Focus and Scope

The Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, CALJ, is a peer-review journal published in Bogotá, Colombia by Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas for a global audience of professionals in education interested in research and teaching issues in the field of Applied Linguistics for the Teaching of English. It disseminates partial or final results of researches in the field of language teaching.

The CALJ has published articles by authors from Latin American countries, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, the United States, Canada and the Middle East. Therefore we have a global readership that is permanently reported in Google Analytics.

Currently, the journal is indexed in Redalyc, SciELO, Latindex, ERA, MLA, and Publindex-Colombia. It is visible in the directories Ulrich Periodicals, EBSCO Publishing, DOAJ, SHERPA/ROMEO.

 

Peer Review Process

The steps that are regularly followed in the process of publishing a manuscript include:

  • Receipt of the article through OJS and review of the fulfillment of author's guidelines.
  • Blind evaluation of abstracts and first evaluation by members of the editorial committee to define whether the article continues evaluation process, and wether it is suitable for reviewer assignment.
  • Sending the manuscript to reviewers. All reviewers are given a term of three weeks for the first evaluation. For second evaluation, two weeks; and for third onwards, one week.
  • Reception of evaluations through OJS and communication to the author of evaluation results (if authors are asked for major modifications, they are given three weeks to make the corrections; if they are requested to make minor modifications, the term is two weeks).
  • Once an article is approved for publication, authors are notified. Next, the document enters proofreading and layout stages.
  • Regularly, from the moment a manuscript is received to the moment the authors are informed about the acceptance or rejection of a manuscript the process can take from 6 to 8 months. Finally, the process of evaluation, revision, acceptance, and preparation for publication regularly take 1 year. 

Publication Frequency

Twice a year.

Open Access Policy

As the open access policy contributes to the exchange of global knowledge, this journal provides an immediate free access to all of its content. All readers from all around the world can read and download every article for free. In addition, authors do not have to pay any fee in order to publish in the journal.

Article processing and submission charge

The journal is interested in the exchange of global knowledge. The process and submission of the manuscript are for free. The manuscript is submitted, evaluated proofread and published without any cost.

Creative Commons Licence

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Best practices statement and ehtical standards

The journal takes into account the procedures and ethical standards by Cambridge University Press (https://www.cambridge.org/core/about/ethical-standards), the guidelines for ethical behavior in scientific publications by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Guidelines), by the International Committe of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/) and by the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) (http://www.wame.org/policies).

 

 

Journal History

The Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal was created in 1998 in the Master’s Program in Applied Linguistics to TEFL at Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas in Bogotá, Colombia. Its initial purpose was to publish contributions from faculty and graduate students of the different ELT programs in Bogotá and Colombia. Thus, the journal had a local and national circulation. In 2000, the editor and the members of the research group LECTOESCRINAUTAS committed themselves to making the journal known globally. In 2004, the editor invited national and international scholars to be part of the editorial committee and editorial review board to contribute to make the publication a rich and rigorous scholarly publication. The Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal (CALJ) was visible in international indexes like the Educational Research Abstracts (ERA) and Modern Language Association Bibliography (MLA). In 2009, Publindex, the national index ranked the CALJ as a top journal among many in the field nationally.

Currently, the journal is indexed in Redalyc, SciELO, Latindex, ERA, MLA, and Publindex-Colombia. It is visible in the directories Ulrich Periodicals, EBSCO Publishing, DOAJ, SHERPA/ROMEO. 

We have gone from the printed text of the journal in 1998, which was circulating locally, regionally and nationally to the digital text since 2009 with the Open Journal System and open access for all readers globally. We have increased CALJ frequency of publication publishing two issues a year.

In April, 2018, we celebrated the 20 years of publication of the CALJ as a peer-review journal. In its 20 years, we report contributions from nearly 400 authors from different countries in 29 volumes. We count with the professional support that evaluators from 28 countries, provide to our academic publication. They have contributed to maintain the quality, periodicity and rigorous quality of our publication.