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. Babel is provided to the members of all Modern Language Teachers Associations across Australia.

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Babel article requirements

Articles should normally be between 2000-5000 words. Reports and reviews are more likely to be between 1000-2000 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.

Review procedures
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.

Style sheet
Please use the latest version of APA guidelines.

Subscriptions

Financial members of Australian state and territory Modern Language Teacher Associations/Language Teacher Associations receive Babel automatically as part of their membership. Applications for membership of any state or territory MLTA/LTA should be forwarded to the appropriate association. Updates to MLTA/LTA member residential addresses should be provided to the members’ state or territory MLTA/LTA.

Annual subscription rates for subscribers who are not members of an Australian state/territory MLTA/LTA are as follows:

  • within Australia $105 (GST included)
  • overseas (air mail) $130

Rates for institutions:

  • within Australia $155 (GST included)
  • overseas (air mail) $180

* Cheques should be in Australian dollars and should be made payable to AFMLTA Inc.

For all subscription enquiries, please contact the Subscriptions Manager:

Megan McLaughlin
90 Bath Road, Glen Iris, Victoria 3146, Australia
Email: [email protected]

Advertising

There are various advertising packages available in Babel including:

  • Back cover full page: $1250
  • Inside back cover full page: $1250
  • Full page: $1000
  • Half page: $700

Enquiries

For all content or advertising enquiries please contact the Editor:

Andrew Scrimgeour
Email: [email protected]

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Volume 55, Issue 1 & 2

Volume 54, Issue 1 & 2

Volume 54, Issue 3

Volume 53, Issue 3

Volume 53, Issue 2

Volume 53, Issue 1

Volume 52, Issue 2 & 3

Babel article requirements

Articles should normally be between 2000-5000 words. Reports and reviews are more likely to be between 1000-2000 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.

Review procedures
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.

Style sheet
Please use the latest version of APA guidelines.

Subscriptions

Financial members of Australian state and territory Modern Language Teacher Associations/Language Teacher Associations receive Babel automatically as part of their membership. Applications for membership of any state or territory MLTA/LTA should be forwarded to the appropriate association. Updates to MLTA/LTA member residential addresses should be provided to the members’ state or territory MLTA/LTA.

Annual subscription rates for subscribers who are not members of an Australian state/territory MLTA/LTA are as follows:

  • within Australia $105 (GST included)
  • overseas (air mail) $130

Rates for institutions:

  • within Australia $155 (GST included)
  • overseas (air mail) $180

* Cheques should be in Australian dollars and should be made payable to AFMLTA Inc.

For all subscription enquiries, please contact the Subscriptions Manager:

Megan McLaughlin
90 Bath Road, Glen Iris, Victoria 3146, Australia
Email: [email protected]

Advertising

There are various advertising packages available in Babel including:

  • Back cover full page: $1250
  • Inside back cover full page: $1250
  • Full page: $1000
  • Half page: $700

Enquiries

For all content or advertising enquiries please contact the Editor:

Andrew Scrimgeour
Email: [email protected]