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Authors preparing manuscripts for submission to International Journal of TESOL Studies are required to follow the style guide.
Key formatting issues
Main Text File
As papers are double-blind peer reviewed, the main text file should not include any information that might identify the authors. The main text file should be presented in the following order:
(1)Title, abstract and key words;
(2)Main text (with Tables and Figures complete with captions and legends);
(3)Endnotes (if relevant);
(4)Appendices (if relevant);
Heading in with Initial Letters in Capitalization, Except for Articles and Short Prepositions
Table lines: only make visible top, bottom, and heading horizontal lines, no vertical lines, no cell horizontal lines
This is a Sample Figure Caption
References (APA style, 7th edition)
In-text citation: e.g., (Graham, 2018). If specific information or direct quote is given, it must be cited with author‟s last name, year, and a page number: e.g., (Graham, 2018, p. 10). If more than one author: e.g., (Martin & White, 2005) or (Martin & White, 2005, p. 123).
For journal articles
Graham, S., Camping, A., Harris, K. R., Aitken, A. A., Wilson, J. M., Wdowin, J., & Ng, C. (2021). Writing and writing motivation of students identified as English language learners. International Journal of TESOL Studies, 3(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.46451/ijts.2021.01.01
Note: If the journal has a volume and an issue number, and each issue begins on page 1, then give the issue number in parentheses immediately after the volume number. Do not italicize the issue number; include a DOI if available.
Entry Format for Books
Surname, I. (Year). Book title: Subtitle. Publisher.
Surname, I. (Year). Title of book. Publisher. https://doi.org/xxxxx
Entry Format for Book chapters
Surname, I. (Year). Title of Chapter. In I. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp. xx-xx). Publisher.
Entry Format for Edited Books
Surname, I. (Ed.). (Year). Title of book. Publisher.
Note: the title is only capitalized for the first letter of the first word. Capitalization should be used for the first letter of proper names and the first word after a colon; do not include the publisher location; if the chapter has a DOI, include the chapter DOI in the reference after the publisher name; include any edition information in the same parentheses as the page range of the chapter, separated with a comma.
Graham, S., & Harris, K. R. (2005). Writing better: Teaching writing processes and self-regulation to students with learning problems. Baltimore, MD.
Halliday, M. A. K. (1978). Language as social semiotic. Arnold.
Burns, A., & Knox, J. (2005). Realisation(s): Systemic-functional Linguistics and the language classroom. In N. Bartels (Ed.), Researching applied linguistics in language teacher education (pp. 235-260). Springer.
Burns, A. (2012). Text-based teaching. In A. Burns & J.C. Richards (Eds.),The Cambridge guide to pedagogy and practice in second language teaching (pp. 140-148). Cambridge University Press.