JLT accepts the use of ChatGPT in submissions


Dear Authors,

We are excited to announce that the Journal of Language Teaching (JLT) is now accepting submissions that have been written with the assistance of ChatGPT, a state-of-the-art language model developed by OpenAI. As a leading academic journal in the field of language teaching, we are committed to promoting the use of cutting-edge technologies to enhance the quality of research and scholarship.

By using ChatGPT, authors can benefit from its advanced language generation capabilities, which can help to improve the clarity, coherence, and overall quality of their writing. With the help of ChatGPT, authors can focus more on their research and ideas, while leaving the language-related tasks to the language model.

We encourage the use of ChatGPT to enhance the quality of your writing because we respect the fact that the human element is an important part of academic writing. As such, we respect your decision to use ChatGPT for the wording part of your paper while still ensuring that your critical analysis, insights, teaching experiences, and perspectives are genuinely your own. We believe that the combination of the strengths of human authors and ChatGPT can produce high-quality academic writing that meets the standards of the Journal of Language Teaching.

Here are some detailed requirements if you choose to use ChatGPT in your submissions:

  1. You should include ChatGPT as a co-author in the author list, following the standard conventions for authorship in applied linguistics, and acknowledge its contributions in the acknowledgments section. (For example, if ChatGPT contributes to the literature review and discussion, then, in the acknowledgments section, you must indicate in which part it is involved.)
  2. The content written by ChatGPT must not exceed 25% of the total text of the paper. This means that the majority of the text must be authored by human authors and reflect their unique insights, perspectives, and critical analysis.
  3. We would like to reiterate that we take the issue of academic integrity very seriously, and we will be monitoring all submitted manuscripts and published articles from time to time. Any articles that do not comply with the above rules will be subject to retraction. We believe that this is essential to maintain the credibility and reputation of the journal and uphold the standards of academic writing.

We appreciate your attention to this matter and look forward to receiving your submissions.

Hao Wu
Editor of Journal of Language Teaching