Publication Opportunities

The requests for papers, or calls for papers (CFP), listed below are from journals and publishers in fields related to English language teaching, learning, and research. Newly added calls will appear at the top of the list. If you would like to request that a CFP be added to this section, please write to info@tirfonline.org.

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  • Background Information: The purpose of this edited volume is to present current research that lies at the intersection of healthcare communication, global migration, and the rapidly expanding technologies used for language testing. The global COVID-19 pandemic accelerated at a dizzying pace tectonic shifts already well under way:  English – for better or for worse – as the language of international healthcare collaboration; the trans-global flow of healthcare professionals across international borders; the scramble to remote and online delivery of healthcare education and skills assessment; and the accelerated application of artificial intelligence technologies such as neural networks and deep learning to assessing language proficiency in general, and medical language in particular. The particular significance of this book lies in its interdisciplinary nature, in its current relevance, and in its applicability to a wide audience of readers, given that effective communication – and the assessment of it – lies at the very core of quality healthcare delivery.  The global migration of healthcare professionals, the role of English as a medical lingua franca, and the rapidly increasing use of advanced, often “black box” technologies to assess language skills, we believe make this a very timely volume.
  • Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
  • Proposal Due Date: 15 June 2022 (Deadline for receipt of 500-word chapter proposals)
  • Further Information: Robert C. Johnson, M. Gregory Tweedie, & Saina Kiani
  • Background: JMMD solicits articles for publication in a special issue on heritage language revitalization and music, guest edited by Dr. Begoña Echeverria (University of California, Riverside) and Dr. Heather Sparling (Cape Breton University). A response to the incredibly complex challenge of language decline demands not only the perspectives of speakers and learners of a range of languages, but the perspectives offered by diverse disciplines. Approaches to reversing processes of linguistic morbidity have assumed that solutions should focus on the language itself (e.g., offering language classes, availability of services in a given language), often with minimal consideration given to other forms of cultural expression. 
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Proposal Due Date: 15 September 2021
  • Further Information: Click here
  • Background: The Language Testing editors will consider proposals on a coherent theme pertaining to language testing and assessment. For the 2023 special issue, the journal is particularly interested in proposals that make use of Open Science Initiatives, including preregistration, open data, and open materials. Supplemental files, data publication, and video abstracts are encouraged, as are Accessible Summaries of the papers (see https://oasis-database.org/). The journal welcomes special issue proposals that expand upon current movements in the field, including: innovations in video-based online assessment; machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) applications in language assessment; and/or how current innovations in language assessment may shape, or influence shifts in, language testing ideologies (i.e., sets of beliefs about language tests, language testing scores, and how tests and their scores are used by societies). Transdisciplinary and mixed-methods research studies are encouraged.
  • Publisher: Sage Publications
  • Proposal Due Date: 31 May 2021
  • Further Information: Write to ltassist@msu.edu or click here
  • Background: The editors of Language Testing invite proposals from prospective guest editors for the 2024 special issue of the journal on a theme pertaining to language testing and assessment. For the 2024 special issue, they are particularly interested in proposals that make use of Open Science Initiatives, including preregistration, open data, and open materials. Supplemental files, data publication, and video abstracts are encouraged, as are Accessible Summaries of the papers (see https://oasis-database.org/). They particularly welcome special issue proposals that expand upon current movements in the field, including but not limited to: the assessment of multimodal constructs; how current innovations in language assessment may shape, or influence shifts in, language testing ideologies (i.e., sets of beliefs about language tests, language testing scores, and how tests and their scores are used by societies); replications in language testing and assessment research; or assessments by observation. Transdisciplinary and mixed-methods research studies are encouraged.
  • Publisher: SAGE Journals
  • Deadline: 10 June 2022
  • Further Information: Click here
  • Background: The purpose of this edited volume is to present current research that lies at the intersection of healthcare communication, global migration, and the rapidly expanding technologies used for language testing. The global COVID-19 pandemic accelerated at a dizzying pace tectonic shifts already well under way:  English – for better or for worse – as the language of international healthcare collaboration; the trans-global flow of healthcare professionals across international borders; the scramble to remote and online delivery of healthcare education and skills assessment; and the accelerated application of artificial intelligence technologies such as neural networks and deep learning to assessing language proficiency in general, and medical language in particular.  The particular significance of this book lies in its interdisciplinary nature, in its current relevance, and in its applicability to a wide audience of readers, given that effective communication – and the assessment of it – lies at the very core of quality healthcare delivery.  The global migration of healthcare professionals, the role of English as a medical lingua franca, and the rapidly increasing use of advanced, often “black box” technologies to assess language skills, makes this a very timely volume.
  • Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
  • Deadline for Receipt of 500-word Chapter Proposals: 30 April 2022
  • Further Information: Robert C. Johnson (johnsor@ucalgary.ca) / M. Gregory Tweedie (gregory.tweedie@ucalgary.ca) / Saina Kiani (saina.kiani@gmail.com)