We want your articles and/or research outputs on actually applying linguistics to a practical context. Ostensibly this is teaching and learning of languages but if you have something slightly different and you think it might be useful to either practitioners or academics, get in touch. The email address is at the bottom of this page.
What exactly are we looking for?
Anything that can advise or open discussion on how to improve applied linguistics and/or the contexts it touches (such as language teaching, language learning materials, teacher development, language assessment). Practitioner authored articles are prioritised. Academic articles that are grounded in a real-life context are sought. All articles should be submitted in English but can be about any language, provided the study is applied to an actual context.
The following are ideas:
- (Quasi?) Experimental studies
- Mixed methods
- Unorthodox methods
- Corpus linguistics
Null results are fine. How else can we collect knowledge of what does not work or what is still unknown?
Replication studies are great but only if they were rejected from the journal the original study was published in or if there is some other reason you cannot publish there.
Book reviews are welcome but will not be peer reviewed. Maximum 1000 words.
Conference summaries are a nice idea. Probably 1000-2000 words depending on the length of the conference.
Please share data where this is ethical. It should be shared in an open format or widespread format. Examples are:
- .txt documents
- .csv files
- R files
Please use Free Open Source Software (FOSS) as much as is practically possible. This ensures those who self-fund their own studies can examine your data and replicate your work. R and Jamovi are preferred to SPSS.
As with other journals, please do not submit elsewhere at the same time. We aim for a three-month maximum review period. If it seems like it would take longer or if there is a delay due to a fair reason we shall contact authors and ask what they want to do.
There is no article processing charge at all. If funding is required to keep the website up and running we will try to get a grant or to crowdfund it. There will never be a charge for submitting to the site nor for reading it. If we do get funding at some point, this will go toward paying people for time spent reviewing.
Writers must agree to submit their articles with a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
This means that you maintain copyright over the work for commercial purposes. Nobody makes money off any of this except you!
If you are going to write a straightforward report strictly use a maximum of 8000 words including references, but aim for closer to 3000 words where possible.
Saying that, it's possible that a video or audio recording captures what you want to say best. If so, pitch it first before sending it. If you are able to produce an interactive resource (i.e. a web-based resource using animations, manipulable features, etc.) and would like it peer reviewed, this would be welcomed. There is not necessarily a need to mimic the printing press.
References should generally follow APA Style 6th edition but note the following:
You do not not need the city of publication.
You should try to add the link to an open access (or at least legal, publicly accessible medium) to all references.
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