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Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics

Edited by: Qiufang Wen

Please submit your manuscript via the CJAL Manuscript submission system http://submit.celea.org.cn/cjalen.

All inquiries should be sent to the official journal email address cjal@fltrp.com.

Your benefits

  • 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

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.

  • Languages education
  • 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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Please submit your manuscript via the CJAL Manuscript submission system http://submit.celea.org.cn/cjalen.

Your benefits of publishing with us Please note
  • Before submitting your article please get familiar with our copyright agreement, as well as Publication Ethics Statement
  • 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. Detailed information can be found at Public Repositories tab
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

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:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

WEN Qiufang (文秋芳), Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
E-mail: cjal@fltrp.com

Honorary Editor-in-chief (名誉主编)
HU Wenzhong (胡文仲)

Managing Editor(常务副主编)
LIU Xiangdong(刘相东)

Copy Editors(文字编审)
DING Yanren(丁言仁)

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

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