Focus and Scope
The Specialist (ISSN 2318-7115), Qualis-Capes A3, is a biannual publication with volumes published in Jan-Jul (nº1) and Aug-Dec (nº2), open to collaborators from all parts of the country and abroad interested in issues related to different areas of languages in Applied Linguistics. It includes in its areas of interest: theoretical and applied approaches to the teaching-learning of native and foreign languages; training of teachers and language teaching program coordinators; speech analysis; classroom interaction; analysis of linguistic genres; corpus linguistics; distance education; digital technology and language teaching and learning; languages for specific purposes; reports of systematized teaching experience. It also publishes debates and letters from readers, reserving the right to close a debate when it deems appropriate. The languages accepted for publication are: English, Portuguese, French and Spanish. All works must have abstracts in Portuguese and English. It accepts only unpublished contributions, which are not being submitted at the same time for another publication. Reviews will normally be commissioned based on suggestions from the advisory and editorial boards.
Peer Review Process
All works, sent in accordance with the rules, will be submitted to a DOUBLE-BLIND evaluation by two reviewers, members of the Editorial Board, who will be assisted, when necessary, by ad hoc reviewers. In case of divergence in the evaluation, a third reviewer will be requested. After analysis, copies of the opinions will be forwarded to the authors, together with instructions for modifications, when applicable. Papers that do not meet the journal's standards will be returned to the authors. Data and concepts issued in the works, as well as the accuracy of the bibliographic references, are the sole responsibility of the authors.
PEER EVALUATION FORM
Integrity and Plagiarism Prevention
As part of actions to enhance academic integrity and prevent plagiarism in publications accredited on the Portal, The Specialist magazine adopts the text similarity identification service using the Plagium platform as a basis.
The Specialist is a biannual publication that receives and publishes articles in a continuous flow, presenting two regular editions: January-July (nº1) and August-December (nº2).
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40 years of history
The Especialist, ISSN 2318-7115, (QUALIS A3), with over 40 years of existence, is one of the first Applied Linguistics journals in Brazil. It has changed, renewed its appearance and broadened the focus of research lines. This change is necessary in view of the globalized world and the new forms of interaction that have altered the modus operandi of doing research and sharing knowledge. It is important to renew because it is in the pursuit of (re)learning in the field of research and inclusion that it is possible to reflect on “the world we live in”. Thus, as it is a biannual publication, linked to the Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics and Language Studies at PUC-SP, together with the research group ILCAE - Linguistic Inclusion in School Activities Scenarios, articles are received and reviews from collaborators from all parts of the country and abroad, with works that deal with different areas of languages in Applied Linguistics, such as: theoretical and applied approaches to the teaching-learning of mother tongues and foreign languages; training of teachers and language teaching program coordinators; speech analysis; classroom interaction; analysis of linguistic genres; corpus linguistics; distance education; digital technology and language teaching and learning; languages for specific purposes; reports of systematized teaching experience. The change was necessary, however, the work developed in the magazine continues to be the place of collaboration, agency, action and interaction, sharing between the (super) diverse experiences that occur in society.
Revista The Especialist does not charge any fee for the submission, evaluation and publication of articles or for any other type of academic content that may be published by the journal. All of its content is published and provided free of charge.
The Especilist is a journal funded by the university and public funding agencies, it is open access and does not charge a fee for evaluating and publishing articles.
This publication receives funding from:
Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics and Language Studies - LAEL
Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo - PUC-SP
Qualis/CAPES (2017-2020) A3 in Linguistics
Free Access Policy
The Specialist journal offers free access to its content, following the principle of making scientific knowledge freely available to the public and providing for the democratization of knowledge.