About the Journal


Teachers College, Columbia University Studies in Applied Linguistics & TESOL (SALT) is an open-access journal committed to building a community and facilitating discussions between students, professors, and practitioners in Applied Linguistics and TESOL worldwide through the publication of quality empirical research, reviews of literature, and interviews with leading scholars in the field.

Focus and Scope

Within a conceptual framework that values an integration of theory and practice, Studies in Applied Language and TESOL publishes full-length, peer-reviewed articles dealing, in a principled way, with language, language use, language acquisition, language teaching, and language assessment. Since its inception in 2001, the SALT has published quality empirical studies, literature reviews, book reviews, interviews, and reports on ongoing research bi-annually. In its commitment to foster discussions within the Applied Linguistics and TESOL community, SALT also regularly hosts academic lectures, presentations, and workshops by established and up-and-coming scholars in the field.

ISSN 2576-2907


Publication Frequency

The journal is published two times a year – once in Late May/Early June and once in mid or late December.


Citing the Journal

[APA Style] Wagner, E. (2002). Video listening tests: A pilot study. Studies in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, 2(1). Retrieved March 31, 2012, from http://tesolal.columbia.edu/article/video-listening-tests/


Journal Sponsorship

Visit the Teachers College site to view more information about the Applied Linguistics & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Applied Linguistics & TESOL) program.


Founding Editor

SALT was founded by Dr. ZhaoHong Han, who spearheaded the Journal from 2001-2009.


Open Access Policy

SALT is 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. Authors retain their copyright and agree to license their articles with a Creative Commons “Attribution” license (effective 2015). You can read more about Creative Commons licenses at creativecommons.orgSALT is a no-fee journal, and authors are not charged upon submission or acceptance.