Call for Papers and Special Issue Proposals
Aims and Scope
Journal of Language Teaching and Research (JLTR) is a scholarly peer-reviewed international scientific journal published bimonthly, focusing on
theories, methods, and materials in language teaching, study and research. It provides a high profile, leading edge forum for academics, professionals,
consultants, educators, practitioners and students in the field to contribute and disseminate innovative new work on language teaching and research.
JLTR invites original, previously unpublished, research and survey articles, plus research-in-progress reports and short research notes, on both
practical and theoretical aspects of language teaching, learning, and research. These areas include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
• Language teaching methodologies
• Pedagogical techniques
• Teaching and curricular practices
• Curriculum development and teaching methods
• Programme, syllabus, and materials design
• Second and foreign language teaching and learning
• Classroom-centered research
• Language education
• Teacher education and professional development
• Teacher training
• Cross-cultural studies
• Child, second, and foreign language acquisition
• Bilingual and multilingual education
• Teaching of specific skills
• Language teaching for specific purposes
• New technologies in language teaching
• Testing and evaluation
• Language representation
• Language planning
• Literature, language, and linguistics
• Applied linguistics
• Phonetics, phonology, and morphology
• Syntax and semantics
• Sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics
• Discourse analysis
• Language and culture, cognition, and pragmatics
• Language teaching and psychology, anthropology, sociology
• Theories and practice in related fields
Special Issue Guidelines
Special issues feature specifically aimed and targeted topics of interest contributed by authors responding to a particular Call for Papers or by
invitation, edited by guest editor(s). We encourage you to submit proposals for creating special issues in areas that are of interest to the Journal.
Preference will be given to proposals that cover some unique aspect of the technology and ones that include subjects that are timely and useful to the
readers of the Journal. A Special Issue is typically made of 15 to 30 papers, with each paper 8 to 12 pages of length.
A special issue can also be proposed for selected top papers of a conference/workshop. In this case, the special issue is usually released in
association with the committee members of the conference/workshop like general chairs and/or program chairs who are appointed as the Guest
Editors of the Special Issue.
The following information should be included as part of the proposal:
• Proposed title for the Special Issue
• Description of the topic area to be focused upon and justification
• Review process for the selection and rejection of papers
• Name, contact, position, affiliation, and biography of the Guest Editor(s)
• List of potential reviewers if available
• Potential authors to the issue if available
• Estimated number of papers to accept to the special issue
• Tentative time-table for the call for papers and reviews, including
o Submission of extended version
o Notification of acceptance
o Final submission due
o Time to deliver final package to the publisher
If the proposal is for selected papers of a conference/workshop, the following information should be included as part of the proposal as well:
• The name of the conference/workshop, and the URL of the event.
• A brief description of the technical issues that the conference/workshop addresses, highlighting the relevance for the journal.
• A brief description of the event, including: number of submitted and accepted papers, and number of attendees. If these numbers are not
yet available, please refer to previous events. First time conference/workshops, please report the estimated figures.
• Publisher and indexing of the conference proceedings.
If a proposal is accepted, the guest editor will be responsible for:
• Preparing the “Call for Papers” to be included on the Journal’s Web site.
• Distribution of the Call for Papers broadly to various mailing lists and sites.
• Getting submissions, arranging review process, making decisions, and carrying out all correspondence with the authors. Authors should
be informed the Author Guide.
• Providing us the completed and approved final versions of the papers formatted in the Journal’s style, together with all authors’ contact
• Writing a one- or two-page introductory editorial to be published in the Special Issue.