Guide for Authors


Please study the followings precisely before making any submissions with the Journal of Language and Translation (JLT)


نویسندگان محترم لطفا دقت داشته باشند که ارسال مقاله و کلیه مکاتبات با مجله در خصوص مقاله ارسالی فقط و فقط از طریق نویسنده مسئول (corresponding author) امکان پذیر است. از آنجا که پس از ارسال مقاله به هیچ عنوان در هیچ مرحله ای امکان تغییر ترتیب، تعداد، مرتبه علمی و مشخصات نویسندگان و نویسنده مسئول وجود ندارد، دانشجویان محترم (مخصوصا دانشجویان دکتری که جهت چاپ مقاله مستخرج از پایان‌نامه در حال دفاع خود) مقاله ارسال کرده اند نهایت دقت را پیش از ارسال مقاله داشته باشند


As the JLT is fundamentally committed to fighting plagiarism, please note that all submissions must include a similarity report. Without a similarity report, the submission would be rendered incomplete and not processed in the JLT under any circumstances. Thank you for standing with us to eliminate plagiarism.


لطفا توجه داشته باشید که در راستای تعهد بنیادین مجله زبان و ترجمه به مقابله با سرقت ادبی، ارسال گزارش شباهت برای کلیه مقالات ارسالی الزامی است. عدم ارسال گزارش شباهت باعث ناکامل تلقی شدن مقاله ارسالی است و مجله زبان و ترجمه تحت هیچ شرایطی آن مقاله را برای بررسی و داوری در نظر نخواهد گرفت. با سپاس از همراهی شما در امحای سرقت ادبی. 

  • The Journal of Language and Translation (JLT) considers only “full-length research papers” for publication. Full-length articles present empirical research and analyse original data that the author has obtained using sound research methods. JLT publishes both quantitative and qualitative studies.
  • Manuscripts should be 4,500-7,000 words including references, notes, and tables, located in the most recent research on the topic as well as in the more general research area in which it is situated. Please indicate the number of words in the section “Note for Editor” while submitting your manuscript.
  • To submit a manuscript for a full-length article, please go to:
  • To facilitate the submission process, please have the following items at hand before you begin:

• names and contact info for all authors
• cover letter
• abstract
• manuscript
• tables
• figures
• acknowledgments (if any)


  • Please also note that All in text citations and references should be written according to APA 6th Edition.
  • Author/s will have to download and install the EndNote. All in text citations and references should be incorporated via the EndNote. Authors should also include the EndNote library with their submissions as well.
  • If you have questions about the submission process, please contact The Editor of the Journal at and cc  
  • Pease refer to the "Submission Guidelines" below for the general guidelines on how to frame your manuscript.



Submission Guidelines

The Journal of Language and Translation (JLT) publishes original empirical research papers in the field of English language teaching, translation and literature within the scope of applied linguistics. More specifically, the areas include:

  • Foreign and second language development
  • Literacy skills
  • Teacher education with focus on ELT
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics

  • Language assessment

  • Early childhood education

  • Translation studies

  • English literature

  • Critical pedagogies in language teaching
  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

The peer-reviewed Journal of Language and Translation (JLT) invites researchers to submit previously unpublished papers within any one of the aforementioned realms of study. Papers should be mainly genuine empirical research studies with all necessary details of the procedure and data analyses. Drafts, which need to be submitted electronically via submission link of the website should be between 4500 to 7000 words, including tables, figures, references, and appendixes.

Submission Guidelines


Each submission must include the followings in separate documentations:

ü  The proofread manuscript (including title, abstract, main body, tables, figures, and references)

  • Do not include acknowledgments
  • Remove any identifying information, including author names, from file names and ensure document properties are also anonymised


ü  Complete affiliations of the author/s

ü  Academic email address of the author/s

ü  Arrangement of the authorship (if there is more than one author)

ü  EndNote library (In text citations must be imported from EndNote)

ü  Updated biodata of the author/s. (This part is only included with your final submission if the manuscript is accepted for publication after the blind peer review process)

Please note that in case of an "Acceptance with Minor Revision" a final revised version of the manuscript with the Persian Translation of title, affiliations, abstract and keywords should be submitted online and emailed to



Title page (in a separate document):

