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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission does not contain substantial portions of the author’s work that has been published elsewhere, nor does it contain substantial portions of others’ previously published work.
  • The submitted article is properly anonymized and submitted in an editable format such as a Microsoft Word (.docx) or OpenOffice (.odt) file. Please include all sections of your manuscript (e.g., Tables, Figures, Appendices, etc.) in one file. It is also important to check for and remove identifying information from the metadata of your document by following the steps below:

    Microsoft Word for Windows:
    Go to File
    Select Info
    Click on Check for Issues
    Click on Inspect Document
    In the Document Inspector dialog box, select the check boxes to choose the type of hidden content that you want inspected.
    Click Remove All
    Click Close
    Save the document

    Microsoft Word for MacOS:
    Go to Tools
    Click Protect Document
    Select Remove personal information for this file on save
    Click OK and save the file

    IMPORTANT NOTE ON ANONYMIZATION: Authors should anonymize their submissions by referring to themselves in the 3rd person, just like they do for all other references. So instead of replacing their names with "Author," they should simply say, for example, "Warschauer (2001) showed that ..." and include the full citation in the References.
  • The submission does not contain links (URLs) to sites that reveal the identity of the authors.
  • The submitted article is no more than 8,500 words in length, including references and a 200-word abstract. Appendices, not included in the 8,500 words, should be limited to 1,500 words. Lengthy appendices should be included as hyperlinks. Titles of articles should not exceed 10 words and should be adequately descriptive of the content of the article. Forum articles should be no more than 5,000 words in length and commentaries no more than 3,000 words in length.
  • The submitted article conforms to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition).

Author Guidelines

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Please review Author Submission Guidelines (opens in a new window) for detailed information on submitting your work and the reviewing process.  Note that starting January 1, 2020, all items published in LLT are under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license, or CC-BY-NC-ND, which permits users to download and share the original work (provided they credit the original source), without any alterations or commercial use. 


  • LLT publishes articles of up to 8,500 words that report on original research or present an original framework that links second language acquisition theory, previous research, and language learning and teaching practices that utilize technology. Articles containing only descriptions of software, pedagogical procedures, or those presenting results of surveys without providing systematic empirical data and analysis on language learning outcomes or processes will not be considered. 
  • General guidelines are available for conducting CALL research (see LLT editors CALICO 2011 Workshop slides) and for reporting on both quantitative and qualitative research (see LLT Research Guidelines).
  • Manuscripts that have already been published, are being considered for publication elsewhere, or have been previously rejected by LLT will not be considered. If your submission is part of a larger study or if you have used the same data in whole or in part in other papers published or under review, you must write a cover letter stating where the paper is published/under review and describing how the current submission to LLT makes a different and distinct contribution to the field.
  • Submitted manuscripts that contain substantial portions of the author(s)' own work that has been published in other venues are considered self plagiarism and will not be considered. Authors will be banned from submissions to LLT for a two-year period.
  • Submitted manuscripts that contain substantial portions of others' work that have been published are considered plagiarism, and authors who submit plagiarized work will be banned from publishing in LLT.


  • LLT publishes articles of up to 5,000 words in the Language Teaching & Technology Forum, providing a space for language researchers and educators to reflect on their current pedagogical practices and discuss in depth the intersection of technology and language teaching pedagogy. Click here to see the complete Call for Papers.


  • LLT publishes commentaries, short articles of 2,000-3,000 words, that discuss material either previously published in LLT or otherwise offering interesting opinions on issues related to language learning and technology.


  • LLT publishes reviews of professional books and software related to the use of technology in language learning, teaching, and testing.
  • LLT does not accept unsolicited reviews. 
  • Contact Review Editor Ruslan Suvorov ([email protected]) if you are interested in having material reviewed or in serving as a reviewer. Send materials you wish to be reviewed to:

Ruslan Suvorov
1137 Western Rd, Room 1031
London, Ontario
Canada N6G1G7

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