The EDRC Journal of Learning and Teaching
Education and Development Research Council (EDRC) is a government affiliated research organization established in 2004. EDRC publishes a double-blind peer-reviewed Quarterly Journal titled The EDRC Journal of Learning and Teaching (EJLT) especially for teachers, trainers, researchers, instructional designers, e-learning developers, and practitioners. The Journal emphasizes academic excellence, research rigidity, knowledge dissemination, and reciprocated scholarly efforts in order to endorse theoretical, empirical, experimental and practical research at the national and international levels.
The EJLT invites original and unpublished research papers from the scholars and researchers around the globe. The journal seeks to embrace the entire areas of applied linguistics and language education, education policy, syllabus and curriculum, especially on teaching and learning to meet the criteria of research excellence for publishing in forthcoming issues of the EJLT. Authors are encouraged to submit papers as per the following structure:
Though academic disciplines vary on the exact format and style of journal articles in their field, most articles contain similar contents and are divided in parts that typically follow the logical flow. The EDRC Journal of Learning and Teaching highlights the essential sections that a research paper should include:
1. Title of the Paper
The title should be specific that indicates the problem the research project addresses using keywords that will be helpful in literature reviews in the future. The title of your paper may be 10- 12 words long.
The abstract should provide a complete synopsis of the research paper and should introduce the topic and the specific research question(s), provide a statement regarding methodology and should provide a general statement about the results and the findings. Because it is really a summary of the entire research paper, it is often written last. The abstracts must not cross 225 words.
The introduction begins by introducing the broad overall topic and providing basic background information of the study. It then narrows down to the specific research question(s) relating to this topic. Every section may have subsections. It provides the purpose and focus for the rest of the paper and sets up the justification for the research.
4. Literature Review
The purpose of the literature review should be a synthesis of the previous literature, and the new idea being researched. The review should examine the major theories related to the topic to date and their contributors. The researchers are required to know the research that has already been done in their field. The Literature Reviews examine previous related research. It should include all relevant findings from credible sources, such as academic books, and peer-reviewed journal articles.
5. Research Design/ Methodology
The section will describe the research design and methods used to complete to the study. The instruments used (e.g., questionnaire, interview protocol, observation, focus group discussion, think aloud protocol, etc.), the participants, and data analysis procedures should be clearly mentioned in this section. The section may comprise subsections for every item. The general rule of thumb is that readers should be provided with enough details of the study.
6. Findings and Discussion / Results
In this section, the results are presented. This section should focus only on results that are directly related to the research or the problem. Graphs and tables should only be used when there is too much data to efficiently include it within the text. This section should also discuss the results and the implications on the field, as well as other fields. In this section, the hypothesis is tested or the research questions are answered and validated by the interpretation of the results.
7. Recommendations (Optional)
In this section, the author/researcher may put forward some recommendations based on findings of the study.
This section should also discuss how the results relate to previous research mentioned in the literature review, any cautions about the findings, limitation of the study, and potential for future research.
In this section, the author should give a listing of works cited in the paper. References should be an alphabetized list of all the academic sources used.
Information for Submission:
Dr. M. Enamul Hoque
Phone: 880-1712661241, 880-171578515
• The journal is published quarterly: January, April, July and October
• Paper submission is open