Submission Procedures

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


Because of the large number of submissions, all article proposals must be pre-screened. Please use our screening form if you wish to submit an article.

Once you have received a confirmation allowing you to submit an article, please follow these directions carefully:

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 Microsoft Word or in RTF. Please put all figures and tables in place in the text (rather than at the end). Number and title all figures and tables sequentially.

Manuscripts may be sent by e-mail attachment. Please notify the editor in advance for transfer of large sound, graphics, or video files.

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.

All initial submissions should be sent by e-mail to the appropriate editor (see below). The editors reserve the right to reject poorly edited or improperly formatted manuscripts.

Articles: Full-length articles should include an abstract no more than 150 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.

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.

See Books Received for titles available for review.

Media Reviews: Please read the Media Review Policies.

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