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2023 PanSIG Journal Call for Papers

All vetted presentations and forum presentations at PanSIG 2023 are invited to submit a paper based on their presentation for publication in the 2023 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 2023 PanSIG Journal submissions. Note that publishing in the 2023 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 31 Extended deadline: September 10, 2023
  • Announcement of Review Decision: November 20, 2023
  • Revised Paper Submission (final draft due): February 15, 2024
  • Target Date of Publication: May 15, 2024

General Guidelines

  • Submissions should be no longer than 4,000 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 look at the previous years' journal articles for examples of these two types of papers.
  • Papers that consist of only extended literature reviews, or submissions that are limited to personal opinions without a connection to the wider language teaching field are unlikely to be selected for inclusion.
  • 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 4000-word limit to be accepted and be written as one cohesive article. Please contact the journal editors if you have any questions.
  • Papers submitted to the 2023 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.