Author Guide

Thank you for choosing to submit your manuscript to the International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation. These author’s guidelines will ensure we have everything required so your manuscript can move through peer review process, production and publication very smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your manuscript matches the journal’s requirements. 

Manuscript Submission
Authors are cordially invited to submit manuscripts to the editorial office by e-mail to: editor@ijjlt.org 
Acknowledgement will be sent within a few business days upon receiving of a manuscript.
All manuscripts submitted to International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation are subject to peer review. The manuscripts are evaluated by external reviewers (anonymous to authors) and refereed within one month (average time for review; might varying from 2 weeks to 4 weeks). 

Before you begin 
Authors should observe the following codes of conduct when they intend to submit/publish a paper.
 
1- Conflict of interest: contributors should reveal any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. 
2- Authors are required to provide a complete list of references cited in their paper. 
3- The journal cannot bear plagiarism and fraudulent data in any paper. It has a strict policy against plagiarism, which is checked through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (Turnitin). All submissions will be checked before being sent to reviewers.
4- All papers are reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers.
5- It is assumed that all authors have significantly contributed to the submitted paper, if there is a co-author(s) in the submitted manuscript. 
6- In case of presence of any fraudulent information in an article, its authors will be responsible for providing retractions or corrections of mistakes.
7- It is strictly prohibited to publish the same research in more than one journal.
8- Changes to authorship: this policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts. Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue, requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in a published article will not be taken into account. 

Authors should note that 
1- A paper which is going to be submited to this journal should be according to the journal Paper Submission Guideline as explained below. 
2- The submission must not have been previously published, nor should it be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also have a strict policy against plagiarism. The plagiarism is checked through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (Turnitin). All submissions will be checked by online software before being sent to reviewers.

1- General Requirements
1.1 Language 
Please write your text in proper English; American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of both. We only accept manuscripts written in English.

1.2 Length of Paper
There is no word/page limit in a manuscript, but the manuscript should not exceed 30 pages.

2- Word Processing Formats
The manuscript file should be provided in Microsoft Word format only.

3- Organization of Manuscript
The manuscript should follow the following order:
1- Title
2- List of authors, their affiliations and email addresses
3- Keywords
4- Abstract
5- Introduction
6- Literature review
7- Methodology
8- Results & Discussion
9- Conclusion
10- Acknowledgements (optional)
11- About the Author(s)
12- References
13- Tables and Figures

3.1 Title
The title should be a concise and informative description of the work that accurately reflect the main scope and content of the paper. It  should be no more than 12 words in length and not contain abbreviations.

3.2 List of authors, their affiliations and email addresses
Please indicate the full names and affiliations of all the authors clearly. Affiliations should include department, university, country, and, if available, and the e-mail address. One of the authors should be designated as the corresponding author, and their email address needs to be included.

3.3 Keywords
The author should provide appropriate and short keywords Immediately after the abstract. The maximum number of the keywords is 10. Listing your keywords will help researchers find your work in databases.

3.4 Abstract
Abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, design/methodology/approach, the main results and major conclusions. It should not exceed 350 words. No citations should be included in the abstract.

3.5 Introduction
This section should be concise and define the background and significance of the research by considering the relevant literature, particularly the most recent publications. When preparing the introduction, please bear in mind that some readers will not be experts in your field of research.

3.6 Literature Review
This section is dedicated to the significant literature resources that contributed to the research. The author should survey scholarly articles, books and other sources relevant to the area of research, providing a description, summary, and critical evaluation of each work.

3.7 Methodology
This section should contain detailed information about the procedures and steps followed in the study. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.

3.8 Results and Discussion
This section is a comparative or descriptive analysis of the study based on the results/findings, previous literature, etc. The results should be offered in a logical sequence, given the most important findings first and addressing the stated objectives of the study. The author should deal only with new or important aspects of the results obtained. The relevance of the findings in the context of existing literature or contemporary practice should be addressed as well.

3.9 Conclusion
The author should clearly explain the important conclusions of the research highlighting its significance and relevance.

3.10 Acknowledgments
The author is free to include acknowledgments or not. This section may include the names of people who in one way or another contributed to the work. It can also include information about supporting grants, funding sources, and so forth.

3.11 About the Author(s)
The author can present his activities, research interests, memberships and affiliations, published research, etc. Authors are also free to include their photos.

3.12 References
References used in the paper should follow the APA style and carefully checked for accuracy and consistency. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list and vice versa.

3.13 Tables and Figures
The tables and figures should be presented at the end of the research.

4- Manuscript Selection
The peer review process for journal publication is essentially a quality control mechanism. It is a process by which experts evaluate scholarly works, and its objective is to ensure a high quality of published work. The International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation follows a double-blind peer review system, wherein the names of the authors and reviewers’ identity are not disclosed. Various steps followed in the peer review system are discussed below:

Step 1: Basic Check
The editor-in-Chief checks the received manuscript to determine whether it fits the journal’s aim and scope. Manuscripts out of the journal’s scope are rejected. Articles published fully or partly in other publications/websites are not reviewed or accepted.

Step 2: Similarity Check
Please be aware that we check all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism. We use Turnitin, the leading plagiarism-detection system, to check for similarity to previously published documents. All manuscripts containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, and dishonesty are rejected.

Step 3: Peer Review
We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts. The review process may take two to four weeks. In some rare cases, according to the recommendations from editors and reviewers, a second round of peer review may be initiated.

Step 4: Acceptance/Rejection Decision
When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the Editor-in-Chief can make one of the following editorial recommendations:

  • Publish Unaltered
  • Consider after Minor Changes
  • Consider after Major Changes
  • Reject: Manuscript is flawed or not sufficiently novel

If the Editor-in-Chief recommends “Publish Unaltered,” the manuscript will undergo a final check by the journal’s editorial office in order to ensure that the manuscript and its review process adhere to the journal’s guidelines and policies. Once this is done, the authors will be notified of the manuscript’s acceptance.

If the Editor-in-Chief recommends “Consider after Minor Changes,” the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor changes suggested by the reviewers. The Editor-in-Chief reviews the revised manuscript after the minor changes have been made by the authors. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.

If the Editor-in-Chief recommends “Consider after Major Changes,” the authors are expected to revise their manuscript in accordance with that recommendation and to submit their revised manuscript in a timely manner. Once the revised manuscript is submitted, the original reviewers are asked to review it. Along with their review reports on the revised manuscript, the reviewers make a recommendation which can be “Publish Unaltered,” “Consider after Minor Changes,” “Consider after Major Changes,” or “Reject.” Then, the Editor-in-Chief can make an editorial recommendation which can be “Publish Unaltered,” “Consider after Minor Changes,” or “Reject.”

If the Editor-in-Chief recommends rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. Also, if the majority of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate.

5- 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 adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guide, which is found in About the Journal.

6- Copyright 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.

7- Access Policy
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. 

Forthcoming issues and articles in press contain papers which have been peer reviewed, accepted, copy edited and formatted. Articles in press are citable but should not be considered as a final form of publication since text could still change before final publication.

8- Publication Fee
There is a publication fee for accepted papers to be paid by the author’s research funds, projects, grants, the author’s institution, etc., according to the following rates:

  Research Paper: 60 USD 
  MA or PhD thesis: 100 USD

There aren’t article submission charges.

Need Help
Please send an email to the journal Editor-in-Chief (editor@ijllt.org) for help. Thanks.

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