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Call for Papers

The NYS TESOL Journal

Aim and Scope
The NYS TESOL Journal is the official journal of the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL). It is a refereed academic journal published online only, biannually each spring and fall. Articles in the NYS TESOL Journal focus on theory, research, pedagogy, and educational policy related to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, including U.S.-born emergent bilinguals, "generation 1.5" students, (im)migrants, and international students. Articles may focus on any educational level, from pre-kindergarten to university, as well as on adult school and workplace literacy settings.

Call for Papers:
Submissions due April 15, 2013

Guidelines for Submission
Submission is open to all; you do not need to be a member of NYS TESOL to submit a manuscript. The editorial board seeks submissions in the following four categories:

1. Feature articles (20-25 pages inclusive of references, tables, and figures): These articles focus on theory, research, pedagogy, and/or educational policy. Feature articles should show evidence of rigorous scholarship, make an original contribution to the field of education, contain ample references, and provide readers with insights relevant to TESOL learning and teaching. Feature articles should be driven by pedagogical problems and research questions that address those problems. We welcome all methodological research paradigms; in all cases we ask authors to keep the literature review and methods sections succinct and emphasize the findings and the applications of those findings to pedagogical issues. Articles that contain statistical analysis must be accessible to a general audience of educators.

2. Brief reports (10-15 pages inclusive of references, tables, and figures): These articles are briefer and less formal than feature articles. Based on current or emergent trends in the field of TESOL, exchanges present (a) well-argued viewpoints regarding theory, research, pedagogy, and/or educational policy, (b) effective instructional techniques and classroom practices, (c) pilot studies, or (d) other discussions that are of interest to our readership.

3. Reviews of books and other published materials (2-4 pages): Please contact the Book Review Editor to get your title approved before beginning writing to ensure another writer is not already reviewing the same text and that the publication date is recent enough. When choosing books, software, or audio materials to review, consider what contribution they make to the field.

4. Proposals for themed issues. Those interested may submit a proposal to serve as guest editor of a themed issue. The proposal should include: (a) a cover letter explaining the rationale for the special topic issue; (b) a tentative list of topics to include in the themed issue; and (c) an outline for soliciting submissions.

Submission Format
• All submissions should be double-spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font, with 1 inch margins on all sides
• The title page should include each author's name, affiliation, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address
• The remaining pages should be numbered consecutively, with a 150-word abstract, followed by a list of 5-10 keywords, numbered as page 1
• The page number and title should be placed in the upper right-hand corner of each page. The style and bibliographic references should conform to the conventions specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition.
• The review process is anonymous so authors should not be identified anywhere within the body of the article

Submissions should be sent as an email attachment to journal@nystesol.org:

• In the email subject line, please type “NYS TESOL Journal submission” and indicate if the submission is a feature article, brief report, book review, or themed issue proposal.

It is understood that manuscripts have not been previously published and are not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Review of manuscripts will take place within 12 weeks of submission. Accepted manuscripts typically undergo several rounds of substantive revision before they are ready for publication.

When a manuscript has been formally accepted for publication, authors will be required to submit a complete electronic copy of the final version, including all figures, charts, tables, appendices, and illustrations. Authors are required to assign copyright to The NYS TESOL Journal before articles may be published. The NYS TESOL Journal reserves the right to make non-substantive editorial changes for style, clarity, and consistency.

For general information about The NYS TESOL Journal and for specific information about submitting feature articles and proposals for themed issues please contact:

Laura Baecher, NYS TESOL Journal Co-editor
Department of Curriculum and Teaching
Hunter College, City University of New York
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Phone: +1 212-772-4747
Email: lbaecher@hunter.cuny.edu


Dates: 1/14/2013 - 4/15/2013

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