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Article Classification:


Authors can submit the following type of articles to Enletawa Journal: research articles, state of affairs and state of the art as classified by Publindex in the official indexation document.    


Research Articles

This type of publication provides a detailed description of final research studies’ findings. Generally this type of article includes an introduction, methodology, results and conclusions.    


Reflection Article 

This type of publication shares final original research findings imbued with an analytic, interpretative or critical perspective.



Literature Review Article. This document analyzes, systematizes and interconnects published or unpublished research findings concerning a specific field with the purpose of informing about advances and tendencies. It is expected that authors conduct a nuanced literature review which includes at least 50 references.  


Short Article. This type of article shares preliminary or partial original research findings.



Case report. This type of article shares a study’s findings which are based on a specific situation. The publication seeks to inform readers about the particular experiences in a case while it reviews literature corresponding to similar cases.  



Theme review. This type of article emerges from the critical literature review that authors produce regarding a specific topic. 



Letters to the Editor. By means of this type of publication, authors can share their critical, analytical or interpretative positions concerning documents published in the journal.      


Editorial. By means of this type of document, the journal editor, any of the members of the editorial committee or a guest researcher may express their views about topical issues in the journal.   


Translation. This category includes classic texts, current issues or transcriptions of historical documents which are related to the journal’s scope of interest.


Guidelines for articles submission:


Presentation letter: authors must include an additional letter specifying academic background, institutional affiliation, email address and the date when the article was written. An article can have no more than 3 authors.


Length of articles: articles in categories 1, 2 and 3 (see classification above) must not exceed 8,000 words or 25 letter size pages. Short articles must contain between 5 and 7 pages.


Abstract and Key Words: the article must include an abstract between 100 and 150 words. Additionally, the authors needs to include between 5 to 8 key words which inform readers regarding the article content. The abstract and key words must be written in the original language of the article and two other languages (French and Spanish)       


Graphs: tables and graphs must be included within the document, not at the end. Authors must avoid using colors other than black and white. Each figure and table must include a title and a reference from where they were taken, if necessary. Graphs must be in a standard format (e.g. JPG or TIF).


Style guidelines: the American Psychological Association Manual (APA) is the style adopted for this journal’s publication.   




Following the American Psychologica Association (APA) style, Sixth Edition, authors must include citations inside the text as well the complete bibliographic information for each citation in the list of references. For example:

Sierra, A. M. (2007). Developing knowledge, skills and attitudes through a study group: A study on teachers’ professional development. IKALA,12(18), 279-305.

Pavlenko,A. (2007).Autobiographic narratives as data in applied linguistics. Applied Linguistics, 28(2), 163-188.


For Books:


Freeman, D. (1998). Doing teacher-research: From inquiry to understanding. A Teacher Source book.San Francisco, CA: Heinle&Heinle.


Chamot, A. U., Barndhardt, S., Beard, P., & Robbins, J. (1999). The learning strategies handbook. New York, NY: Pearson Education.


For internet sources:


Oxford, R. (1989). Strategy inventory for language learning (SILL). Retrieved from http://homework.wtuc.edu.tw/sill.php


Hofstede, G. (2010). National culture dimensions. Retrievedfrom http://www.geerthofstede.com/hofstede_mexico.shtml Quotations


If a direct quote is less than forty words, incorporate it into the text and use quotation marks. If the direct quote is more than forty words, make the quotation a free standing indented block of text and do not use quotation marks.


One work by one author:


In one developmental study (Smith, 1990), children learned...


In the study by Smith (1990), primary school children...


In 1990, Smith’s study of primary school children…


Works by multiple authors:


When a work has two authors, cite both names every time you reference the work in the text. When a work has three to five authors, cite all the author names the first time the reference occurs and then subsequently include only the first author followed by et al.


For example: First citation: Masserton, Slonowski, and Slowinski (1989) state that...


Subsequent citations: Masserton et al. (1989) state that...


For six or more authors, cite only the name of the first author followed by et al., and the year.