Theory and Practice in Language Studies
(TPLS, ISSN 1799-2591)
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Author Guidelines

 

 

Manuscript Submission

 

We invite original, previously unpublished, research papers, review, survey and tutorial papers, application papers, plus case studies, short research notes and letters, on both applied and theoretical aspects. Manuscripts should be written in English. All the papers should ideally not exceed 8,000 words (12 pages) in length. Whenever applicable, submissions must include the following elements: title, authors, affiliations, contacts, abstract, index terms, introduction, main text, conclusions, appendixes, acknowledgement, references, and biographies.

 

Papers should be formatted into A4-size (8.27" x 11.69") pages, with main text of 10-point Times New Roman, in single-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 are strongly advised to follow the format of the final version at this stage.

 

   

 

Papers should be submitted to the Journal's submission email addresses as below, with a covering email clearly stating the name, address and affiliation of the corresponding author. Paper submissions are accepted only in MS Word. Other formats are not acceptable. Each paper will be provided with a paper ID for further reference.

 

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 email address:

 

tpls@academypublication.com

 

Submission implies that the manuscript has not been published previously, and is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Submission also implies that the corresponding author has consent of all authors. Upon acceptance for publication transfer of copyright will be made to Academy Publication, article submission implies author agreement with this policy.

 

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We have joined Crosscheck (powered by iThenticate), which is an initiative started by CrossRef to help its members actively engage in efforts to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism. All manuscripts submitted are checked for plagiarism.

 

 

Conference Version

 

Submissions previously published in conference proceedings are eligible for consideration provided that the author informs the Editors at the time of submission and that the submission has undergone substantial revision. In the new submission, authors are required to cite the previous publication and very clearly indicate how the new submission offers substantively novel or different contributions beyond those of the previously published work. The appropriate way to indicate that your paper has been revised substantially is for the new paper to have a new title. Author should supply a copy of the previous version to the Editor, and provide a brief description of the differences between the submitted manuscript and the previous version.

 

If the authors provide a previously published conference submission, Editors will check the submission to determine whether there has been sufficient new material added to warrant publication in the Journal. The Academy Publication¨s guidelines are that the submission should contain a significant amount of new material, that is, material that has not been published elsewhere. New results are not required; however, the submission should contain expansions of key ideas, examples, elaborations, and so on, of the conference submission. The paper submitting to the journal should differ from the previously published material by at least 30 percent.

 

 

Review Process

 

Submissions are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has been neither submitted to, nor published in, another publication. Concurrent submission to other publications will result in immediate rejection of the submission.

 

All manuscripts will be subject to a well established, fair, unbiased peer review and refereeing procedure, and are considered on the basis of their significance, novelty and usefulness to the Journals readership. The reviewing structure will always ensure the anonymity of the referees. The review output will be one of the following decisions:

 

 Accept

 Accept with minor changes

 Accept with major changes

 Reject

 

The review process may take approximately three months to be completed. Should authors be requested by the editor to revise the text, the revised version should be submitted within 3 months for a major revision or 1 month 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, it is not technically sound, it is not revised satisfactorily, or if it is inadequate in presentation.

 

 

Revised and Final Version Submission

 

Revised version should follow the same requirements as for the final version to format the paper, plus a short summary about the modifications authors have made and author's response to reviewer's comments.

 

Authors are requested to use the Academy Publication Journal Style for preparing the final camera-ready version. A template in MS word (template.doc) can also be downloaded. Authors are requested to strictly follow the guidelines specified in the templates. Only MS Word format is acceptable. Authors should submit their paper electronically through email to the Journal's submission address. Please always refer to the paper ID in the submissions and any further enquiries.

 

 

Copyright

 

Submission of your paper to this journal implies that the paper is not under submission for publication elsewhere. Material which has been previously copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication will not be considered for publication in this journal. Submission of a manuscript is interpreted as a statement of certification that no part of the manuscript is copyrighted by any other publisher nor is under review by any other formal publication. By submitting your manuscript to us, you agree on Academy Publication copyright guidelines. It is your responsibility to ensure that your manuscript does not cause any copyright infringements, defamation, and other problems.

 

Submitted papers are assumed to contain no proprietary material unprotected by patent or patent application; responsibility for technical content and for protection of proprietary material rests solely with the author(s) and their organizations and is not the responsibility of the Academy Publication or its Editorial Staff. The main author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission. Click here for more information about Permission Request.

 

Authors are asked to sign a warranty and copyright agreement upon acceptance of their manuscript, before the manuscript can be published.

 

 

Publication Charges and Re-print

 

All the journals published by Academy Publication are Open Access journals. Click here to learn more about Open Access model.

 

This journal has no article submission charges.

 

Mandatory publication charges (one free hard copy included) :

 

        300 USD for high income countries, regardless of the length of the manuscript;
        250 USD for middle income countries, regardless of the length of the manuscript;
        200 USD for low income countries, regardless of the length of the manuscript.

 

Country Classification into Income Groups is according to the data from The World Bank.

 

In addition, translation paper undergoes professional language checking will be charged 20 USD per 1000 words (~1 page).

 

 

One free hard copy is included in the publication charge. Authors can order extra hard copies of the issue at the price of 30 USD each copy.

Reprints of the paper can be ordered with a price of 30 USD per 10 reprints (without covers).

 

Authors are asked to pay the paper charge after their manuscript is accepted for publication.

 

 

 

Our Statement about Indexing

Indexing things are totally out of our control. Being a publisher (or as the editor), we have no power to affect anything about whether/when a published paper can be indexed, and we have never promised anything about it to our authors. This is simply because indexing is not a part of our business. We hope all authors understand this situation. Publication fees are not refundable unless the publication of the paper has been cancelled because of our reason.

 

 

 

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