We are pleased to announce the publication of JoTLT’s special issue on belonging. Before giving a brief history of this issue, we would like to thank our guest editor, Nancy Evans (Senior Lecturer in Communication, Professional, and Computer Skills at IU Bloomington Kelley School of Business), for her dedication to publication of this issue and for sharing her knowledge and insights throughout the publication process and in the issue’s Introduction.

On January 11, 2022, we issued the call for proposals and received 28 proposals. The editorial team considered the proposals using a blind review process and invited 15 authors to submit full manuscripts. We received 13 manuscripts, which were sent out for double blind review. Of those, 11 have been included in this issue.

We would like to thank our authors for sharing their experiences so that we can all learn from each other. And we would like to thank our invited reviewers, many of whom also authored articles for the issue, for providing their expertise with the authors and the editorial team.

Published: 2023-12-21