preparing their articles, colleagues are requested to pay close attention
to the following:
Length of Manuscript:
1. Articles: 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.
abstract of up to 200 words should appear on the first page.
indicate clearly the holders of copyright in any illustrations,
extracts, diagrams, etc., which accompany your contribution.
Submission of Manuscript:
Manuscripts submitted for publication in IJAES should not have
been published previously or be under consideration for publication
elsewhere in any form.
may be submitted by post or as email attachments.
by post :
Contributions should be submitted in two camera-ready hard copies and on
an IBM-format 3.5 floppy disc.
If you opt to send your contribution as an email attachment, kindly
observe the following::
send your article in the body of an email. Send it only as an
only accept attachments which are formatted as a Microsoft Word
document, with a file name
send two attachments. One called
should contain your full name, postal and email address, fax number,
and the title of your article; the other attachment called
should contain only the article without any reference to you the
author. This is the text that will be used for our blind reviewing
Authors are particularly requested to
observe the conventions listed below under the following headings: 1.
References; 2. Headings and Subheadings ; 3.
End Notes; 4. Paragraphs & Long Quotations ; and
5. Tables and Figures
Please give full bibliographical details of references and list them in
alphabetical order of author, following the style of the examples given
Only references mentioned in the text appear in the list of references
at the end of the article (bibliography)
author’s surname followed by comma and first name and/or initials (and
with a word space between two or more first names/initials
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 labelled a and b
(immediately after date, no space : e.g. 1991a)
book titles (in Roman) should in italic; main words have initial
capitals including subtitles
titles of journal articles in Roman with single inverted commas
first word only has initial capitals except for names
full point after final inverted comma
if an entry is a paper from an edited collection, put the title in Roman
with single inverted
journal titles are in italic; main words have initial capitals
Please check that all details have been included: volume, issue (if
available), page numbers. See the examples below for style.
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
Please check that all works referred to have their full details
(2002). ‘Deconstructive reading’. International Journal of
Arabic-English Studies, 3: 45-54.
Batchelor, John (ed.).
(1995). The Art of Literary Biography. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Bloor, Thomas and Meriel Bloor.
(1995). The Functional Analysis of English: A Hallidayan
Approach. London: Arnold.
‘Models of the interaction of language and social life’. In John Gumperz
& Dell Hymes (eds.), Directions in Sociolinguistics, 35–71. New
York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
(1991). Chomsky (Third Edition). London: Fontana Press.
McKay, Sandra Lee.
(2000). ‘Teaching English as an international language: implications for
cultural materials in the classroom’. TESOL Quarterly, 9/4:7-11.
Mukattash, Lewis. (2001).
‘Some remarks on Arabic-English contrastive studies’. Poznan
Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, 37:115-126.
Reid, Joy M.
(1993). Teaching ESL Writing. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.
__________ . (1995). Learning Styles in the ESL/EFL
Classroom. New York: Heinle & Heinle.
Robinson, Pauline C. (ed.)
Academic Writing: Process and Product, ELT Documents 129.
Reading: Modern English Publications and The British Council.
(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,
Purves, Alan C. (ed.).
1988. Writing Across Languages and Cultures: Issues in Contrastive
Rhetoric. California: Sage Publications Incorporated.
Zogby, James I.
(2002). What Arabs Think. Utica and Beirut: Zogby International.
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 1867; 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; & 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)
Headings and subheadings
No more than two levels of heading below the title.
Headings should be numbered
consecutively using Arabic numerals and so should subheadings (e.g.
2.1.; 2.2.; 2.3.;
plain text) each heading and subheading on a separate line, ranged left.
In headings and subheadings first word only has initial capitals.
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;
Arabic numerals and
clear superscript numbers in the appropriate places.
Paragraphs & 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.
Tables and Figures
Tables and Figures should be inserted at the end of the article, or in a
separate file. Each Figure and Table should be clearly labelled with
number and caption. They should be numbered Figure 1, Figure 2, Table 1,
Table 2, etc.
Where a Figure or Table is to be inserted in the text, on a separate
line write [FIGURE 1 HERE].
If your article contains tables, illustrations, or graphics, it is
advisable to send paper copies of the whole article by post (see above)
to avoid problems with formatting.