About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The INTESOL Journal, a professional, refereed journal, encourages submission of previously unpublished articles on topics of significance to individuals concerned with language teaching and learning. The INTESOL Journal was formerly published as a print journal and has been an open-access online-only journal since 2014. The journal is based at Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis. This publication centers research in Indiana and the American Midwest, but is also open to relevant research from other regions and countries. As a publication that represents a variety of cross-disciplinary interests, both theoretical and practical, the INTESOL Journal invites manuscripts on a wide range of topics, including:

  • psychology and sociology of language learning and teaching;
  • issues in research and research methodology;
  • testing and evaluation;
  • professional participation;
  • curriculum design and development;
  • instructional methods, materials, and techniques; and
  • language planning professional standards.

Because the INTESOL Journal is committed to publishing manuscripts that contribute to bridging theory and practice in our profession, it particularly welcomes submissions that address the implications and applications of research in, for example,

  • anthropology;
  • applied and theoretical linguistics;
  • communication;
  • education;
  • English education, including reading and writing theory;
  • psycholinguistics;
  • psychology;
  • first and second language acquisition;
  • sociolinguistics; and
  • sociology.

The INTESOL Journal prefers that all submissions be written in a style that is accessible to a broad readership, including those individuals who may not be familiar with the subject matter.


INTESOL Journal is published by the Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. The journal is hosted and supported by the IUPUI University Library.

Peer Review Process

INTESOL uses a double-blind peer review process. Each manuscript is first desk-reviewed by the journal editor or associate editor, and then assigned to peer reviewers for double-blind review. Editors do not review the articles, but assures that they meet the minimum requirement of format, and scope of journal. Articles will be reviewed by a minimum of two people, and book reviews may have one reviewer. Peer review is conducted by terminal degree holders and PhD doctoral candidates. Care is taken to match reviewers with manuscripts consistent with their expertise. All comments on manuscripts received by authors will be anonymized.

We aim for a timeline of 8 weeks from submission to acceptance.

Publication Frequency

INTESOL Journal is published annually in the fall.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content, allowing readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and use them for any other lawful purpose, on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Archival Policy

INTESOL Journal is digitally preserved using the PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PLN). For more information about the PKP PLN, see https://pkp.sfu.ca/pkp-lockss/.

Article Processing/Submission Charges

INTESOL Journal does not charge article processing charges (APCs) or other submission charges.