Self-access and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Call for papers. SiSAL Journal is planning to publish a special issue on Self-access and the Coronavirus Pandemic in September 2020 (Volume 11, Issue 3). DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: July 20th, 2020.

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Volume 10, Number 4, December 2019

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Volume 10, Number 4, December 2019

Edited by Diego Mideros and Jo Mynard 




  • Introduction by Diego Mideros and Jo Mynard (319-322) [full text] [PDF]

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Call for Papers: Special Issue of SiSAL Journal. Selected papers from the IATEFL LASIG Conference, Metamorphosis: A Journey of Self-Directed Learning and Advising

80439767_10157269066323813_4138800824828559360_oCall for Papers: SiSAL Journal is planning to publish a special issue on selected papers from the IATEFL LASIG Conference, Metamorphosis: A Journey of Self-Directed Learning and Advising, hosted by Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, School of Foreign Languages, Ankara, Turkey, on 19-20 March 2020 in September 2020 (Volume 11, Issue 3) edited by Tarık Uzun, Hatice Karaaslan and Stephanie Lea Howard. The deadline for submissions from presenters or participants is April 30th 2020. Details of the conference can be found at

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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.

SiSAL Journal, Volume 10, Number 3, September 2019

Volume 10, Number 3, September 2019

Edited by Jo Mynard


  • Introduction by Jo Mynard (220-222) [Full text] [PDF]
  • As If … A Game Theory Perspective on Self-Access Learning by Dominic G. Edsall (223-238)  [Full text] [PDF]
  • A Critical Review of Research on Language Learning Strategies used by Arab Learners of English by Anas Hajar (239-257) [Full text] [PDF]
  • An Investigation into the Criteria Students Use When Selecting Graded Readers by Phoebe Lyon and Amber Barr (258-281) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Transformative Language Use in and Beyond the Classroom with the Voice Story App by Naomi Wilks-Smith and Li Ping Thong (282-295) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Self-Assessment Surveys – A Tool for Independent Learning in Lower-tier Dependent Classrooms by Craig Yamamoto and Yoko Kinoshita (296-318) [Full text] [PDF]

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