The Institute for Second Language Development was founded in
2005. Its aim is to promote the teaching of English as a foreign
language (TEFL) and/or the teaching of English as a second
language (TESL) by publishing scholarly articles concerning
education in these fields.
The Institute is interested in both the theory and practice
of TEFL/TESL education. It does not, however, publish lesson
plans, class materials such as supplements or handouts or any
other related non-academic material. The Journal of the Institute
for Second Language Development (JISLD) is intended as a forum
for the distribution of appropriately academic information in
the fields of TEFL and TESL among scholars and researchers.
The Institute is looking for scholars and academics who are
interested in submitting articles to be published in its journal.
Parties interested in submitting an article to the Journal
of the Institute for Second Language Development (hereinafter
JISLD) should read the following carefully:
1. Subject Matter
JISLD will publish only those articles
related to the teaching of second or foreign languages. These
articles may be of a theoretical, scholarly or practical (of
use in the classroom) nature. The editors' reserve the right
to refuse publication of any article deemed outside this subject
matter and this judgment will be made solely at their discretion.
JISLD will publish only papers written in English.
The papers must include citations in either the MLA or APA
format. Grammar and/or spelling mistake(s) will disqualify a
paper from publication and should be eliminated prior to submission.
These judgments will be made solely at the editors’ discretion.
3. Title Page
The first page of your submission should
be a title page which should include the title of the article,
your name, any academic degrees you have earned or are in the
process of earning and the affiliated institution(s), your
present position and affiliated institution, your email address,
and the date of submission. The editors' reserve the right to
verify the accuracy of this information and to reject any submission
4. Manner of Submission
Articles should be submitted
as attached MS Word files to an email. The email should be
sent to jisld[at]gmail.org. The subject of your email should
be submission-your last name.
There is a two-tier fee system for submissions to JISLD. The
first tier is an initial review fee of 25USD. This fee is
absolutely non-refundable whether your article is accepted,
requires further editing, or is rejected outright. You will
be notified by email within 4-6 weeks as to the status of
your article. Those whose articles are rejected outright will
not be provided with specific reasons for their rejections.
If you are asked to do further editing, you will be given
only general guideline(s) for doing so and you will not be
provided with a description of your errors. Only one opportunity
will be given to edit your article to make it acceptable to
the editors. Once, or if, your submission is accepted for
publication, you will be asked to pay a publication fee of
6. Methods of Payment
Either Paypal, International
Postal Money Order or Bank Check.
** JISLD is a non-commercial, educational journal and all fees are used for the maintenance and upkeep of the online publications.