Focus and Scope

This Ethical Guideline refers to COPE (Committee On Publication Ethics)


• The journal provides a formal, well-organised forum for non-native-English scholars to make new academic contributions to research and practice in ELT Prima on a global basis.

• The journal serves as a hosting space for both native and non-native academics to share ideas and become involved in novel dialogues, with an emphasis on under-researched areas in the field.


• Local teachers’ beliefs about various aspects of ELT Prima theory and practice

• Fresh insights into current debates and controversial topics

• Shared research findings from both teachers and scholars in ELT Prima, especially from an outer circle perspective

• Case studies in local contexts that enhance the localisation of academic theories in ELT Prima (such as the practice of the lesson study model that originates outside of the inner circle)

• Recognition of local teachers’ voices, which are less heard of in the inner-circle discourse, and their practical classroom ideas that are less common but important to not overlooked

• Rethinking the transferability of ELT Prima theories across global context (such as the communicative doctrine, the meaning of autonomy, the practice of verbal participation, etc.)

• Practical classroom experiments in language education that would expand teachers’ knowledge and skills

• Identifying gaps and addressing new topics that have not been strong focuses in previous research discourse in education (such as the use of silence in teaching, the improved alignment between pedagogy and assessment, etc.)