Focus and Scope

Journal of NELTA is a peer-refereed journal devoted to publication of quality materials on the theory and practice of English language teaching (ELT) in the ESL/EFL as well as under-resourced contexts. It publishes articles, research reports, practical teaching ideas, book reviews and other useful materials which have local, regional and global relevance. As the premium publication of Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA), the Journal particularly welcomes contributions that add to the contemporary discourses on ELT practices. Contributions that deal with ELT theories and methods will serve the professional community only when they are situated in the authors' own practices and/or in the contemporary educational and social contexts. Therefore, materials published in the Journal of NELTA are relevant to and situated in local, national, regional, and/or global contexts.

The scope of the Journal extends to any aspect of the ELT theory and practice, including but not limited to the following:

  • ELT theory: works that discuss or interpret ELT theory critically from local/regional perspectives
  • Innovative teaching and/or research practices: works that describe and explore how authors have developed or adapted any innovative methods or practices in ELT to their contexts.
  • Professional development practices: works that raise new issues of ELT benefit the professional community, government, or society (e.g. 're-visiting/ re-conceptualising teacher education and professional development of ELT practitioners, and so on).
  • Success stories: scholarly articles narratives that reflect on successful implementation of ELT theory, method, or practice,
  • Any other ELT related issues/subjects that are relevant to ELT professional community. 

The Journal welcomes contributions in the following categories

Full Length Articles/Reports:

  • Empirical studies:
  • Knowledge-based perspectives:
  • Classroom research and teacher reflections:

Practical Pedagogic Ideas:

Book reviews:

Action Research Reports

Journal of NELTA Forum article

This information is also available to authors/readers at the Journal of NELTA website (information about Journal of NELTA, sections A and B).

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Peer Review Process

Submissions received for Journal of NELTA undergo through a rigorous three-stage review process.

In the first stage, the editorial board screens submissions which meet the requirements of originality, and appropriateness, and follow the Journal of NELTA style and format for the second stage.

In the second stage, the articles are sent to two external reviewers for their blind reviews. Depending upon the review reports, articles are either rejected or selected for the next stage which may involve revisions.

In the third stage, the re-assigned reviewers and the editorial board decide if the submissions meet all the Journal of NELTA requirements. All selected submissions are copy-edited for language clarity and space.

Publication Frequency

The Journal is published once a year. Materials accepted through the editorial/review process, are sent for language and copy-editing after which it goes to production in the month of December of every year. The Journal is ready for circulation and access as soon as it comes out of the production.

The Journal is uploaded on the Journal of NELTA website after NELTA’s international annual conference held in the month of February of the following year. Soon after that, it is sent to Nepal Journal Online (NepJOL). All recent issues have been uploaded on Nepal Journal Online website.

The content is also available on the Journal of NELTA website digital library URL link -

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Board

Ram Ashish Giri, PhD,
Monash University,
Melbourne, Australia

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Binod Luitel, PhD,
Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Purna Bahadur Kadel
, PhD,
Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Madhu Neupane,
PhD Scholar,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

Ashok Raj Khati,
M Phil Scholar,
Kathmandu University, Nepal

Suman Laudari,
PhD Scholar,
University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Board of Advisors

Professor Abhi Subedi,
Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Professor Beverly Hartford,
Emeritus, Indiana University, USA

Professor Jai Raj Awasthi,
Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Professor Tim Cauldery,
Emeritus, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Professor Selma Sonntag,
University of Colorado, USA

Professor Z.N. Patil,
The English and Foreign Languages University,
Hyderabad, India

Professor Zakia Sarwar,
Hon. Director, SPELT, Pakistan

A/Professor Ahmar Mahboob,
University of Sydney, Australia

Dr. Lilly Yazdanpanah,
RMIT University, Australia

Dr. Christine Manara,
Atma Jaya Catholic University, Indonesia 

A/Professor. Motikala Subba Dewan,
Tribhuvan University,
(President of NELTA, Chair of the Advisory Board)

Board of Reviewers

Ammar Raj Joshi, PhD, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Anamika Sharma, PhD, Monash University, ELC, Australia.

Anand Sharma, PhD, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Annie Guerin, PhD, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Astha Tuladhar, Mei University, Japan.

Bal Krishna Sharma, PhD, University of Idaho, USA.

Bal Krishna Sharma, Tribhuvan University. Nepal

David Perrodin, Eastern Asia University, Thailand.

Dianne Molloy, PhD, Monash University, ELC, Australia.

Ellen Abakah, PhD Scholar, University of Technology Sydney. Australia

Ganga Ram Gautam, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Gopal Prasad Pandey, PhD, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Hai Nguyen, PhD, Monash University, ELC, Austrália.

Hem Raj Kafle, PhD, Kathmandu University, Nepal.

Hemanta Raj Dahal, Siam Technological College, Thailand.

Hima Rawal, PhD Scholar, Michigan State University, USA.

Jai Raj Awasthi, PhD, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Jeevan Karki, Teacher educator, Room to Read, Nepal.

Kalyan Chattopadhyaya, Calcutta University, India.

Kamal Poudel, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Karna Rana, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Karuna Nepal, Pokhara University, Nepal.

Khagendra Raj Dhakal   King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thailand.

Laxman Gnawali, PhD, Kathmandu University, Nepal.

Mohan Singh Saud, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Navaraj Neupane, PhD, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Oksana King, PhD, Monash University, ELC, Australia.

Padam Chauhan, PhD Scholar, Minnesota State University, Minnesota. USA

Pingo Zablon, PhD scholar, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Pramod Sah, PhD Scholar, University of British Colombia, Canada.

Praveen Kumar Yadav, Mahidol University, Thailand.

Prem Prasad Poudel, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Prem Phyak, PhD. Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Prithvi N. Shrestha, PhD, Open University, United Kingdom.

Rishi Ram Rijal, PhD, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Roby Marlina, PhD, RELC University, Singapore.

Saraswati Dawadi, PhD Scholar, Open University, the UK

Shyam Bahadur Pandey, PhD Scholar, Perdue University, USA

Shurabhi Bharati, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India.

Sovia Raj Singh, Chitkara University, India.

Tikaram Poduel, PhD, Kathmandu University.

Journal Subscription and Charges

Rates and subscription: Its Owner decides the subscription rate of the Journal on the yearly basis. Readers interested in subscribing the Journal should write to the Central Committee of NELTA or its editorial board.

The current price for an issue of the journal is Rs. 650