Journal Submission Guidelines
The IALLT Journal publishes praxis-oriented research and review articles addressing the interface of technology with language teaching, learning and/or research. Often, these articles are written in the form of case study ethnographies, quasi-experimental classroom research or emerging technology reviews. Generally, articles are between 6,000 – 12,000 words in length and draw upon relevant research and professional literature in order to present original research findings or offer new insights into existing areas of study. The following submission guidelines are intended to provide guidance to authors interested in publishing their work within the IALLT Journal. If you are not certain whether your manuscript fits these guidelines, or have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Managing Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IALLT Journal is published in a digital, online form that is open-access. It is available to the worldwide public at http://www.iallt.org/iallt_journal. Articles are published in both standard html as well as 6x9 journal pdf documents available for individual download and printing. A return to a paper-based volume option is planned for the near future and will allow individuals and institutions to purchase complete and bound paper copies of each Volume via an online vendor at minimal cost. The IALLT Journal is published twice annually and is currently in its 42nd Volume (2012) of publication. Each Volume contains both a Spring Issue (March/April) and a Fall Issue (Oct./Nov.).
Submissions should be made directly via email to email@example.com. An online submission system is currently being developed, but is not yet active. Submissions are accepted at anytime during the year but must be received by January 15 for possible publication within the Spring Issue and by August 15 for possible publication within the Fall Issue. All submissions should adhere to the IALLT Journal Style Guidelines in the section below. Email submissions should include the following:
• A cover page that includes the names, contact information and 50-75 word biographies for all authors as well as the title of the article being
submitted and a brief statement indicating that the article has not been submitted or published elsewhere
• A copy of the article being submitted for publication that excludes any references to the author(s)
• Any tables or figures sent as individual image files
All document files (i.e. cover page & article) should be sent in .RTF formats and all image files (i.e. tables & figures) should be sent in .JPG formats. Once received by the editor, your submission will be acknowledged and a review timeframe will be noted.
The review process for your submission will begin with a preliminary review by the Managing Editor. If the Managing Editor finds your article to meet the minimal content criteria for the Journal, it will be forwarded on for a full review by two independent Associate Editors. Associate Editors are given 4-6 weeks to conduct their reviews and are required to submit feedback via the Journal’s Editorial Review Form. This feedback includes both internal information for the editorial board as well as external information to be relayed back to the author. Once the full reviews have been completed by both Associate Editors, the Managing Editor considers their feedback in order to make a recommendation regarding publication. Each submission is eventually evaluated according to one of the three recommendations:
• Acceptable for publication with minimal revisions
• Acceptable for publication with significant revisions
• Not suitable for publication at this time
All article submissions should adhere to the following style guidelines. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may not be considered.
• Title should be Times New Roman (TNR) 16-point and no more than twelve words in length
• Abstract should be TNR 11-point and italics
• All body text should be TNR 11-point
• All paragraphs should be single-spaced, left-justification with 0.25” tabs
• All main headings should be TNR 14-point and bold with one line break above
• All subheadings should be TNR 11-point and bold with one line break above
• All Figure & Table labels should be TNR 11-point, bold and italics with one line break above
• Do not use headers or footers; page numbers are not necessary
• All citations and bibliographies should follow APA Style; however, bibliographic references should not contain any tabs/indentations, as these will complicate formatting during publication.