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Author Guidelines

Guideline for Online Submission

The author should first register as an Author Role through the following


The author should fill the form as detailed as possible where the star-marked form must be entered. After all form textbox was filled, the Author clicked on the “Register” button to proceed with the registration. Therefore, the Author is brought to the online author submission interface where the Author should click on “New Submission”. In the Start a New Submission section, click on “’ Click Here’: to go to step one of the five-step submission process”. The following are five steps in the online submission process:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of the journal Articles, Thus, the author must checkmark on the submission checklists.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript MS Word file to this journal (do not upload as a PDF file), click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file (.docx) to be submitted, then click "Upload" button until the file has been uploaded successfully. NOTE: Do not upload a cover letter and other supplementary files here.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detailed authors' metadata should be entered including the marked corresponding author. NOTE: The author must enter all author data here, not only the corresponding author. After that, the manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary files should be uploaded including The covering/Submission Letter, and Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement for Publication Form. Therefore, click on the Browse button, choose the files, and then click on the Upload button.
  5. Step 5 – Confirming the Submission: The author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to Jali Journal, click the Finish Submission button after the documents are true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive a submission acknowledgment email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site. 

After this submission, the Authors who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission automatically. Therefore, Authors are able to track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes the status of the manuscript review and editorial process.


Article Template

A. Paper content writing guidelines

1. Abstract

The abstract should be written in English and a paper summary with line spacing 1. The abstract consists of 150 - 200 words and contains the importance of background research, current conditions or facts, research findings, research methods, a summary of results, and conclusions.

2. Introduction

The introduction begins (briefly, for example, a maximum of 1 paragraph) with the general background of the study; then load the State of The Art (literature review studies or research2 previously briefly, 1-2 paragraphs) to justify/reinforce
a statement of the novelty scientific significance contribution, or originality of this article and try there should be references to articles from journals of the last ten years that strengthen the justification of such originality or contribution); Before writing the purpose of the study, there must be a gap Analysis of the statement of gaps (originality) or opinion of the contribution of novelty (novelty statement) clearly and explicitly, or uniquely different from this research compared to previous studies, also in terms of whether the research is important or not; new Then the research objectives in this article are written straightforwardly and clearly.

3. Method

The method contains the first unit of analysis (material object) studied, the second research design: qualitative or quantitative or mix-method, the third source of information or data: respondents, informants, texts/manuscripts, secondary data, the fourth explains data collection techniques and fifth explains how researchers analyzed analysis of research data.

4. Finding and Discussion

Results and Discussion contain (1) (what/how elements) for the findings in the form of data that has been processed and presented in the form of tables or pictures and given easy-to-understand information (2). (the why element) the researcher presents the relationship between the results obtained and the basic concepts or theories used and supported by clear facts; and (3) (what else element) the researcher presents whether there is a match or contradiction between the results of the analysis and the results of other people's research?

5. Paper submission

Paper is a result of research or thought related to language and literature. The paper must consist of original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The paper must be written in Arabic or English minimum of 5000 words and no longer than 7.000 words excluding abstract and references.

B. Paper format
Paper format is (A4), Cambria 11 and space 1 for English, traditional Arabic 14 and space 1 for Arabic in format (*.doc or *.docx).

The body of the paper is as follows:
a. Introduction
b. Method.
c. Finding and Discussion
d. Conclusion

The paper subheading is as follows:
Second Level: Capital Letter-small letter, Bold, Left Justify
Third Level: Capital Letter-small letter, Bold, Italic, Left Justify

The paper of the research result must consist of (a) Title; (b) Name of the author without an academic degree; (c) Abstract (maximum 200 words); (d) Keywords; (e) Introduction without heading including review of related literature and purpose; (f) Method; (g) Finding and Discussion; (h) Conclusion; (i) References and (j) Attachment.

Titles and references for Arabic articles must be transliterated into Latin text

The title is not more than 12 words. If the paper is a resume of the thesis, the title of the paper may not be as same as the thesis title because the paper is the thesis core.

The name of the author is not espoused by the academic title. Correspondence address and email must be written under the author's name. If the author is studying, the name of the university can be written down. If the author is more than one person, all of the authors’ names must be written including their correspondence address and email.

Abstract and keywords
The abstract is written in English not longer than 200 words including research problem, review of related literature, method, and conclusion. Keywords are not more than five words.

