About the Journal
AJAL is an international, fully refereed, open-access e-journal led by FAAPI (Federación Argentina de Asociaciones de Profesores de Inglés). It is a publication for teachers, teacher educators, and researchers interested in sharing their expertise, experience, and concerns in the fields of Applied Linguistics and second/foreign language teaching. AJAL welcomes original research articles, state-of- the-art articles, literature reviews, essays, materials reviews, academic events reports and classroom accounts, both in English and Spanish.
The editors of AJAL are supported by an Editorial Board, whose members may referee submissions. Other anonymous referees, whose names are published once a year, are appointed as specialized reviewers. Their decisions are based upon the relevance, clarity, and value of the manuscripts submitted. Submissions could be accepted, accepted with modifications, or rejected. Reviewers’ decisions are final and are not subject to re-evaluation.
Aims and scope
We welcome manuscripts all year round in the areas of foreign language learning and teaching (e.g. ESP, EAP, language skills, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, materials development, syllabus and curriculum design, assessment, planning, and policies), language teacher education, intercultural communication, bilingualism and multilingualism, language learning and ICT, cultural studies, stylistics, (critical) discourse analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, phonetics, syntax, and corpus linguistics.
English & Spanish
Access and fees
This journal is open access, which means that anyone can read it without having to subscribe, and it does not charge authors any fee for publication.
Two times a year, May and November.
Main sections of the journal
Articles: this section includes original research articles, literature reviews, and reflective articles.
In praxis: classroom accounts, description, and implementation of classroom activities.
Materials reviews: book reviews as well as reviews of digital materials and educational websites and software.
Academic events reports.
For additional information concerning the submission of articles, please refer to the Instructions to authors section.
Peer Review Policy
All manuscripts undergo rigorous double-blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymised refereeing by at least two anonymous referees not necessarily connected with FAAPI. The editors of AJAL are supported by an Editorial Board whose members may referee submissions. Other anonymous referees will be published once a year. Their decisions are based upon the relevance, clarity, and value of the manuscripts submitted. Submissions could be accepted, accepted with modifications, or rejected. Reviewers’ decisions are final and are not subject to re-evaluation.
Licencing and plagiarism
Our articles are published under a Creative Commons 4.0 license, which means that they can be shared freely, citing them as suggested by the journal. Authors retain their copyright and full rights to republish their work without any restrictions.
We encourage intellectual honesty, which means that we systematically screen submitted articles for plagiarism.
Preservation and archiving
The published articles are not only included on this website, but also on FAAPI's Archive, accessible at https://faapi.org.ar/ajal/.
The editors make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information contained in AJAL volumes. However, the editors or FAAPI make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the contents and disclaim all such representations and warranties whether express or implied to the maximum extent permitted by law. Any views expressed in this publication are the views of the authors and are not the views of AJAL editorial board or FAAPI.