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Author Guidelines


  1. Authors must ensure that their papers are free of spelling and grammatical errors.
  2. Research articles should not exceed 7,000 words.
  3. The first page of an article should contain the title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) and an abstract not exceeding 250 words.
  4. The first page should also contain three to five key words.
  5. Equations in the text should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals within simple brackets and aligned against the right margin.
  6. All appendices should be numbered consecutively using upper case roman numerals and shown before the list of references.
  7. When formulae displayed have been derived by the author, the full derivations should be given on separate sheets (not to be published) for the information of the referees.
  8. References should be cited within the text as follows: According to Wickremasinghe (2005), foreign exchange market … These results are inconsistent with those of other studies (Perera, 1995; Silva, 2000)
  9. List of references should show each citation in alphabetical order.
  10. Author should register with the journal before submitting manuscripts.
  11. Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. The corrected manuscripts should be submitted within 5 working days.
  12. DOIs in References, when the cited items have DOIs, the authors should add DOI persistent links to the regular references.
  13. The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. All submissions will be checked for plagiarism before being sent to reviewers.

 [The TITLE of the paper should be centered on the page, typed in capitalized bold 14-point Times New Roman.]

 [The author’s identities should include at least complete name, email address, and affiliation.]

 First Author’s Name; Second Author’s Name; …
First Author’s Affiliation

Second Author’s Affiliation; …
First Author’s Email Address                  

[The heading ABSTRACT should be left justified. The abstract (250 words) is a brief summary of the paper, allowing readers to quickly review the main points and purpose of the paper. It should contain at least research background, research questions or purposes, methods, results, and conclusions.]

Keywords: [The author(s) can list up to five keywords or brief phrases related to the paper.]

[The INTRODUCTION should present the problem that the paper addresses. Write with clarity about issues that the reader must know in order to fully appreciate the rest of the paper. The body of the text should be left justified in 12-point Times New Roman.]


METHODS  [This part, METHODS, describes at least the research design, research site, participants, instruments and procedures.]


Results and discussion present results of the research answering the research question(s) and intrpretation of the results as well as their relations with the previous studies and related theories. Results and discussion consists of main headings and sub-headings, the format is as the following:


Headings should be in bold, left justified and in 12-point Times New Roman.

Sub-headings should be italicized in 12-point bold Times New Roman.

Sub-sub-headings (if any) should be italicized also in 12-point Times New Roman.

[Number all tables sequentially as you refer to them in the text (Table 1, Table 2, etc.), likewise for figures (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.). Data in a table that would require only two or fewer columns and rows should be presented in the text. More complex data are better presented in tabular format. Figures are visual representations including graphs, charts, and drawing. English Education Journal (EEJ)  requires both tables and figures to be represented as italized bold headings followed by a title. E.g.

   Table 1. Title of the particular table

   Figure 1. Title of the particular figure

[A concluding short section should be included. As well as conclude an inquiry response it also summarizes the main points of the paper.]


(If any, Acknowlegement contains names of particular people directly involved in completing the paper)




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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Copyright in individual articles contained in Journal of English Education (JoEE) is vested in each of the authors in respect of his or her contributions.  No part of JoEE may be reprinted or reproduced without permission from the publishers, except that authors (or an author's employer at the time of publication) may make multiple copies of their own articles (subject to identifying each copy as an article which was published originally in JoEE).



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