Call for Papers for Special Issue!


Call for Papers



 Instructional technologies and their impact in Applied Linguistics research


EJAL will publish a special issue (SI) in December 2021 in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

The guest editors for this SI are Alberto Andujar from University of Almeria, Spain and Ana Ibáñez Moreno from Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain.

Please read the message below from our guest editors of this SI for the important dates and other details.

Ece Zehir Topkaya




Guest editors

Alberto Andujar, PhD: University of Almería, Spain

Ana Ibáñez Moreno, PhD: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain



The COVID-19 pandemic has brought several challenges for the whole world, and, in the case of applied linguistics and instruction, it has shown the many aspects that need to be addressed for efficient and productive language teaching with technological support. Issues such as digital applications, course design and technologies, connectivity, aspects related to designing appropriate activities and technology training, have started to emerge as challenges for language instructors.

Now, more than ever, we see that technologies are essential to cope with the emerging language (learning) needs and tools. This special issue wants to delve into how language teachers and linguists in general are making use of technologies in instruction to adapt their practices to the current online environments in order to provide society with adequate ways to cope with the current digital realities and the increasing needs and demands of students and language learners around the world.

Thus, the special issue of  Instructional technologies and their impact in Applied Linguistics research  aims to address the main issues in language teachers and researchers based on the technology-based environment in different cultures around the world. The focus of this issue will be on quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies that meet the needs of applied linguists, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) researchers.


Recommended Topics

The scope of this special issue includes but is not limited to the following topics:


  • L-MOOCs (Language Massive Open Online Courses)
  • MALL (Mobile Assisted Language Learning
  • Language instruction and AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  • TELL (Technologically Enhanced Language Learning)
  • Technologies for Interlingual and Multilingual Communication
  • Instant Messaging and its applications to the language classroom
  • Telecollaboration
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL)


Those interested in submitting a proposal may send a 400-500 word abstract with 4 to 5 keywords (not including references) by March 31, 2021. All proposals will be subject to a double-peer blind review process. Acceptance will be confirmed by April 15. Please note that the proposal acceptance does not guarantee the final acceptance for the full paper publication. Once the proposal is accepted, a full 7000-8000 words (all included) manuscript should be sent by June 30. Papers accepted for publication must comply with all journal publication guidelines. These can be consulted at:



The following timeline is anticipated:


  • Proposal submission: March 31, 2021
    Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2021
  • Full manuscript submission deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Reviews and papers returned to authors: July 31, 2021
  • Second revisions: September 15, 2021
  • Copyediting-Production- final checks: October 30, 2020
  • Publication: November 30, 2021


This publication is anticipated to be released on the 1st of December, 2021.


Submission & inquiries

For this special issue, please submit your proposals and inquiries directly to:

EJAL Submission System.

While submitting your manuscript, please choose the Special Issue (SI) option in the dropdown menu.



Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics (EJAL) is a professional, double blind peer-reviewed international journal devoted to promoting dissemination of scholarly knowledge and exchange of academic research and professional findings on all aspects of second or foreign language (L2) learning and teaching. Due attention is paid to the teaching and learning of all languages as a second/foreign language. To this end, EJAL publishes theoretical and empirical studies in the form of original research, research reviews, case studies, conceptual frameworks, and innovative educational and social ideas with both regional and global perspectives. EJAL has a clear preference for manuscripts with strong theoretical foundation and tangible educational and research implications. We, therefore, invite original submissions from around the world that fit within this aim.

Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original, and full-length articles that are not under review elsewhere. The online version of the journal is free to access and download. Printed version of the journal is unavailable for the time being. 

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