International Journal of Listening
Call for Manuscripts: Instructions for Authors
Aim and Scope
The International Journal of Listening (IJL) serves as an outlet for the publication of scholarly research in listening. IJL focuses on aspects of listening in a variety of contexts, including professional, interpersonal, public/political, media or mass communication, educational, spiritual, intercultural, and international (including second language acquisition contexts). The Journal publishes studies of listening utilizing a variety of methodologies, such as empirical, pedagogical, philosophical, and historical. The scope of the Journal does not include those disciplines that are more medical-physiological in orientation, such as speech and language pathology, strict cognitive psychology, and hearing/auditory neurology.
Forum sections involve multiple authors producing texts debating contemporary issues in listening research (for example, debating the value of contemporary listening assessment tools or contemporary audience research methods). Individual pieces in Forum sections should be limited to 3,000 words or less; no forum should run longer than 6,500 words, regardless of the number of participants. Because Book Reviews and Forum sections are not peer reviewed, proposals should be developed in close conversation with the editors.
Book reviews and reviews of educational media should be limited to 2,000 words or less, and within that limit, the review should: (1) Summarize the content of the book/educational media; (2) Place the book within a scholarly context; (3) Evaluate the book within the community of communication scholars and educators. Authors interested in writing book reviews, reviews of educational media or in generating Forum sections of the Journal should contact the editor at IJLeditor@listen.org.
All manuscripts should be submitted electronically, prepared using MSWord or Word Perfect and attached as an email file to the editor. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher. All articles appearing in this journalundefinedwith the exception of invited essays and book reviewsundefinedundergo a rigorous blind review by two or three qualified reviewers.
All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces. Each article should be summarized in an abstract of not more than 100 words. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text in the abstract.
Citations in the text and in the reference list should be in accordance with the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for the highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines: (1) 300 dpi or higher; (2) Sized to fit on journal page; (3) EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only; (4) Submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files. Color art will be reproduced in color in the online publication at no additional cost to the author. Color illustrations will also be considered for print publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in color art reproduction. Please note that color reprints can only be ordered if print reproduction costs are paid.
Print Rates: $900 for the first page of color; $450 per page for the next three pages of color. A custom quote will be provided for articles with more than four pages of color. Art not supplied at a minimum of 300 dpi will not be considered for print.
Tables and Figures
Tables and figures (illustrations) should not be embedded in the text, but should be included as separate sheets or files. A short, descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet. All original figures should be clearly marked in pencil on the reverse side with the number, author’s name, and top edge indicated.
Proofs and ReprintsPeer Review Policy
Page proofs are sent to the designated author using Taylor & Francis’ Central Article Tracking System (CATS). They must be carefully checked and returned within 48 hours of receipt. Reprints of individual articles are available for order at the time authors review page proofs. A discount on reprints is available to authors who order before print publication.
All articles appearing in this journal, with the exception of invited essays and book reviews, undergo a rigorous blind review by two or three qualified reviewers.
All questions about the International Journal of Listening should be directed to the IJL editor
Dr. Margarete Imhof IJLEditor@listen.org
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
325 Chestnut Street, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For More Information about the ILA
Please contact the International Listening Association
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Belle Plaine, MN 56011 USA.
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