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Submission guidelines

Our 3-step submission process

  1. Before you submit

    Before you submit, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the following.

  2. Ready to submit

    To give your manuscript the best chance of publication, follow these editorial policies and formatting guidelines.

  3. Submit and promote

    After acceptance, we provide support so your article gains maximum impact in the scientific community and beyond.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    41 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    37 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    86 days from submission to acceptance
    35 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    0.18 - CiteScore

    Usage 
    189,839 downloads
    57 Altmetric mentions

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    • MLA International Bibliography
    • OCLC
    • ProQuest Central
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For editors and reviewers to accurately assess the work presented in your manuscript, it is important to ensure the English language is of sufficient quality. If you need help with writing in English, learn more about additional support tools.

Waivers

Authors without funds to cover the Article Processing Charge (APC) are eligible for a discretionary waiver of the APC, and should request a waiver during submission.
Language Testing in Asia also has waivers available at the Editor's discretion. Authors can contact the Editors in Chief for more information. Read here for more information on APCs. 

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