General Points about Submissions
General Points about Submissions
JFLC publishes 2 general issues per year (in June and December). Once published, all articles are directly downloadable for free from the JFLC website. There are no article processing charges and no publication fees.
Submissions should be within 4,000-10,000 words in MLA 8 format.
Submissions should be in English. Each essay must include an abstract of no more than 250 words and 3~5 keywords. Please submit articles in MS Word, Times New Roman font.
The title of the article should appear at the top of the first page, followed by the author’s full name, affiliation and email address.
The author should provide a short bio within 200 words for the use of Notes on Contributors.
For the convenience of the typesetter, please mark ALL the italics in RED.
Authors will receive page proofs for correction, which must be returned by dates determined by the publication schedule.
Figures must be submitted as electronic graphic files. Captions must be provided for all figures. Figures could be placed in separate files to the text files or in the body of the text, in their appropriate position.
Authors should make sure that the illustrations used do not have any copyright issue.
JFLC use Endnotes. Footnotes should NOT be used.
Endnotes should be kept to an absolute minimum.
The editorial staff of the JFLC reserves the right to edit essays and book reviews, both for content and style. All substantial changes will be referred back to the author before publication.
Please check the references systematically to ensure that all works directly quoted in the text are also listed in the Works Cited section, and vice versa.
Taylor, J. Linguistic Categorization. Oxford UP, 2003.
Ainley, M., and J. Ainley. “Student Engagement with Science in Early Adolescence: The Contribution of Enjoyment to Students’ Continuing Interest in Learning about Science.”
Contemporary Educational Psychology, vol. 36, no. 1, 2011, pp. 4-12.
Taylor, W., et al. “Academic Boredom in Under- and Over-challenging Situations.” Contemporary Educational Psychology, vol.35, no.1, 2010, pp. 17-27.
3)Book with editors:
He, Wenjing, and Dexing Shan, editors. Representing Politics and Chinese American Literature. The Cultural Research Institute, 1996.
4)Essays from a book:
Fillmore, C. “The Case for Case.” Universals in Linguistic Theory, edited by E. Bach and R. Harms, Oxford UP, 1968, pp.1-88.
Bloom, Harold. Introduction. Bloom’s Classical Critical Views: Geoffrey Chaucer, by Harold Bloom. Inforbase, 2008, pp. xi-xiii.
Hollmichel, Stefanie. “The Reading Brain: Differences between Digital and Print.” So Many Books, 25 Apr. 2013, somanybooksblog.com/2013/04/25/the-reading-brain-differences-between-digital-and-print/.
After a quotation in the text, please insert a brief in-text citation composed of the author’s name and a page number in parenthesis. The author’s name may appear in the text around the quotation and be omitted before the page number in the parenthesis.
Page number ranges: (Apte 108-112); please do not drop digits (e.g., 108-12). Give page numbers in full: do not use “f.,” “ff.” Always give the full author-date citation: do not use “op. cit.”, “loc. cit.”, or “‘ibid.” When citing more than one work by the same author/editor, please differentiate the works by adding the title of the works before the page number.
e.g. (Baron 194)
(James, Wings 52)
Numbers are preferred, e.g. 21st century.
Number, month and year, and please abbreviate all the months except May, June, and July, e.g. 1 Aug. 2012
Short quotations (fewer than 60 words) should run-on in the text and be enclosed in double quotation marks. Single quotation marks enclose quotations within quotations. Longer quotations should appear as a separate block and should not be enclosed in quotationmarks. The citation to the source should be placed at the end of the quote following the punctuation. All quotations in languages other than English should be followed by a translation in square brackets.
Use double “quotation marks,” except when quoting within a quote, when single ‘quotation marks’ should be used.
Use American English spelling, e.g. humor, behavior, organization.