Technology in Language Teaching & Learning: Submission Guidelines

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts considered for publication will be double blind reviewed for their presentation and analysis of new empirical data using appropriate research methods or development of theories relevant to language teaching and/or learning through technology, cultural or intercultural learning, policies, and theories and methods of technology integration into language education. The journal places a clear focus on language teaching pedagogy using technology and seeks to be a useful resource for teachers who are currently exploring how to better employ technology in their individual teaching and learning contexts.

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

Technology in Language Teaching and Learning accepts the following types of submissions:

Regular Articles

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. These should consist of more than a single data collection method such as a survey in order to enable sufficient depth of analysis of the language teaching or learning context being investigated.

Forum Articles

Academic discussion on topics that may or may not include empirical data, but still include sufficient understanding of relevant research may be submitted as a forum article. These short articles may be between 4000-6000 words in length.

Software Reviews

Critical reviews of software that explore their potential uses, strengths, and weaknesses will be considered for publication. These should not only describe the software, but also critically review the affordances and explore how it may be used. Software can include websites, courseware, apps, or other software that has been designed for language learning.

Book Reviews

Technology in Language Teaching & Learning publishes reviews of books in the scope of technology and language education. Generally, unsolicited book reviews are not accepted for publication in TLTL, but if you would like to contribute to the Book Reviews section, you should first contact the Book Reviews Editor, Hassan Mohebbi (, 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 editors may approach experts in the field to provide their views on a topic related to language teaching and learning using technology to allow for their insights into certain key issues. Unsolicited interviews may be acceptable, but authors are requested to contact the editors first (

Publication Frequency

Technology in Language Teaching & Learning is published twice a year: June and December.

Formatting & Layout

Manuscripts must be submitted as a .docx document file. Any information identifying the authors should be removed from the primary manuscript document. Reference to work from the authors should be marked as "Author1, 20xx" or "Author2, 20xx" in the citations, and references should be included as "Author1. (20xx)." or "Author2. (20xx)." Please do not number subsections. Heading levels should be obvious by using the heading functions in MS Word or equivalent. Please do not try to emulate the formatting of the published articles. All references and citations must be in accordance with the APA 7th edition. Where possible, DOIs should be included as "" for all references.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There are no article processing charges (APCs) for this journal. The open access statement is available from here.

Publication Ethics

Note that all submissions to this journal must be original work that has not been published or currently under review elsewhere. Manuscripts that have been published as pre-prints may be considered as being already published. All submissions are checked for plagiarism on submission by iThenticate. For information about the peer review process and publication ethics is available from here.

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