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Author Guidelines

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of International Journal in Language Testing and Assessment will be reviewed.

As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript is written in Ms. Word, Open Office Writer, or Latex, with the following format (Paper : A4, Font: Times New Roman, Size: 12pt (document); 10pt (table), Margin: 2.54 cm)

The manuscript follows the following general structure:

Title: The title should showcase the topic of your study.

Abstract: You should describe your study concisely in no more than 250 words. It should include the general overvoew of your study along with its objective(s), its methodology and its findings, conclusions, or intended results. Do include up to ten the keywords, so that it will be easier for anyne who wants to find the article through search engine.

Introduction: This part should include the overview of your study including background

Literature Review: You should inclute any study or current knowledge including substantive findings which supports your study theoretically and methodologically. 

Methodology: This part of your work should provide clearly the way you choose in conducting your study.

Results: Summarize your findings in this section using graphs or tables when necessary. However, mind that you can further discuss the relation you find in the data. It will be further discussed in the discussion section.

Discussion: Present the clear and significant without repeating the same points you have presented in the result section.

Conclusions: Restate your introduction and point out your result briefly. Moreover, explain the value of your study in the field.  

Acknowledgments (optional): Present your gratitude to all parties such as funding sources and participants that contributed to your work.

References: follow the APA 6 style.

Biodata: every author must provide a biodata of about 100 words.


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 LaTex 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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  • No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.


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