The TEFL Praxis Journal seeks innovative, theoretically grounded research reports directly related to TEFL practice that are of immediate relevance to teachers working in EFL contexts. We also welcome theoretically driven perspectives about the role of praxis in language teaching research, as well as other scholarly perspectives on current issues related to TEFL. The Editorial Board is particularly interested in publishing qualitative studies dedicated to the following:
Classroom-based TEFL research
Best practice pedagogical approaches/rationales
Researcher-practitioner collaboration in TEFL
Technology in TEFL classrooms
All submissions are first vetted by the Editor and two Associate Editors, one of whom is a TEFL practitioner. This initial review process determines whether the submission fits the remit of the TEFL Praxis Journal, whether the submission is of direct relevance to EFL teachers, and whether it meets the future direction of the journal as envisioned by the Editorial Board. This process will also serve to ensure that we are not overrepresented in certain areas, contexts and theoretical positioning. If submissions do not conform to APA referencing guidelines (7th ed.), manuscripts will be immediately returned to authors for corrections. Upon initial vetting of the submission, the author will be notified with a screening decision, usually within two weeks. If the submission passes the initial screening, it will then be sent out for double-blind peer review. Screening rejections will be final, with only a brief explanation about the decision. For those papers that are sent out for review, we aim for a review turnover time of not more than two months from the date of submission.
To ensure that your paper has the best possible chance to be published in the TEFL Praxis Journal, we suggest that your submission:
– is of professional interest to researcher-practitioners and classroom EFL teachers.
– contributes to the concept of ‘praxis’ in an innovative and material way
– employs a qualitative theoretical framework for the exploration of teaching and learning*
– is coherently written and thoroughly proof-read; situated within published work in the field
– adheres to APA referencing style (APA Manual, 7th edition)
We place particular value on pedagogical implications. Praxis is a philosophy used to guide and conduct research, and to make this research applicable in actual practice. In traditional research reports, pedagogical implications are often presented formulaically, usually near the end of a paper and often as an obligatory afterthought. To be accepted for publication, contributing authors must prominently integrate pedagogical implications into their research reporting process. Practical implications for TEFL classroom teachers should be highlighted in any submission to the TEFL Praxis Journal.
*We will also accept quantitative research submissions that are of immediate relevance to classroom practitioners. Theory and data should be presented in a way that is accessible to a general readership. Quantitative research submissions must have clear practical classroom applications.
Theoretical Perspectives (on the role of praxis in TEFL)
Scholarly Perspectives (on current TEFL-related issues)
Research Reports of TEFL Practice
Classroom Approaches/Pedagogic Rationales
Technology/Online Teaching in TEFL Contexts
For ‘Theoretical/Scholarly Perspectives’ and ‘Research Reports on TEFL Practice’, articles should be in the range of 5000-6000 words (please feel free to negotiate with the Editor regarding longer submissions).
For the ‘Classroom Approaches/Pedagogic Rationales’, ‘Technology in TEFL Praxis’ and ‘Teacher Voices’ sections, we accept submissions in the range of 3000-4500 words.
While the TEFL Praxis Journal is dedicated primarily to teaching and research in EFL contexts, we will consider submissions from English as an Additional Language/English as a Second Language contexts (EAL/ESL) provided there is clear relevance to TEFL practitioners.
1. Contributors and co-authors must be TEFL Praxis Association members at the time of submission.
2. Manuscripts submitted to the TEFL Praxis Journal must not have been previously published nor should they be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
3. All submissions to TEFL Praxis Journal must conform to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition.
4. Abstracts are limited to 150 words
5. Titles of manuscripts should concise; avoid lengthy/wordy titles
Manuscripts which do not conform to our guidelines will not be considered for review.
Submissions should be sent as a Word document to: office ‘at’ teflpraxis.org