A double-blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to current research on the teaching and learning of Portuguese.
The PLJ - Portuguese Language Journal invites the submission of original, unpublished manuscripts on Second Language Acquisition, Methodology of Foreign Languages Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Literary Criticism, Pedagogy, and also reviews of books, multimedia, and other pedagogical material connected to the teaching and learning of Portuguese.
To be considered for PLJ#16, the deadline for the submission is August 30th, 2022. Notification of acceptance can be expected by October 30th.
The Portuguese Language Journal strives to support the teaching and learning of Portuguese by serving as a forum for conveying and exchanging information based on research, practices, and experiences relevant to this field.
To teach and learn Portuguese as a foreign, second, additional, or heritage language - in short, not native – raises, in our days, many challenges (to teachers, students/learners, educators and policymakers, and researchers, just to name some of the actors involved in this process) that are important to know, to study, to rethink and to share. We have many examples of excellent work in our area, from successful programs based on quality frameworks to methodologies, techniques, and resources used to promote the acquisition of communicative competences. The very specificity of our object of study, articulated in the relation Language-Culture, has developed unique processes and tools to assess both the knowledge and competences of those studying a language and the teachers’ training (graduate, post-graduate, initial, specialized, formal, informal). We are confident that this intense activity has generated the emergence of actions, research, and reflections that will have much to gain if shared. As such, the Portuguese Language Journal invites proposals for articles on the different topics mentioned.
1. Submission of articles
PLJ invites the submission of original, unpublished manuscripts on Second Language Acquisition, Methodology of Foreign Languages Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Literary Criticism, Pedagogy, and also reviews of books, multimedia, and other pedagogical material connected to the teaching and learning of Portuguese.
2. Submission to reviews
PLJ also publishes reviews of books, films, and other multimedia and pedagogical material published in the last two years. Anyone interested in writing a review should contact PLJ ([email protected]) and consult with the editors.
AOTP members interested in becoming reviewers for PLJ should send their information to our email. Also, publishers and authors interested in submitting their materials for review should contact the editors. Just like the articles, the review goes through our double-blind review process.
Contributors should observe the following:
Both Portuguese and English are languages of publication.
Submit manuscripts in DOCX format using PLJ's official submission page.
Include the authors' names, institutions, addresses, e-mail, and phone numbers, if available.
Include, both in Portuguese and English, a 200-words abstract and up to 6 keywords.
Include a brief biographical statement of each author (200 words or less).
Article submissions should be at least 12 double-spaced pages but no more than 25 double pages in length (without references).
Review submissions should be at least 750 words but no more than 1,000 words in length.
At the moment of the publication, all authors must be members of the American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese. The membership fee is $40 annually. Become a member here.
Manuscripts submitted to PLJ should adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style and follow the APA format. PLJ editors reserve the right to make stylistic changes in any accepted articles. For more information, please access www.portugueselanguagejournal.com