Guidelines for Writers
Our members look to Réflexions for solid, current articles. They must be based on research, summarize 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, complete, and current. We offer no payment for articles by professional educators.
CASLT reviews each submission to determine its appropriateness for the magazine. If your article is accepted, it will be edited for tone and length as well as copyedited. During the publication process, CASLT will contact you to review the final version. Your article may also be translated and published in French. Articles received after the submission deadline will be held over for the following issue. Authors will receive a timeline for the issue in which their article will appear.
What We Look For
We look for brief (1,150 words maximum) articles that will be helpful to K–12 educators.
Our primary audiences are:
- Practising second-language classroom teachers (French, English, German, Spanish, Japanese, First Nations languages, and other international languages)
- Researchers in second-language teaching and learning in various university settings
- Student teachers enrolled in faculties of education across the country
- Those 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 experience and the implications of these discoveries for second-language teachers. We will prioritize articles highlighting new and effective programs that result in improvements in student second-language learning.
Writers will receive a complimentary issue containing their published article.
What Your Submission Should Include
Please, make sure to include:
- A copy of your article in .docx, .doc, .odt, or .rtf format
- All images in separate files (minimum resolution of 300 dpi – not in your document)
- Your mailing address and telephone number
- A short biography (50 words maximum)
- A photo of yourself (minimum resolution of 300 dpi)
We encourage the use of images, graphs, and charts to illustrate key points. All images must be provided as separate files with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
Within your .docx, .doc, .odt, or .rtf file, please include:
- A note with each photograph that identifies the individuals pictured, what they are doing, and where the photo was taken
- The name of the photographer
Writers are responsible for obtaining written permission from the subjects of the photographs.
References and in-text citations should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Reference citations in-text like this (Smith, 1997, p.12) and then list them in APA bibliographic form at the end of the article. An APA style tutorial and a handy APA style guide are available. Authors bear full responsibility for the accuracy of citations, quotations, and information supplied for figures and charts.
- December 1st for issue no. 1 (February)
- March 1st for issue no. 2 (May)
- August 1st for issue no. 3 (October)