English Teaching & Learning
Call for Papers
Special Issue on
Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis in Second Language Learning and Testing
Dr. Yo In'nami, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Dr. Rie Koizumi, Juntendo University, Japan
Research synthesis and meta-analysis are becoming topics of great importance and interest to scholars in second language and testing fields, as research in these domains has seen increased development within recent decades. This special issue aims to unite scholars in these fields to identify and discuss current issues and trends in research synthesis and meta-analysis. It also aims to bring together analyses of substantive, key issues in need of qualitative and/or quantitative synthesis, as well as the application of statistical, meta-analytic techniques. Contributions that address a wide range of related issues are invited. Areas for consideration include, but are not limited to, the following:
*Presentations of synthetic and/or meta-analytic research methods to solve existing problems in the fields;
*Reports of original applied research focusing on research synthesis and/or meta-analysis;
*Presentations of combined use of qualitative and quantitative synthesis methods;
*Reviews of works on research synthesis and meta-analysis in second language learning and testing contexts.
Articles can be up to 10,000 words in length and must adhere to the APA format. Articles will be peer reviewed, and will be judged on their local and global significance. All submissions must follow the submission guidelines specified on the journal website (http://www.eng.ntnu.edu.tw/grad/teach/pages.php?ID=grad-teach). Manuscripts must be submitted online at http://aspers.airiti.com/etl. Submission procedures are illustrated at Yo's web: https://sites.google.com/site/yoinnami/
All articles will be blind reviewed. An invitation to submit a paper to the special issue in no way guarantees that the paper will be published. Publication is dependent on the review process.
Article submission deadline: April 30, 2014
Review process and final submission complete: July 31, 2014
Journal publication: September 2014
English Teaching & Learning (ETL) is a scholarly journal dedicated to research on the teaching and learning of English as a second or foreign language. It aims to publish quality papers that contribute to all aspects of the profession, particularly those seeking to bridge the gap between theory and practice. The journal is housed in the Department of English at National Taiwan Normal University and published by Airiti Press. It is listed as the THCI-Core journal in Taiwan and is the best journal in the field of TESOL in Taiwan. Past issues are available here (http://www.eng.ntnu.edu.tw/publish/publish.php?class=102). Please switch to the English menu and click the "Read Paragraph". The entire volume of the current special issue will be made available there online.
Questions should be sent to Yo In'nami, Rie Koizumi, or ETL assistant Tzuyi Chiang. We look forward to receiving your article.
Yo In'nami, Ph.D.
Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Rie Koizumi, Ph.D.
Juntendo University, Japan
English Teaching & Learning
Tzuyi Chiang, ETL assistant
Department of English
National Taiwan Normal University