Taiwan Journal of TESOL

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Taiwan Journal of TESOL
Editorial Policy
Taiwan Journal of TESOL is an international journal dedicated to the publication of research papers on TESOL and welcomes contributions in all areas of the study of teaching English to speakers of other languages. Review articles of books on TESOL and informal book announcements are also welcome. Taiwan Journal of TESOL publishes one volume per year, with a Spring issue and a Fall issue. Contributions may be submitted from all countries and are accepted all year round. The language of publication is English. Manuscripts simultaneously submitted to other publications cannot be accepted. All contributors must sign Taiwan Journal of TESOL Contributor's Declaration. Once the manuscript is accepted for publication, contributors must sign Copyright License Agreement for NCCU Scholarly Journals Online in order for the manuscript to be included in databases designated by Taiwan Journal of TESOL.

Manuscripts must be typed in MS Word (6.0 or above) and should be no more than 8,500 words in length. Manuscripts initially submitted to Taiwan Journal of TESOL may follow the style sheet of any established TESOL journal. However, once accepted for publication, an article must conform strictly to the Taiwan Journal of TESOL style sheet, which is available at Call for Papers. E-mail submissions are accepted at tjtesol@nccu.edu.tw; however, hardcopy submissions must be followed, in triplicate, together with a soft copy on disk. Please send the submission material by mail --
Editors, Taiwan Journal of TESOL
Department of English
National Chengchi University
64, Sec. 2, ZhiNan Rd.
Wenshan Dist., Taipei City 11605
Taiwan (R.O.C.)

The deadlines for submissions to the spring issue and the fall issue are Feb. 1 and August 1. However, we welcome papers all year round.

E-mail submissions are accepted at tjtesol@nccu.edu.tw and hardcopy submissions should be sent, in triplicate with a soft copy on disk, to:

Editors, Taiwan Journal of TESOL
The Department of English
National Chengchi University
Wenshan, Taipei City 11605
Taiwan (R.O.C)

All submissions must be double-spaced and on standard-size paper. All figures are to be camera ready (i.e., laser-printed or professionally drawn). Tables and figures adapted or reprinted from other sources require permission from the publisher of the original source. The target length for submissions is 50 pages all inclusive, preferably limited to 8,500 words.

Form corrections
Articles must follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style manual (See below).

Style Sheet
We requires that all submissions conform to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition, 2010), which can be obtained from the Order Department, American Psychological Association, P.O. Box 2710, Hyattsville MD 20784, USA. It is also available in many bookstores and libraries.

Guidelines for text format: APA Manual (pp. 228-231)
Spacing: Double-space between all lines of the manuscript, including the text, title, headings, endnotes, quotations, references, figure captions, and tables. Margins: Leave margins of 1 in. (2.54 cm) at the top, bottom, right, and left of every page. Pagination: Number all pages consecutively. Arrange the pages of the manuscript in the following order:
Title page (p. 1): title, author name(s), affiliation(s), running head
Abstract (page 2)
Text (start on page 3)
References (following the text; start on a new page)
Appendixes (start each on a separate page)
Author note (optional)
Endnotes (start on a new page)
Tables (each on a separate page; continue consecutive page numbering)
Figure captions (list together, starting on separate page)
Figures (each on a separate page )
Headings: If you have used a numbered system of headings, please replace it with the APA system (see section 3.30-3.32 of the APA Manual). Be sure that there are at least TWO headings in each level; a single heading will not be permitted. Running head: In the header of each page, include a shortened form of the title in the upper right-hand corner before the page number. The running head should consist of no more than 50 characters (including letters and spaces). Emphasis: Avoid the use of quotation marks and italics (underlining) for emphasis. Reserve (italics) underlining primarily for language examples. Avoid the use of bolding in the text.

Guidelines for references: APA Manual (pp. 174-224)
In-text citations: Sources cited or referred to in the text should indicate the author's surname, publication date, and page number(s) when pertinent: (Gass, 1994; Lightbown & Spada, 1994, p. 563); if more than one citation appears in parenthetical material, they should appear in alphabetical order. When the author's name is part of the text, follow this form: Schumann (1994) argued that...
Reference list: All in-text citations must be listed in full in the reference list at the end of the article. Begin the reference list on a separate page entitled "References" and double-space it throughout. Each entry must include the author's name, co-authors (if any), publication date, and title of the work. For a journal article, also provide the name of the journal, volume number, and page numbers for the article. For an article in an edited volume, include the editor's name, title of the volume, and page numbers of the article. For a book or monograph, include the edition, place of publication, and name of publisher. Punctuate and capitalize as in the following examples:

Eckman, F. R. (1993, April). Local and long-distance anaphora in second language acquisition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Applied Linguistics, Atlanta, GA.
Ellis, R. (1994). The study of second language acquisition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Lakshmanan, U. (1989). Accessibility to Universal Grammar in child second language acquisition. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Meisel, J. (Ed.). (1994). Bilingual first language acquisition: French and German grammatical development. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Trahey, M., & White, L. (1993). Positive evidence and preemption in the second language classroom. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 15, 181-204.
Zuengler, J. (1993). Explaining NNS interactional behavior: The effect of conversational topic. In G. Kasper & S. Blum-Kulka (Eds.), Interlanguage pragmatics (pp. 184-195). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Guidelines for tables and figures: APA Manual (pp. 125-161)
For reasons of space, keep the number of tables and figures to a minimum. Copyright permission is required for tables, texts, and figures reproduced from another source.
Include a brief but explanatory heading
Use horizontal lines but no vertical lines
Provide a heading for each column
Explain abbreviations in a note under each table
Present comparable tables consistently
Refer to each table in the text
Use 12-point Times New Roman font
Dimensions should not exceed 4" wide by 4 1/2" long.
Prepare each figure on a separate sheet, without caption, page number, or running head; figure captions are listed together on a preceding sheet.
Identify each figure lightly in pencil on the back of the sheet.

Manuscript Policies
Manuscripts received: Manuscripts received are acknowledged (usually via e-mail), and files are made for each submission. Double submissions will be rejected.

Inhouse evaluation: The inhouse committee will first discuss the paper in terms of content, methodology, and appropriateness. If the paper seems suitable for external evaluation, readers are selected. If the paper does not merit external evaluation, a rejection letter will be sent to the contributor.

Rejection after inhouse evaluation: If the paper is to be rejected at this point, a rejection letter is sent out and the file is closed.

External evaluation: If the paper is to be sent out, we generally select 2 or 3 external reviewers from the list of readers. It usually takes 12 weeks before all the evaluations have been received. However, sometimes the process takes longer if, for instance, evaluators do not respond in a timely manner.

Rejection after external evaluation: If the majority of the evaluations are negative, the paper is generally rejected.

Acceptance after external evaluation: If all of the evaluations (or at least the vast majority) are positive, we usually accept the paper contingent upon completion of a final revised version based on the comments provided by the evaluators.

Form corrections: After the manuscript has been accepted, and after it has been scheduled to appear in a particular future issue, the editorial assistants go through the paper and make corrections in terms of (a) APA editorial guidelines, (b) reference accuracy, (c) overall organization, and (d) overall readability. The corrected manuscript is then sent back to the author for corrections and final submission of a hard copy and a diskette.