Selection of Papers


Selection of Papers for Language Education in Asia

Papers submitted for consideration to Language Education in Asia (LEiA) for each annual volume will be accepted until March 8 each year. Please note that there is only one submission deadline for the year. Papers will be considered together, regardless of the date submitted. Screening includes an examination for similarities to previously published work. Please see the detailed Submission of Papers information below for essential information on LEiA preliminary submission requirements. Only papers meeting the requirements will be considered by the Editorial Board. Papers received after the submission deadline will be considered for the volume published the following year.

Inclusion at the CamTESOL Conference is not a prerequisite for submission. As is standard practice with Language Education in Asia, each submission that is successful in the screening process will be blind-reviewed and submissions accepted by the Editorial Board will be included in the publication.


Appropriate Paper / Abstract Topics

The readership of Language Education in Asia is comprised of local Asian and expatriate educators as well as those from international institutions. Submissions which present well-researched aspects of language education and learning, innovative, practical approaches to classroom practice, and discussion of relevant issues in the field that would be of interest in the Asian region are encouraged. When preparing submissions, authors should consider the context of ELT in developing countries in Asia, where most schools have limited resources and teachers often have to contend with large numbers of students in their classrooms. When selecting submissions, the Language Education in Asia Editorial Board takes into account the local context as well as areas of interest for international readers. Successful submissions may include, but are not limited to:


  • Professional development: Teacher awareness of student attitudes
  • Testing: Response analysis and reliability
  • Investigation of variables affecting teachers, students, institutions or the learning process


Teaching Practice:

  • Curriculum and materials development: Supplementary materials development, student development of course materials, implementation of integrated approaches in curriculum, adaptation of teaching materials or texts to the local context, instruction with limited resources, utilisation of authentic materials at all levels
  • EAP and ESP
  • Independent Learning: How to increase learner autonomy
  • Methodology: Teaching grammar communicatively, teaching mixed level classes
  • Teaching Reading / Speaking / Writing: Innovative strategies for teaching reading / speaking / writing, teaching speaking with task-based approaches, encouraging communication in large classes
  • Testing: Non-traditional forms of assessment and testing
  • Program / School Management: Effective management skills, management of special programs, development of a successful adult ESP program



  • Current issues related to language learning and language teaching
  • Discussion of language policy and related impact in the region
  • National and international policies, not limited to language policies, which may have an impact on the learning and / or teaching context in the region or internationally



Submission Guidelines


Full papers for consideration for publication in Language Education in Asia, Issues 1 and 2 for each annual volume are required to be submitted by March 8, each year. Please note that while there are two issues, there is only one submission deadline for the year.

We strongly recommend that prospective contributors use the Author Resources found in the LEiA Author Handbook to assist in writing, editing, revising, and formatting submissions. The LEiA Author Handbook also includes the LEiA Preliminary Submission Requirements checklist and the LEiA Publication Release form. Due to the large number of papers submitted, only those meeting the LEiA Preliminary Submission Requirements will be considered by the Editorial Board. Papers may be resubmitted the next year by March 8 for consideration for the next volume if authors revise to meet all requirements. Regardless of the submission date of the paper, all papers for the volume are considered at the same time.

When you have verified for yourself that your paper meets the preliminary requirements, submit the paper (in MS Word) and your copy of the LEiA Author Handbook (containing the completed LEiA Preliminary Submission Requirements checklist, and the LEiA Publication Release) as e-mail attachments by March 8 of each year to submission@leia.org.

Please note that from Volume 7 in 2016, while there will still be two issues, there is only one submission deadline for the year.



Plagiarism Policy


Language Education in Asia Plagiarism Policy
Plagiarism is the use of the ideas and works of others and oneself without properly paraphrasing or quoting, and citing.  Authors should take special care to ensure that all ideas and works of others, as well as those of the authors themselves, are acknowledged and appropriately used in their submissions. 

Submissions containing instances of identical or similar passages to published works, whether of the author or others, will be rejected.  Subsequent submissions from authors who have submitted a paper found to contain instances of plagiarism will be rejected without review.

For online resources on plagiarism, paraphrasing, and quoting, we recommend the Research and Citation section of Purdue OWL at http://owl.english.purdue.edu

Language Education in Asia (LEiA) is committed to publishing original research.  IDP Education, the publisher of the journal, is a member of CrossCheck, a multi-publisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality.  LEiA uses the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. 

For more information about CrossCheck, please click here.


Language Education in Asia International Standard Serial Number: ISSN 1838-7365

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