All submissions should follow the following format. Articles written by non-native speakers should be proofread before submission.

You should send the article to the JEASA general editor, unless indicated otherwise, as one document with no indication of name or anything which may identify you as author. In a separate document, please state your name, institutional affiliation if appropriate, e-mail address, and a brief personal biography up to 100 words to be used if the article is accepted. The biography should be single spaced in Times New Roman 12 point.

1. Length and Page Settings

Article Length: The full paper must be formatted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx file) and should be between 5,000 – 8,000 words in length (excluding Title, Abstract, Tables and References) with longer submissions requiring consideration from the Editorial Board.

Page Settings: Top and bottom margins – 2 cm. Left and right margins – 2,5 cm. All text single-spaced (1,0), no extra spaces between paragraphs, fully aligned. Do not indent paragraph beginnings.

2. Title, Abstract, Keywords

Paper Title: 14pt, bold, centred. Do not put down your name or affiliation as the article has to go to peer reviewers.

Abstract: Provide a one-paragraph abstract of your article, following the word ‘Abstract’ in bold, 12 pt, followed by a colon (Abstract:). Leave two blank single-spaced lines after the Abstract.

Keywords: The word ‘Keywords’ is in bold, 12pt, followed by a colon (Keywords:). Three to six words or phrases, separated by a semicolon, should be provided to facilitate indexing and refereeing. Leave two blank lines after the keywords and begin the main text.

3. Main text

Font: Times New Roman, 12pt, single-spaced, fully aligned.
Place one empty line between paragraphs. Do not indent the first line of each paragraph. Do not use headers, footers, or page numbers.

Headings and Subheadings: Any subsection headings should be separated by a single space from the paragraph above, but not separated from the following text, which begins immediately on the next line. They should be set left, not centred, in 12-point type, bold.

Long Quotes: Citations of more than 4 lines long are indented 1 cm left and right, in 12pt, with no inverted commas.

Footnotes: Footnotes should be strictly explanatory, providing relevant additional information which is not suitable for inclusion in the main text. They cannot be used for making in-text references. Footnotes are in Times New Roman, 11pt, in one block.

4. Acknowledgements, References, Bibliography

Acknowledgements: If relevant, they should follow the main text, after two empty single-spaced lines.

In-text References: All submissions must follow the latest edition of the MLA Handbook for all in-text references and works cited/bibliography section. In-text references follow the basic author-page format, inserted in brackets.

Bibliography: Bibliography section is titled References, in bold, left aligned, followed by works cited and referred to in the main text and footnotes, no extra space in between. The format should follow the latest MLA documentation style.

Tables and Figures: They are placed, when possible, in the body of the text, captions in 12pt, bold, sentence case, left aligned.

Diagrams, illustrations, graphs: They must be directly inserted into the word format text. The author is responsible for obtaining the copyright and must have permission to use all images used, indicated by © followed by the name of the copyright holder.

All submissions must be proofread and edited before submission.


Book reviews are welcome and should follow the format above. The review can have its own title, followed by ‘Review of’ the title of the book reviewed, the date of publication, place, publisher, and ISBN number in Times New Roman 14 point. The reviewer’s name should be separated by two spaces after the title in Times New Roman Bold. Reviews should have a minimum of 1,000 words.