Peer Review Process

  • 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.
  • Articles in IJLT are published free of charge.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration by another journal.


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 keywords.
Body: Including the introduction, review of the related literature, methods of research, results and discussion.
Acknowledgments: (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 not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered.

Copyright Notice:

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.

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 publication ethics principles. To see the IJLT publication ethics and malpractice statement click here.

Article Submission:

Contributors should submit their manuscripts to