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:

  1. Manuscript Submission

Manuscript as well as authors’ brief CV could be sent through our online system or to 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.

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