Call for Proposals: Journal Special Issue

We are pleased to invite proposals for the special issue of volume 41 of the CALICO Journal, which will be published in February 2024. With this call for proposals we are looking for (a) guest editor(s), who will produce an issue on a timely and compelling CALL-related theme that will resonate with our readership and move the field forward. If you are interested in becoming guest editor, please submit a proposal addressing the following points:

(1) name(s) and affiliation(s) of the guest editor(s)

(2) topic of the special issue

(3) rationale for the topic (500 words maximum)

(4) production timeline 

Note: All completed submissions must be with the guest editor(s) by May 1st, 2023.
All revisions to accepted manuscripts must be completed and received by the guest editors by 8/15/2023.

(5) short CV of each guest editor (with particular emphasis on published research on the topic of the special issue and editing experience)

(6) draft Call for Papers for the special issue

Initial expressions of interest and informal enquiries should be sent to the editors Ana Oskoz and Bryan Smith at by June 15, 2022. The submission deadline for invited formal proposals is June 30, 2022. All invited proposals will be evaluated by the CALICO Journal’s editorial board.


The special issues of the CALICO Journal present original research on emerging discourses in CALL and on new developments in its sub-areas. Recent and planned special issues of the CALICO Journal include:

  • CJ 40.1 (2023): XR: Crossing Reality to Enhance Language Learning (Sadler, R. & Thrasher, T.) In production
  • CJ 39.1 (2022): Emergency Remote Language Teaching and Learning: Computer-Assisted Language Teaching and Learning in Disruptive Times (Jin, L., Deifell, E., & Angus, K.)
  • CJ 38.1 (2021): Innovation and Creation: Harnessing the Maker Movement in CALL (Lord, G., & Dubreil, S.)
  • CJ 37.1 (2020): Exploring the Interface of Interlanguage (L2) Pragmatics and Digital Spaces (Sykes, J., & Gonzalez-Lloret, M.)
  • CJ 36.1 (2019): Promoting Social Justice with CALL (Gleason, J., & Suvorov, R.)
  • CJ 34.1 (2017): Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in Extracurricular /Extramural Contexts (Sylvén, L., & Sundquist, P.)
  • CJ 33.1 (2016): Automated writing evaluation in language teaching (Hegelheimer, W., Dursun, A., & Li, Z.)