The Journal of Language and Culture welcomes lecturers, scholars, students, and those interested in submitting articles for publication in the journal with the following guidelines:


Publication language

The journal welcomes the article in English. In the case that English is not the author’s native language, the article must be primarily checked for grammatical accuracy by a native speaker before submission.


Length of article

The length of the manuscript should be 8,000-12,000 words. Avoid using footnotes, endnotes, or appendices unless absolutely necessary.


General format

All the articles sent to JLC should be formatted for standard A4 paper, with 2.5 cm. margins on all sides, and each page should be numbered with the Arabic number at the top right side of the page.

Type your article as a Word document, using Times New Roman with double spacing. This applies to the quotations and references.


Font size (dpi)




Bold and center
(The title should have only the first word capitalized and, where necessary, the first word after the colon (:), proper names and names of theories also capitalized.)

Authors Name


On the next line, the author’s affiliation and E-mail address must be provided and centered under the title.

Abstract title


Bold and centered
(place your abstract on a separate page)

Abstract text


(The abstract text should be a single paragraph between 150 words and 250 words.)



Keywords are required for each article, with a maximum of six keywords separated by commas



Bold, left-aligned. All headings should be numbered.






Type “Figure...” (Italicized and center) and the figure’s name below the figure and every figure must be referenced.



Type “Table...” (Italicized) followed by the name of the table above the table.

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)





For publishing purposes, endnotes are preferred at the end of the main article.



JLC requires all articles to utilize the American Psychological Association (APA) style for citations and references (7th edition). In case the reference sources are not English (e.g. Thai, Lao) please translate such references into English and put “[In Thai]” or “[In Lao]” at the end of the lists.


Examples of writing the references

Mitchell, T. R., & Larson, J. R. (1987). People in organizations: An introduction to organizational behavior (3rd ed.). McGraw-Hill.

Edited Books
Fox, R. W., & Lears, T. J. J. (Eds). (1993). The power of culture: Critical essays in American history. University of Chicago Press.

Chapter in an Edited Book
Hobsbawm, E. (2000). Introduction: The inventing traditions. In E. Hobsbawn & T. Ranger (Eds.), The invention of tradition, (pp.1-14). Cambridge University Press.

Journal Articles
Becker, L. J., & Seilgman, C. (1981). Welcome to the energy crisis. Journal of social issues, 37(2), 1-7.

Kasisopa, B. (2003). Phonological study and genetic classification of Dara-ang (Palaung) spoken at Nawlae village, Fang district, Chiang Mai Province. Master’s thesis, Chulalongkorn University. [In Thai]

Johnson, A. (2018, May 24). “It doesn’t need to be this way”: The promise of specialized early intervention in psychosis services. network-news/it-doesnt-need-to-be-this-way-the-promise-of-specialised- early-intervention-in-psychosis-services

Using of charts, diagrams, or graphs
Where the author intends to include a chart, diagram or graph in the article, they must convert it into a picture file (JPEG/PNG) in order to ensure the clarity of the information or data contained in the chart, diagram, or graph.

Moreover, the author should carefully consider the font color, background color and font size they wish to use so that the chart, diagram or graph can be read clearly.


Manuscript Submission

Please submit the manuscript (Word and PDF) at
JLC and



Articles should conform to all aforesaid requirements and must not have been published, or be under evaluation for other journals, reports, proceedings or other types of publications. Every manuscript will be read and evaluated through a double-blind process by an academic expert in the appropriate field.

The Editorial Office reserves the right to reject any material deemed inappropriate or to make minor changes ― for presentation and format purposes only ― and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of the content. Articles for each issue will be published in the order determined by the Editorial Board.


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