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Publication fees

IRELT does not charge any fees for publishing articles.

Peer Review Process

IRELT has a blind peer review process. All manuscripts submitted to IRELT are circulated to two field referees after the initial screening process. If the referee's reports contradict one another, a further expert opinion will be sought.

Throughout the review process, all submissions satisfying the basic requirements will be subject to a blind review by at least two independent reviewers who will not have knowledge of the name of the author or of other reviewers. Likewise, the IRELT does not inform the author(s) about the reviewers in any phase of the review process.

If the number of the manuscripts that were credited as publishable by the reviewers were higher than the number of the articles that were prescribed by the IRELT’s publication policy, the editorial board of the IRELT makes the final acceptance decision.


Author Guidelines

The language of the manuscripts should be English.

The manuscripts should be submitted in English. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the extended abstract in Turkish must be submitted before publication.

The manuscripts must be original and they must not have been published elsewhere previously or being currently under consideration by any other journal. It must be confirmed with a cover letter accompanying the manuscript

Extended and revised versions of studies presented in symposiums or conferences can be submitted to the IRELT only if the name, date and place of the event is referenced.

It is assumed that the author(s) relinquished the copyright of the submitted manuscripts to IRELT.

All of the manuscripts submitted to the IRELT should be written according to established specifications that were explained in the “Instructions for Authors” section.

If the papers are not suitable for the required specifications in the “Instructions for Authors” of the IRELT, submitted papers might not be taken into consideration for publication and such manuscripts will be returned to the corresponding author for revision.

Instructions for Authors

  • The manuscript should be typed in using MS Office Word 2010 or 2013, A4 (21x29,7cm.) paper size , Times New Roman typeface and 10 points (excludes, Title and abstract), double-spaced with 2.5 cm margins on all sides and align full. Typical page length is between 20 and 25 pages, but IRELT will publish longer manuscripts of important and ground-breaking research.

  • In taking a step toward expediting the publication process, IRELT is pleased to offer Web-based submission and peer-review. If you have not already done so, create an account (register) for yourself in the system at the homepage. To monitor the progress of your manuscript throughout the review process, just login our system periodically and check your status of paper.

  • IRELT employs an anonymous review policy (i.e., masked review). Therefore, the author's (authors’) name(s) and affiliation should not appear on any part of the article. The author notes should be typed on the title page. The manuscript's title page should consist only of article, running head, and date.

  • Various types of scholarly manuscripts about research on innovational language teaching and language teacher education are within IRELT’s focus.

  • Each article should include an informative, comprehensive abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should explain the information related to the paper's aim, method, findings, results and conclusions. Three to five key words should also be listed after the abstract.

  • References should start with a new page and it should follow by the Seventh Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

  • Appendixes and Acknowledgement should be placed at the end of the manuscript, before the reference list.

  • Articles restricted to 8,000 words - excluding references, tables, appendix. Longer manuscripts can be accepted where appropriate.


Title Page and Abstract

  • Title should not exceed 12 words.

  • The abstract should be no longer than 150-250 words.

  • Title page should include 3-5 keywords.

Paragraphs and Headings

  • Each paragraph should be longer than a single sentence but not longer than one manuscript page.

  • The levels of headings should accurately reflect the organization of the paper.

  • All headings of the same level should appear in the same format.


  • Any unnecessary abbreviations should be eliminated and any necessary ones should be explained.

  • Abbreviations in tables and figures should be explained in the table notes and figure captions or legends.


  • References should be cited both in text and in the references list.

  • The text citations and reference list entries should agree both in spelling and in date.

  • Journal titles in the reference list should be spelled out fully.

  • The references (both in the parenthetical text citations and in the reference list) should be ordered alphabetically by the authors' surnames.

  • Inclusive page numbers for all articles or chapters in books should be provided in the reference list.

  • References to studies included in a meta-analysis should be preceded by an asterisk.


The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word,or Rich text format (RTF), but MS Word format is preferred. Please use the IRELT manuscript Template for formatting guide.


Tables and Figures

  • Every table column, including the stub column, should have a heading.

  • All vertical table rules should be omitted.

  • All tables should be referred to in text.

  • The elements in the figures should be large enough to remain legible after the figure has been reduced to the width of a journal column or page.

  • Lettering in a figure should be no smaller than 8 points and no longer than 12 points.

  • The figures being submitted in a file should be in EPS, JPEG, or TIFF format.

  • Each figure should be numbered consecutively with arabic numerals.

  • All figures and tables should be mentioned in the text and be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned.

Publication Frequency

The IRELT is published biannualy (December and June).


In accordance with the TR DİZİN Journal Evaluation Criteria updated for 2020, “Ethics Committee Approval” is requested for articles in all disciplines including social sciences (See TR DİZİN Journal Evaluation Criteria - Article 8.) The relevant information (board name, date and number) should be included in the method section as well as on the first / last page of the article and the relevant approval should be documented. Even if the review process of the articles are completed, the articles that do not meet this criterion may not be published since it will negatively affect the journal to be indexed in TR DİZİN.


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