Submission Guidelines



Works should be between 6000 and 8000 words, though longer articles will be read and considered. We are now also accepting abridged Masteral Theses and Ph.D. Dissertations—length is not applicable in this case.

You should submit a precis introducing your paper. Every author must submit a brief biography as well as the following information. All submissions should be submitted here.

Process: All submissions undergo a blind peer-review process. You will be informed of the results of the review process within 6-12 weeks (this may vary depending on various factors) after confirmation of the receipt of your submission.

Citations Criteria

  • Name
  • Address
  • E-mail
  • Phone number
  • Brief history of professional expertise
  • Qualifications
  • An undertaking that the work has not been published elsewhere
  • Abstract

Format for all submissions (Please read this before submitting your work).

In order to assist us with web preparation, the following procedures are essential:

  1. The document must be in MS Word format.
  2. The Font must be Book Antiqua size 12. The spacing must be 1.5 between lines.
  3. Smart tags’ should be removed.
  4. Foot notes must not ‘pop up’ in the Document. They must appear at the end of the article.
  5. Citations—APA
  6. Abstract.  The abstract should contain an informative summary of the main points of the article, including, where relevant, the article’s purpose, theoretical framework, methodology, types of data analysed, subject information, main findings, and conclusions. It should be between 150 and 250 words. Your abstract should be a single paragraph and must not be indented.
  7. Keywords: List 4-6 keywords to facilitate locating the article through keyword searches in the future. Italicize the keywords and place them below the abstract.
  8. Graphs and charts should be placed either in the body of the document or at the end.
  9. Paragraphs. Indent the beginning of each paragraph except those immediately following a heading, quotation, example, figure, chart or table. Keep text formatting (e.g., italics, bold, etc.) to the absolute minimum necessary.
  10. Follow APA 6th edition in in-text citations, references, tables, figures, levels of headings. Make sure there is one-to-one correspondence between in-text citations and reference entries in the reference list.
  11. Be sure that the paper has no traces of plagiarism.
  12. Follow the article format of this journal.
  13. Cite at least one relevant article from Philippine ESL Journal in your text.