Building Networks among Teachers


A refereed national journal of issues in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL)


Submission Guidelines

ARTESOL EFL Journal receives submissions of unpublished manuscripts on any topic related to the area of EFL. All submissions should comply with the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, APA 6th edition.

All manuscripts may be submitted in the following formats: Microsoft Word documents or RTF documents.

Submissions should

  • be full-lengths articles of no more than 5,000 words in length, excluding appendices.
  • include a brief biographical statement of the author(s) (paragraph format, maximum 100 words)  their affiliation, and email address.

Authors’ biographical information will be removed when the article is distributed for blind review.

Submission categories

Four categories of manuscripts will be received: original research articles, reflective articles, pedagogical experiences in EFL, and materials and media reviews.

Original research articles

Original research articles should include the following sections:

  • Abstract (150 words)
  • Five to seven keywords.
  • The introduction includes:

The research issue,

The underlying theoretical framework,

A description of the methodological tradition in which the study was conducted,

Research hypotheses or questions.

  • Method section:

Description of participants and research context.

Detailed description of data collection and analysis procedures.

Description of the apparatus or materials used.

Explanation of the procedures and the steps in the research.

  • Results section:

Presentation of graphs and tables that help to explain the results.

For quantitative research, presentation of descriptive and inferential statistics used to analyze the data.

For qualitative research, data should reflect prolonged engagement, observation, and triangulation.

  • An evaluation and interpretation of the results:

Discussion of alternative explanations.  

Causal inferences should be cautiously made.  

Results of the study should not be overly interpreted or generalized

Results obtained in the study should be linked to original   hypotheses.    

Presentation of the implications and any limitations of the study

  • Conclusion:

A summary and general implications of the study.

Suggestions for further research.

  • References in APA 6th edition format.
  • Appendices of instrument(s) used.

Reflective articles

These articles show connections between learning and theories through the description, analysis, observation, and evaluation of a specific topic. Submissions should include

  • Abstract (150 words)
  • Five to seven keywords, if applicable
  • Description of the topic
  • Analysis –  Theories
  • Outcomes
  • Evaluation
  • Suggestions, if applicable
  • References in APA 6th edition format, if the author considers it applicabble
  • Tables, graphs.

Pedagogical experiences in EFL

  • Original Class Experiences in EFL

This section includes the description of new experiences (strategies, techniques, course design) within EFL.

Submissions should include:

  • An abstract of no more than 150 words, and a list of five to seven keywords.
  • A report of original pedagogical experiences: teaching techniques and methodologies, management of different teaching situations, testing and assessment, materials development.
  • The following sections and information:
  • Context

Institutional or individual project.

Type of institution, primary school, secondary school, teaching training college, university, school of English.

Language level of students, mother tongue.

Age of students (children, teenagers, adults)

Number of periods a week devoted to the teaching of English.

  • Background, frame of reference, sources.
  • Types of materials used.
  • Duration
  • Outcome

Materials and media reviews

This section includes reviews of teaching materials, teacher resources (including technology),based on a theoretical framework and used in the classroom at universities, teacher training colleges and other institutions interested in the development of EFL courses or studies.

Reviews should not be longer than 1,600 words. The following information should be included at the beginning of the Review:

  • Author(s)
  • Title
  • Publication date
  • Publisher
  • Publisher City and Country

Review Process

Research Articlesand Original Class Experiences submitted to ARTESOLEFL Journal will go through a two-step review process.

  • Internal review
    The editors of the journal will first review each manuscript to see if it meets the basic requirements for articles published in the journal.
  • External review

Submissions that meet the requirements stated above will be sent out for peer review to three experts in the field. This second review process takes some months. When this process is finished, the authors will receive copies of the external reviewers’ comments and will be notified as to the decision (acceptance, acceptance with changes, or rejection).

General Publication Policies

The following policies apply to all articles, reviews, and commentaries:

  • All submissions must conform to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references and citations, which must be in APA format.
  • Manuscripts that have already been published elsewhere or are being considered for publication elsewhere will not be considered for publication in ARTESOLEFL Journal. It is the responsibility of the author to inform the editor of the existence of any similar work that is already published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Authors of accepted manuscripts will assign to ARTESOLEFL Journal the permanent right to electronically distribute the article.
  • The editors of ARTESOLEFL Journal reserve the right to make editorial changes in any manuscript accepted for publication for the sake of style or clarity. Authors will be consulted only if the changes are substantial.
  • Articles are copyrighted by their respective authors, but if published after electronic appearance, ARTESOLEFL Journal will be acknowledged as the initial locus of publication.
  • The views expressed in ARTESOLESFL Journal do not necessarily represent the views of ARTESOL.

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