Argentinian Journal of
Applied Linguistics


Instructions to authors

Please, read carefully all these sections before submitting your manuscript. The Editor may reject your submission if your manuscript does not follow the instructions below. Download a PDF of our manuscript instructions here.

To publish with AJAL, all Argentinian authors or half of them in a multi-authored article must be members of a teacher association (TA) linked to FAAPI by the time the submission is made. If you are the sole author of the manuscript submitted, please ensure that you have become a member of a TA before submitting your manuscript. Make sure that your contribution, even when based on a local context and issue, reaches an international readership.

International authors who are the sole authors of the manuscript submitted do not need to be part of a TA in Argentina for publishing with AJAL. If you are an international author and your manuscript is co-authored by an Argentinian author, please ensure that the latter is a member of a TA linked to FAAPI. If you are an international author and your manuscript includes other international co-authors, please contact the Editor at ajaleditor@faapi.org.ar before making your submission. The Editors will ensure that each issue has a balanced representation of Argentinian and international authors.

AJAL does not accept articles authored by more than four authors.

Ethics and copyright

By submitting your manuscript to AJAL, you confirm that you have read and followed all instructions to authors. You confirm that it is an original manuscript whose authorship belongs to you and that it has not been published previously or under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting your manuscript you also confirm that all potential conflicts of interest have been taken care of successfully and that your manuscript does follow strict ethical procedures such as data protection, anonymity, consent forms from participants, permissions from published materials or any third parties. Please download the author form which you then must complete and submit together with your manuscript.

Once your article is accepted, you should authorise AJAL to reproduce the full text on AJAL website. This will imply filling in a publication license form to be indicated by the editor. If you wish to use the article again in a publication written or edited by you, you may do so provided that its original publication in AJAL is acknowledged.

Types of manuscripts you may submit

Original research article: this is a manuscript which reports the outcomes of your own research. It usually includes sections such as introduction, literature review, methods, results, discussion, conclusions and implications, and references. Length: between 5,000 and 7,000 words (including tables and graphs, without references and appendices).

Literature review/state-of-the-art article: this is a critical review of the literature on a particular theme of interest to AJAL. Sections may vary but authors are encouraged to include conclusions which promote reflection and suggestions for further research. The article should contain a minimum of 30 quality references. Length: between 3,000 and 5,000 words (including tables and graphs, without references).

Reflective article: this is an article based on theoretical underpinnings. It includes description, analysis, and evaluation of a specific topic or issue. Length: between 2,000 and 3,000 words (including tables and graphs, without references).

Interview-based article: this is an article which consists of an interview with a specialist on a specific field within applied linguistics and it includes a framework of reference and concluding remarks. Length: between 3,000 and 4,500 words (including tables and graphs, without references).

Classroom activities: this is an article which describes strategies, techniques, or activities which could be applied to the EFL classroom. The Editors will favour those which are the product of your own creation and/or adaptation and that you may have tried. The manuscript should be highly practical with clear instructions, and direct classroom application or implementation. Length: between 1,000 and 3,500 words (including tables, without references and appendices).

Classroom account: this is a narrative article based on personal classroom experiences such as projects, materials development, or other special systematic undertakings. Length: between 1,000 and 3,500 words (including tables, without references and appendices).

Materials review: this is a review of a book, software, website, or any other resource of relevance to AJAL readers. Length: between 600 and 1,500 words. Before submitting your manuscript, please contact the Materials Review Editors at ajalmatreviews@faapi.org.ar to discuss the material you wish to review.

What to submit and how

  1. You must submit the following documents:
    • Author form.
    • Complete manuscript in Word format (including tables and figures).
    • If applicable, you must submit tables and figures as separate files: submit tables as Word documents and figures/illustrations in TIFF format.
  2. With the exception of materials reviews, all other submissions (documents in #1 above) must be sent to ajaleditor@faapi.org.ar
  3. Materials reviews (documents in #1 above apply here too) should be sent to ajalmatreviews@faapi.org.ar

What happens once you submit your manuscript

  1. You will receive an email acknowledging receipt in around 4 days.
  2. We expect to return to you with the evaluators' comments in around 40-60 days.
  3. If your manuscript is accepted with minor changes, you will be expected to resubmit your manuscript in 15 days.
  4. If your manuscript is considered for 'revise and resubmit' (major corrections), you will be expected to resubmit your manuscript according to a time frame agreed with the editor.

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