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Author Guidelines

Authors are invited to make a submission to this journal. All submissions will be assessed by editors to determine whether they meet the aims and scope of this journal. Those considered to be a good fit will be sent for peer review before determining whether they will be accepted or rejected.

Before making a submission, authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material included with the submission, such as photos, documents and datasets. All authors identified on the submission must consent to be identified as an author. Where appropriate, research should be approved by an appropriate ethics committee in accordance with the legal requirements of the study's country.

An editor may reject a submission if it does not meet minimum standards of quality. Before submitting, please ensure that the study design and research argument are structured and articulated properly. The title should be concise and the abstract should be able to stand on its own. This will increase the likelihood of reviewers agreeing to review the paper. When you're satisfied that your submission meets this standard, please follow the checklist below to prepare your submission.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • This submission meets the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • This submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • All submissions should be original and duplicate submission is not acceptable.
  • All submissions should not be similar to currently published papers.
  • All submissions should be in English. In the future, we hope to be able to accept submissions in Japanese and perhaps other languages.
  • All submissions should conform to APA (American Psychological Association, 7th Edition) guidelines. For example, check the 7th ed. Reference Quick Guide or consult Purdue OWL APA General Guidelines.
  • All submissions should be in Microsoft Word .doc/.docx or RTF format. (not a pdf file)
  • Full-length articles should be around 6,000-8,000 words. The abstract should be no more than 200 words while the number of keywords should be within 5 words.
  • Book, software, and courseware reviews should not exceed 3,000 words.
  • All article submissions, correspondence, and a Turnitin or similar plagiarism report (less than 15% is required) along with the original paper should be submitted using the submission system on the website.
  • All manuscripts go through a two-step review process: (1) internal review by the editors to see if each manuscript is of sufficient quality to merit external review; and then (2) external review by the editorial board members and/or reviewers to make a recommendation (accept as is, accept pending changes, revise and resubmit, or reject).
  • The editors of CALL-EJ reserve the right to make editorial changes to manuscripts accepted for publication for the sake of style or clarity.
  • All references have been checked for accuracy and completeness.
  • All tables and figures have been numbered and labeled.
  • Permission has been obtained to publish all photos, datasets and other material provided with this submission.


Section default policy

Book or Software

CALL-EJ welcomes book/software reviews and review essays of scholarly works dealing with English teaching, applied linguistics, second language acquisition, language assessment, applied linguistics, or related disciplines in relation to CAI/CMI/CAL/CALL. Anyone interested in reviewing a book/software for CALL-EJ may do so in the following ways:

    1. Choose a recent book/software in the field, write a review of it, and submit it. Or contact the CALL-EJ Editor to check the availability of a book or a software program to be reviewed.
    2. Send a copy of your brief bio as a separate file to CALL-EJ.
  • In all cases, reviews will be evaluated on the basis of the quality of the evaluation and description of the book/software, and the relevance and importance of the book/software to the field.
  • All reviews and its related correspondence should be submitted using the submission system on the website.

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