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GENERAL SUBMISSIONS


The CALL- IS Newsletter, On CALL, encourages submission of many types of articles related to CALL: software, website or book reviews, announcements, reports on conferences, presentations or webcasts that you might have participated in. If you have suggestions, ideas, and/or questions, send them to Larry Udry or Suzanne Bardasz.

General Submission Guidelines

Articles should

  • Have the title in ALL CAPS.
  • List a byline: author’s name with hyperlinked email, affiliation, city, country (in that order).
  • Include an author photo.
  • Include a 2-3 sentence (or less) teaser for the Newsletter Homepage.
  • Be no longer than 1,750 words (includes bylines, teasers, main text, tables, and author bios). Articles longer than 1,750 can be included, but will not be copyedited.
  • Contain no more than five citations.
  • Have a 2- to 3-sentence author biography at the end of the article.
  • Follow the style guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition (APA style).
  • Be in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt format.
  • Have hyperlinks that have meaningful urls.
  • All figures, graphs, and other images should be sent in separate jpg files.
  • Accurately and completely credit sources, including students. Do not take online content (including photos) from other websites without attribution. Contact me for the permission forms.
  • Have written permission for borrowed material (including photos) and send the signed permissions forms. Contact me for the permission forms.

If the author includes a photo, it must be:

  • A head and shoulder shot
  • A jpg
  • Width = 120px, height = 160px
  • Clear, clean, professional, appropriate to the article
  • Preferably including the person's name who took the shot.


Book reviews of between 300 and 500 words should provide the reviewer's analysis of books that are relevant to the practice and theory of CALL. A book review needs to be an evaluation, not just a summary; in addition to a (short) summary and key points, it should provide an appraisal of the books' strengths and weaknesses. Does this reviewer have any critiques of the book, or suggestions

on how it could be improved upon? Does it lack in any way, or have any shortcomings? Book review readers expect to hear both the pros and the cons of a book so they know that the review is unbiased and so they feel prepared to determine whether to invest in the book themselves.

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