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.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the submission system. Each manuscript should include:
– A clear and specific title
– The category the manuscript is being submitted for
– An email address for correspondence to be published with the article
– A biodata of up to 50 words per author
– An abstract of around 250 words in length
– The preferred academic or professional affiliation with the names and ORCiD reference of each author

Regular articles are expected to be 6000-8000 words in length (excluding references and appendixes), while forum articles are around 3000-5000. Regular articles are expected to include original research based on solid methodology and sufficient background research. Forum articles are intended to include suggestions for teaching practice, or to describe new technologies or pedagogies that are still under development. As such, the academic rigor in a forum article is considered to be less important, but it should still show innovation and clear relevance to the field. 

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.

Publication Frequency

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


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 .doc, .docx, or .odt 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, 20xx" in the citations, and references should be included as "Author1. (20xx)." or "Author2. (20xx)." All references and citations must be in accordance with the APA 7th edition, with the exception of books listed in the references, which should include the city of publication. Where possible, DOIs should be included as "" for all references.

A template that can be used for submitting final accepted manuscripts may be found here. The template may be used for earlier submissions provided that information identifying the author has been removed as described above.

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 The JALT CALL Journal. The open access statement is available from here.

Publication Ethics

Note that all submissions to The JALT CALL 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.