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Academic journals in elt

Writing for publication, academic journals in ELT

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Academic journals in elt

  1. 1. “Publish or Do not Perish!”“AcADemic PublicAtions” Writing for Publication Res. Assist. Ali DİNÇER
  2. 2. contents National Refereed Journals International Journals International Journals within SSCI (social sciences citation index) Some of Foreign Language Journals and Their Acceptance Rates
  3. 3. Chapters, Non-refereed Journals, SSCIJournals,Books of Proceedings, AbstractBooks.
  4. 4.
  5. 5. Publishing in refereed journals Suppose you have a well-designed study with interesting findings Decide to try to publish in journal Next?
  6. 6. Choosing the journal Criteria for choosing a journal  Academic level of the journal  Style of the journal  Interests of the journal  Difficulty of getting published (publication rates vary from 5% to 75%)  Professionalism and length of time till publication
  7. 7. Journals according to acceptancerates Very academic journals  TESOL Quarterly  Applied Linguistics Academic journals  System  Journal of Second Language Writing  Journal of English for Academic Purposes  ESP Journal
  8. 8. Some journals Easier academic journals  RELC Journal Non-academic but difficult to publish  ELT Journal Non-academic  Forum  English Teaching Professional
  9. 9. Some journals Specialised journals  Assessing Writing  Semiotica  Language and Education  Language Awareness  Studies in Second Language Acquisition  International Review of Applied Linguistics
  10. 10. National and other journals  Universities’ journals  Journals in USA, UK, Turkey, China.
  11. 11. Write the article  Check the guidelines for contributors  Read 2 or 3 articles in the journal  Be careful of:  format  references  conventions  organisation  language  Note: if you have language errors or wrong corrections, higher chance of rejection
  12. 12. The next stages Ask a colleague to read and comment on your article Revise the article Send off the article  Post?  E-mail?  SEND TO ONE JOURNAL ONLY
  13. 13. The next stages So you have sent off an article, what happens next? Hopefully, you receive an acknowledgement of receipt,If not, inform the editor via e-mail. Wait
  14. 14. The next stages Wait
  15. 15. The next stages Wait Response time varies between journals. For System, response may be 2-3 months. For many journals, response ti me may be up to 1 year.
  16. 16. 1. Editor reads manuscript.2. Editor chooses reviewers and forwards manuscript to reviewers.3. Reviewers send reviews to editor.4. Editor decides to publish, reject, or request revision of manuscript, and informs author of decision.
  17. 17. Reviewers’ comments  Eventually, you will receive the reviewers’ comments  Types of feedback  Acceptance with minor changes (unlikely)  Acceptance with major changes  Revise and resubmit  Rejection (hopefully with reasons)  If rejected, need to decide: give up OR submit elsewhere
  18. 18. Reasons for major revision orrejection of Taiwanese journal papers 
  19. 19. Problems related to English 
  20. 20. Final editing Receive proofs for editing  Check proofs for minor mistakes  No major revisions can be made at this stage Sign copyright transferral form Deal with offprint order form
  21. 21. Turkish Academic Network And InformationCenter
  22. 22. National Refereed Journals
  23. 23. National Refereed Journals
  24. 24. exAmPles
  25. 25. internAtionAl JournAls The Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies The Qualitative Report Modern English Teacher Australian Journal of Teacher Education, Sino-US English Teaching The Buckingham Journal of Language and Linguistics The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology – TOJET ELT Journal Oxford Journal of Teaching English Studies in Second Language Acquisition (SSLA) Language Learning (LL) Language Acquisition Cognition Research in Second Language Acquisition Language Research
  26. 26. internAtionAl JournAls within ssci(sociAl sciences citAtion inDex)
  27. 27. Impact Factor:A Definition Journals with high IF publish articles that are cited more often than journals with lower IF. If citation numbers are taken as a measure of quality, then these journals are high ranking by this measure.
