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Author Guidelines

Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, or if they are already registered, they can simply log in and begin the submission process. Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page to understand the journal's scope. Then carefully read the following guidelines.

1. Manuscript Submission

We invite original, previously unpublished research papers, reviews, surveys, experimental papers, case studies, action research, and observation studies on both applied and theoretical aspects. Manuscripts should be written in English.

Papers should be formatted into A4-size (8.27″ x 11.69″) pages, with the main text of 12-point Times New Roman, in a single-spaced or double-spaced one-column format. Figures and tables must be sized as they are to appear in print. Figures should be placed exactly where they are to appear within the text.

Authors may suggest 2-4 reviewers when submitting their works by providing us with the reviewers’ title, full name, and contact information. The editor will decide whether the recommendations will be used or not.

Submission implies that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The submission also implies that the corresponding author has the consent of all authors and that all authors have significantly contributed to the research. All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.

2. Plagiarism Detection

Turnitin, powered by iThenticate, is adopted to prevent scholarly or professional plagiarism. Authors do not need to pay for this procedure.

3. Article Processing Charges

JLT is implementing article processing charges (APCs) for all papers that are accepted for publication in our journal. Please visit our homepage for the amount of APCs.

Please note that the APCs will only be applied once the article is accepted for publication, and authors will not be charged during the review process.

Upon publication, the authors will obtain:

  • Unlimited free access to the article for everyone forever.
  • Professional layout and production.
  • Thorough copy editing and proofreading by expert staff.
  • A unique DOI.
  • Plagiarism checks to ensure academic integrity.
  • Registration with CrossRef for broad access and visibility.

4. The Peer Review Process

All manuscripts will be subject to a well-established, fair, unbiased peer review and refereeing procedure and are considered based on their significance, novelty, and usefulness to the Journal's readership. The reviewing structure will always ensure the anonymity of the referees. Submissions should neither be submitted to nor published in another publication. Concurrent submission to other publications will result in immediate rejection of the submission.

Step 1: Submission
Authors submit their manuscripts through the journal's online submission portal. The submission must adhere to the journal’s guidelines, including formatting, word count, and referencing style.

Step 2: Initial Screening
The editorial office conducts an initial screening to ensure that the submission complies with journal standards and falls within the journal’s scope. Manuscripts that do not meet the criteria are rejected at this stage.

Step 3: Assignment to Reviewers
If the manuscript passes the initial screening, the editor assigns it to two independent reviewers. These reviewers are experts chosen for their knowledge of the manuscript’s subject area. The selection aims to ensure a thorough and impartial review process.

Step 4: Review
The reviewers assess the manuscript based on originality, methodological rigor, clarity of presentation, and relevance to the field. They provide detailed comments and feedback, which can include suggestions for revisions or reasons for rejection.

Step 5: Decision Making
Once reviews are submitted, the editor evaluates the reviewers’ feedback and makes a decision. The possible decisions are:

  • Accept without revisions.
  • Accept with minor revisions.
  • Revise and resubmit for review.
  • Reject.

Step 6: Communication
The editor communicates the decision to the authors, including any feedback from the reviewers. If revisions are required, the authors are asked to resubmit the revised manuscript along with a point-by-point response to the reviewers’ comments.

Step 7: Re-Review (if applicable)
If the manuscript was accepted with revisions, the revised version might be sent back to the original reviewers or new reviewers, depending on the extent of the required changes. This step ensures that all concerns are adequately addressed.

Step 8: Final Decision
After any necessary re-reviews, the editor makes a final decision on the manuscript. Accepted manuscripts go through copyediting and proofreading before publication.

Step 9: Publication
Once finalized, the manuscript is scheduled for copyediting, production, and publication in an upcoming issue of the journal.

The review process may take two to eight weeks to be completed. Should the editor request that the authors revise the text, the revised version should be submitted within four weeks for a major revision or two weeks for a minor revision. Authors who need more time are kindly requested to contact the Editor. The Editor reserves the right to reject a paper if it does not meet the aims and scope of the journal, if it is not technically sound, if it is not revised satisfactorily, or if it is inadequate in presentation.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • 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 does not contain substantial portions of the author’s work that has been published elsewhere, nor does it contain substantial portions of others’ previously published work.

  • The submitted article is properly anonymized and submitted in an editable format such as a Microsoft Word (.docx) or OpenOffice (.odt) file. Please include all sections of your manuscript (e.g., Tables, Figures, Appendices, etc.) in one file. It is also important to check for and remove identifying information

  • [Very Important] The submitted article conforms to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA 7th edition).

  • We acknowledge that if we have used AI tools in the writing of our manuscript, production of images or graphical elements of the paper, or in the collection and analysis of data, we disclosed in the Materials and Methods (or similar section) of the paper how the AI tool was used and which tool was used. We further acknowledge that we are fully responsible for the content of our manuscript, even those parts produced by an AI tool, and are thus liable for any breach of publication ethics.

Original Research

Original Research: (6,000 to 8,000 words, excluding references) These articles report on original research studies that involve collecting and analyzing data. They typically include a description of the research methods used, the results of the study, and a discussion of the implications of the findings.

Review

Review: (3,000 to 8,000 words, depending on the scope of review, excluding references) These articles provide a critical evaluation of existing research on a particular topic. They typically summarize and synthesize findings from multiple studies to provide an overview of the state of knowledge on a topic.

Feature

Features: (3,000 to 8,000 words, depending on the scope of teaching practice, excluding references) These articles offer personal opinions or perspectives on a particular issue or topic. They may be based on the author's own research or experience, but they are not necessarily empirical studies.

Book Review

Book review: (up to 3,000 words, excluding references) These articles are a critical evaluation of a book. The purpose of a book review is to provide readers with an assessment of the book's quality, relevance, and significance and to help them decide whether or not to read it.

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