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Focus and Scope

Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching (ISSN 2083-5205) is a refereed journal published four times a year by the Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland. The language of publication is English. The journal is devoted to reporting previously unpublished highest quality theoretical and empirical research on learning and teaching second and foreign languages. It deals with the learning and teaching of any language, not only English, and focuses on a variety of topics ranging from the processes underlying second language acquisition, various aspects of language learning in instructed and non-instructed settings, as well as different facets of the teaching process, including syllabus choice, materials design, classroom practices and evaluation.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Commentary

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Peer Review Process

Submissions are subjected to a double-blind review process, conducted by at least two independent referees who are leading specialists in the field affiliated with institutions different from that of the author. In cases where the outcomes of the review process are inconclusive, an additional referee is requested to evaluate the manuscript. The procedure applies in equal measure to both regular and special issues of the journal. Authors are notified of acceptance or rejection of their papers within three months of the submission date.

The review form is available here

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Everyone is allowed to freely create derivative works, download, copy and distribute the articles published in SSLLT through any medium and for any purpose on condition that the original author(s) and source (journal title, volume and issue numbers, year of publication, hyperlink to the original article and doi) are properly credited and information about the Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) CC license is given.

Authors of articles published in SSLLT may archive post-review and/or final publisher's versions (immediately after publication) of their papers on their personal websites and/or in institutional repositories on condition that the original author(s) and source (journal title, volume and issue numbers, year of publication, hyperlink to the original article and doi) are properly credited and information about the Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) CC license is given.

For articles published in SSLLT there are neither article submission charges nor article processing charges whatsoever. Publication in SSLLT is entirely free.

 

Publishing ethics

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching
(compiled in accordance with COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

DUTIES OF EDITORS

Publication Decisions

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor-in-Chief's decision to accept or reject a paper for publication is based on its importance, originality, clarity, and its relevance to the scope of the journal.

Fair Play
The Editor-in-Chief and the reviewers evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the author’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, citizenship, or political ideology.

Confidentiality
The Editor-in-Chief and the members of the editorial staff must ensure that all material submitted to the journal remains confidential while under review. The Editor-in-Chief and the editorial staff must not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in the submitted manuscript must not be used by The Editor-in-Chief and the members of the editorial staff in their own research without the express written consent of the author.

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS

Contribution to Editorial Decisions
The peer review process assists the Editor-in-Chief and the members of the editorial staff in making editorial decisions and helps the author to improve their manuscript.

Promptness
Any reviewer who feels unqualified to review the manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should contact the Editor-in-Chief so as to excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality
Any manuscripts received for review should be treated with strict confidentiality. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except when authorized by the Editor-in-Chief.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly, with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the author. Any similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper should be reported to the Editor-in-Chief.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through the peer review process must be kept confidential and must not be used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other connection with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the manuscript.

DUTIES OF AUTHORS

Reporting Standards
The authors of manuscripts should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. The manuscript should contain sufficient details and references to permit others to replicate the study. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
The authors may be asked to provide the raw data of their investigations for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data for a reasonable period of time after the publication of their paper.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely their own original work, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, it needs to be cited or quoted.

Anti-plagiarism measures
In order to guarantee originality and high quality of the published articles, the journal follows the established procedures in their evaluation and is a member of the CrossCheck service.
CrossCheck is an initiative established by CrossRef and iThenticate, whose aim is to provide publishers with professional support in preventing plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct. The system is a high-quality tool for comparing documents against the largest database of academic content in the world, obtained from numerous publishers.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
The authors should not submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
The proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. The authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made contributions should be listed as co-authors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are listed in the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works
When the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal as well as to cooperate with the Editor-in-Chief to retract or correct the paper.

 

