We are pleased to invite ELT professionals to submit research papers related to Critical Issues in ELT.  The English classroom can be a safe place to have conversations regarding social justice or injustice in global contexts. Critical Issues include a vision of social justice where resources and wealth are equitable. This concept of social justice involves a sense of social responsibility towards society (Adams et al., 2007).

From Freire (2001,1997) who sees social justice as something that can be achieved through education to Hastings and Jacob (2016) who think of social justice in ELT as “a positive democratizing term” (p.4), critical issues in our contemporary society have the power of transformation, inclusion and building communities and citizenship.

The issues that this thematic issue aims to cover are:

  • Race and Discrimination in ELT
  • Equity and Inclusion ELT pedagogies
  • Gender Issues
  • Ethnicity
  • Contexts of peacebuilding and conflict resolutions
  • Environmental concerns
  • Social responsibility and consciousness
  • Migration and immigration impact on ELT
  • Human rights, among others.

Final papers should be 7 000 words (maximum).

The manuscripts should be research-based articles and be written in English.

Prospective authors should submit an abstract of the proposal (300 words).

Accepted proposals will receive the guidelines for the submission of full articles.


Proposed Chronogram

Proposals submission deadline

August 30th, 2023

Authors will receive decision on proposal

September 17th, 2023

Submission of full articles

November 15th, 2023

Peer Review process

Nov- Dec, 2023

Revised Manuscripts submission deadline

February 25th, 2024

Publication of the Ñemitÿrä Special Thematic Issue

April, 2024


Prospective contributors should send their abstracts to: and before the deadline.

Authors should include:

-Abstract of the article (300 words max)

-Professional affiliation and a brief biodata (70 words max.)



Proposals should be original and not under evaluation or publication elsewhere.

Proposals will be reviewed by the editors. Accepted proposals will receive further instructions and guidelines for the articles.

Acceptance of the abstract and full paper does not ensure publication of the manuscript. The final decision rests on the peer reviewers and the journal editors.