General Guidelines

The ELF Annual Research Journalstrictly follows ablind peer review process. To facilitate this process, authors are requested to ensure that all submissions, whether first or revised versions, are anonymized. Authors' names and institutional affiliations should appear only on a detachable cover sheet. Author's name(s) should be substituted by ‘author’ throughout the paper, e.g. in references to the author's own work. Submitted manuscripts will not normally be returned if formatted according to ELF Policy.

Contributors are asked to take into account the following important factors when writing their articles:

  • They should be clearly and coherently written so that the contents are internally consistent and accessible to the readership.
  • Descriptions of practice should be related to underlying theoretical principles; theoretical concepts should be clarified by reference to their practical applications.
  • Articles that deal with a particular teaching and learning context should have clear implications for people working in a wide variety of different situations.
  • Articles must demonstrate an awareness of other and recent work carried out in the area on which they report.

In addition to email, manuscripts should be submitted in duplicate, double-spaced throughout (including notes), with ample margins (1.2). Pages, including those containing illustrations, diagrams or tables, should be numbered consecutively. The manuscripts should conform to the journal style outlined below. Any figures and tables must be clearly produced ready for photographic reproduction. Numbers given to Tables/figures should be at the top left not the centre. The source should be given below the table. The research papers can be submitted online/ email of the editor in chief(

Length:Articles of around 4000-6000 words in length are preferred. Please give a word count at the end of your manuscript. Word counts should include tables and appendices but may exclude the abstract and the list of references.