1. VLI publishes original research regarding vocabulary learning, instruction and assessment. All submission should be emailed to the editor: Raymond Stubbe at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
2. Feature articles should be no more than 7000 words in length, including references and abstract. All tables, figures, appendices, images, and audio/video files should be both included in the text and uploaded separately. Short articles of up to 3000 words including brief reports, summaries or commentaries are also welcome. General guidelines are available for reporting on both quantitative and qualitative research (see Advice for Authors).
3. Please include an abstract of no more than 250 words following the guidelines listed under Advice for Authors.
4. Manuscripts that have already been published or are being considered for publication elsewhere will not be considered. If your submission is part of a larger study or if you have used the same data in whole or in part in other papers published or under review, you must write a cover letter stating where the paper is published/under review and describing how the current submission to VLI makes a different and distinct contribution to the field.
5. List the names, institutions and e-mail addresses of all authors. All article submissions must be in Microsoft Word (.DOC or .DOCX) format. Tables, figures, appendices, images, and audio/video files should be both included in the main document and uploaded separately. Authors are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the electronic format by including links to materials within and outside the manuscript.
6. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of all references and citations. All article submissions must be in English and should conform to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Authors are strongly encouraged to have their manuscripts proofread by an editor familiar with English academic prose and APA guidelines. Both American and British English spelling conventions are acceptable.
7. All submissions are subject to peer-review. Editors review manuscripts to ensure basic requirements are met, and that the work is of sufficient quality to merit external review. This process typically takes 1-2 weeks, at which point authors are informed of the outcome. Submissions which meet these requirements are sent out for blind peer review by 2-3 experts in the field. This process takes approximately 1-2 months. Following external review, authors are sent copies of external reviewers’ comments and notified of decisions (accept, accept pending changes, revise and resubmit, or reject).
8. Authors of accepted manuscripts will assign to VLI the permanent right to electronically distribute their article, but authors will retain copyright. Authors may republish their work (in print and/or electronic format) provided VLI is recognized as the original publisher.
9. The editors of VLI reserve the right to make editorial changes to manuscripts accepted for publication for the sake of style or clarity. Authors will be consulted only if the changes are substantive.
10. Minor edits will be made within 14 days after publication. Post-publication changes involving content will only be made regarding issues of comprehensibility, and be accompanied by notes of revision. Broken links will be fixed at the author’s request.