(1) Each paper has about 8,000-10,000 characters. Title, abstract (about 300 characters) and key words (four to five) should be in both Chinese and English.
(2) Only manuscripts submitted in a computer format are acceptable. Please use Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) and Portable Document Format (.pdf). Make sure that the contents of both formats are consistent and correct.
(3) Font: Traditional Chinese characters should be in Microsoft MingLiu. Simplified Chinese characters should be in FangSong. The font size of the title should be 16, first-level subtitle 14, the body 12. Use Times New Roman font for English and numerals.
(4) All in-text citations and references must be in accordance with the APA format. Use footnotes. If an online resource is quoted, the website address and the date it was accessed should be included.
Examples of in-text citations:
If an idea is taken from a periodical or book, use the format（黃立權，2013）
If an idea is quoted from a journal or original text, use the format （關錦繡，2008，頁 31-37）
If an idea is quoted from various authors, use the format （White, 1994, pp.78-91; Scott, 1997, p. 35）
(5) All graphs should be printed in black and white. Complex graphs should be accompanied by a high-definition JPEG file.
(6) Please use the following format for your references:
- Chinese Books
- Chinese book chapters
- 田仲（1996）語言與文化，《外語教學》，頁 6-13，長沙：湖南教育出版社。
- Chinese journal articles
- 方鏡熹（1988）中學中國語文科課程綱要評議 ，《香港中文大學教育學報》，16（2）， 208。
- Internet Resources
- English Books
- Stern, H. H. (1992). Issues and options in language teaching. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Articles or Chapters in Edited Books
- Nostrand, H. L. (1966). Describing and teaching the sociocultural context of a foreign language and literature, in A. Valdman (Ed). Trends in language teaching (pp. 1-25). New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Articles in Periodicals
- Giles, H., & Byrne. (1982). An Intergroup Approach To Second Language Acquisition. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 3(1), 17-40.
- Electronic Sources
- Allington, D. (2008). Discourse and the reception of literature: problematising ‘reader response’. Retrieved from
The Chinese references should be arranged in the order of pinyin of authors’ names.
For more details on the APA format, please refer to:
(1) All manuscripts will go through a preliminary internal review and an anonymous external review.
(2) The preliminary review is conducted by the editorial board and the external review by international experts.
(3) A publishable paper should be rated as “Recommended for Publication” by at least two international experts.
(4) All reviewing is conducted through the online system.
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(6) Submitted manuscripts are not returnable. Please retain the original.
(7) The manuscript should be original. The author is not permitted to submit it to other journals while it is being processed by this journal.
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