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PanSIG Journal Call for Papers 2024: [Volume 10]

All vetted presentations and forum presentations at PanSIG 2024 are invited to submit a paper based on their presentation for publication in the PanSIG Journal. All full article submissions should be made via the journal email address (see our "How to submit" page).

In the same way that the presentations were vetted prior to the conference, journal papers from the conference will also be subjected to peer review. From 2020, we have adopted the policy of peer review, where each submitting author will most likely review a maximum of up to two PanSIG Journal submissions. Note that publishing in the PanSIG Journal qualifies as a refereed publication. We would therefore like to encourage all presenters to submit a paper.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline (initial draft of full paper due): August 31st, 2024 (for both issues).
  • Announcement of Acceptance: End of October, 2024
  • Target Dates of Publications: Fall 2024 & Spring 2025

General Guidelines

  • Submissions should be no longer than 4,500 words, including references. Note that any papers of over 4,500 words will not be considered for publication and any papers of less than 2,500 words are unlikely to be selected for inclusion. Also, please try to restrict any appendices to no more than three pages.
  • Papers should be either research or practice-oriented. Submissions should discuss the author's research or a teaching technique that is being used in the classroom. Papers that consist of only extended literature reviews are unlikely to be selected for inclusion. Please follow the journal guidelines for these two types of papers.
  • All submissions must align with the focus areas of one of the JALT Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Articles that do not fall within the scope of the SIGs will not be considered for publication.
  • Forum presenters can submit papers as a group or individually. If forum presenters are submitting individually, the topic of the individual papers must be different enough to warrant individual submissions. If forum presenters are submitting as a group, the paper must still meet the 4,500-word limit to be accepted and be written as one cohesive article. Please contact the journal editors if you have any questions. [Forums presenters need to configure their paper within one of the two mainstream articles published in the PanSIG Journal: research-based or practice-based]
  • Papers submitted to the PanSIG Journal must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts are first reviewed by an editor to ensure they comply with JALT Guidelines. Those considered for publication will then be subjected to blind review by at least two readers.