Call for Papers- LSP Vectors: Strengthening Interdisciplinary Connections

July 15, 2018 @ 9:25 pm – 10:25 pm
Mary Risner

Call for Papers- LSP Vectors:  Strengthening Interdisciplinary Connections

We invite prospective articles for consideration in the publication of LSP Vectors: Strengthening Interdisciplinary Connections (2019).  The volume will contain selected original articles primarily based on presentations given at the Fourth International Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes (ISLSP)/CIBER Business Language event held at the University of Florida (Feb. 2018). The volume will give priority to papers based on presentations at ISLSP, but additional articles related to the topic will also be considered. The purpose of LSP Vectors:  Strengthening Interdisciplinary Connections (2019) is to share innovation in LSP research, practice, and program development, across all languages and levels. Manuscript submissions must be submitted anonymously for peer review.
The Editors plan to submit the volume to an academic publisher such as Information Age Publications to ensure broad dissemination. It is unclear at this time if the volume will appear as an e-book, in print, or both.  Information about the Editors and the Editorial Board is available at the end of this document.
Prospective articles are welcomed from experienced scholars, administrators, teacher practitioners, and graduate students that represent all languages and educational levels.
Guidelines for Manuscript Submission
  • The deadline for manuscript submissions is July 15, 2018.
  • Submissions should be sent electronically to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Accepted attachments: Word documents (no PDFs, please). The e-mail subject line should be: SUBMISSION TO LSPVECTORS-AUTHOR’S LAST NAME. Authors will receive confirmation of receipt within 48 hours of submission.
  • Manuscripts must be original (not published in another publication or not under consideration for publication elsewhere).
  • Manuscripts should be prepared for anonymous review, so all author names and institutions should be removed from the article and included in a separate cover page.
  • Manuscripts must comply with the most recent edition of APA style.
  • Writing specifications:  Times New Roman font; 12 point font size; double spaced; length: 3,000-6,000 words; abstract: 150-200 words; 5-8 key words; without page numbers.
  • Language: Manuscripts must be written in English.
Tentative Timeline for LSP Vectors:  Strengthening Interdisciplinary Connections
July 15, 2018                                      Manuscript submission deadline.
July 15-September 15, 2018       Manuscripts are under review.
September 30, 2018                  First decision notification to authors requesting revisions.
                                                          Further  review deadlines to be announced.
December 1, 2019                          Targeted publication date.
About the Editors
Mary Risner (Ed.D. University of Florida) is Associate Director of Outreach at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida.  In 2006, Mary founded the online Portuguese Language Journal and co-edited the ten-year anniversary volume. She recently co-edited the Handbook for Portuguese Language Instructors in the U.S.
Sheri Spaine Long (Ph.D. UCLA) is a career academic that has held faculty appointments at UAB, USAFA, and UNC Charlotte and is the incoming Executive Director of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Since 2006, Sheri Spaine Long has had the privilege of being the lead Editor of two flagship journals in the field of languages and literatures—Hispania and Foreign Language Annals.
Editorial Board
Margaret Gonglewski, George Washington University
Anita Huang, Birmingham Southern College
Roberta Lavine, University of Maryland (Emerita)
Mary K. Long, University of Colorado, Boulder
Chris Mellinger, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Malinda O’Leary, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Deb Reisinger, Duke University
Previous ISLSP Conference Publications
2012 Scholarship and Teaching on Languages for Specific Purposes. Editor: Lourdes SánchezLópez. UAB Digital Collections.
2014 Language for Specific Purposes: Trends in Curriculum Development.  Editor: Mary K. Long.   Georgetown Press.
2016 Transferrable Skills for the 21st Century:  Preparing Students for the Workplace through World Languages for Specific Purposes. Editors:  Carmen King de Ramírez & Barbra A. Lafford.  Sabio Books (in press).