Updated April 23, 2019

Now available online: Language and Culture: Selected Recent Articles from Journals Included in ORE (Open-Access Research in English Language Teaching)

Also available: North American Professional ELT Journals With Research Content

New Additions to ORE (April 2019): ELTED Journal (English Language Education and Development Journal) (United Kingdom) and TEFLIN Journal (Indonesia)

JOURNALS BY COUNTRY

Argentina

Argentinian Journal of Applied Linguistics (AJAL)

ARTESOL EFL Journal

ARTESOL ESP Journal

Australia

Papers in Language Testing and Assessment (PLTA)

TESOL in Context

Canada

TESL Canada Journal

China, People’s Republic of

The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics (AJAL)

China, Republic of (Taiwan)

The Taiwan Journal of TESOL (TJTESOL)

Colombia

Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal (CALJ)

HOW

Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning (LACLIL)

Finland

Apples – Journal of Applied Language Studies

Indonesia

Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics

TEFLIN Journal

Iran

Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research (IJLTR)

Japan

CALL-EJ

IAFOR Journal of Language Learning

The JALT CALL Journal

SiSAL Journal (Studies in Self-Access Learning)

Korea, Republic of

The Journal of Asia TEFL 

Mexico

MEXTESOL Journal

Poland

Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching

Serbia

ESP Today

Singapore

Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching (e-FLT)

Spain

ELIA: Estudios de Lingüística Inglesa Aplicada

Ibérica

The EuroCALL Review

International Journal of English Studies (IJES)

Sweden

Nordic Journal of English Studies (NJES)

Thailand

The New English Teacher

PASAA

Tunisia

Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics (AJAL)

United Kingdom

ELTED Journal (English Language Education and Development Journal)

United States of America

The CATESOL Journal 

EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages (E-JournALL)

Language Learning & Technology (LLT)

The Journal of Response to Writing

NYS TESOL Journal

Reading in a Foreign Language

The Reading Matrix

TESL-EJ

ALPHABETICAL TITLE LISTING

Apples – Journal of Applied Language Studies Finland

Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics (AJAL) Tunisia

Argentinian Journal of Applied Linguistics (AJAL) Argentina

ARTESOL EFL Journal Argentina

ARTESOL ESP Journal Argentina

The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics (AJAL) China

CALL-EJ Japan

CATESOL Journal United States of America

Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal (CALJ) Colombia

Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching (e-FLT) Singapore

ELIA: Estudios de Lingüística Inglesa Aplicada Spain

ELTED Journal (English Language Education and Development Journal) United Kingdom

ESP Today Serbia

Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics (EJAL) Turkey

EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages (E-JournALL) United States of America

EuroCall Review Spain

HOW Colombia

IAFOR Journal of Language Learning Japan

Ibérica Spain

Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics Indonesia

International Journal of English Studies (IJES) Spain

Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research (IJLTR) Iran

The JALT CALL Journal Japan

The Journal of Asia TEFL Korea

Journal of Language and Linguistics Studies (JLLS) Turkey

The Journal of Language Teaching and Learning (JLTL) Turkey

Journal of Response to Writing United States of America

Language Learning & Technology (LLT) United States of America

Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning (LACLIL) Colombia

MEXTESOL Journal Mexico

The New English Teacher Thailand

Nordic Journal of English Studies Sweden

NYS TESOL Journal United States of America

Papers in Language Testing and Assessment Australia

PASAA Thailand

Reading in a Foreign Language United States of America

The Reading Matrix United States of America

Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching Poland

The Taiwan Journal of TESOL (TJTESOL) [China, Republic of (Taiwan)]

TEFLIN Journal Indonesia

TESL Canada Journal (Canada)

TESL-EJ United States of America

TESOL in Context Australia

DIRECTORY

Apples – Journal of Applied Language Studies (Finland)

URL: http://apples.jyu.fi

ISSN: 1457-9863

Publisher: Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä

Editor-in-Chief: Taina Saarinen

Publication Frequency: Varies (1 to 4 issues per year)

Issues Available: 2001, 2002, 2009-2019

Scope: (from journal website) [Apples] publishes articles that share an applied, interdisciplinary orientation to issues of language in society. More specifically, the journal’s areas of interest include multilingualism and multiculturalism, discourse studies, multimodal literacies and pedagogies, issues of identity, language assessment, language education and language education policies.

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: No

Note: Papers and other contributions can also be published in languages other than English.

Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics (AJAL) (Tunisia)

URL: http://www.arjals.com

ISSN: 2490-4198

Publisher: Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of Tunis (University)

Editor-in-Chief: Habib Abdesslem

Scope: (from journal website) [AJAL]is . . . devoted to the study of languages in the Arab worldfrom different disciplinary perspectives, including education, language pedagogy, language planning and policies, sociology, psychology, information technology, translation, and speech and hearing.  

The topics that AJAL covers include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • First language learning, teaching, and testing
  • First language literacy learning, instruction, and testing
  • ESL language learning, teaching, and testing
  • The interaction between language and literacy in multi-lingual Arab contexts,
  • Language policies and literacy
  • Language and literacy disorders

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 2016-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: No

Note: (from website) The aim of the journal is to provide a unified forum for researchers and practitioners interested in applied linguistic issues, with special reference to the Arab context. The journal is in English, but abstracts are also published in Arabic.

Argentinian Journal of Applied Linguistics (AJAL) (Argentina)

URL: http://www.faapi.org.ar/ajal/current.html

ISSN: 2314-3576

Publisher: Federación Argentina de Asociaciones de Profesores de Inglés

Editor: Darío Luis Banegas

Scope: (from journal website) We welcome manuscripts all year round in the areas of foreign language learning (e.g. ESP, EAP, language skills, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, materials, syllabus, curriculum, assessment, planning and policies), language teacher education, intercultural communication, bilingualism and multilingualism, language learning and ICT, cultural studies, stylistics, (critical) discourse analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, phonetics, syntax, and corpus linguistics.

Publication Frequency: Biannual (May, November)

Issues Available: 2013-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: Yes

Note: Abstracts for articles are published in English and Spanish.

ARTESOL EFL Journal (Argentina)

URL: http://artesol.org.ar/publications/efl-journal

ISSN: 2422-6475

Publisher: Argentina TESOL

Director: María Susana González

Scope: (from journal website) [ARTESOL EFL Journal] hopes to become a professional resource in the field and an opportunity for teachers to publish their research papers and teaching experiences.

Publication Frequency: Annual

Issues Available: 2014-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: No

ARTESOL ESP Journal (Argentina)

URL: http://artesol.org.ar/publications/esp-journal

ISSN: 1853-7693

Publisher: Argentina TESOL

Director: María Susana González

Scope: (from journal website) issues in teaching English for specific purposes

Publication Frequency: Annual

Issues Available: 2011-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: No

The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics (AJAL) (China, People’s Republic of)

URL: https://www3.caes.hku.hk/ajal/index.php/ajal/index

ISSN: 2308-6262

Publisher: Centre for Applied English Studies, The University of Hong Kong

Editor: David Gardner

Scope: (from journal website) Topics which are relevant to AJAL include (but are not limited to) research-based or position papers on:

  • The teaching and learning of English in Asia
  • The use of English in Asia
  • The status of English in Asia
  • The learning of English by Asians outside Asia
  • The use of English by Asians outside Asia
  • The impact of Asian cultures or contexts on the learning, use or status of English 

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 2014-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: Yes

CALL-EJ (Japan)

URL: http://callej.org

ISSN: 2187-9036

Publisher: Self-published

Editor: Kazunori Nozawa

Scope: (from journal website) CALL-EJ solicits and welcomes articles and reviews on research and practice in the fields of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) / computer-managed instruction (CMI) / computer-assisted learning (CAL) / computer-enhanced language learning (CELL) / computer-mediated communication (CMC) in ESL, EFL or other languages. Contributions to second language acquisition and computers, language assessment and computers, applied linguistics and computers, and other related areas are also encouraged. 

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 1996-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: No

Note: CALL-EJ started after CALLEJ in Japan and On-CALL in Australia merged in 1999.

The CATESOL Journal (United States of America)

URL: http://www.catesoljournal.org/

ISSN: 1535-0517

Publisher: CATESOL (California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Editors: Mark Roberge and Margi Wald

Scope: (from journal website) Articles in The CATESOL Journal focus on theory, research, pedagogy, and educational policy related to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, including US-born bilinguals, Generation 1.5 students, immigrants, and international students. The CATESOL Journal aims for inclusivity—focusing on all educational levels, from kindergarten to university, as well as on adult school and workplace literacy settings.

Readership

  • Our readership consists of practicing teachers, teacher trainers, and teacher-scholars.
  • Most of our readers either have already obtained (or are working toward) at least an MA or credential in the field.
  • We aim to publish articles that highlight implications for classroom teaching and teacher development. Our readers are looking for pedagogical implications; for findings that can inform their teaching and teacher training; and for insights and conclusions that may make them rethink, add to, or change they way they teach.

