The Journal of Second Language Writing is devoted to publishing theoretically grounded reports of research and discussions that represent a significant contribution to current understandings of central issues in second and foreign language writing and writing instruction. Some areas of interest are personal characteristics and attitudes of L2 writers, features of L2 writers' texts, L2 writers' composing processes, readers' responses to L2 writing, assessment/evaluation of L2 writing, contexts (cultural, social, political, institutional) for L2 writing, L2 writing and technology, and any other topic clearly relevant to L2 writing theory, research, and instruction. Manuscripts should take care to emphasize the pedagogical implications of the work. In addition to FULL-LENGTH RESEARCH ARTICLES, the Journal of Second Language Writing publishes SHORT COMMUNICATIONS that are smaller in scale, more conceptual or descriptive of a particular teaching and learning context. We especially encourage short communications that bring attention to under-represented contexts of L2 writing. We also publish invited book reviews and disciplinary dialogues on specific topics.
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