Southwest University, China
Editor-in-Chief of Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education
I am more than happy to announce that the Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education is now accepted in Scopus indexing since 2020.
As a peer-reviewed journal, the Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education is an interdisciplinary journal of second and foreign language education studies that aims to provide a forum for high-quality linguistic and experimental research on the related issues in the field of language education.
When we launched the journal in 2016, we draw a roadmap for the journal in which the ultimate destination was being a journal which would have an added-value for the academia. It was not an easy task, but it was not impossible as the word its self says, “I am possible.”
Within four years, the journal has taken a long way, but a long road is ahead too. We are thankful for our editorial board members who have been supporting us unconditionally from the very first day till now, and we are sure that their continuous and unbelievable support and contribution will be continued as they are well-committed and are willing to contribute the EDUCATION which is the pillar of a promising future for society.
Moreover, we should express our gratitude to our reviewer’s panel members who devote precious time and energy to every single submission to ensure quality and unbiased review, which is a guarantee for quality journal publication.
Till now, we have had two turning points in the history of this journal: firstly, when we got indexed in Web of Science (ESCI) and the second one was June 2020 when we indexed in Scopus. But, it is crystal clear that now we have more responsibility in publishing papers that should contribute significantly to the field. To this end, we have taken some steps:
Firstly, since 2020, we have new editorial board members: Alessandro Benati, Christine Coombe, Guangwei Hu, Margaret Kettle, Hassan Mohebbi, Jonathan Newton, and Hayo Reinders. We are sure that these distinguished members will enhance the authorship of the journal.
Secondly, we have started publishing special issues. Presently, we have issued a call for papers for a special issue titled ‘Technology in the teaching and assessment of writing’ edited by Hayo Reinders and Hassan Mohebbi to be published in March 2021. You may study the call for papers and the main themes on the journal’s website. Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract (150-200 words), including title, abstract, and three to five keywords to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thirdly, we have started to extend the reviewer’s panel. So, researchers who are interested in doing a review for the journal may contact the journal and send their CV, including their pages on ORCID and Publons.
Fourthly, our contributing authors and readers are our priceless assets. Undoubtedly, without them, we are not able to survive. To support our authors and readers, we aim to speed up the review, revision, and publication procedure as time is money, and we should count each second. We will be sharing published papers through different strategies and applications to attract more readers from an international scope.
We hope to keep on receiving high-quality research papers that contribute to the impact of the journal.