Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it currently submitted and under consideration in another journal.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
- The submission adheres to the COPE International Standards for Authors and all relevant publication ethics of the JPLL (i.e., any financial support is disclosed, all authors have significantly contributed to the research, manuscripts are blinded for peer review).
- The text is formatted following the Author Guidelines: manuscripts for submission use 1.5 spacing; a 12-point font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the manuscript layout and bibliographic style (currently APA 7th edition) outlined in the Author Guidelines.
We welcome manuscripts of between 8 - 10,000 words including references which disseminate original (i.e., previously unpublished) research connected with the psychology of language learning and teaching
Theoretical or conceptual papers which enhance our understanding of the psychological processes related to language learning and teaching - including all cognitive and non-cognitive processes - are welcome. These papers may be position papers, state-of-the-art reviews, or systematic reviews will normally be limited to 6000 words including references.
Replication is an important part of cumulative science in any field. This section of the journal is dedicated to replication studies (i.e., exact replications, approximate replications, or conceptual replications) within the domain of the psychology of language learning and teaching. Manuscripts in the Replication section should be between 8 - 10,000 words including references.
Summaries of ongoing research, work in progress, or recently-completed projects will also be considered. These should be no more than 3000 words including references, and are particulary welcome by early career scholars and colleagues new to the field. These reports are referreed in the same manner as regular submissions to the journal.
Reviews of academic books related to the psychology of language learning are welcome. These may be from related fields that might add to our field's understanding and application to language learning. Potential contributors should contact the editors and receive approval before submitting a review. Reviews should not normally be more than 3000 words including references.
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