Guidelines for Authors

Aims and Scope

International Journal for Arabic English Studies (IJAES) publishes high-quality research in Linguistics, Literature, TESL/TFEL, Translation, and Speech Language Pathology.

Length of Manuscript

  1. Articles should normally be no longer than 9,000 words.
  2. Book Reviews should be in the range of 500– 750 words.
  3. Notes and Discussion should normally be no longer than 2000 words. No abstract is required for such pieces of writing.

Abstracts

A short abstract of up to 200 words should appear on the designated space within the online submission system. Keywords (no more than 6 words) should also be submitted.

Submission of Manuscript

Manuscripts submitted for publication in IJAES should not have been published previously. Nor should they be under consideration for publication elsewhere in any form.

Articles should be submitted using IJAES online submission system www.ijaes.net

In case of difficullty, for the time being, the manuscript may be sent to the editor as word document.

Please click on the word "New Submission" in the navigation bar at the top left-hand of the page. If already registerd, please login and proceed. If otherwise, please register and proceed.

To change your username and/or password: Once you are registered, you may change your contact information, username and/or password at any time. Simply log in to the system and click on "Update My Information" in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

You will be asked to provide the title of the submission (up to 120 characters), full names of all the authors, and full contact details in a separate electronic form during the submission process.

Contributors are kindly requested to observe the following:

  1. Use Times New Roman regular font size 11 for the body of the article and font size 10 for the abstract. Headings and subheadings should appear in bold.
  2. We can only accept submissions which are formatted as Microsoft Word document.

Style

Authors are particularly requested to observe the conventions listed below.

1. References

Please give full bibliographical details of references and list them in alphabetical order of author, following the style of the examples given below. Only references mentioned in the text should appear in the list of references at the end of the article (bibliography).

Books
  • Author’s surname are followed by comma and first name (and full points) in bold, with a word space between two or more first names/initials. Initials of first names are not allowed unless they appear as such on the original work.
  • Spell out first names of authors and editors where known.
  • For books with more than one author, the first names and/or initials come first on second, third, etc. authors.
  • Date is enclosed between parentheses followed by a full point.
  • Authors with two books in same year should be labeled a and b, on the basis of the alphabetical order of the title (immediately after date, no space, e.g. 1991a).
  • Book titles (in Roman) should in italic; main words have initial capitals including subtitles.

Example:
Little, Arthur L., Jr. (2000). Shakespeare’s Jungle Fever: National-Imperial Revisions of Rape, Race and Sacrifice. Stanford: Stanford UP.
Bloor, Thomas and Meriel Bloor. (1995). The Functional Analysis of English: A Hallidayan Approach. London: Arnold.
Note the sequence of the components of the second author, first name followed by family name.

Articles
  • Titles of journal articles appear in Roman with single inverted commas.
  • First word only has initial capitals except for names: Subtitles also start with a capital letter.
  • Full point is provided after the final inverted comma.
  • If an entry is a paper from an edited collection, put the title in Roman with single inverted commas.
  • Journal titles are in italic, followed by a comma; main words have initial capitals
  • Please check that all details have been included: volume, issue (if available), page numbers.
    Edmonds, Philip and Graeme Hirst. (2002). 'Near-synonymy and lexical choice'. Computational Linguistics, 28 (2):105-144.
Edited books
  • If an edited book is referred to several times, put the full details as a separate entry with just authors and dates elsewhere; however,
  • If it is referred to only once, put the full details with the entry for the paper.
  • • Please check that all works referred to have their full details somewhere.
  • Examples
    Moon, Rosamund. (1998). ‘Frequencies and forms of phrasal lexemes in English’. In Anthony Cowie (ed.), Phraseology: Theory, Analysis and Applications, 79-100. Oxford: OUP.
    Sapir, Edward (1929). ‘The status of linguistics as a science’. Language, 5:207–14. Reprinted in David Mandelbaum (ed.), Selected Writings of Edward Sapir, 160– 66. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1949.
Dissertations

Zabin, Aseel. (2013). The acquisition of metaphoric expressions by Jordanian EFL Learners. Unpublished MA Thesis, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

Internet sources

Little, David. (2009). The European Language Portfolio: Where pedagogy and assessment meet. Strasbourg: Council of Europe, Language Policy Division. Document DGIV EDU Lang (2009) 19. http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/elp/ (Retrieved on 14 March, 2015)

Bibliographical references in the text
References are to be made in the text by giving in parentheses the name of the author, year of publication, and, where relevant, the page(s) referred to (Setecka 2004:5-18). If the author’s name is part of the text, use the form: Setecka (2004:11) maintained that . . . .
  • No comma between author’s name and date.
  • Separate works referred to in the same parentheses should be in chronological order: (Whitney 1967; Hymes 1981). Separate them with semicolons as follows: (Fisiak 1985; Wenden 1986; Swain 1995). Initials should be used before an author’s name only when an article refers to more than one author with the same surname
  • When a work written by two or more authors is referred to, all names should be given in the first citation: (Weinreich, Labov and Herzog 1968). In later citations, use an abbreviated form: (Weinreich et al. 1968).
  • If more than one work was published in the same year, list these alphabetically by author’s name as follows: (Farghal 1985; Fisiak 1985; Asfour 1994; Bakir 1994; Atari 2004; Malzahn 2004)

2. Headings and subheadings

  • No more than three levels of heading below the title.
  • Headings should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and so should subheadings (e.g. 2.1.1; 2.2.1; 2.3.1; etc.)
  • In headings and subheadings first word only has initial capitals.

3. Footnotes

  • Short notes can appear in the text within brackets.
  • There will be no footnotes on individual pages.
  • Longer notes should be collected together at the end of the article. Please number notes consecutively; use Arabic numerals and give clear superscript numbers in the appropriate places.

4. Paragraphs and long quotations

  • No line space should be left between paragraphs.
  • The first line of new paragraphs should be indented, except straight after a heading.
  • Quotations of more than three lines should be displayed and indented. Check that page numbers of the source have been provided.

5. Tables and figures

Tables and Figures should be inserted in the text. A separate file is also useful. Each Figure and Table should be clearly labeled with number and caption. They should be numbered Figure 1, Figure 2, Table 1, Table 2, etc. The title of a table or figure should appear in regular font, with the first word capitalized in addition to proper nouns.

Transliteration symbols for Arabic vowels and some consonants

Arabic alphabet

Symbol

Example

Meaning

ء

ʔ

ʔamal

hope

ث

th

thaclab

fox

ج

j

jamal

camel

ح

h

h ub

love

خ

kh

khubz

bread

ذ

dh

dhahab

gold

ز

z

zi:t

oil

ش

sh

shams

sun

ص

s

s ayf

summer

ض

d

d ayf

guest

ط

t

t i:n

mud

ظ

TH

THuhr

noon

ع

c

cabd

slave

غ

gh

gharb

west

ق

q

qalam

pencil

وَ

w

ward

rose

يَ

y

yawm

day

(فتحة)   َ 

a

kataba

he wrote

(ضمة)    ُ

u

kutub

books

(كسرة)   ِ

i

sin

tooth

مد طويل     ا/ى

a:

ka:tib

writer

ضمة طويلة    و

u:

fu:l

beans

كسرة طويلة    ي

i:

fi:l

elephant

Diphthongs

أصوات علة مركبة) )

aw

mawt

death

ay

bayt

house