Submission Guidelines

If you wish to submit to The School House please note the following:

All submissions are subject to review by the publications team.

We currently accept submissions from both JALT members and non-members.

The School House is published three times a year. 

Submissions for The School House are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

Types of articles: 

Feature research-based articles (3,000 – 5,000 words)
Short articles (maximum 1,500 words)
Interviews (1,000 – 3,000 words)
Classroom ideas (maximum 1,000 words)
Book reviews (700–2,000 words) 700 – 2,000 words)
Conference/ presentation reviews (700 – 2,000 words)
Text Reviews (700 – 2,000 words and based on a text you actually used in class.
Language program reviews (600 – 1500 words)

Quick Formatting Guidelines:

Style: The School House basically follows the APA 7 style for English manuscripts. 
Font: Times New Roman size 12 for the entire manuscript

Line spacing: 1.5, except for the bibliography/references which is single line spacing for each reference.

New pages for: Appendixes and references/bibliography

Title, author’s name(s), and affiliation: Centre

Text: Left aligned. Paragraphs are indented

Headings/subheadings: Bold font with no numbers.

For more guidance please look at this edition of The School House.

Submission procedure
Please email your (APA formatted) document, in a Word (.doc and .docx) format to theschoolhouse.tylsig[@] (remember to remove the []).

Please ensure to:

  1. Indicate the type of article you are submitting in the body of the email.
  2. Include your name as you want it to appear in the journal.
  3. Include your affiliation (the name of where you work).
  4. Three, or four key words for your article (if applicable).

Publication of research articles is subject to a double blind peer review. The evaluation process for research-based articles typically takes about four weeks, after which time the author will be informed of the peer reviewers’ decision.