International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching

Submission Guidelines

Information for Contributors may be downloaded as a pdf here.

Contributions should be in the form of Word documents submitted to the editors at the IJC&ELT website. Manuscripts which do not conform to the guidelines in the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2010) may not be sent for external review. The IJC&ELT welcomes articles from both native- and non-native English speakers, yet requests that ideas in submissions be expressed clearly for a broad, international audience. Authors are responsible for fluent language use, as well as for the accuracy of any data, references, or citations they incorporate into their work. Obtaining permission to incorporate any previously copyrighted material is the author’s responsibility. The editors reserve the right to make minor editing changes without prior consultation with authors. Major editing or revisions, however, will only be done in consultation with authors.

To Submit an Article, email it as a Word file to .

As an international publication whose primary audience is Christian English language educators and other interested parties, all contributions should approach the focus or topic at hand recognizing a Christian point of view, though readers realize that this may be more detailed or obvious in some cases and yet may appear less so in other instances. Submissions may be drawn from relevant presentations (CELT conferences, for example) or reflect classroom practices, research, or reviews of potential interest to IJC&ELT readers.

The journal includes four distinct sections:

  • Articles -- reports of empirical studies, review papers or meta-analyses, theoretical position papers, etc. These will not exceed 7,000 words, including references.
  • In the Classroom -- descriptions of teaching activities or techniques, classroom action research, etc., within a relevant theoretical framework, not to exceed 4,000 words.
  • Forum -- position papers or reactions to articles or reviews, opinion or viewpoint articles, or reports, interviews, or commentary on current topics of interest. These submissions should also not exceed 4,000 words, including references.
  • Reviews -- evaluative book, materials, and software reviews relevant to IJC&ELT readers. These will not usually exceed 1,000 words, including references.