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Rich publishing tradition reaching over 30 years
Expanded from the topics of language education and second language acquisition in China to wide variety of other relevant topics in Chinese applied linguistics
Asian journal with international appeal: all articles published in English (with Chinese abstracts provided)
Diversity of editorial board members
Attracting submissions from researchers all over the world
Affiliated with the China English Language Education Association
Quick access to issues thanks to ahead of print publishing
Objective The Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics (CJAL) (formerly known as Teaching English in China – CELEA Journal) was created in 1978 as a newsletter by the British Council, Beijing. It is the affiliated journal of the China English Language Education Association (founded in 1981 and now the Chinese affiliate of AILA [International Association of Applied Linguistics]).
The Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics is the only English language teaching (ELT) journal in China that is published in English, serving as a window to Chinese reform on ELT for professionals in China and around the world. The journal is internationally focused, fully refereed, and its articles address a wide variety of topics in Chinese applied linguistics which include – but also reach beyond – the topics of language education and second language acquisition.
Beginning with volume 34 in 2011, the journal is now co-published by De Gruyter Mouton, the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP), and the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy.
De Gruyter Mouton is responsible for the sales and distribution of the journal outside of China.
Second language acquisition
Language Teaching Methodology
Testing and assessment
Textbook compilation and teaching material evaluation
Article formats Original research and review articles
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Source Normalized Impact per Paper
Abstracting & Indexing
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Copy Editors（文字编审） DING Yanren（丁言仁） Duncan SIDWELL Steve SAMUELS
Editorial Board（编审委员会） Simon BORG, University of Leeds, UK CHEN Huiyuan（陈慧媛), Yunnan University of Finance and Economics CHEN Jianping（陈建平), Guangdong University of Foreign Studies CHEN Xinren（陈新仁）, Nanjing University Richard CULLEN, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK Peter DE COSTA, Michigan State University, USA DING Yanren (丁言仁), Nanjing University GAO Yihong（高一虹）, Peking University GU Yongqi (顾永琦), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand HAN Zhaohong (韩照红), Teachers College, Columbia University, USA HUANG Guowen (黄国文), South China Agricultural University Ken HYLAND, University of East Anglia, UK James LANTOLF, The Pennsylvania State University, USA Diane LARSEN-FREEMAN, University of Michigan, USA LI Wenzhong（李文中）, Zhejiang Gogshang University LUO Shaoqian（罗少茜), Beijing Normal University SHEN Li (沈黎), Fudan University TAO Hongyin (陶红印), University of California Los Angeles, USA WANG Churning (王初明), Guangdong University of Foreign Studies WANG Lifei (王立非), Beijing Language and Culture University Henry WIDDOWSON, University of London, UK WU Hongyun (吴红云), Renmin University of China YANG Dafu (杨达复), Xi'an International Studies University Lawrence Jun ZHANG (张军), The University of Auckland, New Zealand ZHANG Wenxia (张文霞), Tsinghua University ZHOU Yan (周燕), Beijing Foreign Studies University ZOU Shen (邹申), Shanghai International Studies University ZOU Weicheng (邹为诚), East China Normal University