عنوان مقاله [English]
Journal of Teaching Persian to Speakers of Other Languages just entered its fourth year of publication. What prompted us to launch the publication was our intent and desire for expanding and furthering research into Persian as a foreign or second language instruction and consequently contributing to Persian language teaching and learning. Persian language acquisition research is an interdisciplinary scientific endeavor that, as an independent discipline, draws on the findings of other sciences to realize its own objectives. Accordingly, research that explicitly addresses Persian language acquisition through interdisciplinary or comparative approaches is prioritized. Research that contributes to the development of interrelationships between Persian language acquisition research and other disciplines such as education, sociology, psychology, linguistics, management, and etc. would bring us closer to the realization of the journal’s primary objectives.
Journal of Teaching Persian to Speakers of Other Languages is recognized as the main reference point in the field of Persian language acquisition research. This encourages us and motivates us to closely monitor the quality of submitted manuscripts in terms of content and relevance to the journal’s objectives. Therefore, with all due respect to the submitting authors and acknowledgment of the worthiness of their articles, the journal will no longer accept articles solely on the basis of the manuscripts’ focus on Persian language per se. Even in the field of Persian language acquisition research, we will prioritize manuscripts which deal with important and fundamental issues over the ones which attend to trivial and less important issues.
It is worth noting that the peer review is designed in a way that ensures transparent, accurate, and timely evaluation of the articles that contribute to the development and localization of knowledge in the field of Persian language acquisition research. The intended audience of the journal’s articles includes Persian as a foreign or second language instructors, researchers, and material developers.