WAESOL Educator Article Submission

Thank you for your interest in submitting an article to WAESOL Educator.  Questions: editor@waesol.org.
Winter 2022 issue deadline: November 15, 2021


Submission Requirements: Questions and Answers
What kind of articles is WAESOL Educator looking for?
  • From the Field: Teaching Reflections and Teaching Tips  As an ELT professional, you have classroom experiences, ideas, and activities that may be life changing for other practitioners! Share them by submitting an article of up to 1100 words reflecting on your teaching experiences. Or you could write about a recent lesson that was successful. Include descriptions of your teaching context, the population, objectives, materials used, different stages, and the outcomes. Include images, original materials, or open-access web resources if possible. Limit references to fewer than seven. All references should be cited in the text.
  • Scholar-Practitioner Articles We welcome research articles based on a current problem of practice or current teaching context. These articles should combine theory and practice. Word limit: 1500 (excluding references). Limit references to fewer than twelve. All references should be cited in the text.
  • Book and Article Reviews Let us know about thought-provoking texts or compelling articles you have read by writing a summary and a short reflection. Reviews should be approximately 500 words.
  • ELT Resources Review We are interested in hearing about apps, websites, textbooks, materials, or any other resource you recommend to the greater WAESOL community.  Write a summary of the resource in 300-700 words describing its purpose, how you have used it, and why you believe this resource will be useful to other professionals. Limit references to fewer than three. All references should be cited in the text.
  • Conference Reviews and Professional Development Share insights about a recent conference you attended or a captivating or inspiring session; tell us about a stimulating course you took part in; share valuable professional experiences with the rest of the community by describing it in 1000 words or fewer.
  • School, Learner, or Teacher Profiles Profile a colleague, a school or school program, or a student or group of students. These may be in an interview format, a third-person profile, etc. In this section, we welcome an informal, open tone to make it easier for members to get to know others in our wider community. Include related images and links to help members connect or follow the person/institution featured. (500–1,000 words)
  • Calendar If you know of any regional professional development opportunities (courses, conferences, seminars, etc), please let us know by writing a short description with time, place, cost, and other relevant details to editor@waesol.org.
How do I send my article?

To submit your article, please send three files:

  1. your article
    • Prepare an article in the classic style using a Word document in Times New Roman, font size 12, double spaced, with a one-inch margin. At the top of the first page write your name followed by the title of the article, which category it is intended for (‘From the Field’, ‘Scholar-practitioner’, etc), the word count, and a very short summary of the article with up to five keywords highlighted. Here’s an example.
    • Include in-text citations and references in APA style.
    • If appropriate, indicate where in the text any photos, graphics, or images should appear by adding, in square brackets, [Editor: Insert Figure/Table/Image 1 here.]. You may insert these in the article itself, but you must also include them in the third file, explained below.
    • Name this Word document Familyname(s) Full title of article
  2. your photo and bio
    • Send a recent, good quality (about 300 dpi) photo of the author(s) in standard jpg, gif, or png format inserted into a Word document. (All photos must be original or have a CC BY license.) Add alt text to your photo (eg A photo of the author, Jane Doe).
    • In the same document, write a short (100-150 words) biographical note (written in the third person) of the author(s).
      • For more than one author, please continue to limit the total to 150 words. (If, for example, there are two authors, then a maximum of 75 words per author; if three, then 50 words per author; etc.)
      • Include your name and your preferred email address as you would like them to appear in the journal.
    • Name this Word document Familyname(s) Photo Bio.
  3. figures/tables/graphs/images
    • If applicable, send a separate file with any tables, images, graphs, or figures that you wish to be inserted in your article.
    • All tables, charts, images, etc. must be original to the author, have a CC BY license, or have permission granted by the original author. Images must be of good quality (about 300 dpi).
    • Clearly label each with 3 items: 1. the type, 2. the number, and 3. the title (e.g. Table 2 Number of students by age group or Figure 1 Students self-rated enjoyment of core subjects).
    • Insert them into a Word document. (It is very important that the images be of good quality.
    • Add alt text to every figure, table, graph, or image you send. This is a very short description for a person who is blind.
    • Name this Word document Familyname(s) Figure# – #.

Submit your article + photo and bio (+ figures/tables/graphs/images if applicable) as attached Word files to editor@waesol.org. In the subject line of the email, write “WAESOL Educator submission + your family name.”

Is there a checklist I can use to streamline this process?

Here is a Checklist for Submissions.

How do I know if my article has been accepted for publishing?

You will receive a confirmation email from the editor upon receipt of your submission. Following the article submission deadline, your submission will be made anonymous and sent to two peer reviewers who will review it and return it to us. The Editorial Board will make a final determination about publishing. In most cases, you will be notified within three weeks after the deadline whether or not your article has been accepted. The two anonymous reviews will be returned to authors who may choose to revise their article based on the comments and suggestions of the peer reviewers.

Will my article be edited?

Your submission should be in its final form. In some cases, we may suggest you rewrite some parts of your work and re-submit it at a later date. If your article is accepted, we may work with you to make minor edits to ensure the quality of the publication. 

How often can I submit an article?

You may submit articles as often as you wish, but we may limit authors to one submission per volume.

Can I submit to more than one journal at a time?

Submissions must not have been previously published and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Who do I talk to if I have questions?

If you have any questions, suggestions, or other submission ideas, please contact editor@waesol.org.

How do I become a peer reviewer for WAESOL Educator?

Peer reviewers for our journal receive between one and three anonymous articles to review for content on the day after the final deadline. Readers have 10 days to comment on the articles and return them to the editor. If you would like to learn more about becoming a peer reviewer, please contact editor@waesol.org.

Thank you! We look forward to receiving your submission!


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