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Réflexions, our 32-page print professional magazine is sent by mail to all active CASLT members three times per year, in the fall, winter and spring (circulation of over 3 000). Réflexions includes articles by leading researchers featuring exemplary practices, classroom activities, helpful resource reviews, Web links, conference listings, updates on our current projects as well as all the CASLT latest news. Issues are posted on the CASLT Web site for access by members.
Our members look to Réflexions for solid, current articles by leading educators. Articles must be based on research and summarize action research projects, present effective programs and practices, or report on current language related events. Our members expect articles that are interesting, thought provoking, timely, practical, informative, concise, and complete. We offer no payment for articles by professional educators.
The Communications Officer and/or Editor review each submission to determine its appropriateness for the journal. Manuscripts are either accepted as submitted, edited for tone and length, or rejected. Authors will be contacted to review and approve the final version and will be given a timeline as to the issue in which their article will be published.
What We Look For
We look for brief (800 words maximum) manuscripts that will be helpful to practicing K-12 educators. Our primary audiences are practicing second language classroom teachers (French, English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, First Nations Languages, and other International Languages), researchers in second language teaching and learning in various university settings, student teachers enrolled in faculty of educations across the country, and individuals with an interest in second language learning development.
We prefer articles written in an informal, conversational style. We are not looking for conventional research reports or term papers. Executive summaries of research articles are preferred rather than longer dissertations. Writers should emphasize what they have learned from their experiences and the implications of these discoveries for second language teachers. Highest consideration will be given to articles that highlight new and effective programs that result in improvements in student second language learning.
We encourage the submissions of photos as well as graphs and charts to illustrate key points. All images must be submitted in a jpeg file format. Please include a note with each photograph that identifies the individuals pictured, describes what they are doing and where, and gives the name of the photographer. Writers are responsible for obtaining written permission for publication from the subjects of the photographs.
Up to five main references will be published in Réflexions where space warrants and further references may be published on our Web site. Cite references in text like this (Sparks, 1997) and list them in bibliographic form at the end of the article. See a recent issue of Réflexions for examples of citations. Authors bear full responsibility for the accuracy of citations, quotations, and information supplied for figures and charts.
If your article is accepted, it will be edited for publication. During this process, you may be contacted by the Communications Officer to review the final version of the article. Your article may be translated and published in French to accommodate the content requirements of the publication. Articles received less than 6 weeks prior to an upcoming publication will most likely be held over for a following issue. Réflexions is published and distributed in mid February, mid May and mid October of each year.
How to Submit Your Article
All articles should be submitted in MS Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will acknowledge receipt of your article via email. Please make sure to include your complete contact information, including email address as well as telephone number. We ask that you also provide a short biography along with a photo.
Writers will receive two complimentary copies of the issue containing their published articles. Those copies will be mailed as soon as they are received in the CASLT office, following distribution of the issue.