Reviewers

2015

Larissa Aronin Oranim College of Education, Israel
Dario Luis Banegas University of Warwick, UK
Helen Basturkmen University of Auckland, New Zealand
Adriana Biedroń Pomeranian University, Słupsk, Poland
Kees de Bot University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Diana Boxer University of Florida, USA
Vera Busse Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
Christine Pearson Casanave Temple University, Japan Campus
Jasone Cenoz University of the Basque Country, Spain
Mable Chan The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Anna Cieślicka A&M International University, Texas, USA
Corinne Crane The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Kata Csizér Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary
Jean-Marc Daweale Birbeck College, University of London, UK
Susanne Even University of Indiana, USA
Danuta Gabryś-Barker University of Silesia, Poland
Christine Goh National Institute of Education, Singapore
William Grabe Northern Arizona University, USA
Suzanne Graham University of Reading, UK
Alastair Henry University West, Trollhättan, Sweden
Yukie Horiba Kanda University of International Studies, Japan
Elaine Horwitz University of Texas at Austin, USA
Hea In (Lauren) Park Georgetown University, USA
Richard Kiely University of Southampton, UK
Diane Larsen-Freeman University of Michigan, USA
Batia Laufer University of Haifa, Israel
Robert Lew Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Shuai Li Georgia State University, USA
Tonty Liddicoat University of Southern Australia, Australia
Meihua Liu Tsinghua University, China
Thomas Lockley Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan
Peter MacIntyre Cape Breton University, Canada
Rosa M. Manchón University of Murcia, Spain
Hiram H. Maxim Emory University, Atlanta, USA
Sarah Mercer University of Graz, Austria
James Milton Swansea University, Wales, UK
Hossein Nassaji University of Victoria, Canada
Colleen A. Neary-Sundquist Purdue University, USA
Joanna Nijakowska University of Łódź, Poland
Tarja Nikula University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Sue Ollerhead University of New South Wales, Australia
Rebecca Oxford University of Maryland, USA
Lynn Pearson Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA
Simone Pfenninger University of Zurich, Switzerland
François Pichette University of Quebec, Canada
Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel Opole University, Poland
Katalin Piniel Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary
Jennifer Redmann Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, USA
Susanne Reiterer University of Vienna, Austria
Jacek Rysiewicz Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Stephen Ryan Senshu University, Japan
Elke Schneider Winthrop University, Rock Hill, USA
Satomi Takahashi Rikkyo (St. Paul's) University, Tokyo, Japan
Ruth Trinder Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Jan Vanhove University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Ewa Waniek-Klimczak University of Łódź, Poland
Freerkien Waninge University of Nottingham, UK
Mark Wyatt University of Portsmouth, UK
Xian Zhang Pennsylvania State University, USA


2014

Molly Babel, University of British Columbia, Canada
Dario Luis Banegas, University of Warwick, UK
Helen Basturkmen, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Adriana Biedroń, Pomeranian University, Słupsk, Poland
Frank Boers, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Simon Borg, University of Leeds, UK
Kees de Bot, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Mary Grantham O’Brien, University of Calgary, Canada
Anna Broszkiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Anne Burns, Aston University, UK, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
You-show Cheng, National Taiwan Normal University
Katherine Chaffe, University of Alberta, Canada
Kata Csizér, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary
Jean-Marc Daweale, Birbeck College, University of London, UK
Tracey Derwing, University of Alberta, Canada
Joseph Falout, Nihon University, Japan
Alan Fortune, King’s College, London, UK
Danuta Gabryś-Barker, University of Silesia, Poland
Muriel Gallego, Ohio University, USA
Christina Gkonou, University of Essex, UK
Daryl M. Gordon, Adelphi University, USA
Tammy Gregersen, University of Northern Iowa, USA
Carol Griffiths, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey
Elaine Horwitz, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Ulrike Jessner, University of Innsbruck, Austria
J.Lake, Fukuoka Women’s University
Sharon Lapkin, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Canada
Stefan Lenhard, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
Christina Lindquist, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Meihua Liu, Tsinghua University, China
ThomasnLockley, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan
Shawn Loewen, Michigan State University, USA
Peter MacIntyre, Cape Breton University, Canada
Ataollah Maleki, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran
Maya Sugita McEown, University of Alberta, Canada
Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović, Zagreb University, Zagreb, Croatia
Paul Meara, Swansea University, Wales, UK
Sarah Mercer, University of Graz, Austria
Alene Moyer, University of Maryland, USA
Tim Murphey, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan
Hossein Nassaji, University of Victoria, Canada
Judit Navracsics, University of Pannonia, Hungary
Kimberly Noels, University of Alberta, Canada
Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia, Canada
Terrence Odlin, Ohio State University, USA
Rebecca Oxford, University of Maryland, USA
Jian-E Peng, College of Liberal Arts, Shantou University, China
Simone Pfenninger, University of Zurich, Switzerland
François Pichette, University of Quebec, Canada
Katalin Piniel, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary
Andrzej Porzuczek, University of Silesia, Poland
Arkadiusz Rojczyk, University of Silesia, Poland
Jesús Romero Trillo, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
Stephen Ryan, Senshu University, Japan
Paweł Scheffler, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Linda Shockey, University of Reading, UK
Anna-Brita Stenström Bergen University, Norway
Gretchen SundermanOhio State University, USA
Merrill Swain Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Canada
Elaine Tarone, University of Minnesota, USA
Feng-FuTsao, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Ema Ushioda, University of Warwick, UK
Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Łód, Poland

