Aims & Scope

The journal gives particular preference for empirically-based and data-driven studies, which exemplify rigor in its review of previous literature, analysis of data, and interpretation of results. At the same time, it values theoretical and conceptual papers, which make novel contributions and serve as a conceptual basis or theoretical scaffolding for addressing societal challenges through a critical analysis of existing literature and issues in Applied Linguistics. It welcomes authorship and collaboration among local and international scholars from Inner, Outer, and Expanding Circles of English whose works are within the target scope of the journal. It invites contributions that provide descriptions of and solutions for the real-world problems of indigenous people, native English speakers in ENL, ESL, and EFL contexts, and ESL and EFL speakers across English circles. Within the subfields of applied linguistics, JEAL focuses on those which are closely related to (1) language in the classroom (e.g., English for Academic Purposes; language teaching, learning, and assessment); (2) language in society (e.g., multilingualism, sociology of language, language attitudes, language ideologies, language planning, language variation, language change, language contact); (3) language in the community of practice (e.g., English for Specific Purposes; language in the workplace); (4) language on the internet (internet linguistics); and (5) language and technology (computer-aided language use/teaching/learning).

JEAL welcomes two types of articles:

  1. Short articles.

These are theoretical or conceptual papers (e.g., synthesis, validation, or classification of a theory; new conceptual frameworks; practical application of an idea, etc.) with a minimum of 4,000 words and a maximum of 6,000 words (including abstract, notes, main text, appendices, and references).

  1. Long articles.

These are data-driven studies (i.e., empirical analyses of first-hand data or content/textual analysis of texts) with a minimum of 7,000 words and a maximum of 8,000 words (including abstract, notes, main text, appendices, and references).