Guide for Authors

To become familiar with the Journal Peer Review Policy, please read the Peer Review Process section.

  • Authors should make their submissions via the online submission system so that their papers can be sent for review. Submissions by email are not acceptable and will be discarded.
  • To submit your article, please read the guidelines below. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Only sufficient quality manuscripts that meet the aims and scope of IJLT will be reviewed.
  • Manuscripts submitted to IJLT should neither be published previously nor be under consideration for publication in another journal.
  • As the Journal is financially supported by Tabaran Institute of Higher Education, articles in IJLT are reviewed and published free of charge.



All the articles should adopt the APA style (6th edition) which includes the following items in the following order:

  • Title page: Including the topic of the article, the names of the authors as well as the department or organization they are working for in English, address, telephone number, and e-mail.
  • Body: Including the title, abstract (between 150 to 250 words), keywords (between 3 to 5 words), introduction, review of the related literature, methods of research, results and discussion. The manuscript should be between 3000 to 7000 words.
  • Acknowledgments: (If necessary)
  • References

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. Submissions which do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered.


Copyright and Licensing:

Submission of an article to International Journal of Language Testing (IJLT) implies that the paper has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of an academic thesis) or is not under review 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.

Responsibility for opinions expressed rest solely with the author(s) and their organizations and is not the responsibility of the IJLT or its Editorial Board. The corresponding author is responsible to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission. The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication. The journal is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author’s responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.

International Journal of Language Testing is licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0). To view a copy of this license, visit  


License Conditions:

CC divides the bundle of rights contained in copyright law into manageable portions, o­ffering four license conditions. Creators choose a set of conditions they wish to apply to their work.


  • Attribution: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work – and derivative works based upon it – but only if they give credit the way you request.
  • Share Alike: You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.
  • Noncommercial: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work – and derivative works based upon it – but for noncommercial purposes only.
  • No Derivative Works: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.


Privacy Statement:

The names and email addresses entered in IJLT site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Open Access Statement:

International Journal of Language Testing (IJLT) is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. For more info on BOAI, click here.


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement:

International Journal of Language Testing (IJLT) is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. In order to ensure the outcome of providing our readers with an academic journal of high quality, IJLT is guided by the publication ethics principles. To see the IJLT publication ethics and malpractice statement click here.