Information For Authors


Please your 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.

Initial Review, Peer Review and Ethics

Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the Managing Editor, it will then be double blind peer reviewed by referees with expertise on the research area.

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."


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).

Publication Charges

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.

Author’s Published Article

Upon publication, the author will be able to view, download and check the article’s metrics such as downloads. This is where you can access every article you have published with us, as well as your link to ecopies, that you can easily share your work with friends and colleagues. You are encouraged to also keep a copy of your published article in your institution's repository.

Open Access Policy

Ahyu provides immediate open, full-text access to its published works on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author as long as they cite the source. As stated below, the journal is licensed by Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International. 

Publishing License

(Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International)

Articles in this journal are published under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. This license requires that reusers give credit to the creator. It allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, for noncommercial purposes only. If others modify or adapt the material, they must license the modified material under identical terms.

CC: Creative Commons

BY: Credit must be given to you, the creator.

NC: Only noncommercial use of your work is permitted. Noncommercial means not primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or monetary compensation.

SA: Adaptations must be shared under the same terms.


If you have any queries, kindly send them to the Managing Editor through the following email: [email protected]. Please note that no submissions should be made through this email address. Any such submissions will not be processed.