Journal of Contemporary Langauge Research (JCLR) is pleased to publish Research Papers, Case Reports, Conference reports, and Book Reviews.
The first page of the manuscripts must include the title and the name(s) of the author(s) typed in Cambria (font sizes: 16pt in capitalization for the title, 11pt for the section headings in the body of the text, and 10pt the main text; single spaced in A4 format with 2cm margins). The manuscript must be saved in a .doc or.docx format. It is not allowed to have abbreviations in the article title. You can download the template for preparing your manuscript.
Manuscripts should be prepared in the following order:
a. Title Page
i. Selection and Description of Samples/Participants
ii. Technical Information
g. Disclosure of Financial and Non-Financial Relationships and Activities, and Conflicts of Interest
iii. Authors’ contribution
IV. Authors’ relationships and activities
V. Availability of data and materials
i. Illustrations (Figures)
ARTICLE SECTIONS FORMAT
Title should be a short phrase explaining the contents of the manuscript with the first letter of each word typed in upper case. The Title Page should contain the author(s)’s full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with e-mail address. JCLR encourages the listing of authors’ Open Researcher and Contributor Identification (ORCID).
Abstract should be descriptive and fully self-explanatory, the subject of study should be briefly presented, the nature of the studies should be specified, relevant data should be presented, and significant observations and conclusions should be pointed out. Abstracts should be limited to 150 to 300 words. It is necessary to use complete statements, active verbs, and the third person while writing the abstract in the past tense. It is appropriate to use regular nomenclature and avoid abbreviations. There should be no literature cited in the abstract. For this reason, references should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). For research articles, use a structured abstract with the following headings:
Introduction: Provide a short background and clearly state the main objectives of the study.
Methodology: Mention the study design, the sample(s), and the employed methods for data collection.
Results: Report the main findings.
Conclusion: State the outcome in relation to the hypothesis and possible directions for future studies.
Following the abstract, there should be about 3 to 7 keywords that will provide indexing references. Keywords should be arranged alphabetically.
Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.
A concise statement of the issue, the related literature on the subject, and the proposed method or solution should be presented in the introduction. This section should be written in an understandable way to the research community involved in a wide range of scientific disciplines.
-Authors can have a separate section for the literature review/theoretical framework in case they need the feed to elaborate more on the background of the study.
Materials and methods should be sufficiently complete to allow the replication of experiments. However, only genuinely new procedures should be described in detail; the employed procedures in the previously conducted studies should be cited, and important changes to the published procedures should be mentioned. This section involves a clear description of the sample collection, including eligibility and exclusion criteria. It is also important to note the employed methods, methods, equipment (give the manufacturer’s name and address in parentheses), and procedures. To further the method section, authors are required to explain the statistical methods to provide the chance for the readers to judge their appropriateness and verify the reported results. For further information, you can download JCLR_STATISTICAL_ANALYSIS_GUIDE or contact us at email@example.com
Ethical approval for human use in research should be indicated by a separate title in this section. The method section should involve the ethical approval obtained from an independent local, regional, or national review body (e.g., ethics committee, institutional review board), and the certificate number should be stated.
The obtained results of the study should be presented with clarity and accuracy in logical sequence in the text, tables, and figures, giving the main or most important findings first. The result section should be written in the past tense when describing the findings of the author(s)’s experiments. Findings of previously published articles should be written in the present tense. The results should be clarified, but mostly without reference to the literature. Do not repeat all the data in the tables or figures in the text; emphasize or summarize only the most important observations. Discussion, speculation, and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the results but should be put into the discussion section.
Discussion should interpret the findings regarding the obtained results of the study with reference to previous studies. Do not repeat in detail data or other information given in other parts of the manuscript, such as in the Introduction or the Results sections. At the end of the paper, state the conclusions in a few sentences. Link the conclusions with the goals of the study but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not adequately supported by the data. Avoid making statements on economic benefits and costs unless the manuscript includes the appropriate economic data and analyses.
Please ensure that the following sections are included at the end of your manuscript in a Declarations section.
-Authors’ relationships and activities
-Availability of data and materials
JCLR encourages the author(s) to acknowledge anyone who contributed to the study but does not meet the criteria for authorship. Authors should obtain permission to acknowledge all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements.
This section includes the sources of support for the work, including sponsor names along with explanations of the role of those sources if any in study design; collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. Authors are expected to declare any restrictions regarding the submission of the report for publication, or a statement declaring that the supporting source had no such involvement or restrictions regarding publication. The following wording should be used if there was no funding: “This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors".
Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published; and 4) agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Authors should meet conditions of 1, 2, 3, and 4”. Authorship is an important aspect of research publication, and all involved authors should agree on the whole contents of the document including authorship. Contributors should be differentiated from authors.
