Dear Focus on ELT Journal Readers,

On behalf of the editorial board, it is our privilege and great pride to announce the release of the second issue of the second volume of ‘Focus on ELT Journal’.  Although we have been facing great challenges in academia due to the COVID-19 pandemic triggering health issues, anxiety and stress across the world in 2020, we are happy to be able to continue contributing to the field as an outlet for the research studies focusing on English language teaching and learning. Thus, despite many contingencies stemming from the COVID-19 chaos, it is our primary source of professional gratification to make the second issue in 2020.

We feel obliged to accept that as a recently established international journal in the field, our journal is now considered to be one of the resourceful and reliable venues for people of academic interest. By following stringent publication ethics and rigorous plagiarism check, so far in our issues, we have been able to showcase thirteen contributions from various contexts exploring issues with a theoretical or applied perspective aiming possible applications in the field of English language teaching and learning. This has provided us an acceptance rate of 48.1% before publishing our third issue since December 2019. In line with this, despite a relatively higher number of submissions for the current issue, we have only been able to host three research articles and one book review following the external as well as our internal review cycles. We cordially would like to express our gratitude to our esteemed editorial board members and fifteen respected reviewers of this issue as featured in our editorial note, without whom we would not have decided the selection of the research articles. We are therefore grateful to the members of our community for their encouragement, continuous support and interest. With this in mind, once again, we are truly confident that the future of our journal is promising we will continue to reach a wider international audience for disseminating academic knowledge.

With the articles included in the second issue of 2020, we place confidence in that our community, specifically practitioners, researchers and academicians in the field of English language teaching and learning shall greatly benefit from them. The second issue of our second volume in 2020 features three articles investigating various topics with respect to the field and shares detailed findings for particular cases and a book review on World Englishes.

Published: 2020-12-30