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The International CLIL Research Journal (ICRJ)

Author Guidelines - Summary


Articles report on CLIL research outcomes or on CLIL research-in-progress

All articles are subjected to an international referee process.

Articles may be published in languages other than English, subject to negotiation.

Articles are no more than 4 500 words, including text, bibliography, and graphics.

Prospective authors are encouraged to communicate informally through CONTACT prior to submission.


If you use graphics/tables please do not place these within the manuscript. The intended location of graphics within the text should be indicated, but the graphics/tables provided separately. Electronic graphics should be as postscript file or a high quality scans. Photographs can be used.

Each article should include an abstract/summary of maximum 175 words.

The structure of your text is according to your own choice and requirements.

Each article should be accompanied by a list of five keywords or terms (These are for cross-referencing and hyper-linking).

Please be sure to include complete bibliographic information. Please do not use numbered references. Endnotes can be used.

Citations within the text should use the author-date system as follows:

  1. Insert a comma between author and date: (Dubois, 1999)
  2. Multiple citations are separated by semicolons: (Vallejo, 1990; Smith, 1995)
  3. Whether as part of a sentence, or within citation parentheses, use chronological sequence: (Hale, 1980; Abbot, 1991; Li, 1997)
  4. In citing works with three or more authors use the first author’s name with et al. Use all of the authors’ names in the reference listing
  5. Direct quotations should be cited using the page number on which the quote appears in the original source: (McMillan, D, 1999: 58)
  6. When two or more works by the same author have the same publication date distinguish them, in the order in which they appear in the text, with letters following the date: (Kruger, 1997a; Kruger, 1997b)

Bibliographic references (in alphabetical order)

Book, one author:
Bourdieu, P.: 1984, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.

Book, more than one author (any number):
Corson, D. and Lemay, S.: 1996, Social Justice and Language Policy in Education: The Canadian Research. OISE/University of Toronto Press, Toronto.

Chapter in edited volume:
Hewitt, R.: 1989, Creole in the classroom: Political grammars and educational vocabularies, in R. Grillo (ed.), Social Anthropology and the Politics of Language, (26-46). Routledge, London.

Journal article:
Mehan, H.: 1984, Language and schooling, Sociology of Education 57,174-183.

Proceedings volume:
Trapnell, L.: 1996, Brought together: Informal and formal education in an indigenous programme in the Amazon Basin, International Jubilee Conference in Guovdageaidnu, Sámi Education Council, Norway.




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