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Submission Guidelines

Focus and Scope

Manuscripts considered for publication will be double blind reviewed for their presentation and analysis of new empirical data using appropriate research methods, development of theories relevant to language learning and teaching, development or refinement of language learning pedagogies, and discussion papers relevant to teachers and learners of languages at all levels.

Each submission should include:
– A clear and specific title
– The category the manuscript is being submitted for
– An email address for each author associated with the manuscript
– An abstract of around 250 words in length
– The preferred academic or professional affiliation and ORCiD reference of each author

Regular articles are expected to be 6000-8000 words in length (excluding references and appendixes). Regular articles are expected to include original research based on solid methodology and sufficient background research.

Regular articles are expected to be 6000-8000 words in length (excluding references and appendixes). Regular articles are expected to include original research based on solid methodology and sufficient background research. Please note that The JALT CALL Journal no longer publishes book or software reviews. Authors may submit these to Technology in Language Teaching & Learning for consideration.

Note that all submissions to the journal must be original work that has not been published or under consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts that have been published as pre-prints may be considered as being already published. All submissions are checked for plagiarism on submission by iThenticate.

Please note that there are no requirements of membership to JALT or the JALT CALL SIG for consideration for publication in The JALT CALL Journal. If your manuscript is accepted for publication, please use this template. We recommend you use this template also as you prepare your manuscript to avoid having to reformat it later if accepted.

Publication Frequency

The JALT CALL Journal is published three times a year: April, August and December.

Sponsors

Journal History

The JALT CALL Journal (ISSN 1832-4215) is an international refereed journal published from April, 2005. The Journal encompasses and builds upon the SIG newsletter, C@lling Japan, and is committed to excellence in research in all areas within the field of Computer Assisted Language Learning, while at the same time offering teaching ideas and suggestions from teachers’ personal experiences.

Formatting & Layout

Manuscripts must be submitted as a .docx document file. Any information identifying the authors should be removed from the primary manuscript document. Reference to work from the authors should be marked as “Author1, 20xx” or “Author2, 20x”‘ in the citations, and references should be included as “Author1. (20xx).” or “Author2. (20xx).” Please do not number subsections. Heading levels should be obvious by using the heading functions in MS Word or equivalent. Please do not try to emulate the formatting of the published articles. All references and citations must be in accordance with the APA 7th edition. Where possible, DOIs should be included as https://doi.org/xxx.xxx for all references.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There are no article processing charges (APCs) for this journal. The open access statement is available from here.

Publication Ethics

Note that all submissions to this journal must be original work that has not been published or currently under review elsewhere. Full information about the peer review process and publication ethics is available from here.

Privacy Statement

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our authors, reviewers, and readers. This privacy statement outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard personal information in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Information We Collect

Personal Information from Authors and Reviewers: When submitting a manuscript or participating in the peer review process, we collect personal information such as names, affiliations, email addresses, and ORCID iDs. This information is necessary for manuscript processing, communication, and scholarly collaboration.

Usage Data from Readers: We collect anonymized usage data (e.g., IP addresses, browser type, pages visited) to improve our website, track article views, and understand reader preferences. This data helps us enhance user experience and tailor content.

How We Use Personal Information

Manuscript Processing: We use authors’ and reviewers’ personal information to manage manuscript submissions, peer review, and editorial processes. This includes communication regarding manuscript status, revisions, and decisions.

Communication: We communicate with authors, reviewers, and readers via email or other channels. We may send notifications, updates, and announcements related to the journal.

Analytics and Improvements: Usage data helps us analyze website performance, identify trends, and enhance content delivery. We use aggregated data to improve our services and tailor content to readers’ interests.

Data Security and Retention

Security Measures: We implement technical and organizational measures to protect personal information. Access to data is restricted to authorized personnel only.

Data Retention: We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this statement. Authors’ and reviewers’ data is retained for archival and scholarly purposes.

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Withdrawal of Consent: Authors and reviewers can withdraw consent for data processing at any time. However, this may impact manuscript processing.

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