In note
References should be up to date and use in notes. Footnote is used to explain certain terms, for example:

(1) Arabic  : هدى (2003) or (هدى، 2003،)
(2) English: Littlejohn (2002) or (Littlejohn, 2002)

A Reference should be written correctly and completely in the format of writing in the Author's Guidelines. Up-to-date reference libraries, especially those used to
justify originality or novelty (in the Introduction), preferably the last ten years. Try a minimum of 50 percent of the primary literature / scientific journals for primary literature reference literature. Books containing theoretical concepts may be used as references, but only try to get 50 percent. Several references in the bibliography, at least 15 libraries.
Literature does not need more books, but reading a little book related to the topic is more significant. The number of references is a minimum of 20, with at least 50 % of primary sources, such as journal articles.

Example of reference writing:

Littlejohn, S. W. (2002). Theories of human communication (7th ed.) California: Wadsworth.
(Last name, initial. (Publication year). Book title. Place of publication: Publisher.)

Thus, reference writing is in accord with the A.P.A (American Psychological Association) as follows:
1.    Reference published periodically
The list of acquired references put down a period of journal, magazine, newspaper, etc:
Kernis, M. H., Cornell, D. P., Sun, C., Berry, A., & Harlow, T. (1993). There’s more to self-esteem than whether it is high or low: The importance of stability of self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social  Psychology, 65, 1190-1204.
2.    Reference published not periodically
The list of acquired references includes a title and sub-title of book, report, brochure, manual book, and audiovisual media:
O’Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and woman’s gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues accros the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York: Springer.
Reference from the journal (2 writers):
Klimoski, R., & Palmer, S. (1993). The ADA and the hiring process in organizations. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 45, 10-36.
Reference from the journal (more than 5 writers):
Wolchik, S. A., West, S. G., Sandler, I. N., Tein, J., Coatsworth, D., Lengua, L., et al. (2000). An experimental evaluation of theory-based mother and mother-child program for children of divorce. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 843-856.
Note: if the writer has more than 6 writers in one reference, use et al.

Reference from the journal in the newspaper:
Zukerman, M., & Kieffer. S. C. (in press). Race differences in face-ism: does facial prominence imply dominance? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Reference from journal and newspaper:
Kandel, E. R., & Squire, L. R. (2000, November 10). Neuroscience: Breaking down scienctific barriers to the study of brain and mind. Science, 290, 1113-1120.
Reference from an article in a newspaper with no writer:
The new health-care lexicon. (1993, August/September). Copy Editor, 4, 1-2.
Reference with no issue and no serial number:
Wolchik, S. A., West, S. G., Sandler, I. N., Tein, J., Coatsworth, D. (2000). An experimental evaluation of theory-based mother and mother-child program for children of divorce. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 58(1, Serial No. 231).

Reference from the additional journal:
Wolchik, S. A., West, S. G., Sandler, I. N., Tein, J., Coatsworth, D. (2000). An experimental evaluation of theory-based mother and mother-child program for children of divorce. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 24(Suppl. 2), 4-14

Reference from the book:
Beck, C. A. J., & Sales, B. D. (2001). Family mediation: Fact, myths, and future prospects. Washington, DC: American Psychology Association.

Reference from the third book and the name of a writer by addition of Jr. (Junior):
Mitchell, T. R. & Larson, J. R., Jr. (1987). People in organizations: An introduction to organizational behavior (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Reference from the edited book:
Mitchell, T. R. & Larson, J. R. (Eds.). (1987). People in organizations: An introduction to organizational behavior. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Reference from a book with no writer and editor:
Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary (10th ed.). (1993). Springfield, MA: Meriam-Webster.

Reference from the revised book:
Beck, C. A. J., Sales, B. D. (2001). Family mediation: Fact, myths, and future prospects (Rev. ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychology Association.

Reference from encyclopedia and dictionary:
Sadie, S. (Ed.). (1980). The new Grove Dictionary of music and Musicians (6th ed., Vols. 1-20). London: Macmillan.

Reference from English translated book:
Laplace, P. S. (1951). A philosophical essay on probabilities (F. W. Truscott & F. L. Emory, Trans.). New York: Dover. (Original work published 1814).

Reference from the brochure:
Research and Training Centre on Independent Living. (1993). Guidelines of reporting and
writing about people with disabilities (4th ed.) [brochure]. Lawrance, KS: Author.

Reference from audiovisual media:
Scorsese, M. (Procedure), & Lonergan, K. (Writer/Director). (2001). You can count on me [Motion picture]. United States: Paramount Pictures.

Reference from recorded voice:
Costa, P. T., Jr. (Speaker). (1988). Personality, continuity, and changes of adult life (Cassette Recording No. 207-433-88A-B). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

C. Submission Fee

JALi is an open-access international journal. Every article submitted to the journal editorial is free of charge (free - no page charge) and includes free article processing fees. Publication costs are handled by the publisher of this journal.




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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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