Guide for Authors

Thank you for your interest in Applied Linguistic Studies. Please read through the Submission Guidelines carefully prior to submitting your manuscript. Note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium.

The journal invites all language researchers, applied linguists, and teaching practitioners to contribute to the journal by submitting papers under the following main headings:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Literary Studies
  • Translation Studies

Manuscript Preparation

Feature articles include theoretical analyses and reports of original research. All the articles should connect theory, research, and practice. Submissions are evaluated along the following criteria:

  • Relevance and importance to  readers
  • Adequacy of conceptual framework
  • Appropriateness and competence of method
  • Reasonableness of interpretations and conclusions
  • Links between theory, research, or policy and practice
  • Clarity of organization and vigor of style
  • Originality of contribution

A manuscript must follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), sixth edition. It should be about 5000 to 8,000 words in length, including references and an abstract of 100 to 150 words. Please make sure to follow the submission guidelines.


Writing Style

Applied Linguistic Studies follows the writing style recommendations of chapters 2 and 3 in the APA Manual, sixth edition. Manuscripts should be written for clarity so that implications are comprehensible to practitioners as well as to researchers. Contributors are strongly recommended to use the template file to prepare the manscript: ALS-Template