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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

CJLLS publishes original research and review articles on language education and literary studies.

  1. Previously unpublished articles of between 4000 and 7000 words (inclusive of tables, references, figure captions, endnotes) which must:
  • be relevant to the theme of the journal
  • include an abstract of up to 250 words and 5 key words
  • include a reference list of no more than 50 items
  • include full names and affiliations of all authors on the cover page of the manuscript (One author should be identified as the corresponding author).
  1. Short reviews (not exceeding 800 words) of recent books which are relevant to the scope and themes of the journal.
  2. CJLLS only publishes manuscripts in English. Spelling can be US or UK English so long as usage is consistent.
  3. There is no submission template but your submission must be in Word document format and must use the APA 6th Edition citation standard. CJLLS does not accept submissions in PDF format.
  4. Authors are to check manuscripts for accuracy of language before submitting to the journal.
  5. We do not encourage multiple submissions.
  6. CJLLS does not accept scans of figures and tables. They must be supplied in their original source files.
  7. CJLLS does not tolerate plagiarism in any form.
  8. Manuscripts that do not adhere to the guidelines above will not be considered for review. 
  9. Article Processing Charge (APC) is 50 USD. Authors will make the payment before the paper is published. There is no waiving policy.


Review Process

CJLLS uses a double blind peer review process. The manuscript will be read by the Editorial Board for an initial assessment of its suitability for publication then be directed to two external reviewers for blind peer refereeing. The Editor's decision is final.

  1. Reviewers are asked to evaluate a manuscript whether it:
  • is original
  • makes a theoretical contribution to the study of language acquisition and literary studies
  • is methodologically sound
  • follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • clearly presents results and supports the conclusions
  • cites relevant previous work accurately
  1. Review outcomes include the following:
  • acceptance as is or with minor corrections
  • resubmit the manuscript with revisions for a new round of reviews
  • rejection of the manuscript (The results of the review, i.e. comments, suggestions and recommendations of the referees, will be emailed to the authors)
  1. The review process may take approximately 6-8 weeks.
  2. The Editorial Board reserves the right to make editing changes (that do not affect the content) to any manuscript accepted for publication to enhance clarity and style.


Open Access PolicyThis journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


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