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2632-6779 (Print)  

2633-6898 (Online)


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Aims and Scope

International Journal of TESOL Studies (IJTS) is a fully peer-reviewed international journal published by International TESOL Union. It publishes four issues in a year. 


IJTS is an Open Access journal and all published papers are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in this journal, or to use them for any other lawful purpose. Authors retain copyrights and full publishing rights without restrictions. There are no article processing charges or submission charges applicable to authors.


IJTS publishes both original empirical research and systematic review studies on teaching and learning English as a second and foreign language at all education levels. It is broadly concerned with linguistics applied to education and publishes a range of article types on the topic of language and education.


Full-length Research Articles (7000-9000 words including abstract and reference)

A carefully designed complete project is reported with quantitative and/or qualitative original data. Articles should also provide implications for language teaching and learning in international contexts. Submissions in this category should generally follow the overall structure of IMRD, namely introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussions, and conclusion. Within the text, keep tables and figures at a minimum. Please indicate the number of words at submission.


Brief Reports (5000-7000 words including abstract and reference)

This section is designed to present original data from a larger project or work in progress. Apart from length, other requirements are the same as those for Full-length Research Articles. Please indicate the number of words at submission. Longer articles do not appear in this section and should be submitted to the Full-length Research Articles section.


Review Articles (5000-7000 words including abstract and reference)
These articles address practical strategies, techniques, approaches, and methods from a theoretical or conceptual perspective and provide clear and concise analysis, critique, and discussion of chosen topics. They shall include summaries of the key research findings, critical overviews of the area of inquiry, and future research and/or pedagogical directions.


Interviews with Experts (5000-7000 words)
This section features an interview with an established scholar in the field of TESOL, applied linguistics, and/or language education. Building upon an expert’s life and education experience and research trajectories, the interview aims to provide a more personal glimpse of their views in their areas of expertise.