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Author Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

a.     Articles should be original, has never been published elsewhere, and/or has been sent to other publications.

b.     Full-length articles should be between 4,500 - 7,000 words including references.

c.     Abstracts should not exceed 200 words. The abstract includes keywords.

d.     Articles should be written in 1.5-spaced with Goudy Old Style, 12 font size, and with one inch margins on all sides.

e.     Please follow the headings and seriation below:

Level 1: Centered, Boldface, Uppercase, and Lowercase Headings

Level 2: Left-aligned, Boldface, Uppercase, and Lowercase Heading

Level 3            : Indented, boldface, lowercase heading with a period. Begin body text after the period.

Level 4            : Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase heading with a period. Begin body text after the period.

f.      Reference lists are written in alphabetical order and presented in accordance with APA referencing system 6th edition.

Darvis, M. H., & Karunathilake, I. (2005). The place of the oral examination in today's assessment systems. Medical Teacher, 27 (4), 294-297.

Vygotsky, L. S. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher psychological processes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Lantolf , J., & Thorne, S. L. (2007). Sociocultural theory and second language learning. In B. van Patten, & J. Williams, Theories in second language acquisition (pp. 201-224). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

g.     Please send your short bio of no more than 100 words to


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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