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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

About the book

As the title suggests, the book deals with three main themes: personalization, contextualization, and socialization. Personalization is the extent to which technologies and learning environments are adapted to the specific profile and performance of the language learner and includes topics such as answer analysis and feedback, error analysis, diagnosis and remediation, automatic writing evaluation (AWE), prediction of performance, adaptive language testing, pronunciation training, and intelligent tutoring. Contextualization is how technologies and learning environments can be adjusted to the specific context of the learner, and includes topics such as adaptation to the spatio-temporal location of the learner, adaptation to the cultural context of the learner, Open Data for relevant content, augmented reality (AR), and mobile language learning. Socialization is the way in which technologies and learning environments afford meaningful interaction, such as interaction amongst learners, interaction between the learner and the teacher, native speakers, content providers, or researchers, and telecollaboration. Each chapter should focus on the "smart"-ness of one of these themes.


A complete first draft of your contribution should be submitted through this system by July 31, 2021. You will receive feedback on your chapter by August 20, 2021, and you should submit your final chapter to the editors by September 15, 2021.


The book is targeting professionals in the field who seek to deepen their understanding of "smart" aspects of CALL. For this reason, it is not necessary to start chapters with generic explanations such as "Technology has changed the face of education..." Likewise, this book is not meant as an overview of the impact of COVID-19, so any mention of this should be minor, if at all. There are several other publications that deal with this directlty, and we believe "smart" CALL is more than a reaction to the pandemic.

Chapter format

The chapter should be made up of two main parts. In part 1, you will need to describe your research that forms the context of the "smart" aspect you will discuss in part 2. This should be described in a suitably academic manner, including background literature, an overview of the methodology, and the results. In this part 2, please discuss this "smart" (as defined in the overview above) aspect of your research, confronting it with relevant literature on the topic. While there are no fixed headings per se, as a guide, your chapter should include the following as much as possible:

Part 1
  Background/Relevant literature
  Overview of results
Part 2
  Application to smart CALL


Contributions should be roughly no more than 6,000-7,000 words, including all references, figures and illustrations. It is important to keep to this word count limit.


The manuscript should be single-spaced using Times New Roman 12pt font throughout. Citations and references should be included using APA 7. DOIs should be included for all references where possible.


Images must be of high quality (preferably 300 dpi). Non-copyrighted images are preferred, but if it is necessary to use copyrighted material, authors will be required to clear all permissions and deliver all permissions information with your final contribution. All images and tables need to be delivered in a separate file to your text.


Please include a list of the terms that you would like to have included in the index at the end of the chapter. The index is not a summary of the book’s content, and the core consideration when compiling an index is what is likely to be looked up by a reader. Please avoid author/researcher names, and verbs or adjectives standing alone. The main heading should be a noun with any adjectives or modifiers (e.g., "autonomy, developing" rather than "developing autonomy") coming after the main heading, unless it is widely accepted as a common phrase in the field (e.g., "applied linguistics"). The index will be combined when all chapters are finalised.

Submission of manuscript

Manuscripts should be submitted through this system using this link. You will need to create an account to do this. Please list any co-authors in the metadata of the article on submission. To allow for a proper review process to take place, please make sure that information identifying the author(s) is not included in the manuscript file itself.