JCLR does not allow authorship correction after publication unless the editorial staff made an obvious mistake. Before publication, authorship can be changed in case when all authors request the authorship correction.
Declaration of Ethics Including Authorship
The corresponding author must declare research ethics including authorship by stating the following sentences in the cover letter.
“All of the byline authors meet the ICMJE criteria for authorship. We will understand the privilege and responsibility of the authorship of scientific publications. We declare that we are keeping global and/or local guidelines of research and publication ethics strictly including authorship.”
After the manuscript is accepted for publication, a declaration form will be sent to the corresponding author who is responsible for coauthors’ agreements to the publication of submitted work in JCLR after any amendments arising from the peer review.
Authors’ relationships and activities
Authors are responsible for disclosing all relationships and activities that might bias or be seen to bias their work. The corresponding author of an article is required to inform the Editor of the authors’ potential conflicts of interest/competing interests possibly influencing the research or interpretation of data. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed in the cover letter even when the authors are confident that their judgments have not been influenced in preparing the manuscript. Such conflicts may include financial support, political pressure from interest groups, or academic problems. The Editor will decide whether the information on the conflicts should be included in the published paper.
Availability of data and materials
Authors are asked to inform the Editor of JCLR about the availability of data to the community, especially if the study is financially supported by any institution, sector, or sponsor.
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In-text citation should be based on APA 7th ed (For more information visit: http://flash1r.apa.org/apastyle/basics/) .
The last page of your paper is entitled References. References are single-spaced, with double-spacing between references following APA 7th ed. DOI number or the link of the article should be added to the end of each reference. List all references in order alphabetically not by number. Each reference is listed once only since the same number is used throughout the paper.
Please note that no correction to a paper already published will be made by JCLR. Authors are required to ensure the accuracy of the submitted manuscript, especially before the article is published online.
Authors’ corrections to Supplementary Data are made only in exceptional circumstances (for example major errors that compromise the conclusion of the study) as the Supplementary Data is part of the original paper and hence the published record, the information cannot be updated if new data have become available or interpretations have changed.
Firstly, all manuscripts will be checked by iThenticate, a plagiarism-finding tool. In the next step, the manuscript is subjected to the blind reviewing model used by JCLR for non-plagiarized papers. The manuscript is edited and reviewed by the English language editor and three reviewers selected by the managing editor of JCLR, respectively. Furthermore, a reviewer result form is filled by the reviewer to guide authors. Possible decisions include accept as is, minor revision, major revision, or rejection. Authors should submit back their revisions within 14 days in the case of minor revision, or 28 days in the case of major revision.
Authors need to submit a revision through JCLR online submission system. After the article is reviewed and edited, the corresponding author is asked to apply all suggested corrections to the final formatted proof. The authors should know that no modification is possible after this phase of the publishing process and the corresponding authors are responsible for any probable mistakes in the final publication. Manuscripts with significant results are typically reviewed and published at the highest priority.
There is a zero-tolerance policy towards plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) in the JCLR journal. Manuscripts are screened for plagiarism by iThenticate, a plagiarism finding tool, before or during publication, and if found they will be rejected at any stage of processing.
DATE OF ISSUE
The journal will be issued quarterly.
No peer-reviewing charges are required. All accepted papers publish in full text and free of charge.
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
JCLR 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 following the BOAI definition of Open Access.
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The manuscript and other correspondence should preferentially be submitted via our online submission system. Please, embed all figures and tables in the manuscript to become one single file for submission. Once the submission is complete, the system will generate a manuscript ID and password sent to the author’s contact emails. All manuscripts must be checked (by English native speaker) and submitted in English for evaluation (in a totally confidential and impartial way). In case authors feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use our English Language Editing Service.
The JCLR online submission system allows supplementary information to be submitted together with the main manuscript file and cover letter. JCLR word template can assist you by modifying your page layout, text formatting, headings, title page, image placement, and citations/references such that they agree with the guidelines of the journal. If you believe your article is fully edited per journal style, please use our MS Word template before submission.
Supplementary materials may include figures, tables, methods, videos, and other materials. They are available online and linked to the original published article. Supplementary tables and figures should be labeled with an "S", e.g. "Table S1" and "Figure S1".
The maximum file size for supplementary materials is 10 MB each. Please keep the files as small as possible to avoid the frustrations experienced by readers with downloading large files.
Submission to the Journal is on the understanding that:
1. The article has not been previously published in any other form and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
2. All authors have approved the submission and have obtained permission for the published work.
* Authors are required to check the JCLR_PRE-SUBMISSION before submitting their manuscript.