2019 PanSIG Journal Call for Papers

All presenters at the PanSIG 2019 will be invited to submit a paper based on their presentation for publication in the 2019 PanSIG Journal. All full article submissions should be made through the journal's submissions page or via the conference email address. 

In the same way that the presentations were vetted prior to the conference, journal papers from the conference will also undergo a rigorous peer review process. From 2018, we have adopted the policy of peer review, where each submitting author will most likely review a maximum of two manuscripts submitted for the 2019 PanSIG Journal. Note that publishing in the 2019 PanSIG Journal qualifies as a refereed publication. We would, therefore, like to encourage all presenters to submit a paper.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline (initial draft of full paper due): August 17 (Saturday), 2019
  • Announcement of Review Decision: November 15, 2019
  • Revised Paper Submission (final draft due): January 15, 2020
  • Target Date of Publication: April 15, 2020

General Guidelines

  • Submissions should be no longer than 4,000 words, including references. Note that any paper of over 4,500 words will not be considered for publication and any paper of fewer than 2,500 words are unlikely to be selected for inclusion. Also, please try to restrict any appendices to a maximum of three pages.
  • Papers should be either research or practice-oriented. Submissions should discuss the author's research or a teaching technique that is being used in the classroom. Papers that consist of only extended literature reviews are unlikely to be selected for inclusion. Please look at the 2018 PanSIG Journal articles for examples of these two types of papers.
  • Forum presenters can submit papers as a group or individually. If forum presenters decide to submit individually, the topic of the individual papers must be different enough to warrant individual submissions. If forum presenters submit as a group, the paper must still meet the 4000-word limit to be accepted. Please contact the journal editors if you have any question.
  • Papers submitted to the 2019 PanSIG Journal must not be previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts are first reviewed by an editor to ensure they comply with the JALT Guidelines. Papers passing through the initial review will be considered for publication and will then be subjected to blind review by at least two readers.

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Good Luck and Best Regards,
Debopriyo Roy, Editor
John Blake, Assistant Editor