  • Title page should include the full title and the name, the institutional affiliation, the academic email address, and the contact number of the author
  • The title should be center justified and bolded in Times New Roman, size 14
  • If more than one author, the above information should be for each author and the person to whom correspondence should be sent must be indicated



  • The submissions should only include these headings: Abstract, keywords, INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, REFERENCES, biodata
  • The whole paper must be typed in 1.5 line spaced format with one- inch (2.54 cm) margins on the right, left, top, and bottom of each page
  • The first line of every paragraph except the one following a heading should be indented and the right margin must be justified
  • The font should be 11 pt Times New Roman
  • Main Headings should be written in capital (left-justified)- Sub-headings should be according to APA 6th edition. 
  • Please remove any numbering from the headings
  • Tables and figures should be arranged and titled based on APA 6th edition style
    • For more information, please refer to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010.



  • The abstract should be an informative summary of the purpose, participants, design, data collection and analysis, the findings of the study and the contribution to the new knowledge
  • Abstract must be between 150 and 200 words
  • Abstract should not include text citations
  • Abstract should not be indented



  • Keywords should be between three and five
  • Keywords should appear immediately after the abstract
  • Key words must be arranged alphabetically
  • The first letters of the keywords should be in Capitals.



  • Introduction must answer for the reader these four questions:
    • What was I studying?
    • Why was this topic important to investigate?
    • What did we know about this topic before I did this study?
    • How will this study advance new knowledge or new ways of understanding? Please note that introduction section should lead to the research questions, or hypotheses and null hypotheses

1) ensure that you summarise prior studies about the topic in a manner that lays a foundation for understanding the research problem; 2) explain how your study specifically addresses gaps in the literature, insufficient consideration of the topic, or other deficiency in the literature; and, 3) note the broader theoretical, empirical, and/or policy contributions and implications of your research.


  • Participants
  • Materials
    • Stimuli
    • Testing materials
    • Background Questionnaire(s)
    • Interview questions
  • Procedure
    • Tasks
  • Design and Analyses
    • Experimental design
    • Data coding and dependent measures



  • Tables and Figures
  • Qualitative data
  • Statistical and quantitative data



  • Organise the Discussion from the specific to the general: your findings to the literature, to theory, to practice. 
  • Use the same key terms, the same verb tense (present tense), and the same point of view that you used when posing the questions, or hypotheses/null hypotheses in the Introduction. 
  • Begin by re-stating the hypothesis you were testing and answering the questions posed in the introduction. 
  • Support the answers with the results.  Explain how your results relate to expectations and to the literature, clearly stating why they are acceptable and how they are consistent or fit in with previously published knowledge on the topic.
  • Address all the results relating to the questions, regardless of whether or not the findings were statistically significant.  
  • Discuss and evaluate conflicting explanations of the results. This is the sign of a good discussion. 
  • Discuss any unexpected findings.  When discussing an unexpected finding, begin the paragraph with the finding and then describe it. 
  • Discussion section should lead the reader to the LIMITATIONS section.
  • Identify potential limitations and weaknesses and comment on the relative importance of these to your interpretation of the results and how they may affect the validity of the findings.


  • Begin with a clear statement of the principal findings. 
  • State your conclusions clearly and concisely. 
  • Explain why your study is important to the reader.  You should instill in the reader a sense of relevance. 
  • Prove to the reader, and the scientific community, that your findings are worthy of note. This means setting your paper in the context of previous work.  The implications of your findings should be discussed within a realistic framework. 
  • Strive for accuracy and originality in your conclusion. If your hypothesis is similar to previous papers, you must establish why your study and your results are original.
  • Conclude with how your testing supports or disproves your hypothesis.  By the time you reach the end of your conclusion, there should be no question in the reader's mind as to the validity of your claims. 
  • Do not rewrite the abstract. Statements with “investigated” or “studied” are not conclusions.
  • Do not introduce new arguments, evidence, new ideas, or information unrelated to the topic.
  •  Do not apologise for doing a poor job of presenting the material.
  • Do not include evidence (quotations, statistics, etc.) that should be in the body of the paper.


  • All the in text citations and references should be imported using EndNote.
  • EndNote library should be uploaded while submitting your paper to the Journal.

Biodata (Only to include with your final submission if the manuscript is accepted for publication after the blind peer review process)

  • Your name
  • Position
  • Department, institution
  • Research interests
  • You might present your research interests using a sentence-length description of your dissertation, thesis, or other major project.