Submission Categories of The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Education Bulletin

The categories of submissions have been revised since Vol. 15. For details, please refer to the Editor's Note of Vol. 15.

1. Papers

(1) Paper on Educational Practice

A specific and clear description of the educational practice in the field of Japanese-language education, including relevant previous research, the purpose, characteristics, and progress of the practice, and its evaluation. This pertains to those papers that clearly state the significance of sharing the content of the practice widely. The following are the evaluation viewpoints at the time of screening.

  • A clear description of the background and circumstances leading to the practice
  • Understanding of previous research
  • Usefulness, originality, and creativity of the information about the practice
  • Contribution to the field of education (The effects and issues obtained from the practice should be summarized in a way that is useful not only to your own field but also to a wide range of other fields.)
  • Coherence of the paper

(2) Paper on the Development of Educational Material

A specific and explicit description of the purpose, characteristics, progress, and evaluation of the development of teaching materials/education systems in Japanese-language education. The significance of sharing the contents of the development of teaching materials/education systems widely should be clearly stated. The following are the evaluation viewpoints at the time of screening.

  • A clear description of the background to the development of teaching materials/educational systems
  • Usefulness, originality, and creativity of the information on the content of development
  • Contribution to the field of education (The developed teaching materials/education system should be useful not only in your field but also in other fields.)
  • Coherence of the paper

(3) Research Paper

A paper that clearly states the purpose, issues, and method of the research based on a sufficient understanding and examination of previous research, and that theoretically and empirically states the answer to the task based on sufficient analysis and consideration of data. The following are the evaluation points at the time of examination.

  • A full understanding and review of previous studies
  • Empirical evidence backed up by sufficient data analysis and consideration
  • Consistency and logic of the argument (A theme and a conclusion that is consistent with the theme are drawn reasonably.)
  • Originality and creativity of research results
  • Contribution to the field

2. Research Note

The purpose, issues, and methods of the research are clearly stated based on a review of previous studies. Although sufficient analysis and discussion of data are not necessarily required, an intermediate paper that has the potential to be developed into a thesis in the future. The evaluation viewpoints at the time of review are as follows.

  • Understanding of previous research
  • Clarity of description (purpose, issues, and methods of research)
  • Consistency and logic of argument
  • Uniqueness and topicality of the theme and viewpoint
  • Potential of development into a paper

3. Report

The purpose of the Report is to keep a record of practices, surveys, and observations in the field of Japanese-language education. The evaluation viewpoints are as follows.

  • Usefulness, novelty, and rapidity of information
  • Clarity of description

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