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Mirosław Pawlak


The present issue of Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching closes the seventh year of the existence of the journal. It is fully warranted to say that 2017 has been yet another successful year for at least three reasons. First, the number of submissions has increased considerably and so has their quality with the effect that SSLLT has become even more established in the field. Second, and closely related to the previous point, the number of downloads of individual papers has been on the rise as well, which must have translated into in the growing number of citations, a metric that is illustrative of the impact the journal is having in the field. Third, we have finally managed to move SSLLT to an electronic platform, with the entire process of submitting, reviewing, processing, editing and proofing papers being handled by the PRESSto publishing system maintained by Adam Mickiewicz University. The transition could not have come at a better time as dealing with the growing influx of submissions was becoming less and less manageable, which was beginning to constitute a threat to the credibility of the journal. I am hopeful that the move to the new platform, with all of its useful functionalities, will not only result it more speedy and efficient processing of the submissions, but will also make it easier for us to find the most suitable reviewers and even further enhance the visibility of SSLLT and its impact in the domain of research in learning and teaching foreign languages.


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Pawlak, M. (2017). Editorial. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 7(4), 569-571. https://doi.org/10.14746/ssllt.2017.7.4.1
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Mirosław Pawlak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz State University of Applied Sciences


Mirosław Pawlak, Professor of English; Faculty of Philology, State University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland; Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts in Kalisz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland. He received his doctoral and post-doctoral degrees as well as his full professorship from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. His main areas of interest are SLA theory and research, form-focused instruction, corrective feedback, classroom discourse, learner autonomy, learning strategies, grammar learning strategies, motivation, willingness to communicate and pronunciation teaching. His recent publications include The Place of Form-focused Instruction in the Foreign Language Classroom (2006, Adam Mickiewicz University Press), Production-oriented and Comprehension-based Grammar Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom (with Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak, 2012, Springer), Error Correction in the Foreign Language Classroom: Reconsidering the Issues (2014, Springer), Applying Cognitive Grammar in the Foreign Language Classroom: Teaching English Tense and Aspect (with Jakub Bielak, 2013, Springer), Willingness to Communicate in Instructed Second Language Acquisition: Combining a macro- and micro-perspective (with Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak, 2017, Multilingual Matters), as well as several edited collections on learner autonomy, form-focused instruction, speaking and individual learner differences. Mirosław Pawlak is the editor-in-chief of the journals Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching (http://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/ssllt), Konin Language Studies (http://www.ksj.pwsz.konin.edu.pl/?lang=en), and the book series Second Language Learning and Teaching (http://www.springer.com/series/10129).


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