You can submit your paper by emailing it to the Co-Editors, Michelle Ives and Jonathan Culbert.

Please consult and closely adhere to the following documents before you submit your paper.

Call for papers

We accept submissions on an ongoing basis. The following is a summary of what we are looking for.

Subject matter and focus

The majority of our readers spend most of their time in classrooms, teaching. They are practitioners, and we aim to publish articles that will inform their practice. We will gladly accept theoretical articles, but they should not be so esoteric as to be irrelevant to the majority of teachers. A relevance to China is, of course, a must.

If you yourself are a teacher working in a Chinese context, ask yourself if your colleagues would be interested in your topic, and in reading your piece. Better still, ask them. If the answer is unequivocally 'yes', then there's a good chance our readers will want to read it also.

If you are in any doubt, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from every potential author, whatever stage in the process you are at. Moreover, we try to be as supportive as possible, as a large proportion of our contributors are first-time authors.

Article types

We accept the following:

Original research articles

See Dawson (2016) in Issue 7 for a good example.

Reflections on previously published research

See Huckle (2017) in Issue 8.

Book reviews

See McCallum (2017) in Issue 8 for a concise and mostly descriptive example, and McAleer (2017), also in Issue 8, for a longer and more critical example. Please contact the editors to confirm the suitability of the book.

Materials reviews

We accept reviews of any type of teaching material. Our 'Insites' feature is a good example of what we are looking for. Please contact the editors to confirm the suitability of the materials.


See 'Speaking with ... Dr Stuart Perrin and Markus Davis' in Issue 7. Again, please contact the editors to confirm the suitability of the interviewee.

Key concepts

See Zhang (2017) in Issue 8.

Reader's responses

This will is a new feature. Readers are encouraged to respond to anything they have read in the journal. This could take several forms: challenging an argument expounded in the journal; showing how a teaching approach described in ETiC was applied successfully or otherwise; spotlighting resources which might help other readers investigate a topic further. All constructive responses are welcomed.

Conference reports

See Touchstone (2016) in Issue 6.


We are always open to new ideas. If you would like to propose an article which does not fit into any of the categories above, please contact the editors.