Submission Procedures

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Submission Procedures

TESL-EJ publishes original articles, books, or monographs in the research and practice of English as a second, additional, 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.


Manuscripts are submitted through our submissions site: Registration is required. Through this site, you will find all the relevant information about the submission process, and be able to track the status of your manuscript at any time.

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 .doc/.docx or in RTF format. Please put all figures and tables in place in the text (rather than at the end). Number and title all figures and tables sequentially. Figures should be numbered and titled below the figure. Tables should be numbered and titled above the title. Tables need to be formatted as tables, not as columns using tabs.

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.

The editors reserve the right to reject without review poorly edited, incorrectly submitted, or improperly formatted manuscripts.

Articles: Full-length articles should include an abstract no more than 200 words. Before accepting any article for publication, the Submissions Editor shall solicit recommendations by two qualified reviewers. These reviewers will be members of the TESL-EJ Editorial Board, Board of Reviewers, or other qualified experts. The names of all readers will be posted on the TESL-EJ site. Questions about submissions can be sent to

Special Issues: Potential editors for special issues should query the Editor.

Books and Monographs: Please query the Editor before submitting book or monograph manuscripts.

Other TESL-EJ sections:

Book Reviews: Please read the Book Review Policies.

Media Reviews: Please read the Media Review Policies.

On the Internet: Query Editor Vance Stevens. You can find contact information at his website: