English Language Research accepts articles written in English. In order to eliminate errors and to ensure that reviewers can fully understand the content of submissions, all authors are encouraged to have their manuscript proofread by a highly-proficient English speaker before submission.
Prospective authors should submit three separate MS Word files to the editors at: firstname.lastname@example.org. These should be (1) a title page, (2) an abstract, and (3) the article, with accompanying figures and tables included at the end of the document. Please ensure that document (3) contains no mention of the name(s) of the author(s), especially in headers/footers and references. All references in the text to previous publications by the author(s) should be given as ‘Author’ (nnnn) where ‘nnnn’ gives the year of publication, and included in the list of references in the same manner (do not provide the title of the publication or any other identifying detail).
(1) Title page
This file should include the title of the paper and the name, institutional affiliation, and email address of each author. Please also indicate which author is to be the corresponding author.
The abstract must not exceed 150 words. It should contain an informative summary of the main argument(s), including, where relevant, the purpose, methodology, type of data, special characteristics of subjects used, and conclusions. Please also include 5 key words for the article after the abstract.
English Language Researchwelcomes original research articles of 6,000 to 8,000 words (not inclusive of any figures, diagrams, end notes, title, abstract, and references). Substantially longer or shorter articles will not be considered.
Figures and tables should be included at the end of the document. Authors should indicate clearly in the text where figures and tables should appear (e.g. <Insert Figure 1 here>).
Authors should consult the style guide section for further information on preparing a manuscript.
(4) Copyright Transfer Agreement
You will be asked to sign and abide by a Copyright Transfer Agreement, which reads as follows:
This paper is copyright of the University, the author and/or third parties. The intellectual property rights in respect of this work are as defined by The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 or as modified by any successor legislation. Any use made of information contained in this paper must be in accordance with that legislation and must be properly acknowledged. Copies of the paper may be distributed and quotations used for research and study purposes, with due attribution. However, commercial distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the permission of the copyright holder.