50-60 words) and contact information (mailing address and email) for each author is required for "About the Author" to be published at the end of the paper.
Corresponding Author:
The last name with initials/given name is required. The email address for correspondence should be clearly indicated.


References should be cited according to guidelines of the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) (6th edition).

References in the text should be cited using the last name of the author(s) with the year of publication in parentheses: Marton (1976).
If several papers by the same author and from the same year are cited, a, b, c, etc. should be put after the year of publication: Marton (1976a, 1976b, 1976c).
Multiple citations should be given alphabetically rather than chronologically (Campbell, 1990; Marton , 1976; Naidu (2003).
If a work has two authors, cite both names in the text throughout: Marton & Saljo (1976).
In the case of reference to three or more authors, use all names on the first mention and et al. thereafter except in the reference list.
If quotations are used, they should be included in the text within commas ("….") and should be appropriately cited with page numbers.

Full bibliographic information about references should be organized alphabetically according to the last name/s of the author/s of the work.
Give the Last name of each author, use a comma after each last name and after each set of initials the final one(s). Use an ampersand (&) rather than the word 'and'. AUTHORS may use the followg


Format: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume (issue), pages.
Fox, J. D. (2009). Moderating top-down policy impact and supporting EAP curricular renewal: Exploring the potential of diagnostic assessment. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 8, 26-42.
Sagliano, M., Stewart, T., & Sagliano, J. (1998). Professional training to develop content-based instruction in higher education. TESL Canada Journal, 16, 36-51.


Format: Author, A. A. (year). Title of work. Location: Publisher.

Garman, M. (1990). Psycholinguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Mitchell, T. R., & Larson, J. R., Jr. (1987). People in organizations: An introduction to organizational behavior (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Edited Book

Stryker, S., & Leaver, B. (Eds.). (1997). Content-based instruction in foreign language education: Models and methods. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.
Chapter in a Book 
Samuda, V. (2001). Guiding relationships between form and meaning during task performance: the role of the teaching. In M. Bygate, P. Skehan, & M. Swain (Eds.), Researching pedagogic tasks: Second language learning, teaching and testing (pp. 119e140). Essex, UK:Longman.

Article from a Web Site or E-journal

Takase, A. (2007). Japanese high school students' motivation for extensive L2 reading.  Reading in a Foreign Language, 19(1), 1-18. Retrieved September 24, 2007, from
Electronic Book from Web Site 
Sapir, E. (2004). Language: An introduction to the study of speech.
Retrieved from


Paper size: A4 (210*297 mm).
Manuscripts should be typed (single spaced) using MS Word 1997/2003 or 2007 and should have a word count between 3000-6000.
The paper should have an introduction, review of related literature followed by objectives/research questions, details of research design, methods of data collection and data analysis, findings, discussion and conclusion.
Instructions for formatting your paper
Orientation - Portrait
Gutter - 00
Gutter position - Left
Layout borders - New page, apply to whole document
No borders
Margins - Top 1",Bottom",Left 1.5",Right 1"
Font size - 11 points
Font Type - Times New Roman
Paragraph - Justified, No indent
Line spacing - Single
Headings & sub Headings- Bold, Headings(font size 14)
Sub headings(font size 12)
Numbered e.g. 1

Borders & shadings - None
Tables - with minimum formatting. (with table Number
& headings)
Insert picture - Figure with Number & Headings
Insert text box - For figure
Format text box lay out - Wrapping style = square
Horizontal Alignment = Left or Right
Flowchart - Inside Text Box & letter size 0-2

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