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Author Guidelines


All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees from the journal’s national and international scientific committee. All manuscripts are considered on the basis of their significance, originality and usefulness to the journal’s readership.


JALCS observes text conventions outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).


Article length may vary but is preferably between 5,000 and 6,000 words (references and appendices included).

Please use Word. If you use any special characters, tables or figures, please supply a PDF file as well. The font type to be used is Times New Roman. The font size of characters is 12 for the regular text and the bibliography, and 10 for the notes. The font size of characters for titles of sections is 12 (in bold), the title of the article will have the font size 14 (bold), the author’s name will have the font size 12.

Manuscripts submitted to the JALCS must be written in clear, concise and grammatical standard English. It is advisable to have the paper checked and proofread by other researchers before it is submitted to JALCS. Examples in languages other than English should be in italics with an approximate translation.


a. Title page

The title page should include:

(i)The name(s) of the author(s) (ii) A concise and informative title (iii)The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s) (iv)The e-mail address.

b. Abstract

Please provide a structured abstract of 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

c. Keywords

Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

d. Sections and headings

Articles should be reasonably divided into sections and, if necessary, into sub-sections; these have to be numbered, beginning with 1 (not 0). Numbering should be in Arabic numerals; no italics; no dot after the last number, except for level-one headings.

Do not go beyond three levels. Please mark the headings as follows: level one (bold), level two (roman), level three (italics).

e. Tables and figures

Tables and figures should present new information rather than duplicate what is in the text. Readers should be able to interpret them without reference to the text.

f. References

They should include only those texts referred to in the article and should conform to standard academic practice of the APA style.


After article submission, the editor in chief sends an e-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 2 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may have been missed. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief.


JALCS uses double-blind system for peer-review. All manuscripts will be subject to a fair, unbiased peer review and refereeing procedure.


The review output will be one of the following decisions:

  • Accept: The paper is accepted as it is.
  • Accept with minor changes: The changes are based on the reviewers´ comments.
  • Resubmit after a major revision: Return for a more extensive revision and second review based on the reviewer’s comments.
  • Reject: The paper is not suitable for publication.

After final acceptance of the paper, the author receives an acceptance letter via e-mail.