Submission Guidelines


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, e-mail and fax.

Abstract page: Should be within 200 to 300 words, including the title of the article, abstract and key words.

Body: Including introduction, review of the related literature, methods of research, results and discussion.

Acknowledgements: (If necessary)



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 no adhere to these guidelines will not be considered.

1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration by another journal

2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF document file format.

3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the format.


Article Submission:

Contributors should submit their manuscripts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Copyright Notice:

Submission of an article to Iranian 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.


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.


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 following principles:

The editors of IJLT are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.  In evaluating the submitted works, the editors should limit themselves only to the intellectual content.  The editors can choose to ignore any material that breaks legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.  The editors must ensure the confidentiality of the submitted works until they are published, except in the case of suspicion of double submission.  In case the editors decide not to publish a material, the manuscript should not be used for other purposes without the express written consent of the author.  The editor of a submitted manuscript must not have a stake in the authors.

The reviewers of IJLT assist the editors in taking the decision of publishing a submitted manuscript.  The reviewers are bound to treat the manuscript received for peer reviewing as confidential, and must not use the information obtained through peer review for personal advantage.  The reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works.  When the authors use other materials, sources should be appropriately cited.  Any attempt of plagiarism should be followed by the rejection of the submitted manuscript.  Authors should not submit the same work or describe essentially the same research in more than one journal.  Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior, unless otherwise specified.