Manuscripts (Word format) should be submitted to the journal electronic system (http://ijal.khu.ac.ir). We advise contributors to send their manuscripts as e-mail attachments to the editor as well (Prof. Mahmood Reza Atai: atai
khu.ac.ir and mahmood.atai
gmail.com). Manuscripts should be typed carefully with generous margins on all sides. Double-spacing should be used throughout including notes, appendices, and references. Submissions should have a separate title page with the author(s)’ name(s), their affiliations, and postal and e-mail addresses for the corresponding author. The first page of the manuscript should carry the title of the article without the name(s) of the author(s). Articles must be accompanied by an abstract, on a separate page, of about 200 words. Authors are requested to provide up to six key words, to appear underneath the abstract. British or American spelling is satisfactory, provided that it is used consistently throughout the manuscript.
When a paper has been refereed, revised if necessary, and accepted, a final electronic file containing the final proofread version of the manuscript should be sent to the editor. Authors are requested to follow the style sheet of the American Psychological Association and use Microsoft Word to prepare their manuscripts. Contributors will receive two complimentary copies of IJAL. Contributions and correspondence on all editorial matters should be addressed to Prof. Mahmood Reza Atai.
An important note: The journal publishes papers for free.
General Submission Guidelines:
* Submissions should not normally exceed 8000 words.
*Minimize the number of notes.
* Begin the notes on a new page before references.
The first note should be the acknowledgement.
*Citations in the text should be indicated by giving the author(s)’ name(s), the year of publication, and page number(s) wherever necessary, e.g. Brown (2004, p. 25).
* All works cited should appear in the ‘References’ section which begins on a new page at the end of the paper. References to more than one publication by an author in the same year should be distinguished alphabetically with small letters, for example, Widdowson (1995a). Journal and Book titles must be italicized.
References should be listed as follows:
Van Leeuwen, T. (2008). Discourse and practice: New tools for critical discourse analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Butler, G. Y., & Lee, J. (2010). The effects of self-assessment among young learners of English. Language Testing, 27, 5-31.
Articles in a book
Bandura, A. (1995). Exercise of personal and collective efficacy in changing societies. In A. Bandura (Eds.), Self-efficacy in changing societies (pp. 1-45). New York: Cambridge University Press.
Al-Shumaimeri, A. N. Y. (2005). Gender differences in reading comprehension performance in relation to content familiarity of gender-neutral texts. Retrieved from http://www.faculty.ksu.edu.sa/Yousif/publications
Tables & Figures
* Include tables and figures in the text not on separate pages.