About the journal

International Journal of Current Approaches in Language, Education and Social Sciences (CALESS) is an international peer-reviewed journal. It welcomes original and qualified studies in the fields of language, language education, educational and social sciences; by this way, it aims to propose solutions and contribute to the relevant fields. The journal is published twice a year (June & December) in which Turkish, English and Russian studies are accepted. The journal follows an open access policy and is published electronically in order to increase the dissemination of information and to facilitate its access. No publication fee is charged from the studies submitted to the journal in the stages of submission, evaluation or publication.

Aim & Scope

CALESS aims to share original and qualified research in the fields of language, language education, education and social sciences, and to offer solutions to the problems in the related fields and to contribute to the existing literature in these fields. 

CALESS welcomes the following types of submissions:
  • Empirical Research
  • Conceptual Research
  • Case Studies
  • Literature Review
  • Viewpoint
  • Historical View
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Short Report
  • Book Review

In the the following fields:
Language Education

  • Language teaching
  • First, second or foreign language teaching/learning
  • Applied linguistics
  • Bilingual and multilingual education
  • Theories and practices in language teaching/learning
  • Teaching of specific skills
  • Teaching for specific purposes
  • Literature, language and linguistics
  • Teacher training
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • New technologies/trends/practices in language teaching/learning
  • Pegagogical techniques
  • Testing and evaluation

Educational Sciences

  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Program development and evaluation
  • New approaches/methods/practices in education
  • Educational practices
  • Adult education
  • Educational administration/policy/planning
  • Measurement and evaluation in education
  • Psychological counselling and guidance
  • Teacher traning (pre-service/in-service teacher training practices)
  • Use of technology in education

Social Sciences

  • Philology, Philosophy, History, Geography

Note: Studies in social sciences are limited to the above four disciplines. Studies conducted outside these disciplines are not accepted.

Open Access Policy

CALESS adopts open access policy. Open access to information benefits the humanity as it improves the global value of information. CALESS also supports the Budapest Open Access Initiative that was signed on September 12, 2012. Thus, the open access policies adopted by the editorial board of CALESS can be found at http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-recommendations.

All articles published in CALESS are licensed with "Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License" (CC BY 4.0). This license entitles all parties to copy, share and redistribute all the articles, data sets, figures and supplementary files published in this journal in data mining, search engines, web sites, blogs and other digital platforms under the condition of providing references.

Sponsorsip and Advertising

As part of its publication policies, CALESS does not accept sponsorship or advertisements. However, the journal can make announcements on its web page about non-profit scientific and educational events.

Publication Language

Turkish, English and Russian studies are published in CALESS. All studies except English should include an extended English abstract.

Publication Process

The pre-control, evaluation and publication process of the studies submitted to CALESS lasts 4-6 weeks.

Writing and Publication Principles

CALESS uses double-blind peer review technique. The studies sent to our journal should not have been previously published and should not be in the process of evaluation in another journal. The authors assume full responsibility for this issue.  The studies sent to the journal are reviewed by the editorial board in terms of form and shape properties. While the studies that do not possess the requisite qualification are sent back to authors, the evaluation process is started for the ones approved by the editorial board.

The studies which are in the process of evaluation are sent to two referees in the field. 

After the Article Evaluation Process, the studies are;

published if both reviewersreport "CAN BE PUBLISHED".
sent back to authors for making revisions stated by reviewer/s if one or both of the reviewers report "CAN BE PUBLISHED WITH REVISION".
sent to the third reviewer if one of the reviewers reports "CANNOT BE PUBLISHED" and evaluation process is carried out based on the report of this reviewer.

Withdrawal of Studies

Studies submitted to CALESS can be withdrawn before the referee assignment (in the preliminary control) is made. Authors who wish to  withdraw their studies are required to fill out the ''ARTICLE WITHDRAWAL FORM'' and upload it to the system. Otherwise, the article evaluation process will continue and studies will not be allowed to be withdrawn.

Revision Procedures in Published Studies

Authors have the right to make minor corrections within 5 (five) days from the date of publication of the relevant issue. Any changes are not allowed outside of this period.

Copyright Notice

The manuscripts submitted to CALESS for evaluation should be original studies that were not published before or not submitted to anywhere else for publication.

Authors who submit their studies to CALESS should acknowledge that they have to transfer the copyright of their studies to the journal. The editorial board of the journal is authorized to publish the study.

Those authors who will submit their studies to CALESS have to fill in the "COPYRIGHT TRANSFER FORM". Wet signature is required. The signed form should be scanned and uploaded to the system via file upload option while submitting their manuscripts to the journal.

