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Guidelines for Writers
All active CASLT members receive Réflexions, our professional magazine, three times per year (circulation of over 3,000). Réflexions includes articles by leading researchers featuring exemplary practices, classroom activities, helpful resource reviews, Web links, conference listings, updates on our current projects, and CASLT’s latest news. Issues are printed and mailed to members, as well as posted on the CASLT Web site for member access.
Our members look to Réflexions for solid, current articles by leading educators. Articles must be based on research and summarize action research projects, present effective programs and practices, or report on current language-related events. Our members expect articles that are interesting, thought provoking, timely, practical, informative, concise, complete, and current. We offer no payment for articles by professional educators.
CASLT reviews each submission to determine its appropriateness for the journal. Manuscripts are either accepted as submitted, edited for tone and length, or rejected. If your article is accepted, it will be copyedited. During the process of publication, CASLT will contact you to review the final version. Your article may also be translated and published in French. Articles received after the submission deadline will most likely be held over for the following issue. Authors will receive a timeline for the issue in which their article will appear.
What We Look For
We look for brief (1,150 words maximum) manuscripts that will be helpful to practicing K–12 educators. Our primary audiences are practicing second-language classroom teachers (French, English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, First Nations languages, and other international languages), researchers in second-language teaching and learning in various university settings, student teachers enrolled in faculties of education across the country, and those with an interest in second-language learning development.
We prefer articles written in an informal, conversational style. We are not looking for conventional research reports or term papers. Executive summaries of research articles are preferred rather than longer dissertations. Writers should emphasize what they have learned from their experience and the implications of these discoveries for second-language teachers. Articles highlighting new and effective programs that result in improvements in student second-language learning are a priority.
How to Submit Your Article
Articles (in .docx, .doc, .odt, or .rtf format) should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will acknowledge receipt via email. Please include your email, mailing address, and telephone number, as well as a short biography (50 words maximum), and a photo of yourself (minimum resolution of 300 dpi).
We encourage the use of images, graphs, and charts to illustrate key points. All images must be provided as separate files with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Within your .docx, .doc, .odt, or .rtf file, please include a note with each photograph that identifies the individuals pictured, describes what they are doing and where, and gives the name of the photographer. Writers are responsible for obtaining written permission from the subjects of the photographs.
References and in-text citations should follow the APA (American Psychological Association) style. Reference citations in-text like this (Smith, 1997) and then list them in bibliographic form at the end of the article. An APA style tutorial is available at www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx. Authors bear full responsibility for the accuracy of citations, quotations, and information supplied for figures and charts.
Writers will receive two complimentary printed copies of the issue containing their published article.
- December 1st for issue no. 1 (February)
- March 1st for issue no. 2 (May)
- August 1st for issue no. 3 (October)