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- 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).
- All submissions (excluding incompatible multi-media works) must be submitted as a MS Word file (.doc), doubled-spaced, with 1 inch margins.
- Where available, DOI's for the references have been provided.
- All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Tables and figures may be images or text-editable.
Original research essays (excluding Applied Linguistics submissions) and book reviews must follow the most recent version of the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style. Applied Linguistic submissions may adhere to most recent version of the American Psychological Association citation style.
- Please include a cover letter in a separate document than the main submission that includes: author names, affiliations (institution and department), contact information, language of submission, author order (if applicable), type of submission, and subject area (e.g. applied linguistics).
- As we are a double-blind review process, please remove any identifiers in the main body text (if there is mention of an author please replace with [OMITTED AUTHOR]. Creative works do not undergo the double-blind peer-review process but are reviewed by a journal editor.
- Abstract and keywords: original research essays require a 250 word maximum abstract. All submissions require 1-5 keywords on the first page of the manuscript. Creative literature do not require an abstract. Research-creation projects require either a 250 word abstract OR an artist description of the work.
- Length: original research essays must be at 7,000-10,000 word range including the reference list. Length of creative works will be considered on an individual basis.
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