Guidelines for Submitting Manuscripts to the
Journal of Language, Identity, and Education

JLIE will consider submitted contributions to its Articles, Research Notes, and The Forum sections.

Guidelines for Submitting Articles

Manuscripts should be double-spaced—including title page, text, tables, charts, references, notes, and appendixes—and must adhere to the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). The first page should include the title, name(s), and affiliation(s) of author(s) and full contact addresses for correspondence (including e-mail). The second page should include the title (but no author identification), an abstract of not more that 150 words, a list of up to 6 key words, and a word count. Use either American or British spelling consistently within an article. Manuscripts must be single-sided, typed on 8" x 11" or A4 paper and should normally be no more than 25 to 30 double-spaced pages (including references, notes, and tables). Minimize the number of notes. Tables and figures should be placed after the references, each on a separate page. Mark in the text where they occur. Camera-ready copy is required for publication of figures.

Please contact the editors to inquire about undertaking a review; unsolicited reviews will not be accepted. Reviews should be between 1,500 and 2,000 words. Guidelines are the same as for articles.

Only original work not previously published and not currently under review elsewhere will be considered. Contributions should be in English and will be reviewed anonymously. After acceptance, a final version of the article will be required on diskette as well as in hard copy.

Send an electronic MS Word or Rich Text Format file to

  • Thomas Ricento, Professor and Chair
    English as an Additional Language
    Faculty of Education
    University of Calgary

  • Terrence Wiley, Professor
    Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
    College of Education
    Arizona State University, Tempe Campus

Guidelines for Submitting Research Notes

The purpose of Research Notes is to publish work that deals substantively with matters of method and/or theory. This includes: Critiquing current methods or models of theory or research methodology; pointing out the value of alternative approaches; recontextualizing research within alternative frameworks. Articles for this section normally should not exceed 4,000-5,000 words. Articles will be evaluated on the clarity of exposition of the problem/issues, and cogency of alternative approaches. Articles should be accessible to non- specialists while demonstrating a sophisticated treatment of the theories and methods under review. Articles may be sent electronically (as e-mail attachments in Word or .rtf format) to the Editors at

Guidelines for Submitting Commentary to The Forum

The Journal of Language, Identity, and Education invites commentary on current issues on any of the topics within JLIE's editorial scope. It also welcomes responses or rebuttals to articles or reviews published in the journal. Articles intended for The Forum should generally not exceed 3,000 words, and may be sent electronically (as e-mail attachments in Word or .rtf format) to the Editors at