Submission Guidelines

Submission Requirements: 

Submissions must be sent to MAST@nemla.org.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor); if parts have been published, the MAST submission must add substantially new meaning to the work. 
  • The text must adhere to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • All necessary permissions to publish images/illustrations/sounds/videos have been acquired by the author(s). The authors respond to all legal rights.
  • The article has been proof edited by a language expert.

 

Author Guidelines:

MAST submissions must:

  • include a concise and informative title.
  • include name and affiliation of all authors, their current position, together with a valid e-mail address.
  • include keywords (5-8).
  • include an abstract. In the abstract, the authors must synthesize clearly the content and the implications of their study, following the structure of various subchapters: background, aims, methods used, results obtained, discussions (also presenting the limits of the study), as well as implications on future research. This structure must be adapted, according to the particular characteristics of the study.
  • include a short author biography (150 words) in a separate Word document.
  • ensure an adequate quality for attached media files (image/video/sound) for web display.
  • Submissions must use the MLA (Modern Language Association) citation style, latest version (parenthetical citations and a list of works cited). The use of endnotes is permitted, although it should be kept to a minimum.
  • All submissions should be edited in Microsoft Word and typed in Times New Roman, 12 points, 1.5 line spacing with 1-inch margins. Each paragraph should start with an indent. Submissions should employ italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables must be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • more detailed info about the requirements for video articles will be announced soon.

 

MAST has a policy of zero tolerance for plagiarism and sustains a publication ethics that is based on an honest citation of sources as well as original research. Please follow the rules regarding plagiarism that are recommended by the MLA formatting guidelines. Identification of plagiarism will automatically lead to the rejection of the manuscript and to the permanent banning of the author from FUTURE publication in the journal, as well as to institutional exposure.

The authors would not receive any copies of the journal, as all available materials are electronic.