About this Journal
- Asian Journal of English Language Teaching
"Asian Journal of English Language Teaching" includes articles that integrate theory, research, and pedagogy, and relate to teaching English to Asians at the university level. Book reviews and reports of ongoing projects are also included. It is a member of the Council of the Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)and is also recognized as an important academic publication by the international organization, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
published byThe Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
Vol. 23 (2013) - vol. 24 (2014)
AJELT encourages submission of data-driven manuscripts that (1) link ESL/EFL theory, research, and pedagogy and (2) relate specifically to teaching English to Asians at the university level. Essay reviews (i.e., special issues or professional trends as well as books and multimedia resources) and reports of ongoing projects are also welcome (guidelines are provided below).
Research Articles and Reports
Manuscripts. Research articles should no more than 25 pages double-spaced in length; reports should be no longer than 12 pages. Authors should include a cover page with the full title of the paper, the author’s name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number, and fax number. The author’s name should not appear elsewhere in the article. Manuscripts should be sent as e-mail attachments (i.e., Microsoft Word files) to Editors Gerald Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Ali Shehadeh <Ali.Shehadeh@uaeu.ac.ae>. You will receive acknowledgement of receipt of your article, followed by comments from referees.
It is important to include a statement indicating that the submission (1) has not been previously published (in English or other languages) and (2) is neither currently being reviewed nor will be submitted for review while the manuscript is being considered by AJELT.
References. In the text, references should be cited using the author’s last name and year of publication. If quotations are used, these should additionally have page numbers (Wong & Lam, 1993, p. 291). The reference list should be arranged alphabetically following the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). TESOL Quarterly and English for Specific Purposes Journal follow these guidelines.
Abstracts. All articles should have an abstract between 100 and 200 words in length.
Tables and Figures. Numerical tables can be typeset. Figures (graphs, illustrations, symbols) must be submitted as camera ready.
You will receive acknowledgement of receipt of your article, followed by comments from referees. Articles accepted for inclusion in the next volume should be revised and returned in two forms: on paper and in electronic form.
The editors reserve the right to make minor changes within articles prior to publication.
Reviewing manuscripts. Review essays should be around 1,000 words
in length and should be descriptive as well as critical and evaluative.
Specifically, a good review includes all or most of the following:
1. description and summary of the published work;
2. any special features of the work of interest to teachers, linguists, or students in the region;
3. strengths and weaknesses of the work: a critical assessment of the work according to its stated purposes, considering relevant professional and linguistic contexts, the theoretical orientation, any significant implications, applications or omissions in the work;
4. any classroom applications of the work;
5. the reviewer’s personal reaction and comments (optional).
Reviews of published works should follow the general guidelines required by AJELT research articles and include the necessary details as in the following format:
Doing Second Language Research
James Dean Brown & Theodore S. Rodgers. Oxford University Press, 2002. xiv + 314 pp.
Authors should include a cover page with the full title of the paper, the author’s name, e-mail address, postal address and phone number, as well as a brief biographical statement (in sentence form, maximum 50 words). Please follow the required reference style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Reviews should be sent as e-mail attachments (Word documents) to AJELT Review Editors, Derek H. L. Chan <email@example.com> and Helen Zhao <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
It is understood that review manuscripts submitted to AJELT have not been previously published and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.