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 1988-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes (2010-2018)

Searchable Website: Yes

Note: (from journal website) We are a rigorous peer-reviewed academic journal. However, we also are a mentoring journal; we support the professional development of new scholars. If a submission is appropriate for our readership and shows a degree of theoretical grounding/rationale, our editorial advisory board will work with the author on revisions until the manuscript is ready for publication.

Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal (CALJ)

URL: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/ojs/index.php/calj/index

ISSN: 2248-7085

Publisher: Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas

Editor: Amparo Clavijo Olarte

Scope: (from journal website) [CALJ is published] for professionals of education interested in research and teaching issues in the field of Applied Linguistics for the Teaching of English. This journal is mainly concerned with disseminating completed and ongoing research relevant to the field of language education.

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 2003-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes (2003 and 2011-2017)

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: Yes

Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching (e-FLT) (Singapore)

URL: http://e-flt.nus.edu.sg/index.html

ISSN: 0219-9874

Publisher: Centre for Language Studies, National University of Singapore

Editor-in-Chief: Chan Wai Meng

Scope: (from journal website) e-FLT focuses primarily on – but is not restricted to – the following areas of inquiry and development in Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Learning:

  • Teaching Methodologies
  • Curriculum Development and Syllabus Design
  • Materials Design
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development
  • Theories of Second Language Acquisition
  • Theories of Second and Foreign Language Teaching
  • Innovations/New Technologies in Language Teaching
  • Linguistics Theories and Language Teaching

Publication Frequency: Biannual (June, December)

Issues Available: 2004-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes (link to journal homepage only)

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: No

Note: (from website) [e-FLT] publishes articles and book reviews in English as well as in any of the following eleven languages taught at the Centre for Language Studies: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Tamil, Thai and Vietnamese.

ELIA: Estudios de Lingüística Inglesa Aplicada (Spain)

URL: http://revistas.uned.es/index.php/ELIA/index

ISSN: 2253-8283

Publisher: Editorial Universidad de Sevilla

Editor: Dr. Rubén Chacón Beltrán

Scope: (from journal website) Proposals related to any field within applied (English/Hispanic) linguistics will be given consideration, particularly those related to the teaching, learning/acquisition, and interactive uses of English (either independently or in contact with Spanish or some other language). 

Publication Frequency: Annual

Issues Available: 2001-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: No

Note: Articles are published in English, with abstracts in English and Spanish.

ELTED Journal (English Language Education and Development Journal) (United Kingdom)

URL: http://www.elted.net/

ISSN: 1365-3741

Published at the Faculty of the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick

Editor: Gerard Sharpling

Scope: (from journal website) [ELTED Journal] seeks to provide a medium for the exchange of ideas, information and research findings on issues pertaining to English language teacher education and development. The journal is targeted at all those involved in English language teacher education and development worldwide, for whom there are very few outlets dealing specifically with this interest area. The editors are also keen to publish accounts of reflective practice and reports of teacher-research, in accordance with the journal’s remit – to focus on self-directed teacher development as well as pre-service and in-service teacher training / education.

Areas of interest for ELTED Journal include:

  • Theories of teacher education and development
  • Implementation and evaluation of teacher education theories
  • Design, development and evaluation of ELT teacher education programmes
  • Exploration of current issues in teacher education such as appraisal, supervision, mentoring
  • Staff development through institutional development and action research
  • Classroom centred research and its implications for English language teacher education.

Publication Frequency: Annual or biannual

Issues Available: 1995-1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008-2012, 2014-2016, 2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ:No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: No

ESP Today (Serbia)

URL: http://www.esptodayjournal.org

ISSN: 2334-9050

Publisher: Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade University (with the Faculty of Philology and the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, University of Belgrade, and the Serbian Association for the Study of English)

Editor-in-Chief: Nadežda Silaški

Scope: (from journal website) ESP Today – Journal of English for Specific Purposes at Tertiary Level is an online open access double-blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high-quality research papers covering all areas of English for Specific Purposes in the context of tertiary education. The Journal is aimed at ESP researchers, scholars and practitioners worldwide.

