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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 file is 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 stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching welcomes previously unpublished articles in the field of learning and teaching second and foreign languages.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. The papers should be in the range of 6000-8000 words (including references and appendices) and book reviews 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

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 paper must contain an abstract of 150-200 words, up to 5 keywords, and a note about the author of about 100 words. A separate title page should be provided which, apart from the title of the submission, should also include full names of all the authors, their affiliations, e-mail and postal addresses. The title, but no information about contributors, should also be provided at the beginning of the text, preceding the abstract. The manuscripts must conform to the specifications of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (sixth edition). Basic Information about the style can be found at:

APA (6th) Edition Quick Reference
APA Style (6th) Quick Guide (Dalhousie University Libraries)

American English spelling should be used in all manuscripts.

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.