The Journal of Literature in Language Teaching


The Journal of Literature in Language Teaching, the refereed research journal of the Literature in Language Teaching (LiLT) Special Interest Group, invites research articles and research reports on using literature in language classrooms in Japanese and Asian contexts. Submissions from international contexts are accepted if applicable to language teaching in Japan. The editors encourage submissions in six categories:

  1. FEATURE ARTICLES: Full-length articles, (Feature Articles, FA) with details of research or discussing theoretical issues. Between 2500-4000 words.
  2. LITERATURE IN PRACTICE: Slightly shorter, more directly practical than Feature Articles. Descriptions of how teachers use literature in their classes. Should explain clearly for other teachers to be able to readily apply. 2000-3000 words.
  3. Interviews with SIG members: about themselves, their ideas and their teaching experiences using literature. Maximum 2500 words.
  4. Write-ups by presenters themselves of their recent presentations (format somewhat akin to proceedings)
  5. Conference reports by attendees at literature-themed events.
  6. Comments on previously published LiLT Journal articles (Talk back).
  7. Book and media reviews (Reviews).

Articles should be written for a general audience of language educators; therefore, statistical techniques and specialized terms should be clearly explained. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references and reference citations.

Current Call for papers: read online here

Style: The LiLT Journal follows the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. Consult recent copies of JALT Journal or TESOL Quarterly for examples of documentation and references.

Guidelines: Some guidelines for authors are here. We are using the adapted PanSIG proceedings guidelines as prepared by Gavin Brooks and the PanSIG team. Our version of these guidelines is downloadable here: LiLTSig_Guidelines

The first issue of JLiLT introduced some key questions in the field and members of the SIG. The Journal of LiLT (2012) 1:1  [Read online at ISSUU]   The journal had two issues for 2013 The Journal of LiLT (2013) 2:1 [Read online at ISSUU]  The Journal of LiLT (2013) 2:2 [Read online at ISSUU]   We accept submissions all year round, so if you have an article related to literature in language teaching, please send it to us at: atten: LiLT Journal Submission

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