About the Journal

BELT – Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal started in 2010 with the seal of PUCRS, through Edipucrs, under the coordination of teachers Cristina Lopes Perna (PUCRS) and Simone Sarmento (UFRGS). The motivation for the creation of the journal came from the meetings between the Southern English Teachers Associations (APIRS, APLISC and APLIEPAR). On that occasion, BELT started with publications on English language teaching only and, in 2014/2, the journal also started to publish articles on Portuguese as an Additional Language.

Our mission is to show the quality research that has been carried out in the teaching-learning processes, which involve Portuguese and English as additional languages around the world. This is done from varied theoretical and methodological perspectives. Published every semester, the journal receives and publishes original articles, book reviews, interviews and teaching activities.

Submitted texts are formally evaluated first by the editorial staff, who may request corrections and additions. Texts that do not fit the scope of the Journal, that do not meet mandatory requirements or that are not adequate within the deadline will be archived.

Once the admissibility of the submission has been verified, two reviews are requested from people specialised in the subject, which will be used by the publishers, with the latter remaining the final decision. Publication of papers is subject to compliance with its recommendations. The evaluation takes into account the originality of the treatment of the theme, as well as the consistency and rigor of the approach, its contribution and its adequacy to the journal's thematic line.

The review system is double-blind: the names of the reviewers will remain confidential and the names of the authors before the reviewers will also be omitted.

Evaluators are expected to be objective in their assessment. If there is any conflict of interest or difficulty in making a judgment without significant influence from external factors, they should contact the editors. It is expected that the reviewers will indicate relevant literature if those are not contemplated in the text.

The text and other information provided in the evaluation process should be treated confidentially and may not be used for any other purpose.

Continuous flow of publication.

This journal provides open access to all its content, following the principle that free access to scientific research generates a greater global exchange of knowledge.


The authors are original owners and will be responsible for the originality and authorship of their creation, not being the publisher penalised, civil or criminally, for eventual plagiarism or inappropriate content.

Unprecedented and originality

By submitting the manuscript, the authors ensure that the work has not been previously published nor is being reviewed by another journal.

Literal copies of excerpts already published will not be accepted, except in exceptional cases, in the form of quotation. Illustrations and graphics from other sources must be credited, or accompanied by permission of their copyright holders, if applicable.

Error correction and retractions

Authors must commit to the publishing house, delivering the text in appropriate language and suitable for publication. However, you must notify the publisher if an error is identified in order to publish an erratum.


The text submitted for evaluation is a document and will be protected from any form of exploitation.

Template for publication 

The BELT journal follows the APA style and authors should consider it before submitting their paper. Find the APA style tutorial on: APA 7

Listing and legal deposit data

Cataloging form prepared by the Information Processing Sector of the PUCRS Central Library.

Article Submission Fees and Article Processing Fees (APCs) Policy

This journal does not charge fees for publication.

Thematic coverage coded according to CNPq classification, identifying first and second levels

  • Main Area: Letters / Linguistics
  • Qualis: A3
  • Period: 2017-2020