Founding Editor and Editor in Chief

Mirosław Pawlak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland)


Kata Csizér (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)

Mariusz Kruk (University of Zielona Góra, Poland)

Chengchen Li (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China)

Aleksandra Wach (Adami Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)

Joanna Zawodniak (University of Zielona Góra, Poland)

Language Editor

Melanie Ellis, Pedagogical University of Kraków, Poland



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 The journal is devoted to reporting previously unpublished highest quality theoretical and empirical research on learning and teaching second and foreign languages.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. Each issue carries about 6 papers, 6000-8000 words in length, as well as reply articles and reviews. Submissions are subjected to an anonymous review process conducted by at least two referees who may be members of the Editorial Board and other leading specialists in the field. Authors are notified of acceptance or rejection of their papers within three months of the submission date.


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Editorial Board

Ali Al-Hoorie, Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Larissa Aronin, Oranim Academic College of Education, Israel, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Helen Basturkmen, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Adriana Biedroń, Pomeranian University, Słupsk, Poland

Simon Borg, University of Leeds, UK

Anne Burns, Aston University, Birmingham,UK, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Anna Cieślicka, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, USA

Kata Csizér, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

Robert DeKeyser, University of Maryland, USA

Ali Derakhshan, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran

Jean-Marc Dewaele, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

Zoltán Dörnyei, University of Nottingham, UK

Krystyna Droździał-Szelest, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Majid Elahi Shirvan, University of Bojnord, Iran

Rod Ellis, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Danuta Gabryś-Barker, University of Silesia, Poland

Tammy Gregersen, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Carol Griffiths, University of Leeds, UK, AIS, Auckland, New Zealand

Rebecca Hughes, University of Nottingham, UK

Hanna Komorowska, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland

Terry Lamb, University of Westminster, London, UK

Diane Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan, USA

Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, State University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland

Jan Majer, State University of Applied Sciences, Włocławek, Poland

Paul Meara, Swansea University, UK

Sarah Mercer, University of Graz, Austria

Anna Michońska-Stadnik, University of Wrocław, Poland

Carmen Muñoz, University of Barcelona, Spain

Anna Niżegorodcew, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia, Canada

Terrence Odlin, Ohio State University, USA

Rebecca Oxford, University of Maryland, USA

Aneta Pavlenko, University of Oslo, Norway

Simone Pfenninger, University of Salzburg, Austria

François Pichette, TÉLUQ University, Quebec, Canada

Luke Plonsky, Northern Arizona University, USA

Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel, Opole University, Poland

Vera Regan, University College, Dublin, Irlandia

Barry Lee Reynolds, University of Macau, China

Heidemarie Sarter, University of Potsdam, Germany

Paweł Scheffler, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Norbert Schmitt, University of Nottingham, UK

Michael Sharwood Smith, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Linda Shockey, University of Reading, UK

Teresa Siek-Piskozub, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

David S. Singleton, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Merrill Swain, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada

Elaine Tarone, University of Minnesota, USA

Pavel Trofimovich, Concordia University, Canada

Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Łódź, Poland

Stuart Webb, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Maria Wysocka, University of Silesia, Poland



SCImago Journal & Country Rank

CiteScore (2020): 3.2 (93%)
CiteScoreTracker: 6.2 (update 07.02.2022)

IF: 3.036 (2020); 2.299 (5 year) - Data from the edition of Journal Citation Reports

SJR 2020 1.304
SNIP 2020 1.441
MNiSW: 100

Google Scholar Metrics h5: 23 (06.2021)
Google Scholar Metrics h5-median: 32 (06.2021)
Google Scholar h-index: 39 (06.2021)

DOI: 10.14746 /ssllt

ISSN: 2083-5205 e-ISSN: 2084–1965

Changes in editorial policy (book reviews) and submission guidelines (APA 7th ed.)


As of 2021 SSLLT will consider for publication only solicited book reviews. This means that authors should no longer submit book reviews of their own accord. Contact with the Editor in Chief Mirosław Pawlak ( is necessary prior to the writing of a book review. 

As of 2021 SSLLT requires manuscripts to follow the new, seventh edition of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Basic information about the style can be found at:

APA Style (7th ed.) Quick Reference (Cardina Stritch University Library)

APA Style (7th ed.) Quick Guide (Dalhousie University Libraries)


SSLLT to be indexed in Web of Science's Social Sciences Citation Index (Linguistics) and Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences (Communication)


We are very happy to announce that SSLLT is now indexed in the following Web of Science products :

Social Sciences Citation Index (Linguistics)

Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences (Communication)

We have just been informed that SSLLT meets the Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) quality and impact selection criteria. This means that  SSLLT should appear in the June 2021 release of Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and receive a Journal Impact Factor™ (JIF).

Vol. 12 No. 1 (2022)

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