About the Journal

The AsiaCALL Online Journal [ACOJ]  (ISSN 1936-9859) is a fully peer-reviewed international publication of AsiaCALL, the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning. It is an Open Access journal because it makes its contents available to all with no restriction. The authors are the owners of their published articles. Particularly, ACOJ is free of charge to all authors around the world.

Focus and Scope
The purpose of this international peer-reviewed online Open Access journal is to advance international scholarship and pedagogic practice in the area of Computer-Assisted Language-Learning (CALL) or Technology-Enhanced Language-Learning (TELL). The journal is multidisciplinary, international, multi-paradigmatic, and multicultural in scope and welcomes original contributions from all theoretical perspectives.

Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) or Technology-Enhanced Language-Learning (TELL) is defined as any scholarship and pedagogical practice from researchers and practitioners, which values and prioritizes modern technology use in language/culture learning and teaching across all learning settings. While the primary focus of the journal is the enhancement of language-learning (in all its forms, including culture) and teaching, the journal may accept contributions where the focus may not be language in the strict sense, provided the submitted material could, arguably, contribute to language learning and teaching in due course.

Different approaches to CALL/TELL have emerged since the beginnings of the “modern era” of CALL/TELL in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Of critical importance to the field is the notion that CALL/TELL is essentially an intellectual matter and not a technical one. As a consequence, diverse perspectives are welcomed despite the possibility of irreconcilable contradictions and disagreements between them. Creating a space for a collision between conflicting ideologies and practices should nurture the development of an intellectual setting where important questions and tensions will emerge as scholars across this burgeoning field provide rich, valuable, and different perspectives on the problem of CALL/TELL. This deliberate focus on the difference will help ward off intellectual stagnation: the greatest danger we face in a world where quality education demands more creative and divergent thinking than ever before.

The AsiaCALL Online Journal is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary publication located within, across, and between the Humanities, the Social Sciences (including Education/Pedagogy), and Information/Computer Technology and other developing technologies. It accepts theoretical and practical contributions, including intellectual/conceptual research and data-driven research, book, software reviews, reflective notes, and commentaries.

Finally, in keeping with making research available rapidly to the community, the journal accepts contributions at any time of the year. It will seek to publish accepted articles within a period of eight weeks from the time of receipt.

All contributors and readers interested in broadly defined and dynamic perspectives on CALL/TELL and closely related areas are warmly welcomed.

Section Policies

Articles

  1. Purely conceptual and/or methodological papers;
  2. Intellectual and empirical research;
  3. Description of and reflection on innovative educational practices related to CALL/TELL;
  4. “Special issue” – collections of thematically-related papers.

Anonymity, attribution, and collaboration

  1. Authors are encouraged to nominate referees for their manuscripts (using the special section in the online submission form). Referees should be experts in the addressed area. The Executive Editor of the Journal is under no obligation to invite any suggested referee to review any of the papers submitted.
  2. Authors who submit papers for blind review are asked to consult the appropriate section (Ensuring a Blind Peer Review) to ensure that they comply with the requirements.
  3. Referees will remain anonymous.

Publication Frequency

The journal is volume-organized (except for any special issues, such as Proceedings or thematically-related collections of articles). All unrelated articles are published as soon as they are ready for publication. The journal volume is defined by the year of publication of articles.

Every effort will be made to publish accepted manuscripts within an 8-week window.

*From 2021, AsiaCALL Online Journal will publish 4 issues per year in January, April, July, and October.  The ACOJ will publish manuscripts as soon as they are accepted.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content. AsiaCALL believes that it has an obligation to make new information, research findings, and novel ideas available to the community as rapidly as possible.

Genres, Format, Styles

  1. The journal is volume-organized (except for any special issues, such as Proceedings or thematically-related collections of articles). All unrelated articles are published as soon as they are ready for publication. The journal volume is defined by the year of publication of articles.
  2. The journal's core peer-reviewed genres:
    1. Conceptual and/or methodological papers;
    2. Empirical research with conceptual analysis and "thick descriptions";
    3. Description of and reflection on innovative CALL/TELL educational practices;
    4. “Special issue” – a collection of thematically related papers.
    5. Video/audio recorded articles instead of traditional written articles.
    6. Some reflective notes (depending on context),
    7. Some commentaries (depending on context).
  3. The journal's auxiliary non-peer-reviewed genres:
    1. Video/audio recorded or transcripts of innovative CALL/TELL educational practices with the possibility of fragment-by-fragment analysis of records and their discussions;
    2. Commentaries on published articles (both impressionistic and focused) (invited or volunteered);
    3. Book reviews (invited or volunteered);
    4. Announcements for conferences and calendar events;
    5. Links for other websites related to CALL/TELL and education;
    6. Reflective notes;
    7. Commentaries.

For further information, please contact the Managing editor at asiacall2021@gmail.com; Address: 45 Nguyen Khac Nhu, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Tel: (+84) 909850699