Submission Guidelines

The Asian EFL Journal provides monthly, bi monthly and Quarterly Issues. Al editions are fully peer-reviewed by a team of experts in EFL from all over the world. The Asian EFL Journal welcomes submissions written in different varieties of world Englishes. The reviewers and Associate Editors come from a wide variety of cultural and academic backgrounds and no distinction is made between native and non-native authors. As a basic principle, the Asian EFL Journal does not define competence in terms of native ability, but we are a strictly reviewed journal and all our reviewers expect a high level of academic and written competence in whatever variety of English is used by the author.

Every effort will be made to accept different rhetorical styles of writing. The Asian EFL Journal also makes every effort to support authors who are submitting to an international journal for the first time. While major revisions may be requested, every effort is made to explain to authors how to make the necessary revisions. Each submission is first assessed by the Senior reviewer, then further screened by the Senior Associate Editor. Papers may then be sent to an Associate Editor who supervises the editorial review. Authors are notified by email of these results. There is no word minimum or maximum though as guide papers of up to 7,000 words are the norm Authors should note that due to the very large volume of submissions received monthly, it may take 2-4 weeks for Preliminary reviews to be completed.

All authors who comply with the requirements below receive an acknowledgement upon receipt to confirm the safe arrival of the paper. The Asian EFL Journal publishes the most recent data and research on many areas of EFL studies. Papers that refer to the latest research will receive priority.

** It is also important to point out early in the paper (in the e-mail message) what is new about your study – a common reason given by associate editors for rejection is that the paper doesn’t contribute anything new or relevant to a broad international audience. Routine studies, even if efficiently conducted, may pass exams but they do not get published unless they have something new and relevant to say.

Summary for preliminary acceptance for review.

  1. Have you included the no prior submission undertaking? This is an original publication and has not been published elsewhere and has not been submitted elsewhere or is under review in any other journal. 
  2. Only MS Document format is accepted
  3. All URL addresses in the text are activate
  4. Specified if your paper is a full research paper or a non-research paper
  5. The text is spaced 1.5 between lines: uses 12 point font and underlining only where underlining is required in the final publication.
  6. Tables are included in the manuscript at the point they are intended to appear, preceded by a table caption
  7. All permissions have been cleared for any copyrighted material.
  8. In the e-mail message indicate what is new about your study
  9. Provide your bio data
  10. APA indexing
  11. No references to papers published in
  12. No references to journals that are listed as Predatory Journals.
  13. Submission notes:-
    1. Submission length 7,000 up to 10,000 words
    2. Authors shall not cite themselves in the index unless said citation is in a SCOPUS indexed journal
    3. Authors shall make reference to at least two (2) references from the Asian EFL Journaland at least one (1) reference to an article in either the TESOL International Journal, English as an International Language Journal or Asian ESP Journal
  14. Auto Confirmation is immediately sent if your submission is received
  15. If you do not received an Auto Response check your Spam mail.
  16. Present an accurate account of the research you have performed and give sufficient details and references to public sources of information to permit your peers to repeat the work.
  17. Give credit to other people who have helped or influenced your work.
  18. Obtain permission to reproduce figures, tables or extensive extracts from the text of a source that is copyrighted or owned by someone else.
  19. Obtain permission to cite personal communications.
  20. Do not include plagiarized, obscene, libelous or defamatory material.
  21. Cite all relevant references.
  22. Declare any conflicts of interest.
  23. Declare sources of research funding, including any grant ID numbers.
  24. Do not submit the same or similar articles to any other journal.
  25. Mention any relevant articles that you have submitted or that are in press.
  26. Make sure that co-authors review the manuscript before you submit it and that all authors agree on the order in which authors will be listed.
  27. Do not list people as co-authors unless they have made a significant contribution to the work and will share responsibility and accountability for the results.
  28. Do not make significant changes to your manuscript after it has been accepted without informing the journal editor. Significant changes would include new data, new content or a change in the list of authors.
  29. Make sure that you notify the journal if an error is found after publication that would require a correction to be printed.
  30. Advise of any change in email address promptly
  31. Please provide bio, affiliation and email contact of all authors / co-authors
  32. Please do not write in CAPITAL letters apart from normal capitalization
  33. Please do not insert page numbers, headers or footer(s)

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