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SiSAL Journal accepted for inclusion in Scopus


We are delighted to announce that SiSAL Journal has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus abstract and citation database. The process has taken several years, but the content and procedural documentation has been evaluated by the Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB) and deemed suitable. The reviewers comments have been pasted below.

  • The journal consistently includes articles that are scientifically sound and relevant to an international academic or professional audience in this field.
  • The abstracts are in keeping with Scopus English Language requirements.
  • In general, the content of the articles is consistent with the scope and aims of the journal.
  • The articles are consistently of high academic quality, consistent with the journal’s stated aims.
  • The articles are generally well written and understandable.
  • This title addresses a subject area not properly covered by an existing journal.
  • The journal has clear aims and scope/journal policies that are consistent with the journal’s content.

We will be working with the Scopus Source Collection Management department in the coming months to start the indexing process. Many thanks to authors, reviewers, and editorial team members for their quality work over many years that has made this possible.

Directions in Self-Access Language Learning Symposium, Japan, 19th October

Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) will be holding a symposium on Self-Access Language Learning on Saturday, October 19th 2013. Participants will explore the current practices in self-access learning and how the field is likely to continue to contribute to language education in the coming years.

Attendance is free, but  please register online HERE.


SiSAL Journal now accepting submissions for upcoming issues

Articles, reviews, reports, summaries and work in progress welcome.

June, 2013
Regular issue
Submission deadline: May 10th

September, 2013
Regular issue
Submission deadline: August 10th

December, 2013
Special Issue on Accessing and Accessorizing for Self-Access Language Learning (SALL)
Guest Editor: Carol J. Everhard, (formerly) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Submission deadline: October 1st.
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SiSAL Journal Special Issue on Writing Support

CALL FOR PAPERS: SiSAL Journal Special Issue on Self-Access Writing Support

Guest editor:

Rachael Ruegg
Akita International University, Japan

SiSAL Journal is planning to publish a special issue on the topic of self-access writing support for the March 2013 issue (volume 4, issue 1).  Editors are calling for submissions in the areas of:

  1. Writing Centres
  2. Materials for self-access writing support
  3. Approaches to outside class writing support
  4. Advising processes
  5. Development of learner autonomy in writing

This special issue will publish the following:

  1. Full research articles of around 3,500 words
  2. Summaries and works in progress
  3. Perspectives (opinions and reflections)
  4. Reviews of academic books, articles or website resources

Please refer to the journal website for a detailed description of submission types and format.

First call for papers: December 1st, 2012
Final deadline for papers: January 1st, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS: SiSAL Journal Special Issue

CALL FOR PAPERS: SiSAL Journal Special Issue on Strategies and Self-Regulation in Self-Access Learning

Guest editor:

Dr. Heath Rose
School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences
Trinity College, The University of Dublin, Ireland

SiSAL Journal is planning to publish a special issue on the topic of strategies and self-regulation in self-access language learning for the December 2012 issue (volume 3, issue 4).  Editors are calling for submissions in the areas of:

  1. Self-regulation in self-access language learning
  2. Language learning strategies in self-access language learning
  3. Strategy training in classrooms and self-access centres
  4. Students’ strategic decisions to use certain types of self-access materials
  5. Guidance to use self-access materials more effectively or strategically
  6. Other areas that intersect with this field

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Full text reading online via ISSUU

Full text versions of all eight issues of SiSAL Journal are now available to read online via ISSUU.

Read the latest special issue on Advising for Language Learner Autonomy here.