[ESP Today] welcomes submissions of previously unpublished research papers on a variety of topics taking a broadly defined tertiary-level ESP perspective on:

  • needs analysis
  • teaching material preparation
  • curriculum development
  • evaluation and testing
  • approaches to ESP teaching and learning
  • ESP and language skills
  • ESP vocabulary
  • genre and discourse analysis
  • critical perspectives on ESP
  • multimodality in ESP
  • cognitive approaches to ESP
  • ethnographic approaches to ESP
  • corpus-based approaches to ESP
  • contact linguistics and ESP
  • interdisciplinary approaches to ESP
  • contrastive and cross-cultural approaches to ESP

Research papers on a wide range of topics treated from the perspective of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) are also welcome, such as:

  • research language skills
  • academic language skills
  • cross-cultural differences in EAP
  • metadiscourse in academic speech and writing
  • contrastive rhetoric in EAP
  • English for research publication purposes
  • English as a lingua franca of research publication, etc.

Publication Frequency: Biannual (June, December)

Issues Available: 2013-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes (link to journal homepage only)

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: No

Note: Full title of the journal is ESP Today – Journal of English for Specific Purposes at Tertiary Level. 

Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics (EJAL) (Turkey)

URL: http://www.ejal.eu/index.php/ejal/index

ISSN: 2149­-1135

Publisher: Hacettepe University, Faculty of Education, Department of English Language Teaching

Editor-in-Chief: Ismail Hakki Erten

Scope: (from journal website) [EJAL is] devoted to promoting dissemination of scholarly knowledge and exchange of academic research and professional findings on all aspects of second or foreign language (L2) learning and teaching. Due attention is paid to the teaching and learning of all languages as a second/foreign language. To this end, EJAL publishes theoretical and empirical studies in the form of original research, research reviews, case studies, conceptual frameworks, and innovative educational and social ideas with both regional and global perspectives.

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 2015-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes (beginning in 2018)

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: No

EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages (E-JournALL) (United States of America)

URL: http://www.e-journall.org

ISSN: 2376-905X

Publisher: Department of Literature and Languages; the Applied Linguistics Laboratory; and the College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts at Texas A&M University-Commerce.


Co-Editors-in-Chief: Laura Di Ferrante and Elisa Gironzetti

Scope: (from journal website) The aim of E-JournALL is to publish outstanding research by talented researchers and practitioners carrying out research in the area of English, Italian, and Spanish Applied Linguistics. We are particularly interested in investigations into any of the following areas:

– Applied Sociolinguistics;

– Applied Pragmatics;

– Discourse and Interaction in the Language Classroom;

– Language Teaching Methods and Practices;

– Applied Phonology and Phonetics, and

– Humor in the Language Classroom.

All the disciplinary areas of E-JournALL concern both research and practice of teaching and learning English, Italian, and Spanish as Second Languages (SL), Foreign Languages (FL), and Heritage Languages (HL).

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 2014-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: No

Note: Also publishes articles in Italian and Spanish.

The EuroCALL Review (Spain)

URL: https://polipapers.upv.es/index.php/eurocall/index

ISSN: 1695-2618

Publisher: European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning in association with Universitat Politècnica de València

Editor: Ana Gimeno Sanz

Scope: (from journal website) Content includes research papers, research and development papers, and reflective practice papers related to CALL.

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 2013-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes (2014-2018)

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes (2012-2018)

Searchable website: Yes

HOW (Colombia)

URL: http://www.howjournalcolombia.org

ISSN: 0120-5927

Publisher: Colombian Association of Teachers of English (ASOCOPI)

Guest Editor: Melba Libia Cárdenas

Scope (from journal website): HOW is a journal by and for teachers of English who wish to share outcomes of educational and research experiences intended to add understanding to English language teaching practices. 

[HOW’s] main objective is to maintain communication among English teachers both in Colombia and abroad by offering opportunities for the dissemination of knowledge resulting from educational and research practices that concern English language teaching issues.

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 1996-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes (2007-2018)

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes (2010-2019)

Searchable Website: Yes

Note: Articles are published in English; abstracts are in English and Spanish.

IAFOR Journal of Language Learning (Japan)

URL: https://iafor.org/journal/iafor-journal-of-language-learning/

ISSN: 2188-9554

Publisher: The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)

Editor: Melinda Cowart

Scope: (from journal website) The IAFOR Journal of Language Learning is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, international journal. The journal encourages interdisciplinary research, with the primary focus being on addressing critical issues and current trends and research in the education of language learners and the field of language learning.

This would include exploring significant themes, exceptional programs and promising practice in the fields of second language acquisition, reading instruction, linguistics, content area literacy, multicultural education, and strategic instruction as they relate to the appropriate education of those engaged in language learning. The anticipated audience will be preservice and inservice teachers and administrators, university faculty and students, linguists, and others interested in language learning research.

