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Author Guidelines

International multilingual scientific journal of Language Art (LA) is an open access and blind peer-reviewed journal which is published four times a year. Usual review time is 45 days and there is no fee for electronic publishing. Language Arts is the name given to the study and improvement of the arts of language. Traditionally, the primary division in language arts is literature and language, where language in this case, refers to both linguistics, and specific languages. Journal of Language Art invites professional (applied) linguists and language researchers to submit their scholarly papers to LA.


Guideline for Authors

Articles Submission

The international scientific journal of Language Art accepts the researches of authors on language and linguistics in the form of articles and reports. The length of the reports should be normally between 1500 and 2500 words, and the normal length of the articles is about 2500 to 5000 words.

The language of the manuscript can be optionally English, Arabic, or Persian.

In spite of the language of the manuscript, article or report, they should consist of title, abstract, key words as well as the characteristics of the author(s) in English.

The forwarded content will be ultimately reviewed primarily in 10 days so that in the case of being appropriate, it is sent for being reviewed, and the primarily acceptance will be declared to the author.

The time for reviewing and declaration the final results is ultimately 3 months.

The forwarded articles should not be sent for other journals simultaneously, or it should not be published in other journal.

Since the articles exclusively accepts electronically and through the site of the journal, the author(s) should first register as user in the site, and for sending the article and the subsequent following should refer to http://www.languageart.ir.

The forwarded article can be the result of the research of the authors or their translation.

Translated articles would be accepted only if the PDF file of the original article (as the attached file) be forwarded to the editorial boards, and the translation refers to the original article.

 

The Principles of Reviewing Articles

  • The received articles will be published after reviewing in the preliminary commission, it will be sent for the reviewing procedure; when it is approved by the reviewers.
  • Language Art has reserved the right for editing the accepted articles.
  • This article will be published open access both in paper and electronically.  
  • No expense is received from the authors for the electronic articles, but some amount will be received for paper articles.
  • The authors should observe the moral issues in doing the research and writing the article.
  • In the case that a conducted research has been supported by an organization, the name of that organization should be mentioned.

 

General Writing Style and Sending Guidelines for Articles or Reports

  1. The Sender of the article is considered as the mediator for doing all the affairs related to the journal, and all the later correspondence and declaration will be done with him/her. The order of writing the names of authors and identifying the corresponding author take place according to the order of the presented files to the journal.
  2. The structure of the article should be as follow:

a. Title; Since title is the most important factors for searching machines, please select if carefully. A good title is usually between 10–12 words in which the type of the studied work or the discussing technology (method) should be included.

b. Abstract; It is a text containing 100–250 words which states the importance of the topic theoretically or practically, the method of the research, the results and the expected conclusion although most of the researches in humanities are descriptive.

Note: Abstract does not include introduction at all, and it is not considered as an introduction to the article. It should be able to state the most important information of the article in the shortest way. Actually, it is the introductory of your article. Do not refer to any work in the abstract.

c. Key words; It should include at least 3 and 8 words in maximum.

Note: Title, abstract, and key words should translate into English very accurately and fluently.

Note: The main part of the article consists of introduction (which includes review literature, purposes, introducing references and the topic), the main body (It can include only the main body of the article or it can be divided into separate parts by subtitles), the conclusion (which obviously states the results of the research), and the acknowledgement (according to the discretionary of the author in at most 3 lines).

f. References; In-text citations should be written in parentheses including author's last name year published, page number; for instance, (Khanlari 1375, 61). Please pay much attention to write in-text citation and references because it is one of the most important parts which will be discussed by the journal experts or the article may not be accepted (The method of citing sources should be in accordance with Harvard Referencing Guide which it can be considered through http://www.citethisforme.com/harvard-referencing).

g. Cover Page; This page should be both written in the original language of the article and in English which includes full name, academic degree, major or expertise, name of the university, city, country, e-mail, phone number, and also the order of authors' names (Corresponding author should be written first).

  1. The format of the accepted file should be written in Word Version 2007. The whole body of the article would be in one column with the margin of 2.54 cm in all sides with the size of A4. The size of the font should be 14 for all languages, type of the font for Persian is B Nazanin, for Arabic is Arabic typesetting, and for English is Times New Roman. Line spacing should be 1 cm for all parts of the article. There should be no spacing before and after paragraphs. It is necessary to write the description of shapes, tables, and charts certainly in English without considering the original language of the paper, but according to the discretionary of the author, it can be written both in the original language and English.

Authorship

All contributing authors should qualify for authorship. The orders of authorship are first asked to check each item on the Submission Preparation Checklist as completed, before proceeding.

Authorship credit should be based on substantial contribution to conception and design, execution, or analysis and interpretation of data. All authors should be involved in drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, must have read and approved the final version of the manuscript and approve of its submission to this journal.

Changes to Authorship

After the manuscript is submitted or accepted for publication, the corresponding author is required to send a request to add or remove an author or to rearrange the author names of the submitted/accepted manuscript are as follows:

After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue

Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.

