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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission files are in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the formal, stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, including the most important ones listed below.
  • Two separate files, i.e., a manuscript file and a title page file, have been prepared for submission.
  • The title page includes full names of all the authors, their ORCiD IDs, affiliations, e-mail and postal addresses, and bio notes of about 100 words.
  • The above information (the same as on the title page) about all the authors has also been entered/updated in the relevant fields in the authors' user profiles in the journal's online submission system. This means that all the authors have their own separate profiles in the system.
  • The manuscript begins with a title, followed by an abstract of 150-200 words and up to 5 keywords.
  • The manuscript does not exceed the word limit of 8000 words, inclusive of the abstract, references and appendices.
  • The manuscript file is fully anonymized, meaning that the names of the authors have been replaced with “Author 1,” “Author 2,” etc. and the titles of the authors’ works have been erased.
  • Any other identifying information such as names of institutions and places of residence is absent from the manuscript.
  • The manuscript file metadata (e.g., the MS Word file metadata) does not include any author details (here you can see how to remove this from MS Word files: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/remove-hidden-data-and-personal-information-by-inspecting-documents-presentations-or-workbooks-356b7b5d-77af-44fe-a07f-9aa4d085966f).
  • The manuscript conforms to the specifications of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (seventh edition).

Contributions
Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching welcomes previously unpublished articles in the field of learning and teaching second and foreign languages. The contributions can take the form of original research reports, replication studies, review articles, state of the art papers, reply articles and book reviews (SSLL publishes only solicited book reviews). The papers should be in the range of 6000-8000 words (including references and appendices) and book reviews (only solicited ones) about 1000 words in length. Contributions should be submitted electronically through the website of Adam Mickiewicz University Pressto platform: http://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/ssllt/information/authors. This will require registering as an author as well as fulfilling a number of conditions listed on the website including the provision of ORCiD IDs of all the authors. In case of queries, please feel free to contact us at ssllt@amu.edu.pl

Format

Manuscripts should be submitted as Microsoft Word or RTF files. In cases where extensive graphics or phonetic symbols are used an accompanying PDF file is recommended. Each submission must consist of two separate files: a manuscript file and a title page file. The manuscript must begin with a title, followed by an abstract of 150-200 words and up to 5 keywords. The manuscript file must be fully anonymized, meaning that the names of the authors must be replaced with “Author 1,” “Author 2,” etc. and the titles of the authors’ works must be erased. All other identifying information such as names of institutions and places of residence must also be removed. In addition, the file metadata must not include any author details (here you can see how to remove this from MS Word files: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/remove-hidden-data-and-personal-information-by-inspecting-documents-presentations-or-workbooks-356b7b5d-77af-44fe-a07f-9aa4d085966f). The title page should be provided which, apart from the title of the submission, should also include full names of all the authors, their ORCiD IDs, affiliations, e-mail and postal addresses, and bio notes of about 100 words (for examples see previous SSLLT issues). The same information about all the authors must also be provided/updated in the relevant fields in the authors' user profiles in the journal's online submission system (all the authors must have their own separate profiles in the system). The manuscripts must conform to the specifications of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (seventh edition). Basic information about the style can be found at:

APA Style (7th ed.) Quick Reference (Cardina Stritch University Library)
APA Style (7th ed.) Quick Guide (Dalhousie University Libraries)

American English spelling should be used in all manuscripts.

Review
Submissions are subjected to a double-blind review process conducted by at leat two referees who may be members of the Editorial Board and other experts in the field. Authors are notified of acceptance or rejection of their papers within three months of the submission date.

Complimentary copies
Authors of papers and reviews receive one copy of the issue in which their work is published.

Prevention of ghostwriting and guest authorship
Ghostwriting and guest authorship are violations of scientific honesty and publication ethics and all documented cases will be made public including the notification of appropriate institutions such as authors’ employers, scientific societies, scientific editors’ associations, etc.