Guidelines for authors

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.

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.

E-JournALL operates under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 license, which grants authors the right to republish their work, provided that its original publication in E-JournALL is acknowledged.



To submit a paper, please follow the submission guidelines below.

  • The corresponding author should submit two files: 1) a manuscript file including the article, the abstract, and the keywords, and 2) a submission form that can be downloaded here. The two files should be sent as attachments in a single email to with the subject “[Special issue, if any] Article Submission: [title of the article]”. Please note that in case of papers with multiple authors, only one submission form should be submitted, 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 submission form file should be named after the corresponding author with the surname first (for example, Gironzetti.Elisa.doc or Di_Ferrante_Laura.doc).
  • 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 enquiries 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 in 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.
Footnotes Cambria 8.


Bibliographical references guidelines

Authors should follow the APA style manual, 6th edition with one exception: all author/editor first names should be spelled out. Information about the APA style can be found

Consistent with E-JournALL’s mission as an international, web based, and free-access scholarly publication, references in the article, where possible, should be linked to the actual articles or abstracts available online.

For any question about manuscripts submission, or if you wish to publish multimedia appendices to your work, please contact