Types of Manuscripts Accepted
NIDA Journal of Language and Communication (NIDAJLC) welcomes submissions of research papers, academic papers, and book reviews. Submitted research and academic papers should address issues that are significant to the diverse areas of language and communication. Papers accessible to both scholarly audiences and the learned public are encouraged.
Research papers must be based on current empirical research contributing to connecting theories and practices in the related fields. Both qualitative and quantitative research papers are accepted. Submitted papers should make an important, substantive contribution to existing or emerging bodies of knowledge. Suitable manuscripts should not exceed 8,500 words, including references and appendices. Each manuscript must include an abstract (not exceeding 250 words) and five keywords are also required for each manuscript.
Academic papers present a comprehensive review of up-to-date scholarship and interest in the related area of language and communication. Manuscripts based on interpreted references to others’ works should offer a critical discussion of implications or applications for theory and practice. Suitable manuscripts with references should not exceed 4,500 words with an abstract of no longer than 250 words.
Book reviews are based upon recent books in the fields of language and communication. Manuscripts should not exceed 1,200 words.
Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Manuscript Format Guidelines
Reference Format Guidelines
All sources cited in the manuscripts must follow the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition), and must be alphabetically ordered. Purdue University provides a comprehensive on-line source for APA guidelines which can be accessed through its website (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/1).
Within the text, only brief author-date citations should be made, giving the author’s last name, year of publication and page number(s) where relevant. For example:
According to Jones (1998), "manuscripts must be properly cited" (p. 199).
Direct quotations that are 40 words or longer should be placed in a free-standing block of text. Start the quotation on a new line, indented 1/2 inch from the left margin without quotation marks. For example:
Pawley and Syder (1983) also pointed out the importance of ready-made lexical units in language production:
In the store of familiar collocations there are expressions for a wide range of familiar concepts and speech acts, and the speaker is able to retrieve these as wholes or as automatic chains from the long-term memory; by doing this he minimizes the amount of clause-internal encoding work to be done and frees himself to attend to other tasks in talk-exchange, including the planning of larger units of discourse. (p. 192)
Paraphrase and Summary
Paraphrase and summary allow authors to include other people’s ideas without cluttering up paragraphs with quotations and help the authors to take greater control of paper writing. Do not forget to include a proper citation when summarizing and paraphrasing. For example:
A thorough understanding of a writer’s identity construction requires an understanding of the writer’s linguistic choices (Matsuda, 2015).
As emphasized by Flowerdew and Wang (2015), in academic writing, the discursive view of identity has questioned the extent to which individuals are free to construct their identity and this construction is controlled by contextual forces.
Examples of References
Schmitt, N. (2010). Researching vocabulary. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave McMillan.
Celce–Murcia, M., & Larsen–Freeman, D. (1999). The grammar book (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle.
Articles in Periodicals
Ellis, N. C. (2002). Frequency effects in language processing. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 24, 143–188.
Durrant, P., & Schmitt, N. (2010). Adult learners’ retention of collocations from exposure. Second Language Research, 26, 163–188.
Articles in Edited Books
Tomasello, M. (2009). The usage-based theory of language acquisition. In E. Bavin (Ed.), Handbook of child language (pp. 69–87). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
Niglas, K. (2004). The combined use of qualitative and quantitative methods in educational research. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Tallinn Pedagogical University, Tallinn, Estonia.
Notes on Thai Language References
Review and Selection of Manuscripts
The integrity of academic content and publishing process is important to NIDAJLC. The journal follows the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (https://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct) to ensure that any malpractices such as authorship disputes, allegations of plagiarism and dual submission, and accusations of data mishandling or fabrication are prevented.
Authors of submitted manuscripts must provide appropriate citations and references when including information from other sources, whether from their own or others’ publication. Authors must also present an accurate account of the work performed and must be prepared to provide public access to the research data supporting their paper for editorial review and/or to comply with the open data requirements of the journal.
NIDAJLC will require authors to sign and submit a plagiarism declaration form confirming that their work is original, that it represents their own scholarly product, that the manuscript has not been submitted to any other publication for consideration, that all sources are properly cited, and that the authors have obtained permission to publish materials (e.g., figures, tables) for which they do not own the copyright.
The editor will ensure that all submitted papers receive the same treatment during the review and publication process. The editor will also ensure the strict confidentiality of the content of a submitted work and will reject submissions that would result in a duplicate publication. In addition, the editor will respond promptly and fairly when an ethical issue or complaint concerning a submitted or published manuscript arises.
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