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), and are expected to include original research based on solid methodology and sufficient background research. Academic discussion on topics that may or may not include empirical data, but still include sufficient understanding of relevant research. Short articles may be between 4000-6000 words in length.
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 "https://doi.org/xxx.xxx" 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. Article publication charges (APCs) for Language Education & Assessment are in line with Castledown’s standard pricing policy. The open access statement and information about applicable APCs are available from here.
Note that all submissions to Language Education & Assessment 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.