International Journal of Applied Linguistics
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Edited By: Janina Brutt-Griffler and Daniel Perrin
Online ISSN: 1473-4192
Instructions for Contributors
The working language of the journal is English. InJAL publishes original articles and solicited reviews of current books (including books written in languages other than English), as well as notes and comments on points arising out of recently-published articles. All submissions will be refereed by at least two appropriate members of the applied linguistics community.
Submissions: Articles should be between 4,000 to a maximum of 8,000 words (including the abstracts, footnotes, references, tables, figures, appendices and all other matter). The submission should be broken into three separate files: the title page, the article which has been blinded for refereeing, and any tables and figures. Authors should submit their article electronically (Word compatible) to: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/injal. If you are unable to make a submission electronically, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title page: Include the article title and the name, institutional affiliation, full postal address and e-mail address of each author; indicate the joint author to whom correspondence should be sent.
Abstract: The abstract must not exceed 125 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 subjects used, and conclusions. 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 a second language of their choice, reflecting where they feel the main audience lies for the issues presented in the article.
Text: The article must be single-spaced with at least 3cm-wide (1.25') margins, in 12pt Times New Roman font or similar. Indent the beginning of each paragraph with a tab and do not leave a space between paragraphs. Use a clear system of headings (without numbers), preferably with not more than three levels of heading.
Tables and figures: Each should appear on a separate page, with an indication of where it belongs marked in the text. Please make minimal use of lines and boxes in tables – vertical lines are not used by the publisher. It is best to restrict table/figure width to 12cm.
Cited words and quotations: Put cited words or phrases in italics (or underline). Use single quotation marks for glosses and terms, double for quoted material. Any quotation that runs for more than three lines should be set off from the main paragraph and does not need quotation marks.
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 page number where relevant. A work by three authors should include all names in the first citation, with only the first author followed by et al. in subsequent citations; work by four 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 the References.
References in Articles
There are several software packages available to help authors manage and format the references and footnotes in their journal article. We recommend the use of a software tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.
EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:
Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:
These should be arranged alphabetically by surname, with only initials for first names. The format should be consistent with the following examples:
Hymes, D. (ed.) (1971) Pidginization and Creolization of Languages (2nd edition). Cambridge University Press.
Swales, J. (1981) That master narrative of our time: the research article revisited. Keynote speech at the 14th European Symposium on Language for Special Purposes, University of Guildford, 18-22 August.
Trudgill, P. (1992a) Ausbau sociolinguistics and the perception of language status in contemporary Europe. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 2.2: 167-77.
—(1992b) Introducing Language and Society. London: Penguin.
Weinreich, U., W. Labov and M.I. Herzog (1968) Empirical foundations for a theory of language change. In W.P. Lehman and Y. Malkiel (eds.), Directions for Historical Linguistics: A Symposium. Austin: University of Texas Press. 97-195.
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