Publication Frequency: Annual

Issues Available: 2014-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes

Searchable Website: Yes

Ibérica (Spain)

URL: http://www.aelfe.org/?s=revista

ISSN: 2340-2784

Publisher: Asociación Europea de Lenguas para Fines Específicos (European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes)

Editor-in-Chief: Carmen Sancho Guinda

Scope: (from journal website) Ibérica publishes research articles, research notes, interviews and reviews and is aimed at teachers, scholars and researchers interested in modern languages as applied to academic and professional purposes (LSP).

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 1996-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ:Yes (1999-2018)

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: No

Note: (from journal website) Manuscripts may be submitted in English, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish. It is highly recommended that the submission language meet the target language of the manuscript so that, for instance, a text focusing on English or French for Academic and Professional Purposes be written in English or French, respectively.

Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics (Indonesia)

URL: http://ejournal.upi.edu/index.php/IJAL/index

ISSN: 2502-6747

Publisher: UPT Balai Bahasa, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Chief Editor: Fuad Abdul Hamied

Scope: (from journal website) The aim of this Journal is to promote a principled approach to research on language and language-related concerns by encouraging enquiry into relationship between theoretical and practical studies. The journal welcomes contributions in such areas of current analysis in:

  • first, second, and foreign language teaching and learning;
  • language in education;
  • language planning, language testing;
  • curriculum design and development;
  • multilingualism and multilingual education;
  • discourse analysis;
  • translation;
  • clinical linguistics;
  • literature and teaching; and
  • forensic linguistics.

Publication Frequency: Three times yearly (January, May, and September)

Issues Available: 2011-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: Yes

International Journal of English Studies (IJES) (Spain)

URL: http://revistas.um.es/ijes

ISSN: 1989-6131

Publisher: Ediciones de la Universidad de Murcia (Editum)

Editor:  María José Marín Perez

Scope: (from journal website) International Journal of English Studies (IJES) is a double-blind, peer review journal which seeks to reflect developments in the general field of English Studies: Theoretical and Applied English Linguistics, Literature in English and Culture of the English-speaking countries.

Publication Frequency: Biannual (June, December)

Issues Available: 2001-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes

Searchable Website: Yes

Note: (from website) Articles must be written in English. The authors themselves are responsible for delivering their paper in good English. Authors for whom English is not their mother tongue are strongly encouraged to have their manuscripts proofread by an editor familiar with English academic prose.

Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research (IJLTR) (Iran)

URL: http://ijltr.urmia.ac.ir/

ISSN: 2322-1291

Publisher: Urmia University Press

Editor-in-Chief: Karim Sadeghi; Executive Manager: Farah Ghaderi

Scope: (from journal website) The main focus of the Journal is on research done on language learning and teaching. We are in particular interested in research papers on L2 education (in particular EFL/ESL), in public and private contexts, in natural and classroom settings as well as in a variety of levels including school level, university level, institute level, etc. The Journal welcomes papers on teaching and learning any component of language, including skills and sub-skills, as well as teaching/learning translation, literature, etc. Research on the use of new technologies such as CALL and MALL for teaching/learning languages is also considered appropriate for this Journal. 

Publication Frequency: Biannual (January, July) plus Special Issue (October)

Issues Available: 2013-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes

Searchable Website: Yes

The JALT CALL Journal (Japan)

URL: http://journal.jaltcall.org/

ISSN: 1832-4215

Publisher: Japan Association for Language Teaching SIG (special interest group) for Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Editor-in-Chief: Glenn Stockwell

Scope: (from journal website) The Journal encompasses and builds upon the [Special Interest Group] newsletter, C@lling Japan, and is committed to excellence in research in all areas within the field of Computer Assisted Language Learning, while at the same time offering teaching ideas and suggestions from teachers’ personal experiences.

Publication Frequency: Three times yearly (April, August, and December)

Issues Available: 2005-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes (beginning 2013)

Searchable Website: Yes

Note: (from website) Manuscripts for The JALT CALL Journal are received on an ongoing basis, and are invited from scholars and researchers from all over the world. There is no requirement to be a member of the JALT CALL [Special Interest Group] for submission to the journal. 

The Journal of Asia TEFL (Korea, Republic of) 

URL: http://journal.asiatefl.org/

ISSN: 2466-1511

Publisher: Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Editor-in-Chief: Antony John Kunnan

Scope: (from journal website) The Journal of Asia TEFL publishes articles on research and teaching of English as a foreign or second language, especially in Asian contexts, including TEFL theory and methodology, proficiency goals and assessment, language education policy, curriculum and materials development, international or intercultural communication, teacher education, and multimedia-assisted language teaching.

