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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The research work adheres to requirements of anonymity, that is, the author has removed any identifying information, such as authors' names or affiliations, from the manuscript before submission.

Author Guidelines


Literature manuscript should adhere to the 6th MLA style (see a quick guide here:, while Language studies manuscript should use 5th edition of APA style (; use British spelling style consistently throughout; and use double quotation marks, except where “a quotation is ‘within’ a quotation”.


Your submission should adhere to the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments (if any); declaration of interest statement  references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figures (and a list of this)


Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer-review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote.  The abstract should contain an unstructured abstract of 200 words, with between 3 and 5 keywords listed under it.

Submitting your Research

This journal uses the portal system to help track the review process of your submissions. Please note that Ahyu screens papers for unoriginal material. By submitting your paper to Ahyu you are agreeing to originality checks during the peer-review and production processes.

On acceptance, we recommend that you keep a copy of your Accepted Manuscript and note that no changes to affiliation can be made anymore.

Funding and Disclosure statement

Please disclose all funding bodies responsible for funding your research, if there are. This means disclosing any financial interest that has arisen from the direct applications of your research. If there are no relevant competing interests to declare, please state this within the article, for example: "The authors report that there are no competing interests to declare."

Author Publication Charge

We do not charge submission or review fees. For now, as a token contribution to the cost of production, only publication fees are asked for after two reviewers have deemed the research work publishable. The small amount charged to authors is derived from the number of pages the article accepted  and formatted for publication comprises, but usually not exceeding $50.00.


Figures should be of high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for color, at the correct size). Preferred file formats for figures are: EPS, PS, JPEG, TIFF, or Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX).


Section default policy

Book Review

Ahyu also welcomes reviews of recently published scholarly and literary works. Review submissions should not exceed 1,000 words. Interested authors should contact the journal's Reviews Editor for information and other details pertaining to the mailing of copies of works to be reviewed. 

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