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Editorial Policy:
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. The Journal of Asia TEFL is an international, fully refereed journal. It welcomes submissions from around the world as well as from Asia.
Submission Categories:
Research Articles
Articles submitted should normally be between 5000 and 8000 words (about 25 pages including references, notes, and tables) in length. All manuscripts should be submitted online at 'Manuscript Submission' on the journal website(only MS Word file is accepted). Articles must be preceded by an abstract of no more than 200 words. Authors' names and addresses should appear only on cover sheet, not on title page. Submission inquiries may be sent to the Managing Editor (Email:
Research Issues
The section will publish non-empirical short articles (up to 4000 words) focusing on issues in research on English learning and teaching in Asia. The formats include a survey or short narrative synthesis of published work on an aspect of English teaching in Asia or a paper setting out a particular issue concerning English language teaching in Asia. Research issues can be presented in the form of a single authored commentary or a set of multi-authored articles where different views on the same issue are presented. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed.

Topics for each category are as follows:
Teaching approaches
  • Task-Based Language Teaching as an innovation in English teaching at primary schools in Asia
  • Developing an academic writing program for university graduate students
  • Needs analysis for task-based language teaching
  • Teaching grammar and vocabulary
  • Language teaching materials (e.g. course texts)
  • Computer-mediated language instruction
  • Classroom-based assessment

Research design and methodology:
  • Measuring learning outcomes
  • Utilizing learner corpora in second language teaching research
  • Eye-tracking for researching English reading skills
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Qualitative data analysis
  • Classroom observation
  • Questionnaire design
Teaching Issues
This section will provide discussions and debates (up to 4000 words) on all issues related to the teaching of English in Asia. Single or multiple submissions on the same topic will be the format for this section. All submissions will be peer-reviewed.

Topics for this section are as follows:
  • Using mobile telephone technologies in the language classroom
  • The role of the L1 in the English L2 classroom
  • Using popular culture to teach English
  • Representing world Englishes in the language classroom
  • Official language policy updates affecting teaching across Asia
  • Social media and the teaching of English
Book Reviews
Book reviews (500-800 words) and related inquiries should be sent to the Review Editor (email:
Brief Reports
Papers that deal with preliminary findings or papers focusing on specific aspects of a larger study (2,500-4,000 words) and related inquiries should be sent to the Report Editor (email:
Assessment Issues
This section will provide discussions and debates (up to 5000 words) on all issues related to Language Assessment Issues in English. All submissions will be peer-reviewed.

Topics for this section are as follows:
  • Classroom assessment
  • Diagnostic feedback
  • Fairness of assessments
  • Absence of bias in assessments
  • Meaningfulness and consistency in assessments
  • Accommodations for test takers with disability
  • Impact and consequences of large scale assessment
  • Innovations in assessments
  • Automated scoring of writing and speaking
  • Scenario-based assessments
  • Online language assessments
  • Standards and ethics in assessments
General Submission Guidelines:
(a) All submissions should conform to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Seventh Edition).
(b) All submissions should be accompanied by a cover sheet including a full mailing address, a telephone or cell phone number, an email address, and fax number.
(c) Authors of articles should include a brief biographical statement (in sentence form, maximum 50 words) and any special acknowledgment they would like to include.
(d) Manuscripts should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication elsewhere in any form.
(e) Multiple simultaneous submissions from the same author will not be accepted.
(f) The Editors of The Journal of Asia TEFL reserve the right to make editorial changes in any manuscript accepted for publication to enhance clarity or style. The author will be consulted if the changes are substantial.
(g) Submitted manuscripts will be screened for possible unoriginal work/plagiarism. By submitting to The Journal of Asia TEFL, authors are agreeing to undergo the originality check (software) program arranged by the journal.
(Quoted from 'What is plagiarism?'
  • turning in someone else's work as your own
  • copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
  • failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
  • giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
  • changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
  • copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not
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