About this Journal
Editor in Chief
- Mohammad Ali Salmani Nodoushan, IECF, Iran
|Paper Acceptance Rate:||15.83% (in 2013)|
|Country of Publication:||United States of America|
|ISSN:||2157-4898 (Print) & 2157-4901 (Online)|
|Themes:||Applied Linguistics; Linguistics; Language Research|
|Publication Dates:||January, April, July, October|
|Language of Text:||Standard American/British English|
|Serial Type:||Academic/Scholarly Journals|
|Format:||Print & Online (Online copies ONLY through EBSCO)|
|Subscription-Based:||Yes (through EBSCO)|
|Acceptable Paper Length:||8,000 to 10,000 words|
|Paper Review Policy:||Doubly-masked, peer-reviewed|
|Peer Review Time:||4 to 6 months (sometimes longer)|
Aims and Scope
International Journal of Language Studies operates on a double-blind peer review policy; it publishes papers which report the findings of original research on the current trends and topics in applied linguistics, linguistics, and language research. It also invites 'state-of-the-art' as well as 'review' papers which critically reflect on current practices in these fields. Contributions handling (applied) linguistic problems in a principled way by reference to theoretical studies are of major interest for IJLS. The materials suitable for publication in IJLS belong in the following categories:
- Reports of original research
- Conceptual articles
- Review/Transfer papers
- State-of-the-art articles
- Book reviews
The Journal also aims at providing a forum which makes connections between fields, theories, research methods, and scholarly discourses. For a list of the major themes covered by IJLS please see our Call for Papers page.
In addition to the PAPERS section, there is room for a FORUM section in each issue which aims at enhancing debate between authors and the wider community of applied linguists; the forum section is dedicated to short pieces of writing which are typically 'responses' to a published article, a short research note or report, or a commentary on research issues or professional practices. The Journal also contains a REVIEW section which is dedicated to “State of the Art” papers or "Critical Book Reviews."
Although occasionally papers of any length, if justified, are published, IJLS recommends that contributions should NOT exceed a length of 10 000 words.
Excerption of materials published in IJLS is permitted only if users credit the source(s) to IJLS in their works--i.e., make references to IJLS as the origin of the materials being excerpted.
How to Subscribe
Individuals and institutions may subscribe to the International Journal of Language Studies through EBSCO. They may also place orders to purchase print-on-demand (PoD) copies of the journal from Lulu Press Inc. Please see our subscription page for more information on subscription and purchase.
Currently authors whose papers are published in this journal DO NOT receive print copies of the journal or offprints of their papers. They only receive a PDF copy through email. Print-on-Demand (PoD) copies are available only from Lulu Press Inc.
- Articles published in IJLS do not represent the views held by the editors and members of the editorial board. Authors are responsible for all aspects of their articles except editorial screen design.
- IJLS is independent and is not affiliated with any society, university, or other academic unit.