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Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2016

Call Information:
Call for Papers NCOLCTL Journal:

Our general editorial focus is on policy, education, programs, advocacy, and research in the field of Less commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs).

Submitted Manuscripts:

In preparing the manuscript, please use the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), see

Manuscripts should be:

- A maximum of 20 pages (excluding references, charts, notes, etc.) and submitted electronically via Word-document e-mail attachment
- Double-line spaced throughout, including notes, references, and tables, using 12-point Times New Roman font with a 1.5 inch left margin. (Please ensure that this specified formatting is followed)
- Accompanied by a 150 word (or less) abstract and a cover sheet containing the manuscript title, name, address, office and home telephone numbers, fax number, email address, and full names and institutions of each author. (Because the manuscript will be blind reviewed, identifying information should be on the cover sheet only, and not appear in the manuscript)

All Manuscripts should be electronically submitted at

While submissions are welcome at any point, only manuscripts received by November 1, 2016 will be considered for the Spring 2017 issue of the journal.

If you have any questions regarding proposal submission, please contact the NCOLCTL Secretariat at: or Tel: 1-812-856-4185

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National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages - 812-856-4185 - - 1900 E. 10th Street, 708 Eigenmann Hall, Bloomington, IN 47406