JALT Journal

JALT Journal is the research journal of the Japan Association for Language Teaching. It is published semiannually, in May and November, with submissions accepted throughout the year. Papers are first screened by the Editor to ensure that submissions guidelines have been met and to determine whether the paper merits further independent review. Most importantly, submissions must meet the remit of JALT Journal which, as an applied research journal, is to link theory to practice. JALT Journal places a high premium on anonymous peer review. If a submission passes through the screening process, the paper is assigned to Editorial Advisory Board members and additional readers with specialization in the area of the submission. JALT Journal publishes both quantitative and qualitative research. Authors hoping to publish research in JALT Journal may submit in either Japanese or English.

Submitting authors should ensure that manuscripts:

  • meet the remit of JALT Journal
  • are written to the standard of good final copy with appropriate register, formatting and referencing
  • follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition
  • include a Japanese abstract for English submissions and an English abstract for Japanese submissions

For more detailed information, please refer to the Submission Guidelines.

Current JALT Journal Editorial Staff

  • Editor: Eric Hauser - University of Electro-Communications and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Japanese-Language Editor: Yo In’nami - Chuo University
  • Consulting Editors: 
    • Anne McLellan HowardMiyazaki International College
    • Greg Sholdt - Kobe University
    • Ken Urano - Hokkai-Gakuen University
  • Reviews Editor: Greg Rouault - Tezukayama Gakuin University
  • Assistant Reviews Editor: John Nevara - Kagoshima University

Editorial Board

  • William Acton, Trinity Western University, Canada
  • David Aline, Kanagawa University
  • David Beglar, Temple University–Japan Campus
  • James Dean Brown, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, USA
  • Charles Browne, Aoyama Gakuin University
  • Yuko Goto Butler, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Christine Pearson Casanave, Temple University – Japan Campus
  • Eton Churchill, Kanagawa University
  • Melodie Cook, University of Niigata Prefecture
  • Steve Cornwell, Osaka Jogakuin College
  • Neil Cowie, Okayama University
  • Anne Ediger, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA
  • James A. Elwood, Meiji University
  • Peter Gobel, Kyoto Sangyo University
  • Gregory Paul Glasgow, Rikkyo University
  • Tim Greer, Kobe University
  • Michael Guest, Miyazaki University
  • Ian Isemonger, Kumamoto University
  • Gabriele Kasper, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Yuriko Kite,  Kansai University
  • Setsuko Mori, Kinki University
  • Tim Murphey, Kanda University of International Studies
  • Carol Rinnert, Hiroshima City University
  • Gordon Robson, Showa Women’s University
  • Hidetoshi Saito, Ibaraki University
  • Hideki Sakai, Shinshu University
  • David Shea, Keio University
  • Tamara Swenson, Osaka Jogakuin College
  • Yoshinori J. Watanabe, Sophia University

JALT Journal Production Editor: Aleda Krause

Proofreading: Amy Brown, Susan Gilford, Marie Kjeldgaard, Aleda Krause, Sarah Lemmon, Steve McGuire, Sachiko Nakao, Barbara Northwood, Gavin O’Neill

Below is a list of all content added in this section, most recent posts listed first.

SPECULATIONS INTO THE DISTRIBUTIVE FUNCTION OF CONSONANTS AND VOWELS IN ENGLISH AND JAPANESE

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 09:23

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY INTERVIEW TESTING: AN OVERVIEW

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 09:22

COMMUNICATIVE NEEDS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 09:21

SENTENCE COMBINING AND THE TEACHING OF WRITING IN THE ESL/FL CLASSROOM: THEORY, RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 09:16

MACRO-ANALYSIS: A TECHNIQUE FOR HELPING JAPANESE STUDENTS OF ENGLISH TO COPE WITH THE CULTURE BARRIER

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 09:15

TIME AND SPACE WITH COMMUNITY LANGUAGE LEARNING

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 09:14

THE ENIGMA OF READING COMPREHENSION

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 09:13

RHETORICAL PATTERNS EXTANT IN THE ENGLISH COMPOSITIONS OF JAPANESE STUDENTS

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 09:12

COGNITIVE ABILITIES: VERBAL COMPREHENSION AND ITS MARKER TESTS

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 08:20

RELATIVE CLAUSE DEVELOPMENT IN JAPANESE ENGLISH!

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 08:19

INTERLANGUAGE AND THE COMPUTER

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 08:18

WAITING FOR GODOT IN THE EFL CLASSROOM

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 08:17

LANGUAGE TEACHING IN BRITAIN AND JAPAN: A PERSONAL VIEW

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 08:16

JARGON, WEASEL WORDS, AND BARRIERS TO INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 08:11

UNDERSTANDING REFUGEE SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNlNG

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 08:10

ESL THEORY AND THE FRIES LEGACY

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 08:09

THE NORMATIVE BASES OF NEEDS ASSESSMENT IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS: A CRITICAL RE-EXAMINATION

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 08:07

TRAINING ESOL TEACHERS: THE NEED FOR NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 08:06

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