Publication Frequency: Quarterly (March, June, September, and December)

Issues Available: 2004-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: No

Note: (from website) The Journal of Asia TEFL is an international, fully refereed journal. It welcomes submissions from around the world as well as from Asia.

Journal of Language and Linguistics Studies (JLLS) (Turkey)

URL: http://www.jlls.org

ISSN: 1305-578X

Publisher: Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies (Sponsor, Selçuk University)

Editor-in-Chief: Arif Sarıçoban

Scope: (from journal website) The journal provides a platform for different theoretical and thematic approaches to linguistics and language teaching.

The editors seek manuscripts that:

  • develop theoretical, conceptual, or methodological approaches to language and linguistics,
  • present results of empirical research that advance the understanding of language and linguistics,
  • explore innovative policies and programs and describe and evaluate strategies for future action, and
  • analyze issues of current interest.

Publication Frequency: Quarterly (March, June, September, and December)

Issues Available: 2005-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: 2005-2014

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: 2015-2018

Searchable Website: Yes

The Journal of Response to Writing (United States of America)

URL: http://journalrw.org

ISSN: 2575-9809

Publisher:  Brigham Young University

Co-Editors-in-Chief: Grant Eckstein and Betsy Gilliland

Scope: (from journal website) The Journal of Response to Writing seeks research on topics related to response to writing in its various formats and contexts. While we value traditional forms of response, including marginal notes, face-to-face interactions, electronic feedback, self-reflection, and peer review, we also value and encourage the research of alternative response methods, purposes, and practices.

Articles may address any of a number of questions that will enhance our understanding of response to writing and its centrality to writer development. Topics within the scope of this journal include:

  • Use of technology in writing
  • Second language/ foreign language instruction
  • Applied linguistics
  • Writing composition
  • Writing responder preparation and training
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Genre development
  • Writing power and ideology
  • Language and grammar usage
  • Components of CAF (complexity, accuracy, fluency)
  • Writing assessment
  • Writing contexts (including cultural, institutional, linguistic, political, and social)
  • Managing writing feedback
  • Managing response transfer
  • Any part of the writing endeavor or other topics that connect to writing and writer development

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 2014-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: Yes

Language Learning & Technology (LLT) (United States of America)

URL: http://www.lltjournal.org/

ISSN: 1094-3501

Publishers: National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and the Center for Language & Technology (CLT) at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, and the Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University

Editors: Dorothy Chun and Trude Heift

Scope: (from journal website) [T]he journal seeks to disseminate research to foreign and second language educators on issues related to technology and language education. The focus of LLT is not technology per se, but rather issues related to language learning and language teaching, and how they are affected or enhanced by the use of digital technologies. 

Publication Frequency: Triannually (February, June, and October)

Issues Available: 1997-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes (2001, 2004-2010)

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes (1999-2018)

Searchable Website: Yes

Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning (LACLIL) (Colombia)

URL: http://laclil.unisabana.edu.co

ISSN: 2322-9721

Publisher: Universidad de La Sabana

Editor-in-Chief: Jermaine S. McDougald

Scope: (from journal website) [LACLIL focuses on] CLIL (content and language integrated learning), multilingualism, multilingual education, languages for special purposes, interculturality, and CALL (computer-assisted language learning) throughout Latin America and around the world aimed at teachers, researchers, and educational administrators who are interested in researching, implementing, or improving language-learning approaches, techniques, materials, and policies.

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 2008-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes (link to journal homepage only)

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes (2015-2018)

Searchable Website: Yes

Note: Submissions from outside Latin America are accepted. Articles are published in English; abstracts are in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

MEXTESOL Journal (Mexico)

URL: http://www.mextesol.net

ISSN: 2395-9908

Publisher: Asociación Mexicana de Maestros de Inglés, MEXTESOL, A.C.

Editor-in-Chief: JoAnn Miller

Scope: (from journal website) Focusing on the special circumstances of teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language in Mexico and the world, the MEXTESOL Journal publishes articles dealing with both practical and theoretical topics of interest to the classroom teacher.

Publication Frequency: Quarterly

Issues Available: 1977-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: Yes

Note: (from website) Articles may be written in English or Spanish. The journal has no deadlines and articles are admitted to the reviewing process year round.

