About the Journal

ABOUT NALANS

Focus and Scope

Journal of Narrative and Language Studies (NALANS, ISSN: 2148-4066) is a professional, double-blind peer-reviewed international journal that aims to involve scholars from around the world. The journal provides a platform for different theoretical and thematic approaches to literature, linguistics and language teaching.

We accept only manuscripts written in English. The editors seek manuscripts that:

  • develop theoretical, conceptual, or methodological approaches to language, linguistics and literature
  • present results of empirical research that advance the understanding of language, linguistics and literature
  • explore innovative policies and programs and describe and evaluate strategies for future action, and
  • analyze issues of current interest.

Authors are always welcome to submit their manuscripts for publication consideration. They may submit your manuscripts online or send their manuscripts to the editor.

Publisher

Karadeniz Technical University (Dr. Mustafa Zeki Çıraklı, Editor-in-Chief)

Section Policies

Articles

  • Open Submissions 
  • Indexed 
  • Peer-Reviewed

Peer Review Process

We use a double-blind system for peer review: The identities of both reviewers and authors remain anonymous. Each submitted manuscript is peer-reviewed by at least two experts. In some rare cases, we may start a third round of peer review according to the recommendations from editors and reviewers.

Recruitment for Reviewers

Participation in the peer-review process is absolutely essential to the success and reputation of the journal. Reviewers and editors determine which works are of quality and significance. Due to our extensive readership, the research and scholarship selected by our reviewers will ultimately have an impact on literacy in national and international classrooms.
If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for NALANS, please contact us at mzcirakli@gmail.com


Publication Frequency

Journal of Narrative and Language Studies (NALANS) is published twice a year, in June and December.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Open access (OA) journals are scholarly journals that are available online "without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.” Open Access (OA) provides unlimited access and reusability of research publications online for free. Therefore, the open access creates the network for reaching the widest possible audience, sharing the entire papers and building upon them.

Journal of Narrative and Language Studies (NALANS) hereby supports and adheres to the Budapest Open Access Initiative which defines “Open Access” as:

“Its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”

Articles published in NALANS will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Please have a look at the Journal's archive at

https://www.nalans.com/index.php/nls/issue/archive

Next Issues

Two issues are underway: Vol IX, No 16: June/Summer 2021 (1) and Vol IX, No 17: June/Summer 2021 (2) Special Issue

Indexing & Abstracting

NALANS is currently indexed in the following databases:

 

S C O P U S by ELSEVIER

MLA International Bibliography

Directory of Open Access Journals

DergiPark

Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources
 
The Linguist List
Google Scholar
Directory of Research Journals Indexing
ASOS Index
Academic Resource Index
Turkish Education Index
Sosyal Bilimler Atıf Dizini

                                              

                                               

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP CLOSED >>> SPECIAL ISSUE >>> (PRE-SERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION)

Issue Editors:  Alex Davies & Hilal Peker

Teacher preparation is the keystone to training and producing highly qualified teachers. Teacher education programs have the responsibility to keep up with current trends in PreK-12 curricula and pedagogical approaches as well as local and national legislation. As our world is ever-evolving, so too are the students and their families and communities from which our schools serve. In preparing pre-service teachers to meet the growing demands of our increasingly diverse student populations, teacher education programs must now consider students’ linguistic acquisition and development as they relate to both language learning (e.g., bilingual, ESOL, foreign language instruction) and content-area instruction. Within this framework, NALANS is inviting papers for the Special Issue on Pre-Service Teacher Education, Vol. 9 No. 16 (Spring 2021) to explore current dynamics, theories, and empirical research.

Possible topics include, but are by no means restricted to, the following as they relate to pre-service teacher education in a language learning context:

  • Curriculum design and lesson planning
  • Technology integration
  • Social justice and equity
  • Language support and scaffolding in mainstream, content area classrooms (i.e., elementary and secondary classrooms)
  • Girls’ education
  • Refugee and students with limited and/or interrupted education
  • 21st-century skills
  • Dual language
  • English language learners
  • Foreign language learners
  • Sustainable learning and teaching
  • Consequences of COVID-19 upon teacher education programs
  • Online and distance learning
  • Administrative and management aspects within pre-service education programs
  • Sociolinguistic narratives
  • 1st generation college/university students and teachers
  • Self-efficacy and motivation
  • Student teaching and practicum placement experiences

Proposals should be for original works not previously published (including in conference proceedings) and that are not currently under consideration for another edited collection or journal. Proposals of 500 words (or optionally completed papers) and abbreviated CVs listing academic affiliation and publications are due October 15, 2020. Please send your proposals at hilalpeker@utexas.edu and aldavies@pdx.edu. If the essay is accepted for the issue, a full draft (4000-8000 words) will be required by November 15, 2020. Please note that the manuscripts should be sent to both editors and submitted to the journal’s system. Additionally, both the proposal and the manuscript should be written in English. Unfortunately, book reviews will not be accepted. For registration, please visit:

http://nalans.com/index.php/nalans/about/submissions.

Journal of Narrative and Language Studies (NALANS) is a professional, double blind peer-reviewed international journal that aims to involve scholars from around the world. The journal provides a platform for different theoretical and thematic approaches to literature, linguistics and language teaching. We aim at providing an intellectual platform by accepting manuscripts that develop theoretical, conceptual, or methodological approaches to language, linguistics and literature, present results of empirical, critical, theoretical and pedagogical research that advance the understanding of language, linguistics and literature, explore innovative policies and programs and describe and evaluate strategies for future action, and analyze issues of current interest.

The writing style of the manuscripts in NALANS is APA 7th. For further information:

http://nalans.com/index.php/nalans/about/submissions

The journal is indexed in the following databases: Elsevier Scopus, MLA International Bibliography, Directory of Open Access Journals, The Linguist List, Google Scholar, Directory of Research Journals Indexing, ASOS Index, Academic Resource Index, Turkish Education Index, DergiPark and Sosyal Bilimler Atıf Dizini.

For more information, please visit the official website of the journal:

http://nalans.com/index.php/nalans/about