The journal urges the varying use of research methods (quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods) to unpack the complexities of language teaching. Therefore, the journal encourages submissions that use more innovative (and more creative) research methods and designs, including Bayesian approaches and collaborative auto-ethnography as well as more sophisticated statistical methods such as multilevel linear modeling, discriminant analysis, the Rasch analysis, and structural equation modeling, which are beginning to make inroads into applied linguistics. Such methods and techniques are proving promising for the immensely complicated relationships in the field of language education.

Article contributions are expected to offer clear implications for theory, research, and practice. Journal of Modern Research in English Language Studies is committed to publishing manuscripts that bridge theory and practice. As such, the journal is a venue for studies that adopt appropriate theoretical frameworks, demonstrate sound research methods, report empirically-driven research findings, and explore clearly stated and well-supported implications for language pedagogy.

Contributing authors should note that our preference will be original empirical research articles. Therefore, systematic reviews, literature reviews, commentaries, letters to the editor, short communications, interviews, book and test reviews, and other formats (such as monograph-length publications) do not fit the objectives of this journal. State-of-the-art articles and meta-analyses will be accepted as long as the contributors are internationally renowned leading figures in the prospective field.

Journal of Modern Research in English Language Studies encourages the submission of previously unpublished articles, which are not under consideration in any other journal. By extension, authors are requested not to submit more than one article at a time. The journal also prefers that all submissions use a style of writing that is accessible to a broad readership.

Journal of Modern Research in English Language Studies welcomes manuscripts that are related to, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Factors that influence the teaching and learning of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing;
  • Factors that affect the teaching and learning of the components of the English language including vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation;
  • Theories, approaches and methods that have direct implications for the teaching and learning of English;
  • Assessment of the different components and skills of English;
  • Materials development for teaching English;
  • Learners’ characteristics (personality traits) affecting the learning of English;
  • English for specific (academic) purposes;
  • Technologies affecting the teaching of English;
  • Computer-assisted teaching/learning of English;
  • Mobile-assisted teaching/learning of English;
  • Web-based teaching/learning of English;
  • The social/psychological context of teaching/learning English;
  • And any other area that has direct implications for English language teaching/learning.