Author Guidelines

Research Studies in English Language Teaching and Learning (RSELTL) is dedicated to publishing exceptional research that adheres to the highest standards of academic communication. This page offers a synopsis of the Author Guidelines employed by RSELTL.

Manuscript Preparation: Manuscripts submitted to RSELTL must be original, unpublished works not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors are required to adhere to the guidelines provided by the journal for preparing their manuscripts, which can be found on the journal's website.

Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format, double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font. The manuscript length should range between 5,000 and 8,000 words, encompassing references, tables, and figures.

The manuscript should comprise a title page, abstract, keywords, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, and references. Tables and figures must be numbered and labeled, and inserted within the text at relevant locations.

Submission Process: Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts online via the journal's website. The submission process entails several steps, including providing author information, manuscript title, and abstract. Authors must ensure that all necessary documents, such as the manuscript, figures, and tables, are uploaded in the appropriate format.

Review Process: All manuscripts submitted to RSELTL undergo a rigorous peer-review process. This process ensures that the manuscript fulfills the highest standards of scholarship, and that it is relevant and contributes to the field of learning and linguistics in English teaching.

The review process generally takes 4 - 6 weeks, with authors being notified of the review's outcome. The journal adheres to a double-blind review process, maintaining the anonymity of both authors and reviewers.

Publication Ethics: RSELTL is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics. Authors must ensure that their manuscripts are original and that they have suitably cited and acknowledged the work of others. Additionally, authors should guarantee that their research has been conducted ethically and responsibly. In cases of suspected plagiarism or research misconduct, RSELTL follows the guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to investigate and address such issues. By adhering to these guidelines and promoting ethical research practices, RSELTL fosters a culture of integrity and responsibility within the academic community.

Publication Ethics and Plagiarism Check: RSELTL is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and academic integrity. To ensure originality and proper citation of sources, all submitted manuscripts are checked for similarity using Turnitin plagiarism detection software.

If a manuscript is found to have a similarity index of more than 20%, it may be rejected outright, or the author may be requested to revise and resubmit the manuscript with a reduced similarity index. Authors are encouraged to review their work carefully and ensure proper citation and attribution of sources before submitting their manuscript to RSELTL. By implementing these plagiarism checks and adhering to strict ethical guidelines, RSELTL aims to foster a culture of honesty, responsibility, and integrity within the academic community, as well as maintain the highest standards of scholarship in the field of English language teaching and learning.