Submission Guidelines

TYPES OF PAPER

Original research paper

Papers should be between 5000-7000 words in length, including references, notes and tables. The manuscript must include an abstract of about 200 – 250 words, and at least 3 keywords.

 

Conceptual or review papers

Papers should be between 5000-7000 words in length, including references, notes and tables. The manuscript must include an abstract of about 200 – 250 words, and at least 3 keywords.

 

Book reviews

Book reviews should not be more than 1000 words in length, including references. There should be no tables or graphics.

 

GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Authors must submit their manuscripts through this Open Journal System. Any manuscripts submitted to the email will not be processed. The manuscript must be prepared using the Style Sheet Template for the initial submission. The initial submission should contain no author information; author information should be submitted using the Title Page document. All submitted manuscripts will undergo a review process by the editor and then sent to appointed reviewers for double blind peer review. Authors must provide names of at least two potential reviewers whose expertise is relevant to the fields discussed in the manuscript.  

Manuscripts which do not meet IJLEAL expectations will be returned to the author with recommendations for improvement. Authors are advised to ensure that their manuscripts are not submitted to any other forms of publications (e.g. journals or book chapters) either in English or any other languages. Please see Transfer of Copyright document.

The accepted manuscript needs to be formatted using the IJLEAL Manuscript Template for the final submission.

Submission Declaration

Manuscripts submitted must not be previously published nor under construction for publication elsewhere. It should be approved by all authors (if there is more than one author). If it is accepted for publication in IJLEAL, it will not be published elsewhere in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

 

Review Policy

All submissions will be subjected to a review process by the respective panel of experts. IJLEAL adopts the double blind reviewing policy where all identifying features of the author(s) and reviewer(2) are removed. Authors must provide at least one reviewer whose expertise is similar to the subject matter discussed in the paper.

 

Copyright

All articles published in the International Journal of Language Education and Applied Linguistics (IJLEAL) is the absolute property of the UMP Press. UMP Press reserves the right to re-publish the articles in various forms for scientific purposes.

 

Language Use for Publication

IJLEAL accepts papers written in English and Malay language, however, the number of papers written in Malay is limited. We therefore encourage submission of papers written in English. Paper submission in Malay is to encourage researchers whose native language is Malay. These papers will be of interest to readers in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, possibly in Singapore and southern Thailand, and other parts of the Malay-speaking world such as Sri Lanka and South Africa.

 

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a serious offense, and therefore, all papers submitted to the IJLEAL will undergo similarity/plagiarism check before further processing is carried out.

 

Editorial Decision and Changes

The Editorial Board reserves the right to make decision at any stage of the publication, and make any changes to the manuscript to improve the style, quality and clarity of the manuscript. Authors will be informed of the decision, and changes consulted before paper finalization.