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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)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
Figure 1. This is a sample figure caption.
References (APA style)
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. (2014). The use of multiple forms of assessment in the service of writing. Literacy
Research & Instruction, 53(2), 96-100.
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.
Graham, S., & Harris, K. R. (2005). Writing better: Teaching writing processes and self-regulation to students with learning problems. Baltimore, MD: Brookes.
Halliday, M. A. K. (1978). Language as social semiotic. London, UK: Arnold.
Note that 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. Note also that a country must be listed after the city of publication. For the United States, list the state, e.g., CA for California.
For book chapters:
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). New York, NY: Springer
Note that the editor's first name initial is listed before the last name.
For edited book with more than one editor: E.g.,
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, UK: Cambridge University Press.