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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.
  • 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).
  • If the manuscript includes a copy of a figure or table from a published source, written permission to reproduce the figure or table has been obtained from the copyright holder and is provided with the submission.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  • When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g.,
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Article templates: Authors are encouraged to use the appropriate article template to produce their submission (regular article style, book review style).

Abstract: Maximum 250 words.

Word limit: It is expected that the typical article will be from 5000-8000 words including in-text citations but excluding the reference list. Articles longer than this will be considered if their length is justified.

Referencing style: APA 7.

Punctuation: Use double quotation marks with punctuation (e.g. commas and full stops) inside the quotation marks only if it logically belongs with the quotation, otherwise put the punctuation outside of the quotation marks. To satisfy other formatting requirements, it is recommended that prospective authors prepare their manuscript using the appropriate template (regular article style, book review style).

Ensuring a blind review: JALL uses "double blind reviewing", so for your initial submission, please:

  1. leave dummy entries in the author details section;
  2. put in-text citations to any previous work by the author(s) in the form, “Author (date) has argued previously that …” or equivalent; and
  3. leave out references by the author(s) in the reference list.

In addition, ensure personal details are removed from the submitted electronic file (scroll down to the section headed “Find and remove hidden data and personal information with the Document Inspector”).

Conference Articles

The same policy as for regular research articles will be applied.

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