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Author Guidelines

1. The intellectual content of the paper is the responsibility of the authors. The Editors assume no responsibility for opinions and statements of authors.

2. By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the copyright for their article is transferred to RBLA upon acceptance for publication.

3. The titles and the abstracts (10 lines maximum each), along with their respective key words, must be written in both Portuguese and English.

4. Submitted papers should have a maximum of 10,000 words (including references, notes and tables), font “Times New Roman”, size 12. Sections and subsections must be numbered.

5. Priority will be given to papers that introduce actual research results bringing new contributions to the field of Applied Linguistics.

6. Previously published tables and illustrations should include their original sources.

7. Notes should be inserted as footnotes.

8. References should follow ABNT conventions (see examples below).

9. The paper must be submitted anonymously - without any references that may identify the author(s), including project titles, institutions to which they are affiliated or any other information that may allow the identification of the author. 

10. The papers must be accompanied by a supplementary document containing:
  • Name(s) of the author(s);
  • Institution to which they are affiliated;
  • Academic degree of the author(s);
  • Mailing address;
  • E-mail;
  • Complete references to any other papers by the author(s) if cited in-text.
  • Signed statement that the contribution has neither been partially or fully published elsewhere,  in print or in electronic media, nor is it under review for publication anywhere.

11. In cases where the author(s) cite their own papers, the identifications must be replaced by XXX in the references and in the text. Complete references must be submitted in the supplementary document.

12. The papers must be submitted through the Journals webpage of the School of Letters of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), available at


As standard procedure, the Brazilian Journal of Applied Linguistics carries out checks on all submissions for both plagiarism and self-plagiarism. If a submitted article is shown to have plagiarised, the submission will be immediately declined. Under no circumstances, the Brazilian Journal of Applied Linguistics will accept articles previously published on other platforms. In the case of articles that have been translated from a previously published text, the Brazilian Journal of Applied Linguistics may consider its publication. However, this must be disclaimed before submission, and a reference will have to be made as a footnote in the published article.

If an article is found to have plagiarized after its publication, it will be immediately removed from the platform and the author(s) will be notified and removed from the list of contributors to the journal.

The Brazilian Journal of Applied Linguistics does not take any legal responsibility for plagiarism.


Books: COATES, J. Women talk. Oxford: Blackwell, 1996. 324p. KASPER, G.; KELLERMAN, E. Communication strategies: psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic perspectives. Essex: Addison Wesley Longman, 1996. 398p. Book Chapters:

FREEMAN, D. Redefining the relationship between research and what teachers know. In: BAILEY, K. M.; NUNAN, D. (Ed.). Voices from the language classroom. Cambridge Cambridge University Press, 1996. p. 88-115.

Journal articles:

JENSEN, J. B. A investigação de formas de tratamento e a telenovela: a escalada, parte 1. Revista Brasileira de Lingüística, Petrópolis, v. 4, n. 2, p. 43-73, 1977.


CARMAGNANI, A. M. G. Individualised instruction; reporting an experience. In: National BRAZ-TESOL Convention, 3. 1994, São Paulo. Proceedings...São Paulo: BRAZ-TESOL, 1994. p. 236-243.

Theses and dissertations:

GRAUS, Johan. An evaluation of the usefulness of the internet in the EFL classroom.1999. (Master's thesis) - Department of English/University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen.

Electronic documents: References are followed by Retrieved date from .

GRADDOL, David. (Ed.). Applied Linguistics for the 21st Century. AILA Review 14. Catchline/AILA 2001. Retrieved May 5, 2006 from . KRAMSCH, C., & ANDERSEN, R.. Teaching text and context through multimedia. Language Learning & Technology, v. 2, n. 2 , p. 31-42., 1999. Retrieved April 3, 2006 from .