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Dear Colleagues,
We are honoured to inform you about Journal of Language and Education.
The aim of the journal is to bring together scholars, practitioners, and researchers working in the above important disciplines worldwide.
Submission is opened for:
Volume 4 Issue 1 (is scheduled to be published on March 20, 2018)
Volume 4 Issue 2 (is scheduled to be published on June 20, 2018)
Volume 4 Issue 3 (is scheduled to be published on September 20, 2018)
Volume 4 Issue 4 (is scheduled to be published on December 20, 2018)

Journal of Language and Education (JLE) is a high quality open access peer-reviewed international journal published quarterly by the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia.
JLE provides a platform for the researchers, academicians, professionals, and practitioners to impart and share knowledge in the form of high quality empirical and theoretical research papers, case studies, literature reviews and book reviews. The journal publishes theoretical, analytical and research articles in the fields of linguistics, psycholinguistics, pedagogical psychology, interdisciplinary linguistic studies and methods of teaching languages.
The articles range from research-based work to personal experience of implementing a language course.
The journal addresses academics, professionals, and students interested in innovations in phonetics, lexis, grammar, interdisciplinary linguistic studies and theory and practice of teaching languages.
All submissions should be sent via our online submission section (please follow the link https://jle.hse.ru/information/authors) except letters to the editor (jle@hse.ru). When submitting manuscript to JLE you need to register, log in, go to your account, upload the paper and then it will be forwarded to reviewers.
All JLE submissions must be original and plagiarism free. JLE will not consider any manuscripts that have been previously published in any format (other languages included), except as an abstract or academic thesis.
All publications are free of charge.
For more information, visit the official website of the journal.
Acceptance Notification: within 35 days from the date of manuscript submission

