Studies in Applied Linguistics & TESOL (SALT) is an open-access journal committed to building a community and facilitating discussions between students, professors, and practitioners in Applied Linguistics and TESOL worldwide through the publication of quality empirical research, reviews of literature, and interviews with leading scholars in the field. 

Focus and Scope

Within a conceptual framework that values an integration of theory and practice, Studies in Applied Language and TESOL publishes full-length, peer-reviewed articles dealing, in a principled way, with language, language use, language acquisition, language teaching, and language assessment. Since its inception in 2001, the SALT has published quality empirical studies, literature reviews, book reviews, interviews, and reports on ongoing research bi-annually. In its commitment to foster discussions within the Applied Linguistics and TESOL community, SALT also regularly hosts academic lectures, presentations, and workshops by established and up-and-coming scholars in the field.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published two times a year – once in Late May/Early June and once in mid or late December. 

Citing the Journal

[APA Style] Haen, M. (2019). Reported thought in writing center talk: A resource for doing support and socialization. Studies in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, 19(1). Retrieved June 31, 2019, from https://journals.library.columbia.edu/index.php/SALT/article/view/1404

Journal History

SALT was originally published under the name Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. It was founded by Dr. ZhaoHong Han, who spearheaded the Journal from 2001-2009.

SALT is sponsoered by the Applied Linguistics & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Applied Linguistics & TESOL) program at Teachers College, Columbia University. The program faculty serve as the journal's Adivsory Board.

Open Access Policy

SALT is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. SALT is a no-fee journal, and authors are not charged upon submission or acceptance. 

Authors retain their copyright and agree to license their articles with a Creative Commons “Attribution” license (effective 2015). Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.You can read more about Creative Commons licenses at creativecommons.org.

Full text articles available for download from the Studies in Applied Linguistics & TESOL website are made available through Academic Commons, Columbia University’s institutional repository. If you have copyright concerns about the content that is available on this site via Academic Commons, please see the information available here.

Review Process

All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and double-blind refereeing by at least two anonymous referees that often lead to multiple rounds of revisions.

Archiving Policy

SALT is archived in Columbia University’s Academic Commons. Academic Commons is Columbia University’s institutional repository, offering long-term public access to research shared by the Columbia community. A program of the Columbia University Libraries, Academic Commons provides secure, replicated storage for files in multiple formats. Academic Commons assigns a DOI and accurate metadata to each work to enhance discoverability.


SALT is abstracted/indexed by the following sources:

Academic Commons, Columbia University

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Google Scholar


The SALT logo is designed by Joe Caffentzis.