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Call for Papers: Special Issue on New Technologies in Language Testing and Assessment: Translation of Theory and Research into Practice

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Guest Editors

Hassan Mohebbi
European Knowledge Development Institute, Turkey

Hayo Reinders
Anaheim University, USA and Unitec, New Zealand

Christine Coombe
Dubai Men's College, UAE

Technology has had a major impact on the fields of language teaching and assessment. However, beyond large-scale test developments and major corporate investments in areas such as artificial intelligence, automated speech recognition and the evaluation of grammar and writing, it is unclear if and how practitioners apply the tools that are available and the insights that have been gained from research into them, to their everyday environments. In this special issue we look for examples of innovation within educational practices, either at the classroom, organizational or beyond the classroom level, of ways in which technology has been used to transform assessment and testing practices. Although the emphasis is on technology, we are interested to hear about all aspects of the implementation of technology including its impetus, impact and further dissemination.

We invite submissions in the following areas:

  • the integration of theory and practice 
  • innovation in the use of technology 
  • classroom and action research 
  • recent technological advances in testing and assessment 

Submission Instructions

The complete manuscript should be submitted through the journal submission system. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Language Testing in Asia. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the special issue on Language Assessment Literacy. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection. There are some APC fee waivers available and these can be requested when submitting or initially by contacting the Editor in Chief at

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient

High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article

No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage

Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed.