TASK | Journal on Task-Based Language Teaching and Learning

ORCID logoKris Van den Branden | KU Leuven | task at kuleuven.be
ORCID logoKoen Van Gorp | Michigan State University | KU Leuven | task at kuleuven.be

This journal is peer reviewed and indexed in: Dimensions

TASK is an international refereed journal dedicated to promoting and disseminating scholarship and research in the field of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) and learning. The journal welcomes reports of empirical studies, ground-breaking theoretical articles, critical position papers and practioner papers on task-based language teaching and learning as it occurs both inside and outside the language classroom. The journal aims to bridge the gap between theory and praxis and support the development of TBLT as a researched pedagogy.
ISSN: 2666-1748 | E-ISSN: 2666-1756
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Volume 3 (2023)

Volume 2 (2022)

Volume 1 (2021)

Special Section Editor
ORCID logoLaura Gurzynski-Weiss | Indiana University
Editorial Manager
Goedele Vandommele | KU Leuven
Editorial Board
Sandro Barros | Michigan State University
ORCID logoLara Bryfonski | Georgetown University
Martin Bygate | Lancaster University
ORCID logoDustin Crowther | University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Bart Deygers | Ghent University
William Dunn | University of Alberta
Martin East | University of Auckland
ORCID logoRoger Gilabert | University of Barcelona
Marta González-Lloret | University of Hawai'i at Manoa
ORCID logoLaura Gurzynski-Weiss | Indiana University
Barbara Hinger | University of Graz
ORCID logoEva Kartchava | Carlton University
ORCID logoYouJin Kim | Georgia State University
Felix Kronenberg | Michigan State University
ORCID logoFolkert Kuiken | University of Amsterdam
ORCID logoShawn Loewen | Michigan State University
ORCID logoMarije C. Michel | University of Groningen
Andreas Müller-Hartmann | Pädagogische Hochschule, Heidelberg
ORCID logoJonathan Newton | Victoria University of Wellington
John M. Norris | Educational Testing Service
ORCID logoElke Peters | KU Leuven
Leila Ranta | University of Alberta
ORCID logoAndrea Révész | University College London
Kristin Rock | University of Hawai'i at Manoa
ORCID logoShoko Sasayama | Educational Testing Service
ORCID logoNatsuko Shintani | Kobe Gakuin University
Piet Van Avermaet | Ghent University
ORCID logoMarieke Vanbuel | KU Leuven
Elke Van Steendam | KU Leuven
Subscription Info
Current issue: 3:1, available as of October 2023
Next issue: 3:2, expected April 2024

General information about our electronic journals.

Subscription rates

All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

Online-only Print + online
Volume 4 (2024): 2 issues; ca. 300 pp. EUR 183.00 EUR 219.00
Volume 3 (2023): 2 issues; ca. 300 pp. EUR 178.00 EUR 199.00

Individuals may apply for a special online-only subscription rate of EUR 60.00 per volume.
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.

Available back-volumes

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Complete backset
(Vols. 1‒2; 2021‒2022)
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600 pp.
EUR 356.00 EUR 390.00
Volumes 1‒2 (2021‒2022) 2 issues; avg. 300 pp. EUR 178.00 per volume EUR 195.00 per volume

Instructions for Authors

  1. Submissions should focus on task-based language learning and education. The journal welcomes reports of empirical studies, critical position papers and ground-breaking theoretical articles. Reports of empirical studies can report on quantitative as well as qualitative studies. The journal welcomes manuscripts on task-based language learning and teaching that reach well beyond the regular language classroom. Themes such as content-and-language-integrated learning, language across the curriculum, interdisciplinary projects, project-based learning, the link between language skills and the development of 21st –century competences will be explored from a TBLT perspective. Likewise, the many ways in which second language learners can learn languages outside school in a task-based way will be explored in our journal.
  2. Submissions should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition. Submissions that do not follow the APA style or that do not correspond to the focus of the journal will be returned to authors without review.
  3. Contributions must be in standard English. Spelling should be either American English or British English and should be consistent throughout the paper. If not written by a native speaker, it is advisable to have the paper checked by a native speaker prior to submission.
  4. All articles published in this journal are double-blind peer reviewed.
  5. For initial submission, authors should submit their manuscript in electronic form in Word only, double-spaced with 3 cm/1 inch margins. Authors must provide a concise and informative title of the article; the name, affiliation, address and e-mail address of each author; a self-contained abstract in English (not exceeding 125 words) that should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references, and five keywords following the abstract.
  6. Submissions should be approximately 7,000 to maximally 10,000 words long, including references, tables/figures, notes, appendices.
  7. Authors are responsible for observing copyright laws when quoting or reproducing material. Authors must ensure that they have permission to use any third-party material in their contribution; the permission should include perpetual (not time-limited) world-wide distribution in print and electronic format. The copyright of articles published in the journal is held by the publisher. Permission for the author to use the article elsewhere will be granted by the publisher provided full acknowledgement is given to the source.
  8. Papers should be reasonably divided into sections and, if appropriate, subsections. Use a clear system of headings (without numbers), preferably with not more than two levels of heading.
  9. References and quotations: Any quotation that runs for more than two lines should be set off from the main paragraph and does not need quotation marks. In-text references should appear in the body of the article, not in footnotes, giving the author's last name followed by the year and page number where relevant. A work up to five authors should include all names in the first citation, with only the first author followed by et al. in subsequent citations; work by six or more authors should use et al. in all citations.
  10. Line drawings (FIGURES) should be submitted as reproducible originals. They should be numbered consecutively, and appropriate captions should be provided. Reference to any FIGURES should be given in the appropriate place where they should appear.
  11. TABLES should be numbered consecutively and should be referred to in the main text. TABLES should be created with Word's table function, not as spreadsheets.
  12. NOTES should appear as ENDNOTES and should be concise, kept to a minimum, and numbered consecutively throughout the paper.

TASK offers online submission .

Please consult the guidelines and the Short Guide to EM for Authors before you submit your paper.

Please contact the editors by e-mail: task at kuleuven.be


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Rights and Permissions

Authors must ensure that they have permission to use any third-party material in their contribution; the permission should include perpetual (not time-limited) world-wide distribution in print and electronic format.

For information on authors' rights, please consult the rights information page.

Open Access

Articles accepted for this journal can be made Open Access through payment of an Article Publication Charge (APC) of EUR 1800 (excl. tax); more information can be found on the publisher's Open Access Policy page. There is no fee if the article is not to be made Open Access and thus available only for subscribers.

Corresponding authors from institutions with which John Benjamins has a Read & Publish arrangement can publish Open Access without paying a fee; information on the institutions and which articles qualify, can be found on this page.

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Main BIC Subject

CJA: Language teaching theory & methods

Main BISAC Subject

LAN020000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching