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Call for proposals

Special Issue of Studies in Second Language Acquisition, July 2021

Call for Proposals

Studies in Second Language Acquisition (SSLA) is now entertaining proposals for the thematic issue of Volume 43:3, to be published in July 2021. Thematic issues of SSLA focus on areas of current interest and are an excellent venue to bring together in one issue numerous approaches to a problem or methodology in the field of SLA. For examples, see previous special issues of SSLA.

A proposal should include a rationale (two pages plus references) for the thematic issue and abstracts (250 – 300 words) from the authors of the manuscripts that the editor intends or expects to include. Note that the articles in a special issue can belong to any of the article types published in SSLA. These include: Research article, Critical Commentary, Research Report, Replication Studies, and State-of-the-Art Review.

Proposal submissions are due by email to by September 20, 2019. Other manuscript and production deadlines are as follows:

September 20, 2019                Proposals due in SSLA office

October 25, 2019                    Final decision reached

February 21, 2020                   Submission of first-draft manuscripts to SSLA via ScholarOne

September 25, 2020                All final manuscripts due, submitted via ScholarOne

Please feel free to distribute this announcement to interested colleagues. If any other questions arise, please feel free to contact us at 


Susan Gass, Editor

Studies in Second Language Acquisition Michigan State University