Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
Statement of originality
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 text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
Ensuring a blind review
The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
The submission file is in Microsoft Word and does not exceed 7000 words including the abstracts, key words, footnotes, references, and appendices.
The text of the manuscript is written in Times New Roman 12, single column, double-spaced, and with three-centimetre margins on all sides.
Abstract and key words
The manuscript includes an abstract (in English and in Spanish) of no more than 110 words and a list of key words in alphabetical order (no more than five).
All images inside the manuscript are black and white. The images used in the manuscript have been uploaded as complementary files (JPG is preferred).
Tables inside the manuscript have been created in Microsoft Word and not pasted as images. Tables are also black and white.
If the manuscript contains samples from participants, the corresponding consent form has been uploaded as a complementary file.
Letter to the Editor
In-progress and final reports of studies carried out by teacher-researchers or student-teachers studying in BA programmes. The abstract of the paper should explicitly indicate this and the structure of the article should include the main components of a research report: introduction, method, results, conclusions, references, among others.
Reports on Pedagogical ExperiencesThese tell the reader about teaching practices that have been systematized by the authors as a result of an analytical process. Reports on pedagogical experiences are expected to include a solid justification, the description of the processes followed in a given educational setting, samples of such processes, results of the experiences and conclusions. The authors are also expected to support their manuscript with theoretical and/or research studies and to present analytical perspectives.
Reflections and Revision of Themes
Specific subjects or topics can be examined in depth in two types of articles: reflections and revisions of themes. An article of reflection presents the results of a research project from the author’s analytical, interpretative or critical perspective. It is about a specific topic and draws on the close examination of a variety of sources as well as clearly shows the author’s informed points of view. An article of revision is the result of a research project in which one analyses, systematizes and integrates the outcomes of published or non-published research projects about a specific topic. They gather the advances and developmental tendencies in the field and support them with a rich and varied selection of references.
Book ReviewsThey gather summarized academic opinions of no more than 1500 words on current publications in the topic of English language teaching, learning, or acquisition. The focus is mainly on research books or on textbooks designed for language teaching. Due to their informative nature, book reviews are not required to include the usual components of research or reflection articles (abstract, key words, introduction, etc.).
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