JALT Journal Call for Special Issue Proposals

JALT Journal will publish a maximum of one thematic Special Issue every two years and is calling for Special Issue Proposals. The articles in a Special Issue should all be related to a theme that is relevant for language teaching and/or learning within the Japanese context and will be of interest to journal readers. To submit a Special Issue Proposal, please include the following: 1) contact information for the Guest Editor(s) and invited authors, 2) a description of the theme and why it would be of interest to the Journal’s readers (maximum 500 words), 3) abstracts (in English for English manuscripts, in Japanese for Japanese manuscripts) of no more than 150 words or 400 characters (for Japanese abstracts) for each invited manuscript, 4) up to five keywords for each invited manuscript, and 5) a proposed timeline for review and publication. At least one invited manuscript must be in English. Submit the above materials to jj-editor@jalt-publications.org

Proposal submissions will be reviewed by the Editors and Associate Editors of JALT Journal. If a proposal is accepted, the Guest Editor(s), under the supervision of one or more of the Journal’s Editors (Supervising Editor(s)), will find reviewers for the invited manuscripts, with the exception of manuscripts written by one or more of the Guest Editors. The reviewers for such manuscripts will be found by the Supervising Editor(s). In order to be published, a Special Issue must contain at least three accepted manuscripts, one of which must be in English. In the event that the minimum number of manuscripts is not accepted, authors of accepted manuscripts will be offered the opportunity to publish the manuscript in a regular issue of JALT Journal. The Guest Editor(s) will be responsible for writing an introduction in English to the Special Issue, maximum 2,000 words. The Guest Editor(s) may optionally invite a commentary (maximum 2,000 words) from a scholar who is not one of the Guest Editors nor an author of a manuscript in the Special Issue. The introduction and commentary will not be reviewed, but will need to be approved by the Supervising Editor(s).