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.

Japanese Pronunciation of English

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 21:57

Memory: Old News, Bad News, New News, Good News

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 21:56

Review

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 15:20

Point to Point: PARAPHRASE, CONTEMPORARY POETRY, AND LITERARY SYLLABUSES IN JAPAN

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 15:17

TO SEE OUR TEXT AS OTHERS SEE IT: TOWARD A SOCIAL SENSE OF COHERENCE

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 15:16

A REASSESSMENT OF ERROR-COUNT

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 15:15

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ACQUISITION OF SECOND LANGUAGE PHONOLOGICAL COMPETENCE: CHILDREN VERSUS ADULTS

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 15:13

YAKUDOKU: JAPAN'S DOMINANT TRADITION IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 15:12

TESTING LISTENING COMPREHENSION IN JAPANESE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 15:11

Reviews

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Monday, March 4, 2013 - 11:18

Point to Point: TESTING LISTENING IN ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Monday, March 4, 2013 - 11:16

STUDENT-INVESTED MATERIAL: BALANCING TEACHER CONTROL & STUDENT INTEREST

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Monday, March 4, 2013 - 11:15

INTERNATIONALIZATION AT TAKEFU HIGASHI HIGH SCHOOL

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Monday, March 4, 2013 - 11:14

TEAM-TEACHING IN JAPAN: THE KOTO-KU PROJECT

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Monday, March 4, 2013 - 11:13

CLOZE ITEM DIFFICULTY

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Monday, March 4, 2013 - 11:12

EFL DICTIONARIES, THE TEACHER AND THE STUDENT

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Monday, March 4, 2013 - 11:11

SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR MULTINATIONAL ENGLISHES: A SOCIOLINGUISTIC VIEW OF THE LANGUAGE

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Monday, March 4, 2013 - 11:10

LANGUAGE VARIETIES AND STANDARD LANGUAGE

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Monday, March 4, 2013 - 10:55

Reviews

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Monday, March 4, 2013 - 10:51

Point to Point: Some Comments on "Team-Teaching in Japan: The Koto-Ku Project"

Article posted by Malcolm Swanson on Monday, March 4, 2013 - 10:50

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