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IJCLT publishes a range of article types on the topic of language and education.
Full-length Research Articles
A carefully designed complete project is reported with quantitative and/or qualitative original data. Submissions at this category should generally follow the overall structure of IMRD, namely introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussions and conclusion. Within the text, keep tables and figures in minimum. Articles in this category may vary in length, but normally they should not exceed 9,000 English words (inclusive of notes and bibliography) or 10,000 Chinese characters.
This section is designed to presenting original data from a larger project or work in progress. Articles in this category should not exceed 6,000 English words (inclusive of notes and bibliography) or 9,000 Chinese characters. Apart from length, other requirements are the same with those for Full-length Research Articles.
These articles address practical strategies, techniques, approaches, and methods from a theoretical or conceptual perspective and provide clear and concise analysis, critique, and discussion of chosen topics. They shall include summaries of the key research findings, critical overviews of the area of inquiry, and future research and/or pedagogical directions. Articles in this category should not exceed 9,000 English words (inclusive of notes and bibliography) or 10,000 Chinese characters.
Interviews with Experts
This section features an interview with an established scholar in the field of applied linguistics and language education. Building upon experts’ life and education experience and research trajectories, the interview aims to provide a more personal glimpse of their views in their areas of expertise. Articles in this category should not exceed 7,000 English words (inclusive of notes and bibliography) or 9,000 Chinese characters.