Submission Guidelines


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.

The publication frequency of E-JournALL is 2 issues per year, with one monographic special issue published each year. For more information, please contact

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.

Moreover, E-JournALL does not charge publication fees or article processing fees.


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 titleFirst 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
BodyFirst line indented by 1,27 cm/0.5 inches, single space. Cambria 10. Do not use tabulations.
FigureTitle 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.
TableNo vertical lines in the tables.  Arial Narrow 10. Headers row all caps, bold.
FootnotesCambria 8.


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

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

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?

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