Copyright for articles published in the Journal for Language Teaching, is retained by the Journal.
R2,500 up to 20 pages (including the cover page and the last page with author's contact details). The cost for subsequent pages will be R250 each.
Submissions: what to include?
A cover letter which includes the following information must be submitted per email or uploaded to the site:
The review process
A process of double-blind peer review is used. The Editor receives and integrates reviews and communicates with the corresponding author/s.
To see what selection criteria our reviewers apply, click the jlt_review_sheet_template.pdf
References: a style guide
The main points of the citation style chosen for the Journal for Language Teaching are summarised below, but the PDF version of 'Guidelines for authors', contains more examples and explanations.
References in the text
When a page or part is relevant: Smith (1997:14) or Smith (1997: 14-16)
When a whole work is relevant: Smith (1997)
When more than one author’s work is relevant: (Smith, 1997: 14; Selepe, 2011: 3; Abrams, 2013: 4)
All works referred to in the text must be listed in the Reference list, and vice versa.
Brown, K. Ed. Encyclopedia of language and linguistics. 2nd rev. ed. Oxford: Elsevier. Available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/
referenceworks/978008044854. [Accessed: 27 Match 2016].
Doughty, C. & Williams, J. Eds. 1998. Focus on form in the classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Note on the above
Sentence case is used for the titles of books, articles and papers. 'Sentence case' means that everything, except the first letter of a title, is in lower case. Exceptions would be proper nouns which need to be capitalised, as in normal English usage.
ARTICLES IN JOURNALS
Sebolai, K. & Huff, L. 2015. Academic literacy curriculum renewal at a South African university: a case study. Journal for Language Teaching 49(1):333-351.
Truscott, J. 1996. The case against grammar correction. Language Learning 46: 327-246.
Weideman, A. 2012. Validation and validity beyond Messick. Per Linguam 28(2): 1-14. Available: http://perlinguam.journals.ac.za/pub/article/
download/526/558. [Accessed: 25 March 2016].
Notes on the above:
1. Subtitles start in lower case, e.g.: ": a case study"
2. Whereas sentence case is used for a journal article, title case is used for the title of a journal.
3. If the DOI is given, the date of access need not be recorded.
ARTICLES/CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
Thompson, I. 1995. Assessment of foreign language comprehension. In: Mendelssohn, D.J. & Rubin, J. Eds. 1995. A guide for the teaching of L2 listening. San Diego: Dominic Press. pp. 14-31.
UNPUBLISHED THESES, REPORTS, ETC.
Brunfaut, T. 2008. Foreign language reading for academic purposes. PhD thesis. University of Antwerp. (Unpublished).
Note on the above
Unpublished titles are not intalicised.
Van Dyk, T.J. 2010. Konstitutiewe voorwaardes vir die ontwerp van ’n toets van akademiese geletterdheid. PhD thesis. University of the Free State. Available: http://scholar.ufs.ac.za:8080/xmlui/
handle/11660/1918. [Accessed: 27 March 2015].
Author (if available). Title of article. Sunday Express, 2004: 10 April, p. 12.
Author. Date (when information was published or created or revised). Title of document/page. Available: URL. [Accessed: Date].
Revised on June 2, 2016.