Copyright

Journals should make clear the type of copyright under which authors work will be published.  Upon acceptance of manuscript, authors will be asked to agree to the Copyright Notice in the submission process.

Open Access Publication

LA publishes the research work, covering a wide range of academic disciplines. All papers published in LA are open access and distributed under the open access license agreement (create the open access license agreement form). Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow anyone to download, reuse, and reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited properly.  There are two distinct types of licenses viz., author agreement and user agreement, which are need to be defined during the open access publication process.

Author Agreement

In order to disseminate the authors’ research work, the publishers need publishing rights. For open access articles the publisher uses an exclusive licensing agreement in which authors retain copyright in their manuscript.

User license Agreement

LA provides access to archived material through LA archives.  Manuscripts are the parts of an open archive are made freely available from LA website after certain period, which begins from the final publication date of the manuscript.  Users or readers of authors’ manuscript also need to be clear on how they can use the manuscript. 

All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Permitted reuse is defined by Creative Commons user license called "Creative Common Attribution".

Creative Commons Attribution

Permit others distribute and copy the manuscript, to create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from manuscript (such as a translation), to include in a collective work, to text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation.  Further details found at: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Conflict of Interest

Authors are requested to evident whether impending conflicts do or do not exist. If an organization encompasses any financial interest in the outcome of the study, the authors are appealed to provide a declaration that have full access to all the data in the study and take complete responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. All studies (if necessary based on the type and subject), must be approved by the relevant Ethics Committee/ Institution review board of the respective institutions. Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to be originated by the authors. A copyright transfer agreement is signed by the corresponding author, upon the acceptance of the manuscript, on behalf of all authors, for publication to be legally responsible towards the Journal ethics and privacy policy. Authors will be notified as soon as possible of decisions concerning the suitability of their manuscripts for publication in the journal. Once the article has been accepted for publication, it will be copy edited and typeset, after which the corresponding author will be sent information on accessing page proofs to correct. Other than the correction of typographical errors, alterations cannot be made at this stage. Please note that there are no page charges to publish in Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management. The submitted materials may be considered for inclusion but cannot be returned and Editors of the Journal reserve the right to accept or reject any article in any stage, if necessary.

Role of Funding Source

Authors are requested to clearly identify who provided financial support for the conduct of research and/or preparation of the article and briefly describe the role of the funder/sponsor in any part of the work including design and conduct of the study, data collection, data management, data analysis and interpretation, preparation, review and approval of the manuscript. The following rules should be followed: 

  1. The sentence should begin with: ‘This work was supported by …’.
  2. The full official funding agency name should be given in an expandable form not in an abbreviated form.
  3. Grant numbers should be complete and accurate and provided in brackets as follows: ‘[grant number ABX CDXXXXXX]’
  4. Multiple grant numbers should be separated by a comma as follows: ‘[grant numbers ABX CDXXXXXX, EFX GHXXXXXX]’
  5. Agencies should be separated by a semi-colon (plus ‘and’ before the last funding agency) 

Standard Reporting Guidelines

Authors of original research papers and review articles should report their work accurately. Original research papers should be contained sufficient details to allow other researchers to replicate the work. Review articles should be included important work by researchers in a field and should be objectively written.

Life Science Reporting Guidelines

Authors should clearly report any involvement of hazards, human or animal subjects, patient images, case details, and other materials and information. Their experiments should be performed in compliance with laws and relevant institutional guidelines. When requested, authors should provide the ethics committee with approval documents, consent to release personal information such as images of individuals, and other necessary documents used in the approval process. In addition, it should be stated within the manuscript that proper consent has been obtained for experiments with human subjects.

 Errors in Published Papers

When an author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher to retract or correct the manuscript.  Finally, the corresponding author should be ensured that all appropriate co-authors included on the paper have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Plagiarism Prevention and Violation of Publication Ethics

All manuscripts under review or published with LA are subject to screening using Plagiarism Prevention Software. Plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics. Other violations include duplicate publication, data fabrication and falsification, and improper credit of author contribution.  Thus, the Plagiarism or Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior are unacceptable and submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

The development of CrossCheck is a service that helps editors to verify the originality of papers. CrossCheck is powered by the Ithenticate software from iParadigms, known in the academic community as providers of Turnitin.  For a searchable list of all journals in the CrossCheck database, please visit: www.ithenticate.com/search

All new submissions to LA journal are automatically screened using Etxt Антиплагиат within the editorial system. Editorial Board Member may also choose to run a similarity report at any other point during the review process or post-publication. The default similarity report view gives the percentage of the text of the manuscript which has overlap with one or more published articles. Figures and equations cannot be checked at present. Note that a high similarity score does not necessarily indicate plagiarized text. A similarity score of 30% could mean 30% text in common with one source but could equally mean 1% text in common with 30 different sources. Re-used text that has been legitimately cited the Bibliography and Methods texts may all contribute to the similarity score.

AFTER ACCEPTANCE

Use of the Digital Object Identifier

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes, i.e., When the authors use a DOI to create links to documents on the web, the DOIs are guaranteed never to change.

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 14-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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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