First Chinese-English bilingual journal published by a Western publisher
Comprehensive overview of Chinese as a Second Language
Specialized expertise of Chinese and international experts
Invaluable evaluations of new research methods and tools for Chinese as a Second Language
Chinese as a Second Language Research (CASLAR) focuses on research on the acquisition, development, and use of Chinese as a Second Language. It supports scholars and researchers from different linguistic fields, and serves as a forum to discuss, investigate, and better understand Chinese as a Second Language. Each issue (2 per year) of the journal publishes three papers in Chinese and three papers in English; summaries are always provided both in Chinese and English.
We are especially interested in publishing articles and research papers that
investigate how empirical findings of CSL research can advance and develop better Chinese language teaching methodologies,
explore the implications of CSL research for theoretical developments and practical applications,
focus on the acquisition and use of varieties of CSL,
study the nature of interaction between native speakers and non-native speakers of Chinese,
address major issues of second language acquisition from the perspective of CSL,
analyze the ways in which language is both shaped by culture and is the medium through which culture is created,
The CASLAR journal is also a forum of the CASLAR Association that was established at the 3rd CASLAR conference at the University of Parma, Italy in 2014. Website of the CASLAR Association is www.caslarcenter.com
The CASLAR Association has bi-annual conferences. CASLAR-5 will be held on June 14-16, 2018 at the University of Hong Kong: https://bit.ly/2ssNQnK
The editorial office will perform a blind peer-review. The reviewing process takes on average 2-3 months. Submissions are sent to 2–3 reviewers.
You will be informed by e-mail if your manuscript has been accepted or rejected or if it requires further attention. Reviewers’ comments will be available to the authors. Every effort is made to respond to the authors in a timely manner.
Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access.
Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author’s copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract.
If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors
Additional information for manuscript formatting
Personal data with the title, name, affiliation, email and postal address, and a short bio (50-70 words) should be submitted with the paper in a separate file.
Abstract must be no more than one page summarizing the main points.
Manuscripts must be typed double-spaced on one side of A4 or 8.5-inch paper with margins of at least 2.5 cm (or 1 inch) all round. The paper can be max. 9,500 words + references + appendix.
For bi- and multilingual examples, use italics for one language, CAPITALS and underlining for the others (in that order).
Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:
Assistant Editor: Ned Danison (State University of New York at Albany, USA)
Editorial Board: Jenn-Yeu Chen (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan) Anqi Ding (East China Normal University, Shanghai, China) Michael Haugh (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia) Shih-Chang Hsin (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan) Cheng Le (Zhejiang University, China) Ziyu Lin (Macao Politechnic Institute, Macao, China) Elizabeth Loh, (University of Hong Kong, China) Jane Orton (University of Melbourne, Australia) Zengan Peng (Fudan University, Shanghai, China) Alain Peyraube (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique [CNRS], France) Yongping Ran (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China) Helen Shen (University of Iowa, USA) Carlotta Sparvoli (University College, Cork, Ireland) Chaofen Sun (Stanford University, USA) Hana Triskova (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Oriental Institute, Prague) Hang Zhang (George Washington University, USA) Xiaolu Wang (Zhejiang University, China) Xiaohong Wen (University of Houston, USA)