The New English Teacher (Thailand)

URL: http://www.assumptionjournal.au.edu/index.php/newEnglishTeacher/index

ISSN: 1905-7725

Publisher: Institute for English Language Education (IELE), Assumption University

Editor: Raman Shashi Kumar

Scope: (from journal website) The New English Teacher presents information and ideas on theories, research, methods and materials related to language learning and teaching. Within this framework the Journal welcomes contributions in such areas of current enquiry as first and second language learning and teaching, language and culture, discourse analysis, language planning, language testing, multilingual education, stylistics, translation and information technology.

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 2012-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: Yes

Note: Articles include an abstract in Thai.

Nordic Journal of English Studies (NJES) (Sweden)

URL: http://ojs.ub.gu.se/ojs/index.php/njes/index

ISSN: 1654-6970

Publisher: Department of English, University of Gothenburg (Sponsor: Nordic Association of English Studies (NAES)

Editor: Karin Aijmer

Scope: (from journal website) The Nordic Journal of English Studies (NJES) is associated with the Nordic Association of English Studies and is published two to three times a year. NJES publishes articles on the English language and literatures in English. It welcomes special issues on different themes of topical interest.

Publication Frequency: Two or three issues per year

Issues Available: 2002-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes (link to journal homepage only)

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: Yes

NYS TESOL Journal (USA)

URL: http://journal.nystesol.org/

ISSN: 2332-8541

Publisher: New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL)

Editor-in-Chief: Lubie Grujicic-Alatriste

Scope: (from journal website) 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 bilinguals, “generation 1.5” students, immigrants, and international students. Articles may focus on any educational level, from kindergarten to university, as well as on adult school and workplace literacy settings.

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 2014-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes (link to journal homepage only)

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: No

Papers in Language Testing and Assessment (PLTA) (Australia)

URL: http://www.altaanz.org/papers-in-language-testing-and-assessment-plta.html

ISSN: 2201-0009

Publisher: Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ)

Editors: Sally O’Hagan and Lyn May 

Scope: (from journal website) [PLTA]offers an opportunity for both new and experienced researchers to publish original research papers, essays/discussion papers and research digests on language testing and assessment issues, as well as book reviews and test reviews.

Publication Frequency: Annually or Bianually

Issues Available: 1990-2010 (Melbourne Papers in Language Testing), 2012-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable Website: No

Note: (from journal website) Prior to 2012, PLTA was published by the Language Testing Research Centre at the University of Melbourne under the name, Melbourne Papers in Language Testing

PASAA (Thailand)

URL: http://www.culi.chula.ac.th/publicationsonline/home_p1.php

ISSN: 2287-0024

Publisher: Chulalongkorn University Language Institute (CULI)

Editor: Pramarn Subphadoongchone

Scope: (from journal website) PASAA welcomes submissions on a wide range of topics relevant to current ELT enquiry. This includes second/foreign language learning and teaching, materials development, curriculum design and development, language testing and assessment, identities in foreign language learning, critical pedagogy, and teacher training and professional development.

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 1979-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes

Searchable Website: Yes

Reading in a Foreign Language (United States of America)

URL: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl

ISSN: 1539-0578

Publisher: National Foreign Language Resource Center (University of Hawai‘i)

Editors: Richard Day and Cindy Brantmeier

Scope: (from journal website) Reading in a Foreign Language has established itself as an excellent source for the latest developments in the field, both theoretical and pedagogic, including improving standards for foreign language reading.

The editors seek manuscripts concerning both the practice and theory of learning to read and the teaching of reading in any foreign or second language. Reviews of scholarly books and teaching materials, conference reports, and discussions are also solicited.

Publication Frequency: Biannual (April, October)

Issues Available: 1983-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes

Searchable Website: Yes (Articles can be sorted by author, topic, and volume.)

Note: (from website) The language of the journal is English, but lexical citations of languages other than English are acceptable. Additionally, the journal encourages research submissions about reading in languages other than English. 

The Reading Matrix (United States of America)

URL: http://www.readingmatrix.com/

ISSN: 1533-242X

Publisher: Reading Matrix, Inc.

Editors: Meena Singhal (Founding), John I. Liontas (Executive), Adrian Wurr (Managing)

Scope: (from journal website) [The journal] is interested in exploring issues related to L2 reading, L2 literacy in a broader sense, and other issues related to second language learning and teaching. The Reading Matrix was created as an interactive journal, not an electronic version of a traditional print publication. . . . As an online journal, we are committed to providing a forum for alternative modes of inquiry and viewpoints about the nature of literacy practices of diverse groups of persons around the globe.

