Author Guidelines

NOBEL: Journal of Language and Language Teaching

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

    1. NOBEL: Journal of Literature and Language Teaching accepts research-based article or conceptual paper on literature, linguistics, and language teaching which have not been published and not under review for possible publication elsewhere.
    2. Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in English.
    3. To be considered for peer-review, production, and publication smoothly, manuscripts should be typed in MS Word doc. format, using 12 size Times New Roman fonts, one-half spaced on A4-paper size, 2.5 cm, top, left, bottom, right margins, and 8 to 22 pages or about 4,000 – 7,500 words in length (references excluded).
    4. Articles will be reviewed by subject reviewers, while the editors reserve the right to edit articles for format consistency and to ensure that your article is free of spelling and grammar errors without altering the substance.
    5. Level one headings are typed in ALL CAPITALS, BOLD, LEFT JUSTIFICATION
    6. Level two headings are typed in Capital-lowercase, Bold, Left Justification
    7. Level three headings are typed in Capitals-lowercase, Italic-bold, Left Justification
    8. For conceptual and literature article, the outline used is (i) introduction without heading and subheading, (ii) review of literature, (iii) discussion of the main themes, (iv) conclusion, and (v) references. Click here for the template.
    9. For linguistics and language teaching article, the outline used is: (i) introduction without heading and subheading, (ii) review of literature, (iii) method, (iv) results and discussions, (v) conclusion, (vi) references and (vii) appendix (if any). Review of related literature can be written in a separate part as above, or integrated with the introduction part. Click here for the template.
    10. The title should be no more than 14 words, capitalized, centered, with font size 14.
    11. Full name(s) of the author(s) must be stated, along with his/her/their institution and email address. If the author(s) has more than one affiliation, she/he may mention more than one institution.
    12. On the abstract, explicitly write: Introduction, objective of the papers, method, findings, and conclusion. The abstract should be between 100-200 words.
    13. The introduction should consist of the background of the study, research contexts, literary review (previous studies and research gaps) and research objective. The introduction must be presented in the form of paragraph, not pointers, with the proportion of approximately 15-20% of the whole article length.
    14. For linguistic and language teaching research article, the research method section should consist of description concerning the research design, sample/participants, instrument(s), data collection procedures, and data analysis with the proportion of 10-15% of the total article length.
    15. The results and discussion section must clearly describe the results of the data analysis to answer the research question(s) and their meanings seen from current theories of the area addressed. This section should be about 40-60% of the total article length.
    16. The conclusion section should not merely summarize the main topics covered or re-state the research problem, but it should be a synthesis of key points and, if applicable, a recommendation of new areas for future research.
    17. The list of references includes only those that are cited in the article.
    18. The references should be presented alphabetically and chronologically, and be written in accordance with the APA style.
    19. Use only horizontal lines when using tables. Put table number and the title of the table on top of it.
    20. The sources cited should at least 80% come from those published in the last 10 years, except for literature articles. The sources cited are primary sources in the forms of journal articles, books, and research reports, including theses and dissertations.
    21. Citation is done using bracket (last name and year of publication). When the sources are cited verbatim, page number is included (p. 78 or pp. 78-89).
    22. Quotation and references follow APA style and the latter should be included at the end of the article.
    23. 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:
    24. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for possible publication.
    25. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
    26. The text is one half-spaced; uses a 12-point Times New Roman 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.