Dimension is the official refereed publication of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT). The purpose of Dimension is to share timely research, pedagogical practices, and applied technology relevant to the teaching and learning of foreign languages. Articles selected for publication are refereed by reviewers who are respected, published foreign language professionals.
Editor, Dr. Paula Garrett-Rucks (Georgia State University)
Submitting an article for publication consideration
Prospective authors must also submit a statement indicating that the manuscript…
All submissions will be read and evaluated by at least three persons: the co-editors and selected members of the Editorial Board of Reviewers. The reviewers represent as many areas of the foreign language teaching profession as possible. Every attempt is made to send the article to reviewers who have some expertise in the subject addressed in the article.
Click here to see a chart that illustrates the process for submitting an article along with important dates for various stages in the process.
Submission of an article for publication does not guarantee that it will be a part of the volume. Reviewers will be asked to make one of three recommendations regarding each article:
When all reviewers’ ratings have been received, the co-editors make the final decision regarding which articles will be published. The decision may be based on considerations such as balance among articles of various types and their assessment of the article’s interest to both SCOLT conference attendees and the larger audience that Dimension reaches. The decision to accept an article is based primarily on the ideas presented in the article. However, papers that follow the policies and guidelines listed below are given preference.
1. In order to be considered for publication, a paper must conform to the following policies:
2. All articles accepted for publication are subject to editing. There is a relatively fast turn-around time between when the author(s) receive the manuscript with comments, suggestions, and recommendations and when it is to be returned to the co-editors.
3. Time constraints make it impossible to furnish galley proofs to authors.
4. The fact that a presenter’s article is not accepted for inclusion in SCOLT Dimension will in no way affect the author’s participation in the conference program.
Timeline for Dimension