From the Editors
Welcome to our 50th issue of TESL-EJ. As always, we have changes to announce. First, we have moved the journal to the WordPress content management system. We’re hoping that this will improve consistency in our look and make publication go more smoothly. We would like to thank Aaron Campbell for his help in setting up the system. Aaron, along with Nina Lyulkun, spent numerous hours during their vacation time to convert the articles from HTML to a WordPress-compatible format. We all owe them a very large debt of gratitude.
You will also find that we are no longer updating the Kyoto site. This site, tesl-ej.org, is now the only site that will be maintained regularly. Back issues can be found at the old Bremen, Berkeley, and Kyoto sites, but issue 50 will only be found here.
Also, be on the lookout for our new ‘Books’ page, which will announce information on our activities as a publisher of academic titles. We will have a new book out within the next few weeks, Reflective Writing: A Way to Lifelong Teacher Learning, edited by Jill Burton, Phil Quirke, Carla L. Reichmann, and Joy Kreeft Peyton. We’re very excited to add this title to our list of publications that we provide without cost to all our readers around the globe.
And, since we operate solely as a volunteer operation, we need your help! We do not ask for contributions, but rather, your skills and talents. We need volunteers to help us in the following areas:
– Reviewers: Join our board of reviewers and help assess the quality and value of contributions to the journal
– Book publishing assistants and editors: Read book proposals, manuscripts, and become part of a groundbreaking team
– Copyeditors: Have a great eye for detail? We can use you.
We also have one editorship open: Book Review Editor. This is an important position in our organization. The editor chooses books to be reviewed, works with reviewers, and provides an invaluable service to the field by making known the publications available from a wide field of publishers.
For any of these positions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with your qualifications.
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Enjoy issue #50, and a big thank you to all our editors, reviewers, and readers.
Maggie Sokolik, Editor
Thomas Robb, Co-Editor
Greta Vollmer, Submissions Editor