SiSAL Journal

(/si:sæl/) SiSAL Journal is an open access, peer-reviewed, quarterly publication for those interested in the field of self-access language learning.  The articles reflect the ongoing contributions to the field and are aimed at international researchers and practitioners.  The scope of the journal incorporates self-access learning and skills support centres which aim to promote learner autonomy.


The journal is published by Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS), Chiba, Japan. The journal started as a project within the English Language Institute / Self-Access Learning Center (SALC) at KUIS in 2010. Read more about the SALC.

Open access commitment

SiSAL Journal operates a true open access policy in line with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), i.e.

“By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited”. (BOAI website)

Mailing address

Self-Access Learning Center (SALC)
Kanda University of International Studies
Wakaba 1-4-1, Mihama-ku,
Chiba, Japan 261-0013

Copyright © 2019 Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, ISSN 2185-3762.
Copyright held by individual authors.