LTIA now indexed by SCOPUS
This is to let you know that Language Testing in Asia has been accepted by SCOPUS, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. The coverage of articles will start soon.
Aims and scope
Language Testing in Asia (LTA) was founded in 2011 as a high quality peer-reviewed online academic journal. The purpose of LTA is to acknowledge and showcase scholarly findings in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region in the field of language assessment. A broad definition of Asia is used, which includes any countries east of the Suez Canal and south of the Caspian and Black seas, to Japan in the east and Indonesia in the south. More recently, it has been decided to further expand the area of study to Oceania.
Language assessment is of particular importance in the Asia-Pacific region, which has a large number of second or foreign language learners with very diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, assessments of large scales and high stakes, and an urgent need for research to improve the quality of assessment services.
The journal compares validity, consistency and efficacy of testing approaches and methods, and by analysing a wide variety of contextual elements such as cultural aspects, attitudes, students’ perceptions and motivation, it aims at exploring the applicability of language assessment methods in local contexts, examining new proposals and ideas, and actively contributing to the discussion about transparent and effective frameworks for language education in Asia.
Offering evidence and reports in a scholarly and rigorous format, Language Testing in Asia will appeal not only to linguists, academics and researchers in the field of language assessment, but also to policy-makers, policy planners and administrators, school-leaders and trainers.
Annual Journal Metrics
41 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
37 days to first decision for all manuscripts
86 days from submission to acceptance
35 days from acceptance to publication
57 Altmetric mentions
This journal is indexed by
- Google Scholar
- EBSCO Discovery Service
- EBSCO Education Source
- EBSCO TOC Premier
- ERIC System Database
- Linguistics Abstracts
- MLA International Bibliography
- ProQuest Central
- ProQuest Education Database
- ProQuest Professional Education
- ProQuest Social Science Collection
- Summon by ProQuest
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- ISSN: 2229-0443 (electronic)