Announcement from IATEFL

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to make a call for articles, reports and book reviews for Issue 54 to be published in late April 2020 of the bi-annual peer-reviewed journal Professional and Academic English.

The journal publishes articles from researchers and practitioners working in the field of academic, professional or occupational English in various contexts and disciplines. These articles range from research-based work to personal experience of experimenting with/implementing an ESP course

If you would like your contribution to be considered for publication in issue 54, please send an email to by Monday (midnight, GMT), 15 April 2020 with your attachment(s). Please retrieve all the necessary information about our templates and guidelines from the links below:



Submission of articles

Please ensure that the heading of your email says ‘ESPSIG Journal issue 54 – Article submission for consideration’. The word limit for a research-based article is between 4000 to 5000 words. We also publish short articles (2500 – 3000 words) that report or reflect on your experience of teaching/ running an ESP course which may focus on aspects such as assessment, course design and students’ experience of the course. In order to help potential authors, format their article using an appropriate ‘style’, we have also produced a short video that instructs them how to go about this. This mp4 recording can be retrieved from

Submission of conference reports

Please send conference reports (circa 600-800 words) with two to four labeled photographs to by the same deadline with a heading ‘ESPSIG Journal – Issue 54 – Conference Report’.

Submission of book reviews

Book reviews (between 400 to 500 words) are also welcome – please send a relevant ESP or EAP book review to with a heading ‘ESPSIG Journal – Issue 54 – Book Review’.

Please remember that:

– All attachments for the three types of publications mentioned above need to be sent in WORD format.
– Previous copies of the SIG journal can be found by logging into the IATEFL website and clicking on ‘My Resources’. Alternatively, you can visit here if you are not an IATEFL member.
– You do not have to be a member of IATEFL in order to submit your article. When you submit your article, please include your email address, a jpeg photograph, a short bio, and institutional affiliation (if applicable) as well.