Plagiarism Detection

The plagiarism detection of the manuscripts submitted to International Journal of Current Approaches in Language, Education and Social Sciences (CALESS) is made by Turnitin, iThenticate and https://intihal.net/ softwares. The matches found in each study after plagiarism detection are analysed in detail and those matches with correct reference and cross-reference are sorted. In the next step, the mistakes in the remaining matches are determined and reported to the editorial board. The board, then, makes a final decision in the light of the plagiarism detection report. The author(s) may be asked to correct the mistakes listed in the report or the study may be rejected.

Assigning a DOI Number

Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a unique access number that enables the identification and accessibility of each article published electronically. It is mandatory that each article published in CALESS or in early view is assigned a DOI number.

After acceptance, the manuscripts which are checked for plagiarism and bibliography and ready for publication are given a DOI number by the Editorial Board.

Early View

CALESS values the dissemination of up-to-date and original information. Therefore, those manuscripts that are accepted after the review process and whose process for publication is over are published electronically as early release. Later, these manuscripts are given page numbers and published in the volume and issue found suitable by the editorial board. The manuscripts in the early release may not be the final version to be seen in the normal issue. Minor editing may be done on the final version to be published.

References and Citation Control

CALESS, in accordance with its publication ethics, considers it to be an obligation for the accepted studies to have correct and complete references and attributions. Therefore, each study, after acceptance, is checked in terms of bibliography, referencing and attribution.

Bibliography is prepared according to the APA Referencing Style Guide 7th Edition.

The in-text references of the references given in the bibliography should be in line with rules and regulations, and mistakes are corrected.

Attributions of the in-text references are checked. The author(s) is asked to provide the missing ones, and the incorrect ones are corrected.

Note: The principles and procedures for citing references should be arranged according to the language of the article.



Yıldız, Ü. (2010). Applied Turkish 3. Asar Publishing. 

In-text citation: Yıldız (2010), (Yıldız,2010), (Yıldız,2010:45)

Edited Book

Hacker Hughes, J. (Ed.). (2017). Military veteran psychological health and social care: Contemporary approaches. Routledge.

In-text citation: Hacker Hughes (2017), (Hacker Hughes, 2017), (Hacker Hughes, 2017: 48)

Chapter in an Edited Book

Balsam, K. F., Martell, C. R., Jones, K. P., & Safren, S. A. (2019). Affirmative cognitive behavior therapy with sexual and gender minority people. In G. Y. Iwamasa & P. A. Hays (Eds.), Culturally responsive cognitive behavior therapy: Practice and supervision (2nd ed., pp. 287–314). American Psychological Association.

In-text citation: Aktay (2015), (Aktay, 2015), (Aktay, 2015:428)

Translated Book

Lewis, B. (2000). Emergence of modern Turkey (M. Kıratlı, Trans.).Turkish Historical Society.

In-text citation: Lewis (2000), (Lewis, 2000), (Lewis, 2000;34)

Journal Article (Electronic)

Nikishova, A., & Kryvonosova, E. (2020). Design and implementation of technologies for professionally oriented adult education. International Journal of Current Approaches in Language, Education and Social Sciences, 2(1), 413-424.https://doi.org/10.35452/caless.2020.20

In-text citation: Nikishova and Kryvonosova (2020), (Nikishova & Kryvonosova, 2020), (Nikishova & Kryvonosova, 2020: 418)

Note: For articles that are electronic but do not have a DOI number, a link to the article should be provided in the DOI number field.

Journal Article (Printed)

Nikishova, A., & Kryvonosova, E. (2020). Design and implementation of technologies for professionally oriented adult education. International Journal of Current Approaches in Language, Education and Social Sciences, 2(1), 413-424.

In-text citation: Nikishova and Kryvonosova (2020), (Nikishova & Kryvonosova, 2020), (Nikishova & Kryvonosova, 2020: 418)

Thesis (M.A./PhD.)

Asma, B. (2018). Examining the relationship between English admission test (LYS-5) and four language skills of undergraduate students [Unpublished master's thesis]. Akdeniz University Graduate School of Educational Sciences.

In-text citation: Asma (2018), (Asma, 2018), (Asma, 2018:15)


Williams, J., & Seary, K. (2010). Bridging the divide: Scaffolding the learning experiences of the mature age student. In J. Terrell (Ed.), Making the links: Learning, teaching and high quality student outcomes. Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators (pp. 104-116). Wellington, New Zealand.

In-text citation: Williams and Seary (2010), (Williams & Seary, 2010), (Williams & Seary, 2010:92)

Web Page

World Health Organisation. (2020). Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard. https://covid19.who.int/ 

In-text citation: World Health Organisation (2020), (World Health Organisation, 2020) 

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