Welcome to the new issue of Novitas-ROYAL. Since 2007, more than twenty indexing agencies have found Novitas-ROYAL worthy of inclusion in their indices and repositories, including ERIC, SCOPUS, and TUBITAK-ULAKBIM (TR Dizin). Novitas-ROYAL has also published studies submitted by researchers across thirty different countries and welcomed readers from at least twice as many countries. We thank our readers, reviewers, and authors for making these achievements possible.
With this issue, we have ended our sixteenth volume. In this issue, the articles examine matters about the washback effect of placement tests, online self-regulated learning activities, online discourse communities, online teaching platforms, online-project-based language learning, the professional identity of rural teachers, and chatbot-human interaction. With their precious findings, in-depth insights, and critical implications for language teaching and learning, all these studies add to the literature and support future research on youth and language. We hope that you enjoy reading the articles published in this issue.
Mehmet Galip ZORBA, Ph.D.
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