Writers’ Guidelines

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’s editorial committee reviews each submission to determine its suitability for the magazine. If your article is accepted, it will be copyedited and translated. During the publication process, CASLT will contact you to review the final version. Articles received after a submission deadline will be held over for a future issue. Authors will receive a timeline for the issue in which their article will appear.

Length, Audience, and Style

We look for brief articles (1,150 words maximum) that will be helpful to K–12 educators.

Our primary audiences are:

  • Practising second-language classroom teachers (official languages, Indigenous languages, and international/heritage languages)
  • Researchers and teacher educators in second-language teaching and learning in various university settings
  • Student teachers enrolled in faculties of education across the country
  • School administrators, L2 consultants and coordinators, education ministry staff, etc.
  • 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 over 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 second-language teaching and learning.

References

References and in-text citations should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Authors bear full responsibility for the accuracy of citations, quotations, and information supplied for graphs/charts and figures.

Images

We encourage the use of images, graphs/charts, and figures to illustrate key points. All images must also be provided as separate files with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

Within your article file, please include:

  • A suggested caption for each photograph
  • A caption for each graph/chart or figure that briefly describes the data presented

Writers are responsible for obtaining written permission from the subjects of submitted photographs.

Submission Guidelines

Articles should be submitted to communications@caslt.org. We will acknowledge receipt via email.

Please include:

  • A copy of your article in .docx, .doc, .odt, or .rtf format
  • All images
    • Inserted in the document where they should appear in the published article AND
    • In separate files attached to the email submission (minimum resolution of 300 dpi)
  • Your phone number
  • A short author biography (50 words maximum)
  • An author photo (minimum resolution of 300 dpi)

If your article has more than one author, include a short biography and photo of each author.

Article Submission Deadlines

Issue

Deadline

No. 1 (February) December 1
No. 2 (May) March 1
No. 3 (October) August 1
Copyright

Upon acceptance of their submission, the author(s) hereby grant(s), transfer(s), and assign(s) to CASLT the right to print, publish, sell, disseminate, and otherwise utilize the work.

For greater certainty, it is specifically understood and accepted by the parties that, except as otherwise agreed to in writing, the author(s) shall not be entitled to receive royalties or any other benefit from the submission after it has been provided.

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