INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS
The journals provide a platform for the publication of the most advanced research in the areas of learning development, instruction and teaching. These journals welcome original empirical investigations. The paper may represent a variety of theoretical perspectives and different methodological approaches. This may refer to any age level, from infants to adults and to a diversity of learning and instructional settings, from classroom to informal and non-formal learning. This may rest on the full spectrum of established methodologies from experiments to field observations. The major criteria in the review and the selection process concern the significance of the contribution to the area of learning and instruction.
Manuscripts should not be exceeded 20 pages and must conform to the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA 6 th edition) The name(s), affiliation(s), and phone, fax, e-mail addresses), permanent and postal address and a brief biography of the author(s) should appear on cover page.
An Abstract of 150 to 200 words should be submitted with the manuscript.
For indexing purposes each submitted article should include three to five key words.
Keywords usually indicate the discipline of study, concepts studied, research
design/process and setting of the study (city/country) etc.
Standard abbreviations should be used throughout the manuscript. All nonstandard
abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and must be defined in the text following
their first use.
Tabulation of results is encouraged when this leads to more effective presentation or to
more economical use of space, tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic
numerals with a brief title and a brief heading for each column.
The authors are requested to check the article thoroughly with spellings, figures, and
illustrations, etc., before sending for publication. Incomplete articles will not be
The research papers are accepted for publication on the understanding that they have not
been published earlier and are not being considered for publication elsewhere.
Research papers/articles should be an original piece, including methodology, contents,
data analysis and interpretation.
Add something new to the existing stock of knowledge.
The maximum number of authors for an article should not be not more than three.
Authors should be clearly specified as
o main/corresponding author
o co-author, and/or
o Supporting author
A full manuscript should pass the following criteria:
Scope, Newness, Applicability and Relevance – 30%
o New results/ methods
o Interesting to be read by others
o Applicability of results
o Reflection of nature of discipline
Quality of References – 20%
o Traceable sources
o Avoidance of Gray Literature
o Latest citations
o Internationally indexed journal references
Result of Plagiarism, Grammar, and Style – 10%
o Plagiarism should be below 19%
o Grammar and language should have been checked.
Contents and Organization – 40%
The paper should demonstrate the following parts:
v. Review of literature
vi. Methodology / Materials and Methods
x. Acknowledgement (optional)
xi. List of Literature cited
Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least three consulting editors/reviewers. This process
normally takes 4-12 months.
After approval, these will be edited thoroughly. If conditionally approved, the authors
will be required to revise within a specific time.
To purchase a copy, you can deliver order at Office of the Editor, IJLTP, Department of
Distance, Non-formal and Continuing Education, Allama Iqbal Open University or
through online by visiting official website https://ojs.aiou.edu.pk/index.php/ijltp
Margins: One inch on all sides except left side with 1.5 inch.
Font size and Type: 12-pt Time New Roman.
Line Spacing: Double-space throughout the paper, including the title page, abstract, body
of the document, references, appendixes, footnotes, tables, and figures.
Spacing after Punctuation: Space once after commas, colon, and semicolons within
sentences. Insert two spaces after full stop or any other punctuation mark.
Alignment: Flush left (creating uneven right margin)
Paragraph Indentation: 5-7 spaces.
Pagination: The page number appears one inch from the right edge of the paper on the
first line of every page.
Running Head: The running head is a short title that appears at the top of the pages of a
paper or published article. The running head is typed flush left at the top of all pages. The
running head should not exceed 50 characters, including punctuation and spacing.
Referencing: Sources cited appear in parentheses after each reference (direct or
otherwise), giving author’s name (unless mentioned in text), year of publication, and
page number(s) in the case of direct quotes. Enclose quotes of 40 or fewer words in
double quotation marks in the text; indent quotes longer than 40 words in block format;
page numbers must be given. List all sources alphabetically at the end of the manuscript
under the heading References using APA style.
Footnotes are not allowed, and the use of endnotes is discouraged; however, necessary
brief explanatory notes, numbered consecutively and marked in the text with superscript
numeral may appear before the References under the heading Notes; citations in notes
follow the same format.
Graphics: Mathematical symbols should be clearly marked. Number the tables and
figures with Arabic numerals. Prepare tables using tabs without vertical lines; provide
figures, charts, and diagrams in camera-ready form.
The soft copy of the article complete in all respect and all correspondence regarding
contribution to the Journal and other information should be email:
Section of Research Article
Research articles should present innovative research that clearly addresses selected
hypothesis or question. A research article should be divided into the following sections:
1. Title Page
3. Literature Review
5. Results and Discussion
7. Acknowledgment (if any)
As per HEC policy, plagiarism will not be accepted in any journal of the Faculty of
Education. With the submission author is required to declare the originality of his/her work,
properly citing, or copying previous publications. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review
process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the publisher
has the right to issue a correction or retract the paper.
Conflict of Interest
A conflict of interest about a research study exists when any part of the research study
might be/is influenced by a secondary interest (such as financial gain or non-monetary benefit).
Conflict of interest can affect the credibility of a research study, author, and the journal.
Perceptions of an editor/author/reviewer about conflict of interest are as important as actual
conflicts of interest.
Conflict of interest may arise due to financial relationships (such as employment,
consultancies, rewards, and patents) or non-financial reasons such as personal relationships,
academic competition, and intellectual beliefs.
Conflict of interest for Editor
Editor(s) and editorial staff members should recuse themselves from editorial
decisions/judgments if they have conflicts of interest or relationships that pose potential conflicts
related to articles under consideration. Editorial staff must not use information gained through
working with manuscripts for private gain. Editors should publish regular disclosure statements
about potential conflicts of interests related to the commitments of journal staff. Guest editors
should follow these same procedures.