  28. 28. How Are IFs Used?  Judge a publication’s quality or prestige  Assess academic productivity  Authors choosing where to publish  Evaluate an author or journal editor  Decisions for tenure & promotion  By libraries to make collection decisions
  29. 29. internAtionAl JournAls within ssci(sociAl sciences citAtion inDex)
  30. 30. internAtionAl JournAls within ssci(sociAl sciences citAtion inDex)
  31. 31. A  Applied Linguistics publishes research into language with relevance to real-world problems. The journal is keen to help make connections between fields, theories, research methods, and scholarly discourses, and welcomes contributions which critically reflect on current practices in applied linguistic research.  It promotes scholarly and scientific discussion of issues that unite or divide scholars in applied linguistics. It is less interested in the ad hoc solution of particular problems and more interested in the handling of problems in a principled way by reference to theoretical studies.
  32. 32. A The MLJ is devoted to research and discussion about the learning and teaching of foreign and second languages. The Journal strives to maintain a balance of languages represented in each issue. Types of articles published include essays and research studies, using quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Each regular issue of the MLJ contains about 160 pages, which include 5–7 articles, Reviews, and News and Notes of the Profession. Issues 2 and 4 include a column Perspectives in which authors discuss timely issues of concern to the profession of second language learning and teaching. Issue 3 includes an overview of Dissertations published in that year. Special issues appear on occasion.
  33. 33. A
  34. 34. b  TESOL Quarterly, a refereed professional journal, fosters inquiry into English language teaching and learning by providing a forum for TESOL professionals to share their research findings and explore ideas and relationships in the field.  The Quarterly encourages submission of previously unpublished articles on topics of significance to individuals concerned with English language teaching and learning and standard English as a second dialect. the Quarterly invites manuscripts on a wide range of topics, especially in the following areas:  psychology and sociology of language learning and teaching , issues in research and research methodology , testing and evaluation , curriculum design and development ,, instructional methods, materials, and techniques , language planning , applied and theoretical linguistics , communication education , English education, including reading and writing theory , psycholinguistics , psychology , first and second language acquisition 
  35. 35. b  English For Specific Purposes is an international peer-reviewed journal that welcomes submissions from across the world.  Authors are encouraged to submit articles and research/discussion notes on topics relevant to the teaching and learning of discourse for specific communities: academic, occupational, or otherwise specialized.  Topics such as the following may be treated from the perspective of English for specific purposes: second language acquisition in specialized contexts, needs assessment, curriculum development and evaluation, materials preparation, discourse analysis, descriptions of specialized varieties of English, teaching and testing techniques, the effectiveness of various approaches to language learning and language teaching, and the training or retraining of teachers for the teaching of ESP.  In addition, the journal welcomes articles and discussions that identify aspects of ESP needing development, areas into which the practice of ESP may be expanded, possible means of cooperation between ESP programs and learners professional or vocational interests, and implications that findings from related disciplines can have for the profession of ESP.  The journal also carries reviews of scholarly books on topics of interest to the profession.  purposes/
  36. 36. b  The Journal of Second Language Writing is devoted to publishing theoretically grounded reports of research and discussions of central issues in second and foreign language writing and writing instruction. Some areas of interest are personal characteristics and attitudes of L2 writers, L2 writers composing processes, features of L2 writers texts, readers responses to L2 writing, assessment/evaluation of L2 writing, contexts (cultural, social, political, institutional) for L2 writing, and any other topic clearly relevant to L2 writing and/or writing instruction.
  37. 37. c  Foreign Language Annals (FLA) is the official journal of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The first volume of FLA was published in 1967. FLA is a refereed journal published four times per year. There are approximately 10 articles per issue.  Dedicated to the advancement of language teaching and learning, the journal seeks to serve the professional interests of classroom instructors, researchers, and administrators concerned with the learning and teaching of languages at all levels of instruction.  The journal welcomes submissions of the highest quality that report empirical or theoretical research on language learning or teaching, that describe innovative and successful practice and methods, and/or that are relevant to the concerns and issues of the profession.  FLA focuses primarily on language education for languages other than English. The journal welcomes manuscripts on a wide variety of topics including cross-disciplinary submissions that provide clear implications for teaching, learning, and/or research in the language field. Authors must be members of ACTFL.
