Guide for Authors

Guide for Authors

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your submission of the paper to our journal. By following these guidelines, you may be confident that we have everything we need to publish your paper after peer review, production, and publication. To ensure that your paper complies with the journal's requirements, please take the time to read them and adhere to them as precisely as you can.

All Authors are asked to strictly follow the template prior to submiting their manuscript to the journal.

Preparing Your Paper's Format

The given sequence should be followed when composing your paper: title page; abstract; keywords; main text introduction, materials, and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; appendices (if applicable); tables with captions (on separate pages); figures; figure captions. (as a list).

Word Limits

Please include the total number of words in your paper.

Including references, figure captions, annotations, and endnotes, a typical article for this journal should not exceed 8,000 words.

Format-Free Submitted Text

Authors may submit their papers in any format or layout deemed scholarly. Manuscripts can be submitted as a single file or as multiple files. These files can be in Word, RTF, ODT, or PDF format. Figures and tables may be integrated into the text or submitted as separate files. Figures should have sufficient resolution to facilitate review by a referee.

  • Before delivering their papers to the Journal office, contributors must read this page carefully and follow the directions below.
  • The entry must have a title page in addition to a cover letter.
  • Each author's affiliation with a specific institution and their email and phone numbers must be included.
  • Include a 50-word biography for each author.
  • Name(s) of the author(s), journal or book title, article or chapter title, publication year, volume and issue (if applicable), and page numbers are required. Each entry in a bibliography must include a corresponding in-text citation. Including DOI (Digital Object Identifier) numbers is advised but not required.
  • Spelling can be American or British English, so the usage is consistent.
  • All submitted manuscripts must include the elements necessary for evaluation: abstract, author affiliation, figures, tables, funder information, and references. Additional information may be required upon acceptance.

The title page should contain the following information:

  • Title, complete author name, and each author's name should be on a separate line if there are many authors.
  • The submission should also include the Main MS.
  • The main MS should have the following sections: Abstract should be between 150 and 250 words, followed by three to five keywords, separated by commas. The abstract should include information on the purpose of the research and/or research question, the methods and materials used, information on the analysis procedures, and the major findings.
  • The body of the paper comes next. The font type should be Times New Roman, and the size should be 12. The whole manuscript should be double-spaced, and the new paragraphs should be indented. The manuscript should be divided into clear sections such as Introduction, Review of literature (which may include subsections), Method (including participants, materials, and procedure), Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if necessary), and References (and Appendices, if needed). The reference list should be on a new page, double-spaced, and use the hanging indent method (all lines after the first one are indented). The length of the paper can be between 6000 and 8000 words. The APA style (7th edition) should be used for all manuscripts submitted to TALE.