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Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée

Managing editor(s): Alex Ross (Directrice de rédaction) / Editor(s): Eva Kartchava (Rédactuer en chef), Michael Rodgers (Rédactrice en chef)

About

The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics is a bilingual scientific and professional journal dealing with the various aspects of applied linguistics.

The journal is affiliated with The Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics/ L'Association canadienne de linguistique appliquée.

Contact

Mailing Address

School of Linguistics and Language Studies
Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Room 236 Paterson Hall
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 5B6

Principal Contact

Alex Ross
Managing Editor
School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University

 

Support Contact

James Kerr
Phone: (506) 455-3453
Email: jkerr@unb.ca


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Back issues (5 issues)

Permanent archiving of articles on Érudit is provided by Portico.

Editorial policy and ethics

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to CJAL are subject to a two-stage evaluation process. Initially, manuscripts will be screened to determine if they are eligible for review. Once the Editor(s)-in-chief have determined that a manuscript is eligible for review, a double anonymized peer-review process will be initiated. Reviewers will be assigned with a request that the review would normally be submitted within 4 weeks. Once the reviews are received, the Editor(s)-in-chief will make one of four decisions:

  1. accept the manuscript as is  (Accept)
  2. accept it with minor revisions (Revisions Required)
  3. request that the manuscript be revised and resubmitted for further evaluation (Revise and Resubmit)
  4. decline the submission (Decline)

Publication Frequency

Articles appear electronically on a incremental basis as soon as the review and copyediting processes have been completed. Special Issues are also published from time to time.

This journal does not charge publication fees.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

IRIS Digital Repository

The IRIS digital repository (https://www.iris-database.org/iris/app/home/index) is a collection of instruments, materials, stimuli, and data coding and analysis tools used for research into second languages, including second and foreign language learning, multilingualism, language education, language use and processing. Materials are freely accessible and searchable, easy to upload (for contributions) and download (for use). CJAL supports the IRIS database for research instruments by recommending all authors of empirical studies upload their instruments. 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics (CJAL) agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the CJAL right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in the CJAL.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the CJAL's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in the CJAL.
  • Authors will not simultaneously submit the same piece of work for possible publication to more than one academic journal at a time.

Please note: Before beginning the double anonymized peer-review process, all submissions are verified for evidence of plagiarism.


Instruction pour les auteurs

Author Guidelines

 

The following guidelines are for authors submitting a manuscript, as well as those preparing the final version of articles or book reviews which have been accepted for publication. Failure to follow these guidelines will delay the review and publication process.

 

General instructions for manuscripts



Authors should not submit more than one manuscript at a time to the CJAL.  Only one manuscript per author will be assigned to the review process at a time.

The CJAL will not normally consider more than one submission from the same author or the same group of authors within a 12 month period.

Authors have the right to withdraw their manuscript from the CJAL but should inform the editors as soon as possible and do so before the review process begins so as not to inconvenience reviewers.

 

Preparing Articles and Book Reviews 

Authors submitting manuscripts are required to adhere to the guidelines outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) as well as the following:

Articles

1. Include the following information at the beginning of the article:
a. the title; 
b. an abstract (between 10 and 15 lines, maximum 150 words), in either English or French. Please note, should your manuscript be acceptable for publication, you will be required to provide an abstract in the other language.

2. Be sure to anonymize the manuscript (i.e., remove any references or information that may identify you as the author(s)). Any reference(s) to an author's own work should be cited as "Author (year)" in the manuscript at the time of submission. Ensure that all personal information is cleared from the file's properties.

3. Limit English manuscripts to a maximum of approximately 10,000 words in length including notes, tables, figures, and references.

4. Submit the manuscript using the process outlined in the Online Journal System.


Please note: Before beginning the double anonymized peer-review process, all submissions are verified for evidence of plagiarism.

Book reviews

If you are interested in submitting a book review, contact the Book Review Editor.

1. Begin the review with the complete APA (6th ed.) reference for the book and indicate the number of
 pages (Roman and Arabic).

2. On a separate line, indicate the first and last
 names as well as the institutional affiliation of the reviewer(s).

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is currently being considered for publication by another journal.

  2. Electronic texts must be prepared in Microsoft Word (or RTF).
  3. All elements of the text must be double-spaced, including long
quotations, notes, examples, footnotes and references.
  4. The text uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  5. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  6. The manuscript follows the guidelines outlined in the  Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition.
  7. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the "Preparing Articles and Book Reviews" section of the Author Guidelines.

Editorial board

Editors-in-Chief

  • Dr. Eva Kartchava, School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University, Canada
  • Dr. Michael Rodgers, School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University, Canada

Managing Editor

  • Alex Ross, School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University, Canada

Copy Editor

  • Gillian McLellan, School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University, Canada

French Editor

  • Dr. Josée Le Bouthillier, Second Language Research Institute of Canada, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Book Review Editor

  • Dr. Caroline Payant, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada