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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a Times New Roman 12-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

As a peer reviewed professional journal, the Journal of NELTA requires contributors to follow the guidelines given below for their submissions to be considered for publication by the editorial board. Please note that selection for consideration for publication does not guarantee publication. Contributors are encouraged to work with the Editorial Board to make their work publishable.


  1. Please do not write author’s name in the manuscript until the editorial board has selected the article for consideration towards publication.
  2. Articles should be 5000 words (excluding references and appendices).
  3. Articles should be related to an area of Applied Linguistics, ELT, SLA, Sociolinguists, Teacher Education, Training and Development and their professional development. In addition, we also accept practical training session plans to teach any skills and aspects of language and reflections on any teacher training program, articles coming out of classroom teaching experience or professional collaboration in ELT. Any article must be original, professionally relevant, and intellectually engaging.
  4. The manuscript should be typed in Times New Roman, 12 font size, with double space, and printed or printable in A4 paper. Manuscript should be sent as an e-mail attachment in a MS Word file.
  5. If the manuscript includes any special fonts, please send the fonts attached along with the manuscript.
  6. The deadline for submissions is August 31. However, we encourage authors to submit the article as soon as possible. Reviewers will be able to give you more substantial feedback if you submit early, although early submission will not affect the selection process itself.

Practical Pedagogic Ideas:

  • The writing of the idea may be 1500-2000 word long plus references (3-5 references only) and appendices.
  • Ideas that are useful for teachers in the classroom (e.g., tips for teaching particular skills/aspects of language, lesson plans, tasks for teaching poetry, etc.) may be submitted under this category. A template is provided here.
  • Reviews of recently published ELT books that are of professional significance to the readers. Reviews should generally provide a short introduction of the author and the purpose of the book, its descriptive summary, followed by its evaluative comments and its significance to the researchers and practitioners in Nepal. Reviews should not exceed 1,500 words including references.

© Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA)

Authors are required to transfer their copyright to the Nepal English Language Teachers' Association (NELTA).

Publication Process
In order to improve the quality and professional rigor of the journal, submissions will be taken through a review process followed by subsequent revisions and improvements after their initial submission. The editorial board will make the initial selection completely anonymous and will continue to do so, as much as practicable, when the submission is sent back to the author for revision:

  • We will acknowledge the receipt of each manuscript.
  • The manuscript will be peer reviewed by two anonymous reviewers.
  • The acceptance or rejection of the manuscript, based on the feedback from the reviewers, will be notified to the author within 5-7 weeks of submission.
  • Comments of the reviewers will be forwarded to the author for final submission of the article (if the work is accepted in subsequent assessments). Initial consideration for publication based on one or more rounds of revision of a work will not guarantee the final publication of a work.
  • Authors must submit a revised draft within one week of receiving the comment on the first draft. A second round of comments, if deemed necessary by the editorial board, may be offered to the author with five more days of extended time. Late submission, at any stage of the review process, may be considered as opting out of the publication process.

Submission of manuscripts
Manuscript must be submitted as an email attachment accompanied by a well-written cover letter to the editorial address: Cover letter email will include author's full name, institutional affiliation, title of the paper, and a short biodata.

A manuscript will be accepted on the understanding that it is an original contribution which has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Contributors must make sure to abide by scholarly practices including intellectual property and copyrights standards in the strictest manner. They are also encouraged to read past NELTA journals and build upon both the conventions and scholarship of the association. Some issues of the journal can be accessed online at Nepal Journal website page ( as well as at NELTA's homepage ( via the link "journals" on top right).

Manuscript Specifications

The entire manuscript, including the abstract, the reference list, and any tables or figures and their captions, should be presented as A4 doubled spaced typescript.

  • Sections: A manuscript should begin with a title page that includes the full title of the paper, a suggested shorter title for running heads, and a list of keywords.
  • Notes: Footnotes must be avoided.
  • Structure: The structure of the manuscript depends on the type of article. For example, if an article is research-based, it might include research questions or objectives, rationale and significance of the work, a review of literature along with the theoretical framework, research design and procedure, findings of the study and discussions. Similarly, if an article is a knowledge-based theoretical one, it might begin with a general introduction that clearly states what the article is about and how the author is going to organise his/her writing, followed by the sub-headings that connect the sections and expand the central issue.

However, all articles must include the following sections/components:


  • Title: Title of the work must be precise and suggestive of the work's main idea. It must be in keeping with the tone of the work (but not cute or fancy).
  • (Please note that a work's title can only be changed if approved or suggested by the editors after acceptance).
  • Abstract: No more than 200 words.
  • Key words: Authors should list up to five keywords related to their article.
  • Style of Documentation: APA style should be adopted throughout the manuscript.
  • Uniformity: For uniformity please follow the same spelling, punctuation and other mechanical and format conventions throughout the manuscript. For example, if you spell a word as ‘organisation’ in the beginning please do not write ‘organization’ next time in the same manuscript.
  • Tables: If authors have table in their manuscripts, they should be numbered and given a brief title.
  • Figures: If there are figures and maps in your manuscript, please include under each figure a clear and brief caption describing it.

Journal Articles:

Lavery, L. & Townsend, M. (1998). Computer-assisted instruction in teaching literacy skills to adults not in paid employment. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 33, 181-192.

Tse, S.K., Lam, J.W.I., Lam, R.Y.H., Loh, E.K.Y. & Westwood, P. (2007). Pedagogical correlates of reading comprehension in English and Chinese. L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature, 7 (2), 71– 91.

Naglieri, J.A. (1999). Essentials of CAS assessment. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Edited books:
Richards, J. C. & Nunan, D. (Eds.). (1997). Second language teacher education. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Chapters in Books:
Torgesen, J.K. (1996). A model of memory from an information processing perspective: The special case of phonological memory. In G.R. Lyon & N.A. Krasnegor (Eds.), Attention, memory, and executive function (pp. 157-184). Baltimore, MD: Brookes.

Teale, W. & Yokata, J. (2000). Beginning reading and writing: Perspectives on instruction. In D.S. Strickland & L.M. Morrow (Eds.), Beginning reading and writing (pp. 3–21). New York: Teachers College Press.

Online resources:
Gallaudet Research Institute (2003). Literacy. Retrieved on 25th Jan. 2009 from:

Darling-Hammond, L. (2000). Teacher quality and student achievement: A review of state policy evidence. Educational Policy Analysis Archives, 8(1). Retrieved on 25th Jan. 2009 from

Newspaper article:
Schultz, S. (2005, December 28). Calls made to strengthen state energy policies. The Country Today, pp. 1A, 2A.

(Note: For more details on APA style, please go to


Short Quotations (less than 40 words)
Lave and Wenger (1991) argue for ‘legitimate peripheral participation’ (p. 34).

Long Quotations (more than 40 words)
Eckhert and McConnell-Ginet (1992) define community of practice as follows: An aggregate of people who come together around mutual engagement in an endeavour. Ways of doing things, ways of talking, beliefs values, power relations – in short, practices – emerge in the course of this mutual endeavour. Likewise, there must be a mutual interaction among the members. (p. 464)


Single author:
The construction of teacher identity is a process in which teachers engage in interaction not only with other members but also with broader socio-cultural context (Wenger, 1998).

Multiple authors:
Identity is constructed through the reflective practice in which teachers listen to opinions of students in the classroom and change contents and methods of teaching for better learning (Bartlett, 1990; Richards, 1990).

(Note: if you are citing more than one work of the same author published in the same year, please put a, b, c after the date of the publication in a chronological order)

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(Updated: 18 May 2018)