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Submission guidelines:

The International Journal of Law, Language & Discourse Quarterly Issue is a fully peer-reviewed section of the journal, reviewed by a team of experts from all over the world. The International Journal of Law, Language & Discourse welcomes submissions written in different varieties of world Englishes. The reviewers and Associate Editors come from a wide variety of cultural and academic backgrounds and no distinction is made between native and non-native authors. As a basic principle, the International Journal of Law, Language & Discourse does not define competence in terms of native ability, but we are a strictly reviewed journal and all our reviewers expect a high level of academic and written competence in whatever variety of English is used by the author. Every effort will be made to accept different rhetorical styles of writing. The International Journal of Law, Language & Discourse also makes every effort to support authors who are submitting to an international journal for the first time. While major revisions may be requested, every effort is made to explain to authors how to make the necessary revisions.

Each submission is first assessed by the publisher, then further screened by the Chief Editor, then Senior Associate Editor, before being sent to an Associate Editor who supervises the editorial review. There is no word minimum or maximum.

Authors should note that it may take 10-12 weeks for a review to be completed. All authors who comply with the requirements below receive an acknowledgement upon receipt to confirm the safe arrival of the paper.

**Authors must include an undertaking in the initiating email that the “…paper has not been sent to any other journal nor is under review by any other journal” and include bios.

**It is also important to point out early in the paper (in the e-mail message) what is new about your study –  a common reason given by associate editors for rejection is that the paper doesn’t contribute anything new or relevant to a broad international audience. Routine studies, even if efficiently conducted, may pass exams but they do not get published unless they have something new and relevant to say.

There are two basic categories of paper:

* Full research papers, which report interesting and relevant research. Ensure that you point out in your discussion section how your findings have broad relevance internationally and contribute something new to our field of inquiry.

* Non-research papers, providing detailed, contextualized reports such as curriculum planning. Very well documented discussions that make an original contribution to the profession will also be accepted for review.

Authors are encouraged to conform with international standards of drafting, but every effort will be made to respect original personal and cultural voices and different rhetorical styles. Papers should still be fully-referenced and should use an APA format. Do not include references that are not referred to in the manuscript.

Summary for preliminary acceptance for review.
a) have you included the ‘no prior submission’ undertaking?
b) only MS Document format is accepted Times New Roman size 12
c) specified if your paper is a full research paper or a non-research paper
d) In the e-mail message indicate what is new about your study
e) provided your bio data
f) included an email “header” | Your name, article title, research – non research
g) Completed the on-line free application for TESOL.Asia
h) APA indexing

Confirmation of delivery is sent within 48 hours.

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