Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics: Submission Guidelines
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.
Each manuscript should include:
– A clear and specific title
– The category the manuscript is being submitted for
– An email address for each author associated with the manuscript
– An abstract of around 250 words in length
– The preferred academic or professional affiliation 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. These short articles may be between 4000-6000 words in length.
The Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics publishes reviews of books in the scope of applied linguistics and language education. Generally, unsolicited book reviews are not accepted for publication in AJAL, but if you would like to contribute to the Book Reviews section, you should first contact the Book Reviews Editor, Hassan Mohebbi (firstname.lastname@example.org), prior to writing and submitting. Book Reviews should not exceed 1700 words, including references (with a maximum four references). Book reviewers need to ensure that there are no conflicts of interest between publisher/authors and reviewer. What we look for is critical reviews, not simply a report of the content of the book. Only half of the manuscript should cover the book’s content, and the rest needs to be devoted to the critical evaluation of the book compared to the available titles in the market. Authors are advised to read the papers by Hartley and Sealey before starting to write their book review, as the framework and questions are the main criteria for our evaluation of book review submissions. Before online submission, the authors are advised to submit their manuscript to the editor for in-house review and editing. Having revised, the corresponding author may submit their manuscript to the journal submission system.
The Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics is published three times a year: April, August and December.
The Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics was originally published in 1999 at Griffith University, Australia, but publication was then halted for personal reasons by the Editor-in-Chief (more information is available in this editorial). The journal was recommenced in 2018, and it has gained international recognition since its new start, attracting authors from all over the world.