PLTA information for contributors

Papers in Language Testing and Assessment is published online annually or biannually [ISSN: 2201-0009]. Submissions can be made at any time throughout the year and should be emailed to the Editorial Assistant as an attachment. Correspondence on editorial matters should be emailed to the Editor.

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the following guidelines:

  • Articles should be no more than 8,000 words in length, including notes and tables but excluding references and appendices
  • Articles should include the author(s)' contact details, academic title and affiliation
  • Articles should be preceded by an abstract of no more than 200 words and by up to 5 key words
  • Sections of articles should be headed, but not numbered
  • Referencing should conform to APA 6th style as set out in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition. Examples of APA 6th referencing can be found on the Demystifying citing and referencing web page
  • Please use single quotation marks for short quotations. Double quotation marks should be used within single quotation marks to indicate quoted material in the original source
  • Quotations of more than four lines should be indented and separated from the main text by a blank line above and below
  • Tables should be numbered consecutively, and figures should be numbered in another consecutive series
  • Each table and figure should have a brief explanatory title
  • Table titles should be placed above the table, and figure titles should be placed below the figure