About the Journal

International Journal of Language Teaching and Education (IjolTe) is an open access published by Master Program of English Language Education, University of Jambi. IJoLTe receives research-based and conceptual articles on English Language Education, Language Policy, English for Specific Purposes, Teaching English which have not been previously published, nor is it under review or consideration for book chapter or journal publication elsewhere.

Aims and Scope

International Journal of Language Teaching and Education (IjolTe) is an open access  published by Master Program of English Language Education, University of Jambi. The main objective of Ijolte is to provide a platform for the international scholars, academicians and researchers to share the contemporary thoughts in the fields of language, language teaching, and linguistics. It also aimed to promote interdisciplinary studies in language, language teaching and linguistics and thus become the leading international journal in language, language teaching and linguistics in the world.

The journal publishes research papers in the all the fields of language, language teaching, and linguistics such as:

  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Lexicology
  • Syntax and Language Typology
  • Semantic
  • Pragmatic
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Grammar Analysis
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Dialectology and Language Evolution
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Biolinguistics
  • Clinical Linguistics
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Language Teaching
  • Language Development
  • Translation
  • Teaching and Education in general
  • and other related studies of language

Author Guidelines and Submission

International Journal of Language Teaching and Education (IJoLTE) is published twice a year by Magister Program of English Education Department, Jambi University, Jambi, Indonesia. IJoLTE receives research-based and conceptual articles on English Language Education, Language Policy, English for Specific Purposes, Teaching English which have not been previously published, nor is it under review or consideration for book chapter or journal publication elsewhere. Manuscripts submitted to IJOLTE should conform the following guidelines:

  1. Manuscript and File Type

Manuscript should be written single-spaced in English on A4 paper (with 2,5 cm from all margins) in Microsoft Word program (.doc, .docx, or .rtf), in size 11 of palatino linotype font, and on 5000-7500 words in length including title, abstract, keywords, and references.

  1. Manuscript Format

Title, abstract, and keywords : The title of manuscript submitted to IJoLTE should not exceed of total 17 words followed by an abstract of approximately 150– 250 words underneath. The author should provide 3 – 5 keywords underneath the abstract.

Subheading: The subheading of the manuscript for IJoLTE is adjusted as follows:

- Level 1 headings are typed in ALL CAPITAL, SIZE 12, BOLD, LEFT MARGIN

- Level 2 headings are typed in Capitals-lowercase, Size 11, Bold, Left Margin

- Level 3 headings are typed in Capitals-lowercase, Size 11, Italic-bold, Left Margin

Research-based article: Research-based article should include: (a) Title; (b) full name(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail of author(s); (c) Abstract, which includes objectives, method, and findings of research; (d) Keywords; (e) Introduction, which includes research objective(s); (f) Literature Review; (f) Method; (g) Findings and Discussion; (h) Conclusion; (i) References; and (j) Appendix, if any.

In research-based article, level 1 headings cover: introduction, literature review, method, findings and discussion, conclusion, and references, and therefore, they should be typed in ALL CAPITAL, SIZE 12, BOLD, LEFT MARGIN

 Conceptual article: Conceptual article should cover: (a) Title; (b) full name(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail of author(s); (c) Abstract; (d) Keywords; (e) Introduction; (f) Body text; (g) Closing remark; and (h) References.

  1. Citations and References

Manuscript submitted to IJoLTE should conform to APA 6th style for citations and references. The followings might be the examples of in-text citation:

As the oldest Indonesian education schools, Pesantren have historically implemented EFL as one of the compulsory subjects in its national curriculum (Daulay, 2009; ; Kamil et al, 2013; Sofwan & Habibi, 2016).

“Undoubtedly, no consensus exists for the analysis of the forms of qualitative data” (Creswell, 1997, p.140)

Marshall and Rossman (1999) stated that qualitative data analysis was “a messy,  ambiguous, time consuming, creative, and fascinating process” (p. 150) 

References must consist of sources cited in the article only and should be presented alphabetically and chronologically. For example:

Bobbitt, J.F. (1918). The curriculum. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.

Gardner, H. (1993). Frames of mind: The theory of multiple intelligences. New York: Basic Books.

McKinney, C, W., Larkins, A. G., Kazelskis, R., Ford, M. J., Allen, J. A., & Davis, J. C. (1982). Some effects of teacher enthusiasm on student achievement in fourth grade social studies. Journal of Educational Research, 76(4), 249-253.

More complete guidelines to APA style used for in-text citation and references list can be found at: http://www.apastyle.org

  1. Manuscript Submission

Manuscript as well as authors’ brief CV could be sent through our online system or to ijolte.engedu@unja.ac.id. Use “Manuscript Submission” as the subject in the email.

  1. Reviewing

Submitted articles will be peer-reviewed and the editorial board is permitted to edit the articles to keep format consistency without changing the essence.

  1. Notification of Acceptance or Rejection

Authors whose manuscripts are accepted or rejected will get a notification from IJoLTE editorial board that has the authority to return the rejected articles without delivering reasons.

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 Open Office, 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 Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice State

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

(Based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Ethical guidelines for journal publication

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journals published by Magister Program of English Education Department, University of Jambi is process of permanent knowledge improvement. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.

Magister Program of English Education Department takes their duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognise our ethical and other responsibilities.

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors.

Duties of authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial 'opinion' works should be clearly identified as such.

Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and human or animal subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Duties of editors

Publication decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, often working in conjunction with the relevant society (for society-owned or sponsored journals). The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers (or society officers) in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interest.

Peer Review Process

The research article submitted to this online journal will be peer-reviewed at least 2 (two) reviewers. The accepted research articles will be available online following the journal peer-reviewing process. Language used in this journal is English.

Publication Fees

IJoLTe does not charge any processing or publishing fees for every article published.

Open Acces Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative

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