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JALT Journal: Japanese Associate Editor

The JALT Publications Board invites applications for the position of Japanese Associate Editor of JALT Journal. The Japanese Associate Editor will work with the Japanese Editor to produce the Japanese content that appears in the journal. After being recommended by the Publications Board and approved by the JALT Executive Board, the successful applicant will serve as Japanese Associate Editor for a mutually decided period of time with the current editor, before serving as Japanese Editor for 1 to 2 years. In addition to good English skills, a successful candidate will have the following: 

  1. Previous editorial/referee experience.
  2. Ability to meet deadlines and handle correspondence professionally.
  3. A sound background in language education or a related field.
  4. A master’s degree or higher in language education or related field.
  5. Seven or more years of language teaching experience. 
  6. A record of publications in competitive and refereed journals (in-house university-bulletin articles will be considered a part of a publishing record on their merits, but some of the applicant’s publications should include recognized, reputable and anonymously-refereed journals at either the national or international levels). Information on either the impact factor or the acceptance rate for some of the journals in which the applicant has published would be helpful in determining the applicant’s own ability to publish in competitive forums.
  7. Association with JALT through membership and previous participation in publications are valued, but meritorious applications from non-members will also be considered provided that such applicants meet or exceed the above requirements. The applicant must become a JALT member if selected by the Board for the position.

Duties include processing Japanese language submissions, sending them out for review, communicating with authors and reviewers, working with authors to help them improve promising manuscripts, and assisting the Japanese Editor as required. 
Candidates should submit the following application materials by email attachment. Recruiting will continue until the post is filled by a suitable candidate who is acceptable to the Board under the expectations elaborated above (Points 1 through 7).

  1. A curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications
  2. A statement of purpose indicating both why you would like to become Associate Editor (and later advance to Editor) and your qualifications
  3. Copies of five publications of which some should be recent

Application materials should be sent to both the Publications Board Chair, Caroline Handley (, and the current Japanese Editor, Yo In’nami (
Applicants will be notified if they have passed the screening stage. After that, the final Board decision, which is subject to approval by the JALT Executive Board, will be made.


JALT出版委員会は、JALT Journalの日本語部門副編集長を募集します。日本語部門編集長と協力し、ジャーナルに掲載される日本語のコンテンツを作成します。出版委員会の推薦を受け、JALT理事会の承認を得た後、候補者は現編集長と合意の上で取り決められた期間、日本語部門副編集長を務めます。その後、1~2年間の任期予定で、日本語編集長を務めます。優れた英語力に加え、以下の条件を満たすことが望まれます。

  1. 学術誌や学術原稿の編集・査読の経験
  2. 締め切りを守り、専門家としてやり取りする能力
  3. 言語教育または関連分野における豊かな経験
  4. 言語教育または関連分野の修士号以上
  5. 7年以上の言語教育の経験
  6. 採択率が低い査読付きジャーナルへの掲載歴(大学紀要論文は内容に基づき評価するため、掲載歴に含んで構いません。ただし、候補者の出版物には、国内誌または国際誌で認知度が高く、著名であり、匿名で査読が行われるジャーナルへの掲載歴を含む必要があります)。ジャーナルのインパクトファクターまたは採択率に関する情報は、競争の激しい分野での候補者自身の出版能力を判断するのに役立ちます。
  7. JALT会員であることや、JALT出版物への掲載歴は重要ですが、JALT会員以外の一般の方からの応募も、上記の要件を(十分に)満たす限りは考慮されます。候補者は、理事会で承認された場合、JALT会員になる必要があります。


  1. 今までの出版物全てを掲載した履歴書(英文)
  2. 日本語部門副編集長を務めることを希望する(そして後に日本語部門編集長を務めることを希望する)理由と、あなたがふさわしいことの説明が書かれた文書(共に英文)
  3. 最近のものを含む5つの出版物

 応募書類は、出版委員会の議長であるCaroline Handley(と日本語部門の現編集長であるYo In’nami(の両方に送信ください。


JALT Publications Website Editor

The JALT Publications Board invites applications for the position of Website Editor. Responsibilities include:

  • Uploading recent issues of TLT and JJ to the main JALT site

  • Uploading issues of TLTJJ, and the Postconference Publication to this website
  • Ongoing conversion of old material to this site's database
  • Maintaining and updating the site's Drupal installation
  • Maintaining and updating the site's Open Journal System installation
  • Overseeing the site's email and mailing list functions, including spam protection
  • Overseeing file uploads by publications staff
  • Liaising with editorial staff of all publications and responding to issues
  • Uploading and overseeing "Job Position" advertisements
  • Liaising with the JALT web editor and JALT Central Office
  • Overseeing the JALT Publications' Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Attending the annual meeting of the JALT Publications Board

Full training and support will be given, though a background in running a website (PHP, MySQL, Drupal) would be necessary. If you are interested, please contact the Publications Board Chair at <>. For further information, please contact the current Web Admin at the same URL.