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Call for proposals

Special Issue of Studies in Second Language Acquisition, July 2023
Call for Proposals

Studies in Second Language Acquisition (SSLA) is now entertaining proposals for the thematic issue of Volume 45:3, to be published in July 2023. 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, Methods Forum, and State-of-the-Scholarship Review.

Proposal submissions are due by email to by January 14, 2022. Other manuscript and production deadlines are as follows:

January 14, 2022                     Proposals due in SSLA office

February 11, 2022                   Final decision reached

May 13, 2022                          Submission of first-draft manuscripts to SSLA via ScholarOne

January 20, 2023                     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