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Submission Procedures

TESL-EJ publishes original articles in the research and practice of English as a second or foreign language. TESL-EJ welcomes studies in ESL/EFL pedagogy, second language acquisition, language assessment, applied socio- and psycholinguistics, and other related areas, for quarterly publication.

Articles, reviews, or forum discussion should conform generally to the American Psychological Association (5th Edition) format, with the following adjustments made for computer-based dissemination:

Text should be prepared in Microsoft Word or in RTF. Please put all figures and tables in place in the text (rather than at the end). Number and title all figures and tables.

Manuscripts may be sent by e-mail attachment. Please notify the editor in advance for transfer of large sound, graphics, or video files.

Notes should be endnotes, and kept to a minimum. Endnotes should be numbered, using square brackets, consecutively within the text. For example:

...this unusual methodology [1]...
These notes will link to the actual endnotes.

All initial submissions should be sent preferably  by e-mail to the appropriate editor (see below). Those without e-mail access may submit their manuscripts on a 1.4MB 3.5 inch diskette in either MS-DOS or Macintosh format. CD-ROMS or Zip disks are also acceptable submission media. The editors reserve the right to reject poorly edited or improperly formatted manuscripts.

Articles: Full-length articles should include an abstract no more than 150 words. Before accepting any article for publication, the editor shall solicit recommendations by two qualified reviewers. These reviewers will be members of the TESL-EJ Editorial Board, or other qualified experts. The names of all readers will be disseminated annually, in the last quarter of the publication year.

Please direct your correspondence and full-length articles to: 
Maggie Sokolik, Editor, TESL-EJ
  OR  Maggie Sokolik
College Writing Programs
112 Wheeler Hall MC 2500
Univ. of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2500 USA
telephone: +1 510.642.5975 
fax: +1 510.642.6963

Forum and Discussion: The Forum, a vehicle for discussion of topics of interest, also invites contributions. Query:

Karen Stanley, Forum Editor

Classroom Focus: Classroom Focus articles are reviewed in the same manner as main articles, and should include an abstract of no more than 150 words. These articles should describe a particular classroom practice in its  cultural context. These should be scholarly articles, not "how-to" pieces.

Please send your manuscripts to:

Maggie Sokolik, Editor, TESL-EJ, <>

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