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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.
  • The submission is original work with the work of others indicated by quotation marks and APA 7 referencing.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF or ODF, document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is also found in About the Journal.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Articles submitted to the Nordic Journal of Language Teaching and Learning should represent original scholarship that has not been published previously and is not under consideration by another publishing outlet. All work will be checked for plagiarism.

The typical length of an article is between 5,000 and 7000 words, not including an abstract of 150-250 words.

Contributors must obtain the necessary permission to use third-party material in their article.

NJLTL uses APA 7th. Authors must refer to the guidelines governing APA 7.

The entire submission (contribution, quotations, works cited page, notes, etc.) must be in 12-point, Times New Roman font upon submission.

 The journal uses italics rather than underlining.

 The entire document should be double-spaced (title, epigraphs, contribution, quotations, notes, works cited page, etc.). Remove all double spaces after periods.

Remove all headers and footers, except page numbers.

NJLTL has a double-blind peer review process. All submissions must be anonymized. Author’s names and institutional affiliations should appear only on a cover sheet uploaded as a separate document.

Manuscripts must be submitted online through our website. There are no fees to submit or publish with the journal.


Forum pieces are editorially reviewed and are not sent for external review. Items for the Forum section are normally under 2000 words. We accept opinion pieces, responses to articles, and statements about current events and government policies of relevance to our readership.

Book and Media Reviews

The journal publishes reviews of recent books and digital resources relevant to the teaching and learning of additional languages. Reviews should be between 600 and 1500 words.  

Copywrite Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Privacy Statement: The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.








Section A

Section A contains articles that have been through a double-blind peer-review process. The articles will be reviewed using the following criteria. 

Overall impression of the article:  Subject relevance? Contribution to the field?   

The article has an introduction that describes the general perspective of the article, explicitly states the objectives of the article, and presents the research question(s) or thesis statement in a clear manner.   

If the article presents a theoretical framework, it contains a section where the framework is clearly described and justified. This section should be firmly anchored in the research history pertaining to the topic as well as illustrated with examples of how the framework can be applied in language learning environments.   

If the article presents results of empirical research, it includes a methods section that provides a rationale for the current study and the methodological details of data presented.   

The article includes a discussion of the implications of the covered topic for the teaching and learning of languages.   

The writing is cohesive, correct, and scholarly. The chapter follows APA7 guidelines for formatting, citation, references, tables, figures, etc.  


Please scroll to the bottom of the page and check off that you have complied with the items below.













Forum articles

The Forum Section of the NJLTL publishes book reviews, reviews of digital educational tools, opinion pieces, practical teaching exercises and other related shorter pieces of interest. These are subject to editorial review.