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CLESOL 2012 Refereed Conference Proceedings


Final deadline for submission: Monday 18 February 2013 


Refer to the Style Guide for formatting guidelines.


I've never published - should I consider submitting a paper?
Remember that CLESOL is your conference, and this is an excellent opportunity for professional development. We do encourage first time presenters to submit a paper for publication. Papers of a practical nature, as well as research, are welcome.
Please note, there will be a separate unrefereed section in the proceedings for presenters (workshop or paper) who wish to include their handouts, or information about their presentation.


How does it work?
If you are interested in publishing the paper you presented at CLESOL 2012, follow the instructions below. The proceedings will be online, attached to the CLESOL section of the TESOLANZ website.


Interested in including your workshop handout in the proceedings?
If you wish to have your workshop handouts, or information about your presentation, printed, please make sure your name and contact details are clearly on the handouts and email to for inclusion on the website. These will not need to be peer reviewed.


What happens after I submit the paper for publishing?
It will be distributed to two peer reviewers. As it is to be blind reviewed (that is, neither the identity of the contributor or the reviewer will be made known), please make sure your name is nowhere on the paper (e.g. in a header or footer), except on the cover page (see below for details).


Reviewers are solicited by the Editor, and as published authors themselves, they are prepared to review your paper from an academic standpoint.


Once your paper has been reviewed, you will be advised whether it has been designated:
A) Accepted as is
B) Accepted with suggested changes (as outlined by the reviewer for return to the author) or
C) Unsuitable for publication


If it is B) you will be given the recommended changes for editing.  After you have edited the paper, you will be asked to resubmit and will be given a deadline by which to do so.  This is standard professional journal publication procedure. Please note that if you do not format your paper according to the set guidelines it will not be accepted.  If your paper is C) Unsuitable for publication, you will be given a brief reason.


I would like to be a reviewer
If you have previously published a paper, you may be interested in being part of the peer review process.  If so, please email your interest to: You will then be sent an invitation with details and a procedure.


How to submit a paper
All submissions must be received by Monday 18 February 2013 at the latest.
Submissions should be in the form of an academic paper (not your conference PowerPoint). Your paper should be up to, but no more than, 5,000 words, including tables, references and appendices. It should reflect the content of your presentation at the conference, fully referenced, in APA style. You may like to look at papers from previous CLESOL proceedings for guidance if you have not written such a paper before. You can find them here:


Refer to the Style Guide for formatting guidelines.
Minor editing may be undertaken where this does not affect the substance of the paper. 
You should submit your paper with the title and names of the authors, including name of institution, and contact details, in the body of the email, as well as on the title page. There should be no other identifying information in the paper. 


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Need help?

Contact us:
Gillian Skyrme
Editor CLESOL 2012 Conference Proceedings
Phone: 06 3569099 ext 7754

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