Editor’s note: The content below has been adapted from a recent announcement by the journal, Language Testing.

The editors of Language Testing are currently accepting proposals from prospective guest editors for the 2021 special issue of the journal. Each year, Language Testing devotes a special issue to papers focused on an area of current importance in the field. Guest editors are responsible for overseeing the solicitation, review, editing, and selection of articles for their special issue.

The Language Testing editors will be happy to consider proposals on any coherent theme pertaining to language testing and assessment. For the 2021 special issue, the journal is particularly interested in proposals that make use of “Open Science Initiatives,” including open data and open materials.

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of (1) their scholarly quality; (2) the degree of compelling need presented for developing a particular area of language testing and assessment; (3) the prospect for obtaining a sufficient number of papers of excellent quality, typically including a call to the field for participation; (4) the degree of transparency the collective research papers will have; (5) the record of the proposing editor(s); and (6) the prospect of the proposed issue to make a significant impact by providing important, novel perspectives.

Proposals must be submitted by June 30, 2019. For more information about submission of proposals, instructions for guest editors, and more, please visit: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ltj and https://tinyurl.com/LTSI-Instructions-2021. Interested applicants may also direct questions to Luke Harding and Paula Winke, Editors, Language Testing, by writing to [email protected].