2013
Larissa Aronin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Kees de Bot, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Adriana Biedroń, Pomeranian University, Słupsk, Poland
Frank Boers, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Piotr Cap, University of Łódź, Poland
Darla Deardorff, Duke University, USA
Anna Cieślicka, A&M International University, Texas, USA
Kata Csizér, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary
Jean-Marc Daweale, Birbeck College, University of London, UK
Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović, Zagreb University, Zagreb, Croatia
Zoltan Dörnyei, University of Nottingham, UK
Mercedes Durham, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
Anna Ewert, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Pauline Foster, St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK
Robert Gardner, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Christina Gkonou, University of Essex, UK
Tammy Gregersen, University of Northern Iowa, USA
Naeema Hann, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Roberto Heredia, A&M International University, Texas, USA
Elaine Horwitz, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Dimitra Karoulla-Vrikki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Fiderike Klippel, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
Jarosław Krajka, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Meihua Liu, Tsinghua University,  Beijing, China
Thomas Lockley, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan
Ataollah Maleki, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran
Peter MacIntyre, Cape Breton University, Canada
Aya Matsuda, Arizona State University, USA
Sarah Mercer, University of Graz, Austria
Carmen Muñoz, University of Barcelona, Spain
Theophile Munyangeyo, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Joanna Nijakowska, University of Łódź, Poland
François Pichette, Université du Québec, Canada
Luciana Pedrazzini, University of Milan, Italy
Simone Pfenninger, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Paweł Poszytek, Sztuka Uczenia Foundation, Gdańsk, Poland
Arkadiusz Rojczyk, University of Silesia, Poland
Jacek Rysiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Stephen Ryan, Senshu University, Japan
Francoise Salager-Meyer, University of The Andes, Venezuela
Paweł  Scheffler, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Michael Sharwood Smith, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK
David Singleton, University of Panonnia, Hungary
Wodzimierz Sobkowiak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Ema Ushioda, University of Warwick, UK
Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Łódź, Poland

2012
Esteban T. Montoro del Arco, University of Granada, Spain
Larissa Aronin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Haifa University, Israel
Charlotte Baker, Lancaster University, UK
Adriana Biedroń, Pomeranian University, Słupsk, Poland
Piotr Cap, University of Łódź, Poland
Silvia-Maria Chireac, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
Anna Cieślicka, A&M International University, Texas, USA ;Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Jean-Marc Daweale, Birbeck College, University of London, UK
Jelena Mihaljević-Djigunović, Zagreb University, Zagreb, Croatia
Krystyna Drożdział-Szelest, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Mercedes Durham, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Xuesong Gao, University of Hong Kong
Danuta Gabryś-Barker, University of Silesia, Poland
Joseph Gafaranga, University of Edinburgh, UK
Tammy Gregersen, University of Northern Iowa, USA
Carol Griffiths, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey
Mara Fuertes-Gutierrez, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Naeema Hann, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Angel Huguet-Canalis, Universitat de Lleida, Spain
Richard Kiely, University of Bristol, UK
Jarosław Krajka, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Robert Lew, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
David Little, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Jan Majer, University of Łódź, Poland
Paul Meara, Swansea University, Wales, UK
Gabriela Meier, University of Exeter, UK
Sarah Mercer, University of Graz, Austria
Theophile Munyangeyo, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Anna Niżegorodcew, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Agnieszka Otwinowska-Kasztelaniec, University of Warsaw, Poland
François Pichette, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel, University of Opole, Poland
Simone Pfenninger, University of Zurich, Switzerland
David Singleton, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Piotr Stalmaszczyk, University of Łódź, Poland
Ivor Timmis, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Ema Ushioda, University of Warwick, UK
Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Łódź, Poland
Tony Young, Newcastle University

2011
Larissa Aronin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; University of Hajfa, Israel
Adriana Biedroń, Pomeranian University, Słupsk
Piotr Cap, University of Łódź, Poland
Anna Cieślicka, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland; A&M International University, Texas, USA
Kata Csizer, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
Jean Mark Dewaele, Birbeck College, University of London, UK
Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović, Zagreb University, Zagreb, Croatia
Zoltan Dörnyei, University of Nottingham, UK
Krystyna Droździał-Szelest, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Anna Ewert, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Alan Fortune, King's College, London, UK
Danuta Gabryś-Barker, University of Silesia, Poland
Tammy Gregersen, University of Northern Iowa, USA
Rebecca Hughes, University of Nottingham, UK
Hanna Komorowska, University of Warsaw, Poland; University of Social Sciences and Humanitites, Warsaw, Poland
Diane Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan, USA
Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, University of Łódź, Poland
Jan Majer, University of Łodź, Poland
Paul Meara, Swansea University, UK
Sarah Mercer, University of Graz, Austria
Anna Michońska-Stadnik, University of Wrocław, Poland
Theophile Munyangeyo, Leeds Metropolitan University,UK
Anna Niżegorodcew, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Terrence Odlin, Ohio State University, USA
Aneta Pavlenko, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
Liliana Piasecka, University of Łódź, Poland
François Pichette, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel, Universityof Opole, Poland
Vera Regan, University College, Dublin, Ireland
Heidemarie Sarter, University of Potsdam, Germany
Paweł Scheffler, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Mike Sharwood Smith, Heriot-Watt University, Edingburgh, UK
Teresa Siek-Piskozub, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
David Singleton, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Wodzimierz Sobkowiak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Łódź, Poland
Maria Wysocka, University of Silesia, Poland

 

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Jan-2016 - 347
Feb-2016 - 351
Mar-2016 - 496



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