ECTESOL Review Information for Authors

ECTESOL Review Information for Authors (updated 3/12/2017)

Editor: Laureen A. Fregeau

Learning English as another language is a global endeavor. ECTESOL Review invites submissions on and includes all topics within the scope of learning English as another language at any level (K-12, higher education, adult education): related linguistics topics, practitioner guides, innovative approaches to teaching English as another language, technology, cultural information and other related topics. Book reviews are also included. The mission of ECTESOL Review is: Open access publication to connect people and ideas to TESOL/TEFL.

Editorial Policy and Procedure ECTESOL Review is committed to scholarly inquiry, discussion, practitioner materials and reportage of topics related to learning English as another language (TESOL, ESOL, EFL, TFL, IEP, EAL, ESP and TEFL).

Manuscripts are considered in five categories: (1) research and (original, review, and interpretation), (2) theoretical essay and discussion, and (3) descriptive reports from the field, including descriptions of innovative programs or classrooms, (4) practitioner materials and (5) book reviews. Articles should be 1000 – 2500 words (5 pages double spaced) in length although longer pieces will be considered.

The journal follows the format suggested in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. Contributors should send, via e-mail attachments of electronic files (in Word), the manuscript including a one paragraph abstract of no more than 250 words; a one paragraph description of each author, including current position and research interests; and a mailing address, phone number, and email address where each author can be reached to: As a refereed journal, all submissions undergo a blind peer review selection process. Therefore, please include the author’s description and other identifying information in a separate electronic file. The abstract and any tables or figure can be included in one file with the manuscript. Identifying references may be designated “Author, year” for the review. The cover letter should state that the work is not under simultaneous consideration by other publications. Mailing us a hard copy of the manuscript is not necessary. Please Note: ECTESOL Review generally follows the format of the APA Publication Manual, Sixth Edition, which includes new information on how to cite online sources in the reference list. However, please give the most direct link possible to the source cited, and make sure electronic links cited are accurate and active. Use italics rather than underlining. Do not use tabs to format paragraphs (use “first line indent” function) or tables (use “insert table” function). Color for tables or figures is acceptable (as long as the color is helpful and not distracting). Please use acronyms sparingly and identify any that are used. Open Access: This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user immediately upon publication. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. We do ask that citation information be included along with a link to the Emerald Coast TESOL website. Please note that authors are not charged for publication. Articles are open access, distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license CC BY-NC-ND ( Copyrights are held by Emerald Coast TESOL; republication by an author in another publication must be approved in advance by the ECTESOL Review editor.