IAFOR Journal of Language Learning

Editor: Dr Melinda Cowart

ISSN: 2188-9554
Contact: editor.joll@iafor.org

The IAFOR Journal of Language Learning is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated with IAFOR’s international conferences on language learning. Like all IAFOR publications, it is freely available to read online, and is free of publication fees for authors. The first issue was published in October 2014, and the journal aims to publish annually.

Indexed in: ERIC, SHERPA/RoMEO and Google Scholar. DOIs are assigned to each published issue and article via Crossref.

New Editor Appointment: Dr Melinda Cowart

We are pleased to announce that Dr Melinda Cowart, Professor of Bilingual/ESL Teacher Education at the College of Professional Education, Texas Woman’s University (TWU), has been appointed to the role of Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Language Learning.

Dr Cowart brings considerable teaching, mentoring, and editorial experience to the role, and her past professional career in education has been dedicated to exploring how to provide excellence and equity for all, including those who are linguistically, ethnically, or academically diverse.

Find out more about Dr Melinda Cowart, new Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Language Learning.

New Editor calls for Editorial Board Members

Dr Melinda Cowart, is calling for editorial board members to assist with the peer review process for upcoming journal issues and to provide input on journal direction.

How to Apply

Candidates for the role of Editorial Board Member should have:

  • a PhD in a relevant field;
  • a faculty position;
  • a strong publication record;
  • prior experience as a peer reviewer for relevant journals;
  • excellent English language skills;
  • strong critical assessment abilities;
  • excellent communication and time management skills.

Editorial Board members are expected to review one or two papers for each issue of the journal and also to review papers where there is disagreement in review outcomes across the first two reviews. Editorial Board members are also involved with checking the final proof of each journal issue. Members of the Editorial Board also help to set future directions for the journal and offer advice about possible special issues.

If you are keen to gain editorial experience and work with highly capable colleagues to further your own academic career, then please contact Dr Melinda Cowart via publications@iafor.org with your CV and cover letter. Please include "Editorial Board Application" in your email subject line.

The closing date for applications is July 3, 2018.

New Editor calls for Peer Reviewers

New Editor Calls for Peer Reviewers

Dr Melinda Cowart, is calling for reviewers to assist with the peer review process for upcoming journal issues.

How to Apply

Candidates for the role of Editorial Board Member should have:

  • a PhD in a relevant field;
  • an emerging publication record;
  • excellent English language skills;
  • strong critical assessment abilities;
  • excellent communication and time management skills.

Peer reviewers are expected to review at least two papers for the journal each year.

If you are keen to gain review experience and to work with highly capable colleagues to further your own academic career, then please contact Dr Melinda Cowart via publications@iafor.org with your CV and cover letter. Please include "Peer Reviewer Application:" in your email subject line.

The closing date for applications is July 3, 2018.

2018 Publication Timeline

Volume 4 Issue 1

Please check back later for the 2018 publication timeline and news on the reopening of submissions.


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