Call for Proposals: Language Learning – A Journal of Research in Language Studies

Language Learning is inviting proposals for a 2019 special issue from interested guest editors. We seek proposals that address a theme or research methodology that will be of interest and relevance to the journal’s international readership of language learning scholars. We are especially interested in special issue themes that will highlight work in contexts and areas of inquiry in language learning which are underrepresented. The special issue will bring together nine original contributions of standard article length (9,000 words including references) and will be accompanied by an introduction written by the guest editor(s).

Proposals should include:
1. a general description of the issue and its potential contribution to the field (maximum 800 words);
2. a list of proposed authors and article abstracts (300-400 words);
3. the name(s) and qualifications of the guest editor(s), including relevant editing experience (maximum 300 words per editor).


E-mail proposals in a single .pdf file to

Important dates:
-25 November 2017: Proposals due
-20 December 2017: Winning proposal announced
-20 May 2018: Submission of first-draft manuscripts to Language Learning via ScholarOne
-15 May 2019: All final manuscripts due, submitted via ScholarOne

Deadline: 25 November 2017. 

Please feel free to contact the editor of special thematic issues ( with any questions.

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