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.

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IN JAPAN

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 07:56

INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN ESL FOR ADULTS

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 07:55

POLITENESS IN ENGLISH

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 07:54

Reviews

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 22:30

An Issei Japanese American's Interlanguage: Negation, Time Reference, and Topicalization

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 22:28

The Acquisition of English Affixes Through General and Specific Instructional Strategies

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 22:27

Communicative Competence and the Japanese Learner

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 22:26

Reviews

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 22:22

Cooperative Small Group Discussion

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 22:20

Why Languages Do not Shape Cognition: Psycho- and Neurolinguistic Evidence

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 22:19

The Paradox of Comprehensible Input: Hesitation Phenomena in L2 Teacher-Talk

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 22:18

English Language Teaching in the 19908: How Will Teachers Fit in?

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 22:17

Reviews

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 22:11

Rod Ellis Replies

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 22:10

Point-to-Point: A Response to "Communicative Competence and the Japanese Learner"

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 22:08

EFL Learners Talking to Each Other: Task Types and the Quality of Output

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 22:07

Using Learner Evaluations to Improve Language Teaching

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 22:05

Testing Listening Comprehension Using Listening Summary Cloze

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 22:02

Reviews

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 20:40

New English in the Education System-Focusing on Singaporean English

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 20:38

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