Instructions for Authors
Manuscripts can be submitted to JELI at any time. The publication language of JELI is English. However, manuscripts to be submitted may take any language as their research subject. JELI accepts numerous types of submissions, each having different word limits. For example, manuscript under the research article category should typically run between 6,000 and 10,000 words (only body text). Indicated word limits do not include abstracts, references, tables, figure or table captions, footnotes, and endnotes.
- research article (original empirical research, feature article, systematic review, and meta-analysis): 6,000—10,000 words
- brief report: 1,000—2,000 words
- book/software/media review: 750—1,500 words
- correspondence (letter to the editor, peer commentary): 500—1,250 words
- interview: 2,500—7,000 words
JELI uses APA (7th ed.) as its style manual. Each manuscript is expected to have a title of maximum 15 words. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. Five keywords separated by semicolons should be provided. JELI encourages all corresponding authors to identify themselves using their ORCiD when submitting a manuscript to the journal.
Submitting a manuscript to JELI implies that the work has not been simultaneously submitted to another journal, has not been published in another venue in a substantially similar form or with substantially similar content, and has been approved by the author (and all the co-authors, if any).
Please submit your manuscript in a Microsoft Word document (double-spaced) to the Editor-in-Chief (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject heading “Manuscript submission” and indicate the submission category (i.e., research article, brief report, book/software/media review, correspondence, or interview) in your email message. Please blind your manuscript, meaning that there should be no clear way for reviewers to identify you as the author(s). In a separate document, submit a title page that includes information about the names, contact emails, institutional affiliations, physical addresses, and ORCiDs of the author(s), and the title of the manuscript.
Instructions for Guest Editors
On occasion, JELI might devote an issue to a special topic that is compelling and of significant importance for the field. Special issues usually have both invited and solicited articles. JELI’s Editorial Advisory Board approves the proposed topics. Those who are interested in editing a special issue should refer to the Guidelines for Special Issue Proposals.
Instructions for Reviewers
Reviewers are asked to provide an assessment of a submitted manuscript from the following aspects:
- Context: Is the context of the study explained clearly?
- Novelty and significance: Is the study original in terms of the issue addressed and its methodology? Does it contribute to the knowledge base and development of the field?
- Data and methodology: Is the study methodologically sound? Is the data and methodological design reported with sufficient details and transparency?
- Results: Are the results reported clearly?
- Conclusions: Does it present a robust, valid, and reliable discussion of the data and conclusions?
- References: Does it correctly and exhaustively reference the existing relevant scholarship?
- Ethics: Does it follow appropriate ethical guidelines?
The Editor-in-Chief makes a final decision to accept with minor or major revisions or reject the submission based on the reviewers’ advice and sends the reviewers’ notes to the authors.