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Author Guidelines

This advice is for authors intending to submit a manuscript to IJLE. Before submitting an article to IJLE, please ensure you have read and understood the Aims and Scope of the journal and that you have attended to the formatting of your manuscript as detailed below. Submissions that do not comply will not be considered. The journal does not charge fees for publishing an article (APCs).


In order to submit an article to IJLE, you need to first register as an Author. When registering you need to explicitly tick the "Author" box or you will only be registered as a Reader and you will not see the "New Submission" option when you login.

Originality and length

The usual length of an IJLE article is between 5000 and 8000 words, including abstract, figures, tables and references, but occasionally lengths outside this range are accepted. Submissions to IJLE should be unpublished and not under consideration by another journal or for conference proceedings. SLOAP and other conferences may arrange republication in IJLE as special recognition for outstanding work. Please note that it is your responsibility to confirm with any relevant conditions in your institution's research management procedures, for example, ethics committee approvals.

Formatting your manuscript prior to submission

Manuscripts are to be submitted in English, using spelling and punctuation as per the Oxford English Dictionary. In-text citations and references need to conform to the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA style manual). Examples can be found on the APA site ( (Download)

Please note: Unlike APA style, for references to journal articles IJLE requires volume and issue numbers. If no DOI has been assigned to an article, IJLE requires the URL of the cited article on the journal publisher site.

Author Guidelines can be taken in the .doc file. (Download)
The author's statement document can be taken below. (Download)

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