Submitting to the Journal

Guidelines For Contributors

General Editorial Policies

The Ohio TESOL Journal is a biannual peer reviewed publication free to all members of Ohio TESOL.  As the official publication of Ohio TESOL, it seeks to publish articles in line with our mission to develop the professional expertise of its members and others involved in educating those learners from whom English is a non-native language, with a particular focus on the region (Ohio and surrounding states).   The Ohio TESOL Journal invites previously unpublished manuscripts that address the diverse topics related to TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Linguistic Education, Bilingualism and other related fields.

Submission Categories

The Journal accepts five categories of articles which will be described below.

  • Research Articles – include primary and secondary research studies related to TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Linguistic Education, Bilingualism and other related fields that are relevant specifically to educators in Ohio and surrounding area.

Article length should be between 2,000-3,000 words not including references.

  • Reviews – a review of a current text-book, resource book, CD/DVD audio or video title or website. with topics related to TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Linguistic Education, Pedagogy and Bilingualism; which have been published no later than two years from the date of submission to our journal for publication.

Article length should be between 500-1000 words.  Picture of the front cover and full citation needs to be provided by the author.

  • Advocacy – are pieces that advocate for the education of non-native speakers of English, their families, schools, and community.

Article length should be between 250-500 words.

  • Highlights – are public interest pieces that highlight best practices and/or initiatives taken by a program, school or community in the support of ELL education.

Article length should be between 250-500 words.

  • Teaching – Teaching articles include: ideas, methods, techniques and lesson plans that have proved successful when working with preschool, K-12 and adult ELLs.

Article length will vary depending upon the submission type, however submitters are recommended not to exceed 1,000 words.

Submission Style

All submissions should be presented as a final draft, free from error, and in APA style formatting using Times New Roman, font size 12, double spaced.  Articles must be submitted on-line through our website: http://ohiotesolmoodle.org/site/ohio-tesol-journal.  All files received must be saved as: author’s last name_type of article (eg. Research, review, highlight, teaching)_date of submission (eg. 04212017).

Parts of submission

  1. Article (saved as a word document) that includes the title, the author(s) names. Again all files received must be saved as: author’s last name_ type of article (eg. Research, review, highlight, teaching)_date of submission (eg. 04212017).
  2. Author affiliation
  3. Contact information including: phone number, e-mail, and address
  4. A 2-sentence biography
  5. Photo (no smaller than a business card) of the author(s) taken in high resolution
  6. Other Accompanying images must be original work with the exception of materials such as book of CD covers used for Reviews, as other copyright images cannot be used. Images must be taken at high resolution and may be submitted as a separate JPEG/PNG file.

Submission Form

Title of Article (required)

Primary Author Name (required)

Primary Author Email (required)

Your Institution/Organization(required)

Contact phone number (required):

Author Bio (Please submit 2-sentence biographical statement):

Please submit a photo for your profile

Please list any other authors, their institutions, and biographical information. (optional)

Bio Photo for 2nd Author (optional):

Bio Photo for 3rd Author (optional):

Choose one of the following categories for your submission.

Please upload your article here:

Please attach any supplemental files here:

Press "send" to make your submission.

If you have any questions regarding our submission process, please contact Dr. Fennema-Bloom at fennema-bloom@findlay.edu

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