Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
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.
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.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
a. 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.
b. 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.
c. 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).