Guidelines for Journal Contributors
  1. Journal of Language and Education is an electronic journal of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia.
  2. In order to ensure a worldwide readership, all articles submitted to Journal of Language and Education must be written in English (either British or American, but not mixed up). All publications are free of charge, and can be accessed on the Web site of the HSE.
  3. The double blind peer review of each manuscript is carried out in the normal manner via JLE submission and peer review system by the Guest Editor.
  4. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.
  5. The authors bear full responsibility for the content of the articles and the opinions expressed in them.
  6. Articles submitted must be unpublished, and cannot be simultaneously submitted to other journals.
  7. Manuscripts should be in MS Word format and conform to the formatting style of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition.
  8. Structure: the main manuscript document should be organized as follows:
  1. Title
  2. List authors’ full names (first-name, middle-name, and last-name).
  3. Affiliations of authors (department and institution).
  4. E-mail (s)
  5. Abstract: The abstract shouldn’t be less than 150 words but not more than 300 words. The keywords should be less than 10 (for guidelines regarding abstracts, please see the JLE’s How to write a scientific abstract.
    The abstrac-t should be a single paragraph in block format (without paragraph indentation). The abstract should describe all parts of an empirical paper (Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusion).
    A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.
    Keywords. Provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using British spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
  6. Introduction. The statement of the problem should be given in the introduction in a clear and concise manner. The background or rationale for the study is included here as well as a demonstration of how previous research is related to the study, together with its limitations. So, the bulk of the Introduction section is background literature on the topic. A literature review is often very helpful to provide a theoretical or empirical basis for the research. Finally, the framework for the study should be included. Try to provide the reader with enough information on the topic to be able to conclude that the research is important and that the hypotheses are reasonable. Any prior work on the topic would be useful to include here, although prior work that is most directly related to the hypotheses would be of greatest value. The last section of the Introduction states the purpose and the objectives of the research. Hypotheses are also included here at the end of this section. Hypotheses are written in past tense because they are connected with a finished study.
    Method. This section typically is subdivided into three or five subsections (their number depends on the research context): Materials / Participants, Research design, Measures, Procedure. Author’s task is to explain clearly how the study was conducted in order to: (1) enable readers to evaluate the work performed and (2) permit others to replicate your study. The author must describe exactly what was done: what and how experiments were run, what, how much, how often, where, when, and why equipment, materials were used. The main consideration is to ensure that enough detail is provided to verify presented findings and to enable the replication of the study. To maintain a balance between brevity (there is no need to describe every technical issue) and completeness (all adequate detail should be given so that readers know what happened).
    Participants subsection describes the people who participated in the study. This subsection should include demographic information that pertains to the current study. Information could be about participants’ age, gender, ethnicity, year in school, marital status, etc. If required, give data such as percentages, mean, and standard deviation.
    Materials include all types of materials generated and utilized in the scope of scholarly research: datasets, field notes, oral histories, recordings of events or performances not otherwise documented and etc. The most frequently used materials in the field of applied linguistics tend to be questionnaires, protocols, interviews, tests, self-reports, diaries and classroom observation.
    Research design. In this subsection, the design of the current study is detailed. Was the study an experiment, a survey, an interview, or a behavior observation? If it was an observation, was it naturalistic or structured? Why was this particular design chosen? It is important to answer these types of questions so that the reader can fully understand and evaluate the research.
    Typically, the independent variables in the study would be described here. For example, the study might involve a 2-by-2 design with one independent variable being treatment/control conditions and the other independent variable being biological sex. It would be helpful to describe dependent variables in this subsection as well.
    Measures. This section describes the tests or instruments used to collect data. Reliability and validity of every measure used in the study must be commented on.
    Procedure. This subsection describes the process of the study exactly as it occurred. The information should be detailed enough for someone to replicate the study, but it should also be concise. Usually it is best to give the information in sequence. For example, first give the sampling procedure (how participants were selected), then how the measure was administered, and so forth. Results should never be discussed in this subsection—the next section will be entirely dedicated to providing the results of the study. Only give information regarding how the study was carried out here.
    This section states how the materials and equipment were used, what the subjects did or what was done to them, how the materials were prepared, administered and scored, if there was any kind of piloting, what the environmental conditions were and how long the process took. Describe how participants were recruited, whether they participated alone or in groups, how informed consent or assent was obtained, what they were asked to do, how they were compensated for their participation, etc. In other words this section describes in great detail the data-collection procedures. It should be clearly presented to allow the reproduction of the experiments.
  7. Results. The goal of the Results section is to present the main findings of the research without deducing their meaning. Here, the grouped data and the results of the statistical analyses carried out are included. Figures, tables and graphs are also placed here, as well as a summary or description of the data. Information such as the subjects’ average scores or ratings and how the scores varied among the different groups should also be included in this section.
    The Results section should always be presented in a systematic way following the sequence of the Methods section on which the results are based (In other words - includes subsections that describe the answer to a particular experimental procedure that was elaborated in the Methods / refers to the experimental protocols described in the Methods section). It’s often helpful to use tables describing results, especially when the author has a lot of data to report (such as means and standard deviations) or is describing correlations. Sometimes it is helpful to remind the reader of the hypothesis before presenting each result. It is also a good idea to tell the reader what type of data analysis was done (e.g., correlation, ANOVA) before it is presented.
  8. Discussion. This is the section to interpret and explain results obtained. This is devoted to the description of how the data were analysed in the study, what statistical procedures were used and which variables were considered. Direct answers to the original questions or hypotheses are included, in other words, the verification of the hypotheses goes here. The answers to the questions or the hypotheses must be explained, supported and defended with results. This explanation should consider the conflicting results, unexpected findings and discrepancies with other research. It is relevant to include the implications of the study, a comparison with previous research, innovations and the contribution of the study to new developments. Results should also be commented in a theoretically meaningful way (How do the findings fit in with previous theory and literature? Are the results consistent or inconsistent with what has been found in the past? If they are inconsistent, how can it be explained?). The explanation and interpretation of results will probably be the biggest part of the Discussion.
    Include limitations of the study. Describe the ways in which the internal or external validity of the study may have been compromised. Was the sample biased? Were the measures problematic? Think about what you would do different next time if you conducted a similar study. Future research ideas are often discussed when limitations are discussed.
  9. Conclusion describes the implications of findings to theory and practice, highlight practical applications of findings, gives some additional directions for future research. Direct answers to the original questions or hypotheses are included, in other words, the verification of the hypotheses goes here. The answers to the questions or the hypotheses must be explained, supported and defended with results. This explanation should consider the conflicting results, unexpected findings and discrepancies with other research. It is relevant to include the implications of the study, a comparison with previous research, innovations and the contribution of the study to new developments. Suggestions for further research, a brief statement on the limitations of the project and any pedagogical implications the paper may indicate.

  10. Acknowledgements. Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

  11. Reference list should include at least 30 entries cited in the text.
  12.  Appendices. If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
    Math formulae. Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).
    Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.

Note: JLE recommends 6000 or more word count, excluding title page, legends, and references.
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