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Focus and Scope

JESLA is the Journal of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA). It publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed open-access articles in the field of second language research. Its aim is to promote the understanding of second language learning and use, and to stimulate the debate on the bilingual and multilingual individual and society. JESLA publishes one issue per year comprising the best papers from the EUROSLA annual conference.

The scope of the journal covers fundamental and applied issues in second language learning, in children, adolescents and adults; second / bilingual language use and processing, language representation, bilingual cognition, as well as second language assessment and education. JESLA welcomes empirical, theoretical and methodological research papers, including meta-analyses. No specific theories or approaches are given preference.

 The readership includes second language researchers from the fields of linguistics, psychology, sociology, education, as well as related sub-disciplines and interdisciplinary areas. All articles in the journal undergo rigorous peer review based on initial editor screening and refereeing by at least two anonymous reviewers. The journal editor is Dr Sarah Ann Liszka (University of Greenwich), supported by the editor-in-chief, Dr Danijela Trenkic (University of York), and high-profile Editorial and Advisory boards. 


Publication Frequency

JESLA publishes one issue per year comprising the best papers from the EUROSLA annual conference. The initial call for papers is normally announced at the EUROSLA annual conference in late summer, followed by an email invitation in the autumn; the submission deadline is in early January; articles are published in a single issue during mid-summer.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.


Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher, White Rose University Press, focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

 Journals are indexed by the following services:

CrossRef, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCOHost, Google Scholar, CNKI, Norwegian Scientific Database, and Web of Science. In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know or make an indexing request directly with the service.


Sponsors

JESLA is published with the support of the European Second Language Association, and some set up funding has been provided by the libraries of the University of York and the University of Leeds.

History

JESLA was previously published as the EUROSLA Yearbook by John Benjamins.

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