Information For Authors

We seek empirical investigations and literary reviews  within the range of research in language and literature teaching methods. We will accept submissions in Catalan, Spanish, French and English. Anyone interested in coordinating a monograph should first submit a proposal. Anyone interested in interviewing a well-known expert must contact the journal first at bellaterra.journal@gmail.com to receive the protocol of carrying out interviews.

All manuscripts must conform strictly to the formatting guidelines and be free of spelling and grammatical errors. When the manuscripts are first received, the Editorial Board will check them to see if they conform to all of the requirements specified below. If so, they will be distributed and blind-reviewed by three reviewers. If not, they will be returned to the authors without being reviewed.

Authors (except for invited authors) should be graduate students (MA or Phd) or post-doctoral researchers (maximum five years following defense of thesis or dissertation) and will be asked to attest to this when signing the copyright agreement. You may also submit a review of recent, pertinent books in teaching and learning of language. Anyone interested in coordinating a monograph should first submit a proposal. The proposal should include a list of intended authors, with a short biodata of each and a the name of a book relevant to the monograph theme for the criticisms and review section to be included. The monograph coordinator should meet the profile of the authors (student or post-doctoral researcher).

We only publish supervisors' names as authors if they have contributed to the writing of the article itself (not supervised the thesis from which the article is derived). In the case of supervision only, the supervisors can be recognized in acknowledgements but not as co-author.

Manuscripts should not have been published previously (this does not include oral defense of research). Copyright clearance for reproduction of any figures, diagrams or charts from published works is sole responsibility of the author.

By submitting the contribution, the author(s) confirm that they are the sole author(s) of the contribution, which is original work and warrant to the best of their knowledge that the contribution does not contain anything which is illegal or which infringes on any copyright or other rights. Upon submittal authors must confirm that the text is compliant with our ethical standards.

Submissions to the journal are reviewed by the international scientific committee and invited reviewers, using a critical process of blind peer review.

To submit a proposal, you should first be familiar with the aims of the journal (go to the 'about' link) to ensure that your articles is within the scope of BJTLLL. In order to submit online, you must first be registered as a user.

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