Studies in Language Assessment (SiLA)

Studies in Language Assessment (formerly PLTA) An international journal of the Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand ISSN: 2653-5335


Studies in Language Assessment (SiLA) is the international research journal of the Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ) It previously appeared under the title Papers in Language Testing and Assessment (PLTA).

Co-Editors: John Read, Jason Fan
Reviews Editor: Ivy Chen

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The journal is an online, open-access publication that welcomes contributions from both new and experienced researchers in the form of full research articles, research reports and discussion papers, on topics in the field of language assessment. It also publishes commissioned book and test reviews. Currently, there are at least one regular issue and one theme-based special issue each year.

SiLA is included in the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

Early view articles


Students’ perceptions of teacher assessment practices in foreign language emergency remote teaching during Covid-19 in Finland
Toni Mäkipää, University of Helsinki

An exploratory study of the construct measured by automated writing scores across task types and test occasions
Khaled Barkaoui and Johanathan Woodworth, York University

Book review

Measuring Native-Speaker Vocabulary Size
Reviewed by Is’haaq Akbarian, University of Qom, Iran

Current and back issues

Current and back issues are available for free download from ALTAANZ or via the links below:

Current issue

Back issues

Submission guidelines

Submission guidelines are provided via the link below

Submission guidelines


Enquiries can be directed to the Editorial Assistant,

Correspondence on editorial matters should be addressed to the Editors, John Read and Jason Fan via email to

The Reviews Editor is Ivy Chen, The University of Melbourne.

Melbourne Papers in Language Testing

Prior to 2012, the journal was published by the Language Testing Research Centre at the University of Melbourne under the name, Melbourne Papers in Language Testing. For the full catalogue of back issues follow the link below: