E-JournALL publishes reports of original research and teaching-oriented papers in English, Italian, and Spanish into any of the following areas as they apply to the teaching and learning of these three languages:
– Applied Sociolinguistics, Applied Pragmatics;
– Discourse and Interaction in the Language Classroom;
– Language Teaching Methods and Practices;
– Applied Phonology and Phonetics, and
– Humor in the Language Classroom.
The publication frequency of E-JournALL is 2 issues per year, with one monographic special issue published each year. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-JournALL operates under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 license, which grants authors the right to share their work, provided that its original publication in E-JournALL is acknowledged.
E-JournALL does not charge publication fees or article processing fees.
Full-length articles should report substantive research findings or demonstrate new methods and/or techniques for linguistic analysis of classroom instruction.
Teaching-oriented papers discuss effective practices informed by linguistic research for the teaching of any of the three languages represented by the journal.
Reviews examine and describe technologies and books relevant to E-JournALL’s focus and scope.
To submit a paper, please follow the submission guidelines below.
- The corresponding author should complete the submission form online. Please note that in the case of papers with multiple authors, only one submission form should be completed, by the corresponding author.
- The manuscript file should be named after the article title (for example Humor_in_the_EFL_classroom.doc). Abstracts should not exceed 150 words. Each abstract should be followed by 3 to 5 keywords in the language of the abstract. Authors are asked to keep their manuscript between 7,000 to 9,000 words. Longer or shorter articles may be accepted, but this is entirely at the discretion of the editors.
- The corresponding author assumes complete responsibility for the manuscript warranting that the article is an original work, has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. S/he is also responsible for managing communications between E-JournALL and all co-authors, before and after publication, and ensuring that inquiries are answered on behalf of all the co-authors in a timely fashion.
- Before submission, the corresponding author has to make sure that all the authors of the article are included in the submission form, that the order in which they appear has been agreed upon by all authors, and that all authors are aware that the paper was submitted.
- After acceptance, the proof will be sent to the corresponding author at the e-mail address indicated on the submission form. S/he will deal with E-JournALL on behalf of all co-authors. After publication, E-JournALL will not necessarily correct errors if they were present on the proof that was shown to the co-authors before publication, and were not indicated by the authors as errors to be corrected. The corresponding author is responsible for making sure that all names of co-authors are included in the final article, correctly spelled, and that affiliations are rightly attributed and current.
Manuscript file guidelines
The manuscript file will include abstract, text, footnotes, tables, images, bibliographical references, and a short biographical note (max. 100 words) for each author. Additionally, all tables and images should also be sent as separate files, numbered as they appear in the manuscript. Images should be TIFF or JPEG files in grayscale, black and white, or colors, with a minimum resolution of 500 dpi. Please use only footnotes instead of endnotes.
|Manuscript quick style guide|
|Document title||First word capitalized. Cambria,14, bold|
|Title 1st level (1.; 2.; 3.; etc.)||First word capitalized. Cambria,12, bold|
|Title 2nd level (1.1; 1.2; etc.)||First word capitalized. Cambria,11, italics, bold|
|Title 3rd level (1.1.1; 1.1.2; etc.)||First word capitalized. Cambria,10, italics, bold|
|Body||First line indented by 1,27 cm/0.5 inches, single space. Cambria 10. Do not use tabulations.|
|Figure||Title after the word “Figure”. Only the word “Figure” and its number are italicized. The name and the title are placed below the figure to which they refer. Figures include graphs, charts, maps, drawings, and photographs.Arial Narrow 10.|
|Table||No vertical lines in the tables. Arial Narrow 10. Headers row all caps, bold.|
Bibliographical references guidelines
Authors should follow the APA style manual, 6th edition with the following exceptions:
1) all author/editor first names should be spelled out, and
2) state names should be written out fully (for example, New York, New York; Washington District of Columbia).
Information about the APA style can be found www.apastyle.org.
For any question about manuscripts submission, or if you wish to publish multimedia appendices to your work, please contact email@example.com.
Guidelines for book reviews
The book review should be 1500 to 3000 words (approximately, but longer review will be considered) and include the following: 1) a short abstract of the review, highlighting the perspective you adopted; 2) an introduction of the general theme and goals of the volume; 3) a short description of the content of each chapter; 4) a reference to the intended audience of the volume (who would benefit from reading it, and 5) a critical commentary of the volume, underscoring its strengths and original contribution to the field, as well as its weaknesses or limitations.
Additionally, please keep in mind:
1. Use citations sparingly; however, if or when used, follow APA format.
2. Remember to carefully distinguish your views/perspectives from those of the author, so that
you don’t confuse your reader.
3. Use examples to support your judgment(s)
4. Explain to the reader the contributions that the author makes with specific examples
The following guiding questions will help you while working on the book review:
a. What are the author’s viewpoint and purpose?
b. What possibilities are suggested by the book?
c. How do the perspective and/or interpretation differ from the work of earlier scholars on this topic?
d. What are the author’s main points?
e. What kind of evidence does the author use to prove his or her points?
f. Does the author present new findings or use new sources?
g. What specific points are not convincing?
h. How does this book relate to other books on the same topic?
i. Does the author have the necessary expertise to write the book?
j. What are the most appropriate criteria by which to judge the book? How successful do you think the author was in carrying out the overall purposes of the book?
k. How well is the book organized and how readable is the book for the intended audience?
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Submissions to E-JournALL are reviewed by two experts in the field using double-blind peer review. If the two reports express contrasting opinions (one recommends the paper for publication, and the other rejects it), a third review may be solicited.
Editor quality check: The editors will determine if the article is of sufficient quality and appropriate content. In particular, they will check if the paper is consistent with the scope of E-JournALL and if the language quality follows the standards required for academic publications. If the paper does not demonstrate these basic characteristics, it will be rejected within 2 weeks from the initial submission without going through the double-blind peer-review process.
Double-blind peer-review: The paper will be sent to two experts in the field who will write a report evaluating the scientific quality of the paper. This process is likely to take up to 3 months, and the outcome of the peer review will be one of the following:
a) Acceptance, the paper will be published with the need for only minor revisions or as it is, without need of revisions, corrections, or changes;
b) Revision, in which case the author will be required to revise the paper paying attention to the reviewers’ suggestions and comments, and then resubmit it in order to get a final acceptance;
c) Rejection. If both reviewers write negative reports, the editors will send a rejection letter to the author and will attach reviewers’ reports.
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
E-JournALL provides immediate free access to its contents because we believe in making research freely available to the public to support a greater exchange of knowledge. For this reason, users are allowed to download, distribute, print, and link to the articles in E-JournALL without charge.
In order to promote a creator-friendly environment, E-JournALL operates under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 license, which grants authors the right to share their work, provided that its original publication in E-JournALL is acknowledged.