Focus and Scope

The INTESOL Journal, a professional, refereed journal, encourages submission of previously unpublished articles on topics of significance to individuals concerned with language teaching and learning. Although the INTESOL Journal was formerly published as a print journal, beginning in 2014, the INTESOL Journal will be an open-access journal published exclusively online. As a publication that represents a variety of cross-disciplinary interests, both theoretical and practical, the INTESOL Journal invites manuscripts on a wide range of topics, including:

  • psychology and sociology of language learning and teaching;
  • issues in research and research methodology;
  • testing and evaluation;
  • professional participation;
  • curriculum design and development;
  • instructional methods, materials, and techniques; and
  • language planning professional standards.

Because the INTESOL Journal is committed to publishing manuscripts that contribute to bridging theory and practice in our profession, it particularly welcomes submissions that address the implications and applications of research in, for example,

  • anthropology;
  • applied and theoretical linguistics;
  • communication;
  • education;
  • English education, including reading and writing theory;
  • psycholinguistics;
  • psychology;
  • first and second language acquisition;
  • sociolinguistics; and
  • sociology.

The INTESOL Journal prefers that all submissions be written in a style that is accessible to a broad readership, including those individuals who may not be familiar with the subject matter.


INTESOL Journal is published by the Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. The journal is hosted and supported by the IUPUI University Library.

Peer Review Process

Manuscript review is double-blind, except in special cases where review is single blind. This is at the discretion of the editor. Once manuscripts are submitted, they are sent too at least two members of the internatioonal review board. Following review, authors will receive notification of the status of their manuscript: Accepted without revision, accepted with revision (provisionally accepted), revise and resubmit, or reject. In most cases authors will be asked to go through at least one round of revisions. There may be multiple rounds of revision, rarely exceeding two in total. With each revision, authors are asked to include a revision letter detailing revisions made and providing explanation where necessary. Once manuscripts are accepted, authors will be asked to provide biographical information. Articles will be made available online as PDFs. While submissions are accepted year-round, the formal review process begins four weeks before publication, usually in October or November.

Publication Frequency

INTESOL Journal is an annual publication.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content, allowing readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and use them for any other lawful purpose, on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Archival Policy

INTESOL Journal is digitally preserved using the PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PLN). For more information about the PKP PLN, see

Article Processing/Submission Charges

INTESOL Journal does not charge article processing charges (APCs) or other submission charges.