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Language Learning in Higher Education. Journal of the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education (CercleS)

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2015

Call Information:
Language Learning in Higher Education

Journal of CercleS (European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education)

Special issue: Teaching Medical Discourse in Higher Education

In the last few years foreign languages, especially English, have increasingly been taught in medical schools around the world as an integral part of the university preparation of future medical staff and healthcare practitioners. Submissions are invited for a special issue of Language Learning in Higher Education that will investigate this phenomenon by focusing on the teaching of medical discourse in higher education. Contributions should reflect examples of innovation and good practice that address one of the following themes:
− Curriculum design
− Materials development
− Teaching approach
− Assessment
− Medical and healthcare terminology
− Medical discourse
− Communication in medicine and healthcare
− Cultural aspects related to the language of medicine
− Ethics of medical communication
− Pragmatic aspects of the language of medicine
− The translation of medical texts

Deadlines to remember:
Submission of articles: 31 August 2015
Review process: September-November 2015
Notification of acceptance: December 2015
Revision of articles: January-March 2016
Publication of the special issue: Autumn 2016

Submissions should be sent as e-mail attachments to:
− Prof. Maurizio Gotti (guest editor), Università di Bergamo, Italy;
− Prof. Françoise Salager-Meyer (guest editor), Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida,
− Prof. Gillian Mansfield, editor-in-chief, Language Learning in Higher Education;
− Prof. David Little, editor-in-chief, Language Learning in Higher Education;

Articles should be written in one of the three working languages of CercleS (English, French and German) and should be between 6,500 and 8,000 words in length, including References but excluding tables, figures and appendices. They should be presented as follows:
1. Name of author(s)
2. Title of article
3. Abstract (200-250 words)
4. Key words (between 5 and 7)
5. Name of author(s) followed by institutional affiliation(s)/address(es) for correspondence and e-mail address
6. Text of article
7. Notes (if any)
8. References
9. Appendices (if any)
10. Two or three sentences of self-description for each author

When preparing your article for submission, please observe the following conventions:
− Margins: 2.5 cm
− Font: Times New Roman 12pt
− Paragraph spacing: 1.5 lines
− No space after paragraphs
− Except for the first paragraph in a section, indent the first line of each paragraph by pressing the tab key once
− Tables and figures should be inserted in sequence at the end of your text file. Indicate roughly where each table figure should occur by inserting in your text: [Please insert Table/Figure X about! here]
− Notes should be used sparingly and should be inserted manually as endnotes (in other words, insert the number of each note at the appropriate point in your running text and type your notes in numbered sequence immediately after the text of your article and before the list of references)
− Figures, screenshots, etc. should be submitted as high-resolution images
− References, both in the running text and in the list at the end of the article, should be presented strictly according to the publisher's style sheet.

Submissions that fail to observe these conventions will not be considered for publication.