Information for authors from journals that are collaborating with OASIS

A number of journals require or invite their authors to write an accessible summary of their publication. The procedure for each journal varies. Please, follow the instructions your journal has sent you.

Please, write your summary on an OASIS template. We accept summaries on our A4 template or US Letter template.

To help you write your summary:

  1. Before you start, please read our guidelines.
  2. To help authors write their accessible summary, we have prepared a powerpoint presentation with an annotated example summary.
  3. These two summaries have been written by the OASIS team as examples:

The usefulness of giving grammar rules for accuracy in a free writing task

Who knows more words: bilingual or monolingual children?

To submit your summary follow the instructions your journal has sent you. If they have instructed you to send your summary directly to us, please send it to oasis[at]oasis-database[dot]org.

Information for authors from other journals

If your publication appeared in a journal that is not a collaborating journal you can still submit an accessible summary. OASIS accepts summaries from other journals provided that

  1. They are relevant to language learning, language teaching, and bi-/multilingualism

  2. They appear in a journal listed on the Social Science Citation Index or Arts and Humanities Citation Index (SSCI or AHCI, not Emerging Sources)

  3. They are written on our A4 template or US Letter template and follow our guidelines.

 

To help you write your accessible summary, we have prepared a powerpoint presentation with an annotated example summary. We also have two summaries that have been written by the OASIS team as examples:

The usefulness of giving grammar rules for accuracy in a free writing task

Who knows more words: bilingual or monolingual children?

 

You can submit your summary to us at oasis[at]oasis-database[dot]org.

 

Writing summaries as coursework (students)

OASIS accepts summaries written by people who are not the original authors. However the process has some extra steps.

1. Pick an article to write a summary of:

First check that a summary is not already not already available on the website

Avoid recent (after 2018) papers from The Modern Language Journal, Language Learning, TESOL Quarterly, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, and Language Teaching Research. These journals are asking all their authors to write summaries, even if it sometimes takes a little while to appear online.

Check that the article appeared in a journal listed on the Social Science Citation Index or Arts and Humanities Citation Index (SSCI or AHCI, not Emerging Sources)

If you are writing an accessible summary as course work, then also follow your course instructor's guidance on choosing and article.

2. Write your summary

Before you start, please read our guidelines.

To help authors write their accessible summary, we have prepared a powerpoint presentation with an annotated example summary.

These two summaries have been written by the OASIS team as examples:

The usefulness of giving grammar rules for accuracy in a free writing task

Who knows more words: bilingual or monolingual children?

3. Contact the original authors

It is our policy to contact the authors of the origianl publication and give them the opportunity to approve and / or edit the summary. We provide an email template you can use. Please, cc your course instructor in the email.

4. Send to OASIS

Finally, send your approved summary to us at oasis[at]oasis-database[dot]org.

 

Writing summaries as coursework (instructors)

A number of course instructors have used writing accesible summaries of research articles as course work for post-grad courses in language learning, language teaching, and multilingualism. Student summaries can be published on OASIS provided that

  1. The summarise article is relevant to language learning, language teaching, and bi-/multilingualism

  2. The orginal article appeared in a journal listed on the Social Science Citation Index or Arts and Humanities Citation Index (SSCI or AHCI, not Emerging Sources)

  3. The summary is written on our A4 template or US Letter template and follow our guidelines.

  4. The original authors have been contacted for their approval and / or edits.

Students can find information on picking an article and writing a summary in the information tab above.

If you are considering using OASIS for course work, please let us know at oasis[at]oasis-database[dot]org

Translations of existing OASIS summaries

OASIS strives to be a multilingual resource. We accept translations of summaries already held on the database. At present we can only accept translations, as it is not possible for us to do quality control on new summaries in languages for which we don't have in-house expertise.

If you are translating your own summary

  1. Please, look in the list below if a template is already available in your language. If yes, please use it to write your translation on. If no, please translate your own headings. We will add them to the list for other people to use.
  2. We recommend you ask someone to proofread your translation.
  3. Send the translation to oasis [at] oasis-database [dot] org along with the link to the original summary. We will upload it and link the various versions of the same summary.

If you are translating someone else’s summary

  1. Please, look in the list below if a template is already available in your language. If yes, please use it to write your translation on. If no, please translate your own headers. We will add them to the list for other people to use.
  2. Have your translation checked. The checker needs to be someone who can assess the language, the faithful translation, and the original publication if necessary. They preferably have a PhD or relevant research experience. Please, send them your translation along with the original summary and the original paper.
  3. Send the final version of the translation to oasis [at] oasis-database [dot] org along with the link to the original summary. We will upload it and link the various versions of the same summary. Please, also send us the name of the translator and checker, which we will add on the website.

 

Templates and headings

Dutch template (headings-only)

French template

French template (headings-only)

 

Ideas for using OASIS summaries

Coming soon!

 

Information for journal editors

This information is currently being updated. In the meantime, please contact us with any queries at oasis[at]oasis-database[dot]org.