  38. 38. c  Eurasian Journal of Educational Research (EJER), the journal of Ani Publishing, was established in 2000.  The journal publishes high quality articles in the fields of educational policy and practice, and research that links the two. The journal is of interest to academics, researchers and those people concerned with mediating research findings to policy makers and practitioners. educational system. EJER publishes research employing a variety of qualitative and/or quantitative methods and approaches in all areas of the education field. The aim of the journal is to increase understanding of learning and teaching in pre- primary, primary, secondary, higher and adult education, and to contribute to the improvement of educational processes and outcomes. Subjects EJER has recently covered include:  functual language approach ,literary childrens books  children with mental reterdation ,elf esteem enhancement programme, curriculum evaluation  receptive language, vocational guidance, multiple intelligences theory, metacognitive awareness, conceptual development, validity and reliability, eer relations, misconcetions  learned resourcefulness, decision making styles, organizational culture and values, teaching and learning of mathematics, creative writing, english teacher education 
  39. 39. c  Research in the Teaching of English (RTE) is a multidisciplinary journal composed of original research and scholarly essays on the relationships between language teaching and learning at all levels, preschool through adult. Articles reflect a variety of methodologies and address issues of pedagogical relevance related to the content, context, process, and evaluation of language learning. 
  40. 40. D  Language Teaching Research (LTR) supports and develops investigation and research within the area of second or foreign language teaching. Research of both a quantitative and qualitative (including ethnographic) orientation is of interest to the journal, which as a matter of policy publishes work related to the teaching of any second language, not just English.  A wide range of topics in the area of language teaching is covered, including: programme; syllabus; materials design; methodology; the teaching of specific skills and language for specific purposes. 
  41. 41. D  This journal promotes rigorous research that makes a significant contribution to advancing knowledge in teacher education across early childhood, primary, secondary, vocational education and training, and higher education.  It invites for peer review reports of theoretically informed and empirically grounded research which focuses on, among other important issues:  The pre-service and continuing education of teachers  Teachers and/or teacher educators professional learning  The cultural, economic, political, social and/or technological dimensions of teacher education  Change, stability, reform and resistance in teacher education  Improving the quality research in teacher education 
  42. 42. mostly Known Foreign lAnguAge JournAls AnD their AccePtAnce rAtes Journal Estimated acceptance Approximate Average time in rate (%) readership publication after acceptanceThe Modern Language 12-15 7,000 9-12 monthsJournalResearch in the teaching 16 4,100 3-6of EnglishRELC Journal 40 1, 000 Within 12Second Language 30 650 1 yearsResearchStudies in S. Language 10-20 1750 1 years or moreAcquistionSystem 20 1,000 6 monthsTESL Canada journal 10-20 4,000 12-18
  43. 43. Journal Estimated acceptance Approximate Average time in rate (%) readership publication after acceptanceTESOL Quarterly 8,5 8,000 12-18 months to 1,5 yearsWorld Englishes 5 39,700 6-8Journal of English for 25 15, 000 3 issuesAcademic PurposesApplied Linguistics 20-25 2,225 5 monthsCanadian Modern 20 1,200 4-6 monthsLanguage ReviewInternational journal of 60 2,500 9 monthsIntercultural RelationsEnglish for specific 25-30 2,000 6 monthspurposes
  44. 44. Journal Estimated acceptance Approximate Average time in rate (%) readership publication after acceptanceApplied 20-25 1,000 8 monthsPsycholinguisticsBilingual Research 50-60 Hundreds of hits per 7-9 mothsJournal weekDiscourse processes 30 700 6 monthsEnglish language 10 5,400 12-18 monthsteachingKorean Journal of 40-60 1- The following issueapplied LinguisticsKorea TESOL Journal <25 600+ 3-12 monthsJournal of secod 15 400 6 monthslanguage writingLanguage Learning 20 2400 4,5 monthsTechonology
  45. 45. References Todd, W. R. (2011). Publishing in international refereed journals. Egbert, J. (2007). Quality analysis of journals in TESOL and applied linguistics. TESOL Quarterly, 41(1),157-171.