Nexus: A Journal for Teachers in Development
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While "Nexus" will no longer be published on an annual basis, articles may still be submitted for inclusion on its website.  If you are interested in contributing an article, please email the editor, Susan L. Schwartz. Thank you.

Submissions are solicited for articles on a wide range of topics dealing with teacher education/teacher development/teacher training.  The journal is aimed at teacher educators of English as a second/foreign language teachers.  It is intended to be a resource for all those involved in this field and especially for people who do not have easy access to materials about teacher education.  Please note that articles submitted for consideration should deal with some aspect of how to increase the expertise of people who train teachers of ESOL students.  General articles about teaching ESOL are not the focus of the journal.  If you have an idea for an article or would like to know if a topic is appropriate, please feel free to email the editor at <>.


A)  Articles are solicited on the following topics (other topics are also welcome):

1)  Practical ideas that teacher educators can use with their learners.  These should be ideas that authors have used with trainees.  Articles should include the objectives, materials needed, time needed, a description of the activity(ies), an evaluation of how well it worked (what went well and what problems were encountered in implementing it), suggestions for improvement, and any other information that would enable other teacher trainers to implement the idea.  Article length should be 900-1000 words.

2)  Descriptions of in-service professional development programs for specifically-targeted groups of teachers (i.e., not open to everyone interested in participating).  These articles should describe programs for novice and experienced teachers which aim to further develop their teaching skills.  Articles on this topic should include the following information:  How and why the program was developed, who the trainers are and who the participants are (where they are from, their backgrounds), why teachers want to participate in the program, the aims of the program, the training approach and methods used, duration of the program, strengths and weaknesses of the program, what makes the program unique, any other interesting characteristics of the program, and how features of the program could be adopted by trainers working in other programs.  Article length should be 900-1100 words.

3)  Descriptions of graduate programs in teacher education/development/training (i.e., open to anyone who applies to the program).  These should be general and provide an overview of the program.  Authors of this kind of article should be graduates of the program being described.  The description should include:  Major focuses of the program (e.g., practice, theory, research, ESL, applied linguistics, etc.), degree offered, its strengths and weaknesses, time needed to complete the program, number of students enrolled per year, what makes the program different from other teacher education programs, graduation requirements, admissions requirements, and contact information for admissions inquiries.  Article length should be 900-1000 words.

4)  Issues of cooperation between teacher educators.  These articles should be more reflective in nature.  They may focus on how and why expatriate and host country national teacher educators are able to work well as collaborators on a specific project or they may be a description of a problem encountered by people involved in a teacher development program and how they addressed it.  Articles about other aspects related to this topic, such as working with native and non-native English speakers, are also welcome.  Article length should be 900-1100 words.

5)  Research on teacher education/development/training.  Articles describing research in this field are welcomed.  Qualitative rather than quantitative research articles are preferred.  Articles should include what the researcher wanted to investigate and why, methods used to collect data, types of data collected, an analysis of the data, a discussion of the findings and/or implications, and a conclusion.  Article length should be 900-1100 words.

B)  Reviews of books, journals, videos, Web sites and other media that deal with teacher education/teacher development/teacher training are solicited.  Please include the following basic information as it applies to the work being reviewed:  Title, author or Web site owner, publisher or producer, ISBN/ISSN number or URL, cost, length, frequency of publication (if a journal) and subscription information (if a journal).  The review itself should provide a general description of the work, its strengths and weaknesses, how it contributes to the field of teacher education, who is most likely to benefit from using it (novice trainers, non-native English speaking trainers, trainers in a particular region, etc.), and any other relevant information.  Length for reviews should be 750-1000 words.  Please contact the editor before submitting a review to ensure that no one else has already written a review for the same work.

C)  Articles on other topics related to teacher education/development/training will also be considered for publication.  Articles should be between 900-1200 words.

Please also include a brief biographical statement, no longer than 30 words, with your submission. 


APA style format is preferred.  Authors may use American or British English spelling.  Complete citation information must be included for all references mentioned in an article.

Please send submissions in the body of an email post, not as an attachment.  In the subject line, please write:

Nexus submission--article; or Nexus submission--review

Submissions are due by April 30, 2007, for the next issue.  Notification regarding acceptance of submissions will be emailed after that.  Send submissions to <>.

It is understood that articles which are submitted to "Nexus" have not been published in any other medium nor are they under consideration by any other publication.  If your article is accepted for publication, you will be asked to provide a statement to this effect.  The copyright of articles in the journal will be held by the author(s).

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                                            NEXUS   ISSN 1521-1894
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