The European Journal of
Applied Linguistics and TEFL
Guidelines for Contributors
  • Key formatting issues
    1. The main text should be in 11-point Times New Roman and Multiple 1.2 line-spaced (see template).
    2. Block quotations (over 35 words) should be in 10-point Times New Roman and single-spaced. Also, they should be left and right indented (see 8b).
    3. Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than four levels (e.g. 1.1, 1.1.1,
    4. No footnotes and endnotes may be used.
    5. The first line after a chapter title and a section heading must not be indented; all subsequent paragraphs must be indented.
  • Title
    1. The title of the manuscript should not exceed 15 words.
    2. The title of the article should be in 12.5-point bold Cambria.
    3. Full name of the author/authors and their affiliation and country must be provided under the title of the article.
    4. A short biographical note about the author (100 words) must be provided at the end of the article.
  • Abstract
    1. The abstract should be single-spaced and between 200-250 words.
  • Font style and emphasis
    1. Italics
      • in titles of literary works, dictionaries, names of journals and periodicals, books (monographs and edited works) and films;
      • for emphasis in quoted text and to highlight a particular term.
    2. Bold
      • in chapter titles and section headings;
      • to emphasize a part of an example.
    3. Underlining may not be used in the text.
  • Tables/graphics
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    2. Photographs and graphics should be submitted in high-quality (300 dpi).
  • Copyright
    1. Authors wishing to include texts (e.g. poems) or non-text material they do not own copyright for are asked to add a copy of permission when submitting their articles.
    2. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
  • Quotation marks
    1. Double quotation marks must be used in quotations; single quotation marks are used only in quotations within quotations.
  • In-text citations
    1. Run-on quotations

      Access to exposure, in van Lier’s terms, turns out to be beneficial on the condition that the learner is receptive to the target language or, as Allwright and Bailey (1991, p. 157) highlight, in “a state of mind, whether permanent or temporary, that is open to the experience of becoming a speaker of another language”.

      This, in turn, directly refers us to the theory of genre, which, as Martin, Christie and Rothery (1994, p. 232) note, “is a theory of language use”.

      Additionally, literature furnishes “a wide range of styles, registers, and text-types at various levels of difficulty” (Duff & Maley, 1990, p. 6).

      The last stage is the Closure Stage (CS), whose purpose is to express thanks to each other and exchange “pleasantries and farewells” (Hargie, Dickson, & Tourish, 1999, p. 252).

    2. Block quotations

      However, Robinson-Stuart and Nocon (1996, p. 435), presenting perception psychology research findings, claim that:
      [i]ndividuals tend first to focus on differences between people(s) and then to magnify and generalise those differences as applicable to the local minority community as a whole. The salience and exaggeration of group differences form a general frame of perception that exists even in apparent contradiction to positive one-to-one experiences. So strong is the human tendency for consistency that subsequent information from personal experiences is often distorted to avoid modification of the initial frame of perception.
  • References

    Effective January 1st, 2015, references in submitted manuscripts must follow APA style (6th ed.). For more information and a comprehensive list of examples see the following link: