Babel is the AFMLTA’s professionally refereed journal – each volume includes three issues. Featuring general and research articles, reviews, and reports about the teaching and learning of languages, and language policy at primary, secondary, and tertiary level, Babel is the only scholarly journal for languages education in Australia. The journal was awarded a B-ranking in the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Ranked Journal List.
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List of Babel articles
For a comprehensive list of articles printed in previous editions of Babel click here.
Articles should normally be between 2000 and 5000 words. Reports and reviews are more likely to be between 1000 and 2000 words. Microsoft Word format is preferred (.doc/.docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Authors should include their name, title, work location, postal and e-mail addresses, and fax and telephone numbers on a separate cover sheet. As all contributions are anonymously peer reviewed, authors should remove any identifying information from their text (e.g. name in footers and headers) and, if necessary, refer to themselves in the Reference list only as Author. Submissions will include an Abstract of between 150-200 words and a list of key word descriptors. It is the responsibility of contributors to consult our stylesheet and follow formatting and referencing requirements before submitting their work.
Pictures, graphics, graphs or other forms of illustrations must be of good quality and submitted separately as jpeg files. They should be no larger than A4-size. Electronic copies of contributions are sent to the Editor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributions are generally acknowledged within two weeks of being received by the Editor, together with notification of the decision to submit the article to review or not. All contributions are submitted for review by two referees. Within three months of acceptance for review, authors will receive copies of reviews and notification of the Editor’s decision to accept or reject the piece, or to suggest it be revised/re-written and re-submitted. Authors of a published article receive three complimentary copies of the issue in which their article appears.
For a pdf version of the contributor’s guide and stylesheet click here.
Financial members of Australian State and Territory MLTA’s receive Babel automatically as part of their membership. Applications for membership of any State or Territory Modern Language Teachers Association should be forwarded to the appropriate association.
Annual subscription rates for subscribers who are not members of an Australian State or Territory MLTA are as follows:
- within Australia $70 (GST included)
- overseas (air mail) $75
Rates for institutions:
- within Australia $77 (GST included)
- overseas (air mail) $82.50
Cheques should be in Australia dollars and should be made payable to AFMLTA Inc.
For all subscription enquiries, please contact the Subscriptions Manager:
90 Bath Road
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For all content or advertising enquiries please contact the Editor:
School of Education
University of South Australia
Phone: +61 8 8302 4231