English Language Teaching

English Language Teaching (ELT) is a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among teachers and researchers in the field of English Language Teaching. The journal is published monthly in both print and online versions. The scope of ELT includes the following fields: theory and practice in English language teaching and learning, teaching English as a second or foreign language, English language teachers’ training and education.
Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original, and full-length articles that are not under review in any other journals. The Journal accepts article submissions online or by elt@ccsenet.org




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2015 Q3: Articles Received: 132; Accepted: 70; Rejected: 57; Published: 59; Retracted: 0

2015 Q2: Articles Received: 145; Accepted: 70; Rejected: 70; Published: 58; Retracted: 0

2015 Q1: Articles Received: 120; Accepted: 57; Rejected: 59; Published: 52; Retracted: 1

2014: Articles Received: 488; Accepted: 248; Rejected: 253; Published: 184; Retracted: 2

2013: Articles Received: 415; Accepted: 250; Rejected: 166; Published: 201; Retracted: 2





What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b). Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (400USD).

e). After publication, the corresponding author will receive two copies of printed journals, free of charge.

f). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (ithenticate.com).

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.



Call for papers for the ELT special issue

The English Language Institute (ELI) at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) welcomes the submission of papers for the special issue on EFL in Saudi context for May issue, 2016. The deadline for Abstract/Manuscript submission is February 28th 2016. The issue publication date is May 2016. Accepted abstracts/manuscripts will be notified in March 2016. Publication fee will be $400 per article. The special issues will have the two guest editors: Professor. Omar Nasseef, Dean of the English Language Institute and Dr. Tariq Elyas, Vice-Dean for Graduate Studies and the Director of MA TESOL Program at King Abdulaziz University.

The proposed themes for this issue are:

* EFL Theory into Practice

* Pedagogical Approaches in EFL Teaching

* EFL, Technology & Social Media

* Curriculum and Design

* Testing and Assessment

For more information kindly contact: Dr. Tariq Elyas on telyas@kau.edu.sa