Guide for Authors


Please study the following 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




  • 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 5000-7000 words, including references, notes, and tables, located in the most recent research on the topic and 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 prepare the following items before you begin the submission process:
    • names and contact details of all the authors
    • abstract
    • manuscript


  • Please note that all in-text citations and references should comply with APA (no earlier than the 6th edition).
  • Author/s will have to download and install the EndNote. All in-text citations and references should be incorporated via 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  
  • Please refer to the “Submission Guidelines” below for the general guidelines for framing your manuscript.



Submission Guidelines


The Journal of Language and Translation (JLT) publishes original empirical research papers in English language teaching, Translation and Literature within Applied Linguistics. More specifically, the areas include:


  • Foreign and second language development
  • Literacy skills
  • Teacher education with a 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 realms mentioned above 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 the submission link of the website, should be between 5000 to 7000 words, including tables, figures, references, and appendixes.


Each submission must include the following in separate documentations:

  • 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
    • Complete affiliations of the author/s
    • Authors’ academic email address
    • Arrangement of the authorship (if there is more than one Author)
    • EndNote library (In-text citations must be imported from EndNote)
    • 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 must be submitted online and emailed to and cc  




  • The title page including the full title and the name, the institutional affiliation, the academic email address, and the contact number of the Author
  • The title should be centre 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 must be indicated


Sample Title Page


Manuscript Title


1st Author, 2nd Author*


PhD Candidate, Department of English, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Iran (Corresponding Author)


Assistant Professor, Department of English, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Iran




  •  The submissions should only include these headings: Abstract, keywords, INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSIONS, 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 the CAPITAL (left-justified)- Sub-headings should be according to APA 6th edition and above
  • Please remove any numbering from the headings
  • Tables and figures should be arranged and titled based on APA 6th edition and above
  • For more information, please refer to the “Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2020)".



  •  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
  • The abstract must be between 150 and 250 words
  • The abstract should not include text citations
  • The abstract should not be indented


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



  •  The 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 the introduction section should lead to the research questions, or hypotheses and null hypotheses

Please 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 addresses explicitly gaps in the literature, insufficient consideration of the topic, or other deficiency in the literature; and, 3) note the broader theoretical, empirical, and policy contributions and implications of your research.



  •  Participants
  • Materials
    • 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, theory, and practice.
  • Use the same key terms, the same verb tense (present tense), and the same point of view 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.  Please explain how your results relate to expectations and 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 a sign of a good discussion.
  • Discuss any unexpected findings.  When discussing an unexpected finding, begin the paragraph with the finding and then describe it.
  • The discussion section should lead the reader to the LIMITATIONS section.
  • Identify potential limitations and weaknesses and comment on the relative importance of 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 essential to the reader.  It would help if you instilled 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 about the validity of your claims in the reader’s mind.
  • 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 another major project.