Guide for Authors

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Thank you for choosing to submit your paper to the journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in English Language Teaching (ISELT). Please take the time to read and follow the manuscript submission guidelines and to make sure that your paper is formatted according to ISELT’s requirements. The authors are required to provide a Username/Password for the journal of ISELT. The authors should kindly note that manuscripts should be submitted through our online submission system. Please do not send your manuscripts by e-mail unless specifically requested. The receipt of the manuscript will be acknowledged by the journal’s e-mail. Failure to follow the manuscript preparation and submission guidelines will lead to delays in the processing of the manuscript.

Manuscripts must be written in English either American or British, it must be consistent with the spellings throughout the manuscript.

Translated articles will not be accepted.

Authors are highly advised to check out their manuscripts for plagiarism and fraudulent data. ISELT editorial team will use two ways such as reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate) for all submissions.

At least, two reviewers are invited to review each submitted manuscript.

Authors should kindly note that

 ISELT manuscripts are reviewed only if they:
• are original
• are not under consideration by any other journals or publisher
• have not been previously published in whole or in part
• have not been previously accepted for publication
• will not be submitted elsewhere until a decision is reached regarding their publication

The submitted article should include the following files (pages):

The first file (Title page):

First page or title page as a separated file should contain the full title of the paper, with name(s) of all the authors, academic level (e.g. assistant professor, associate professor, professor or PhD candidate), department, university, country, academic email address and, if available, telephone number. The first and corresponding authors must be clearly indicated.

The name of the corresponding author should be marked with an asterisk (*). If the article is based on a thesis or dissertation, this should be mentioned on the first page. (e.g., “This article is based on the Ph.D. thesis of …"). The first page (Title page) should be submitted as an editable MS Word format (not as a pdf).

نویسندگان فارسی زبان لطفا عنوان مقاله،  وابستگی دانشگاهی و جایگاه علمی نویسندگان را به فارسی هم بنویسند.

Font style and size of the title page:

Document size: A4 paper size

Article Title: Times New Roman 14 pt., bold

Author name (s): Times New Roman 12 pt., Bold

Affiliation and academic email address:  Times New Roman 12 pt.

The second file (Abstract, without authors’ names):

Document size: A4 paper size

Article Title: Times New Roman 14 pt., bold

Abstract:Times New Roman 12 pt., double spacing (between 200 and 250 words)

Keywords:Times New Roman 12 pt. (four or five words)

نویسندگان فارسی زبان لطفا ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله و چکیده را در یک فایل جداگانه بارگذاری نمایند.

The third page (Main article without authors’ names):

A typical journal article primarily includes title, abstract, introduction, literature review, methods, results, discussion, (conclusions), and references. (between 6500_ 7500 without abstract and references)

Font style and size of the Main article without authors’ names:

The full title of the article: Capitalize the first letter of the main words in the title, using Times New Roman 12 pt. and bold. One line space must be left after the title. 

Abstract:  Times New Roman 12 pt., single spacing, (between 200 and 250 words), and key terms (5 terms maximum).

Headings (Level 1) (INTRODUCTION, LITERATURE REVIEW, METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION (CONCLUSIONS) and REFERENCES must be written left, bold and uppercase, printed in all capital letters.  Times New Roman 11 pt.

Subheadings: Subheading (Level 2) must be in left, bold, upper/lowercase) only the first letter of the first word should be capitalized, Times New Roman 11 pt.

Subheading (Level 3) must be in left, bold, upper/lowercase) only the first letter of the first word should be capitalized. Times New Roman 11 pt. (and the same format for L4 &5).

Citations and References: The manuscripts submitted to ISELT should follow the American Psychological Association (APA 6th edition) style. Available at:

References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper