Instructions for Preparing Manuscripts for

the Proceedings of WorldCALL 2008

Takamori Saigo*, Ryoma Sakamoto**, and Shoin Yoshida**

*Center for Computer-Assisted Language Education, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,

Mariera University, 2-1 Sekijo-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0032, Japan

**Department of Language and Culture Studies

Centair University, 1-1 Uminomachi, Chuo-ku, Nagoya 555-9990, Japan


The WorldCALL 2008 Proceedings will be made available online at the official web site from October, 2008.Itwill include reports of presentations, courseware showcases, symposia, and poster sessions that were presented at the Fukuoka Conference and selected by the referees of the conference.All manuscripts for the proceedings should be prepared to allow their uploading as a PDF file without any need for changes, including reduction or magnification. MS Word document files will also be accepted for conversion to PDF format. All manuscripts must be prepared with great care to eliminate errors, misspellings and font problems. Use these instructions as a format template to facilitate manuscript preparation. If any font problems are anticipated, the manuscript should be submitted as a PDF file with the necessary fonts embedded to allow proper reproduction. The committee reserves the right to refuse publication of contributions that do not conform to these guidelines.

1. Overall instructions

Authors wishing to have their manuscripts included in the Proceedings are requested to submit an electronic file (PDF format) or an MS Word document filevia the following web site; the manuscript contains fonts which are not commonly available, the document should be prepared in PDF format with embedding of the necessary fonts.

The deadline for manuscript submission is August20, 2008. The manuscript should be prepared in English. The two-column format used for these instructions should be used for the manuscripts.

2. Format details

The manuscript should be formatted for A4-size (210×297 mm) paper, using single spacing with the preferred type font being 11 point Times New Roman. Margins at the top and bottom should be set for 25 mm and at 20 mm for both the left and right sides. The manuscript will appear within an area measuring 170×247 mm. The length of a manuscript is strictly limited to four pages (1500 words), including figures, tables, and references.The manuscript should be prepared with a computer word processor. If 8.5×11 inch paper is used, all margins should be set to conform to the 170×247 mm area. The manuscripts should be justified on both the left and right sides. Use Times New Roman (the font used here). If that is not available, choose another proportional-spaced font as close as possible in appearance.

3. Title

The format of the title of the paper should follow the format used for this instruction template. Capitalize the initial letter of each word, except for articles, prepositions, and conjunctions. Center the title and use bold-faced 14-point Times New Roman.

4. Author(s) and Affiliation(s)

Leave one empty line after the title line(s) and type authors’ names (speaker underlined), which should preferably be spelled out. Capitalize the initial letter of the family name and that of the first name of each author. Skip another line before beginning the authors’ affiliation(s). The authors’ names and affiliations should also be centered. The preferred font is Times New Roman 12 point in size for authors’ names, and italic Times New Roman 10 point in size for affiliations.

5. Abstract

Each manuscript should include a short abstract (normally not more than about 150 words). Skip three lines after the authors’ affiliation line(s), and type the body of the abstract. Please leave an additional 10 mm margin on both the left and right side. The preferred type font is 10 point Times New Roman.

6. Main Body of the Text

The main body of the text should be divided into sections, and begin after skipping three lines after the last line of abstract. The sections should be numbered sequentially. Capitalize the initial letter of each word in the headings, except articles, prepositions, and conjunctions. The preferred font for the main body of the text is Times New Roman, 11 point in size, with the heading being bold-faced. Indent the first line of each paragraph. Do not skip a line between paragraphs, but leave a line between sections.

If the text in each section is divided into subsections, the font for the subheadings should be italic with only the initial letter being capitalized for each subheading.

6.1 Tables

Tables should be numbered serially throughout the paper with Arabic numerals, and each should be placed in the text where reference is made to it. When tables are referred to in the text, they should be typed in full thus: Table 1 (i.e., with a single space between Table and the number following). Table headings should always appear above the table. The preferred font is 10 point Times New Roman for tables and table headings.

Table 1. A sample table

df / t
Test group / 50 / 4.260***
Control group / 49 / .654


6.2 Figures

Figures should appear as part of the text, inserted where mentioned. They should be numbered serially throughout the paper with Arabic numerals. When figures are referred to in the text, they should be typed thus: Figure 1 at the beginning of the sentence, while Fig. 1 in the sentence (with a single space between Figure or Fig. and the number following).Figure captions should be centered below the figure, with the caption in small letters,and an initial capital for the first word and proper nouns only. The preferred font is 10 point Times New Roman for figure captions, if photographs are used, they should be sharp and well-contrasted images.


Acknowledgments, if any, should be placed at the end of the text before the references. Skip two lines after the text.


References mentioned in the text should be follow APA (American Psychological Association) Publication Manual (5th ed.) guidelines.

References should be listed at the end of the main body of the text in alphabetical order, with the preferred font being 10 point Times New Roman

Sample References

Blyth, C. S., & Davis, J. N. (2007, September). Using formative evaluation in the development of learner-centered materials. CALICO Journal, 25. Retrieved November 15, 2007, from

Craik, F.I.M., & Lockhart, R.S. (1972). Levels of processing: A framework for memory research. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 11, 671-684.

Ericsson, K.A., Simon, H. A. (1993). Protocol analysis: Verbal reports as data. (revised ed.) Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Hulstijn, J.H. (1992). Retention of inferred and given word meanings: Experiments in incidental vocabulary learning. In P.J.L.Arnaud H.Bejoint(Eds.) Vocabulary and applied linguistics (pp. 113-125). London: Macmillan.

Jackson, H. (2002). Lexicography: An introduction, London: Routledge.

Krashen, S. (1982). Principles and practice in second language acquisition. New York : Pergamon.

Levy, M. (2007). Research and technological innovation in CALL [Electronic version]. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 1(1), 180-190.

Nation, I.S.P. (2001) Learning vocabulary in another language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Stockwell. G. (2007). A review of technology choice for teaching language skills and areas in the CALL literature. ReCALL, 19, 105-120.