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 2001-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes (link to journal homepage only)

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes

Searchable Website: No

SiSAL Journal (Studies in Self-Access Learning) (Japan)

URL: https://sisaljournal.org/

ISSN: 2185-3762

Publisher: Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS)

Editor: Jo Mynard

Scope: (from journal website) SiSAL Journal is an open access, peer-reviewed, quarterly publication for those interested in the field of self-access language learning.  The articles reflect the ongoing contributions to the field and are aimed at international researchers and practitioners.  The scope of the journal incorporates self-access learning and skills support centres which aim to promote learner autonomy.

Publication Frequency: Quarterly

Issues Available: 2010-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes (2010-2014)

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: No

Searchable website: Yes

Note: Abstracts are in English and Japanese.

Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching (Poland)

URL: https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/ssllt/index

ISSN: 2083-5205

Publisher: Department of English Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz

Editor-in-Chief: Mirosław Pawlak

Email: pawlakmi@amu.edu.pl

Scope: (from journal website) The journal is devoted to reporting previously unpublished highest quality theoretical and empirical research on learning and teaching second and foreign languages. It deals with the learning and teaching of any language, not only English, and focuses on a variety of topics ranging from the processes underlying second language acquisition, various aspects of language learning in instructed and non-instructed settings, as well as different facets of the teaching process, including syllabus choice, materials design, classroom practices and evaluation.

Publication Frequency: Quarterly

Issues Available: 2011-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes

Searchable Website: Yes

The Taiwan Journal of TESOL (TJTESOL) [China, Republic of (Taiwan)]

URL: http://www.tjtesol.org

ISSN: 2076-7617

Publishers:  Department of English at National Chengchi University (NCCU) and Crane Publishing

Editor-in-Chief: Yi-Ping Huang

Scope: (from journal website) TJTESOL welcomes contributions in all areas of TESOL. Specific attention is paid to the connection between theory and practice. Research articles and book reviews are welcome as well as proposals for special issues. Contributions may be submitted from all countries and are accepted year around.

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 2004-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes (starting in 2013)

Searchable Website: Yes

Note: Submissions must include an abstract in Chinese as well as English.

TEFLIN Journal (Indonesia)

URL: http://journal.teflin.org/index.php/journal/index

ISSN: 2356-2641

Publisher: The Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN)

Chief Editor: Utami Widiati

Scope: (from journal website) The journal publishes both conceptual and research-based articles within the fields of teaching English as a second or foreign language, English language teaching and learning, and English language teachers’ training and education.

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 1999-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes (link to journal homepage only, plus two articles)

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes (2010-2018)

Searchable Website: Yes

TESL Canada Journal (Canada)

URL: http://teslcanadajournal.ca

ISSN: 1925-8917

Publisher: TESL Canada Federation

Editors-in-Chief: Farahnaz Faez, Antonella Valeo

Scope: (from journal website) TESL Canada Journal is a major venue for publishing in the areas of teaching and learning official languages; second-language teacher education; and the maintenance and development of minority, heritage, or Aboriginal languages.

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 1984-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes (starting in 1986)

Searchable Website: Yes

TESL-EJ (United States of America)

URL: http://www.tesl-ej.org

ISSN: 1072-4303

Publisher: TESL-EJ (self-published)

Editor-in-Chief: Maggie Sokolik

Scope: (from journal website) TESL-EJ welcomes studies in ESL/EFL pedagogy, second language acquisition, language assessment, applied socio- and psycholinguistics, and other related areas.

Publication Frequency: Quarterly

Issues Available: 1994-2019

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: Yes

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes

Searchable Website: Yes

TESOL in Context (Australia)

URL: http://www.tesol.org.au/Publications/TESOL-in-Context

ISSN: 2209-0916

Publisher: Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA)

Journal Editorial Teams: Team 1: Rod Neilsen, Ruth Arber and Michiko Weinmann; Team 2: Anne Keary and Shem Macdonald

Scope: (from journal website) Readership includes TESOL / ESL / EAL professionals working in universities, schools, adult migrant programs, vocational training, English for international students and TESOL teacher training, both in Australia and internationally.  Articles published in TESOL in Context examine the nexus between theory and practice.

The aims of TESOL in Context are to:

  • provide professionals with insights into the TESOL issues in Australia and internationally
  • contribute to the development of classroom expertise through dissemination of current research and thinking around TESOL.

Publication Frequency: Biannual

Issues Available: 1990-2018

Access to Full-Text Articles via DOAJ: No

Access to Full-Text Articles via ERIC: Yes (1990-1993 and 2009-2015)

Searchable Website: Yes

Note: (from journal website) All past issues of TESOL in Context are available via the Informit website.

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