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Call for Manuscripts

Rolling deadline: Articles placed in volumes on completion of review process

The International Journal of Interpreter Education, published by the Conference of Interpreter Trainers, is a refereed journal that specializes in the education of spoken and signed language interpreters for the purpose of promoting dialogue through evidence and practice-based research. Content includes:

Interpreter Education and Training

History of the profession
World perspectives, philosophies and practices
Lesson plans and activities
Learning environments
Student psychological and social factors
Testing, assessment and evaluation

Second Language Learning

Second language acquisition theory and models
Language and culture
Language activities
Team teaching
Testing, assessment and evaluation

Interpreting Practice

Education to practice gap
Internships and mentoring
Teaching ethical decision making
Testing, assessment and evaluation

Programming and Administration

Program administration and institutional issues
Program philosophy and design
Student entry and exit competencies
Language Labs
Generalist and specialist education
Program Assessment
Distance education

Interpreting Research

Findings of interpreter research
Research frameworks and disciplines
Theory to practice
Teaching research

Educational Theory

Adult education
Educational models

Volume 3 was published in November 2011, and we are now looking for submissions for future volumes
(2 per year) for all of the following sections:

  • Research Articles
    Theoretical evidence-based articles that present findings from research on, or related to, interpreter education and training .
  • Commentary
    Practice-based presentations of reflections on educational practices and teaching activities that provide meaningful advancements in the processes of preparing future interpreters; maintaining the skills of current interpreters, or promoting the professional development of practicing interpreter educators. In this section we also welcome original reviews of books or curriculae that may be of interest to interpreter educators and trainers.
  • Open Forum
    Publishable interviews with leading scholars, transcripts of debates or presentations of case studies that extend our understanding and analyses of trends in interpreter education and training.
  • Student work section
    Featuring the work of aspiring interpreter education scholars—graduate students who have completed research projects related to interpreter education, who are experienced interpreter educators but may not have the experience of writing for publication—this section specifically encourages interpreter educators who are studying in Masters or PhD programs to share their work with alongside established scholars in the field.
  • Dissertation Abstracts
    Abstracts of Masters or PhD dissertations related to interpreter education.


See Notes for Authors for specific requirements on submitting a manuscript for publication consideration. Manuscripts that do not conform to submission requirements will be returned to authors.

If you have any questions, contact the Editor at CITjournaleditor@gmail.com