Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

Submission Guidelines & Policies


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

The Journal of Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology (CLTMT) is a peer-reviewed open-access publication. It publishes research articles on methodology and technology used in the teaching of Chinese as a second language (CSL) at K-16 levels and to adult learners. The aim of the journal is to serve the professional interests of classroom instructors, researchers, administrators, and policymakers who are concerned with issues related to the methodology and technology of Chinese language teaching and learning at all educational levels.

The journal publishes semi-annually and welcomes submissions that report findings of empirical research following systematic quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods of inquiry. It is particularly committed to publishing high-quality scholarly work in the following sub-fields associated with Chinese language teaching and learning:

• Instructional approaches • Technology applications • Learning assessment • Learning motivation and behaviors • Teacher-student relationship • Curriculum development • Classroom management • Learning styles and teaching strategies • Language and culture • Language learning and acquisition • Development and adoption of textbooks and teaching materials • Language program design and evaluation • Teacher training and professional development

All article contributions in the fields above are expected to meet specific standards of scholarly excellence, make a significant contribution to collective knowledge in related fields, and provide useful implications for K-16 Chinese language teachers, educators, and researchers. All submissions must be written in standard professional English or Chinese, adhere to the journal’s author guidelines, and be previously unpublished.


• Originality: Research requested for publication in CLTMT must be conducted by the authors. It must NOT be previously published in any officially registered journals.

• Practicality: Research must be drawn from, or situated in, real contexts, and intended to address empirical problems or issues.

• Relevance: Topics must be relevant to Chinese language and culture teaching methods and technological applications.

• Brevity: A submitted article must be well versed but as short as possible (preferably <15 single-spaced>pages).

• APA Format: The newest APA style must be followed. Refer to http://www.apastyle.org/, or https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/.

• Bi-lingual: Manuscripts can be in English and/or Chinese.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer). As a free access journal, there is no charge for article submission or article processing. Following publication, authors are protected under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license.

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and EngagedScholarship@CSU

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to EngagedScholarship@CSU all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal-use exceptions described below.

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Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of EngagedScholarship@CSU, requires credit to EngagedScholarship@CSU as copyright holder (e.g., EngagedScholarship@CSU © 2021).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from EngagedScholarship@CSU provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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Open Access Policy for Users

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Teaching an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author for non-commercial purposes. Nonetheless, reproduction, posting, transmission, or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein requires credit to the original publication source with a link to both the article and the license. This open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative’s (BOAI) definition of open access.

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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

CLTMT is committed to the protection of copyright and maintenance of academic integrity. We require all submissions to be authentic and original. All authors listed in the manuscript must be exhaustively inclusive. The work of others shall be cited and quoted accurately. We take issues of plagiarism very seriously. All submitted manuscripts will be examined with duplication-checking software. We reserve the right to investigate any manuscript suspected of plagiarism and take action on confirmed cases, including but not limited to modification, rejection or retraction of the manuscript. The author should also disclose any prior distribution or publication of any portion of the manuscript to the Editor(s). If a substantial portion of your manuscript has been previously published, it will generally not be considered for publication in CLTMT. Some exemptions to this rule include working papers, dissertations and theses, conference abstracts and presentations, and data registries.

Plagiarism is defined by the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI):

"As a general working definition, ORI considers plagiarism to include both the theft or misappropriation of intellectual property and the substantial unattributed textual copying of another's work. It does not include authorship or credit disputes.

The theft or misappropriation of intellectual property includes the unauthorized use of ideas or unique methods obtained by privileged communication, such as a grant or manuscript review.

Substantial unattributed textual copying of another's work means the unattributed verbatim or nearly verbatim copying of sentences and paragraphs that materially mislead the ordinary reader regarding the contributions of the author. ORI generally does not pursue the limited use of identical or nearly-identical phrases which describe a commonly-used methodology or previous research because ORI does not consider such use as substantially misleading to the reader or of great significance.

Many allegations of plagiarism involve disputes among former collaborators who participated jointly in the development or conduct of a research project, but who subsequently went their separate ways and made independent use of the jointly developed concepts, methods, descriptive language, or other product of the joint effort. The ownership of the intellectual property in many such situations is seldom clear, and the collaborative history among the scientists often supports a presumption of implied consent to use the products of the collaboration by any of the former collaborators" (ORI, 1994, retrieved from https://ori.hhs.gov/ori-policy-plagiarism).

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the EngagedScholarship@CSU website and/or software agree not to misuse the EngagedScholarship@CSU service or software in any way.

The failure of EngagedScholarship@CSU to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between EngagedScholarship@CSU and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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