About the Journal

Focus and Scope

TESOL in Context is the peer-reviewed publication of the Australian Council for TESOL Associations (ACTA) for teachers, researchers and others interested in TESOL within Australia and internationally. It is an internationally refereed journal with a wide target audience.  Readership includes TESOL/ESL/EAL professionals working in universities, schools, adult migrant programs, vocational training, English for international students and TESOL teacher training, both in Australia and internationally.  Articles published in TESOL in Context examine the nexus between theory and practice.

The aims of TESOL in Context  are to:

  • provide professionals with insights into the TESOL issues in Australia and internationally
  • contribute to the development of classroom expertise through dissemination of current research and thinking around TESOL.

Peer Review Process

Each article submitted for potential publication in TESOL in Context  is sent out to at least two reviewers. These are people who are working / have recently worked in the field of TESOL within Australia and abroad who have expertise and experience related to the focus of the article, and who have familiarity and experience in publishing academic articles in journals and other publications related to the fields of TESOL, language education and/or applied linguistics.

We ask that reviewers aim to complete their review within four weeks of agreeing to complete the review and receiving the article.

Publication Frequency

There are two issues generally published each year. All journal items are published as part of an issue. Each issue generally has three articles and two book reviews.

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.

Article Processing Charges

TESOL in Context  does not charge article processing charges (APCs) or submission charges.


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Journal History

TESOL in Context  is currently one of only two peer reviewed journals of TESOL in Australia. The first issue of TESOL in Context was published in 1990 and since then has documented TESOL issues, relevant research and topics of interest both within Australia and internationally.

Back copies of TESOL in Context  can be found on the Informit database.

Visit https://tinyurl.com/tesolincontext1-26 to access Volume 1 Issue 1 (1990) - Volume 26 Issue 1 (2017).
Visit www.tesolincontext.org.au  to access Volume 27 Issue 1 (2018) and onwards.