International Journal of Language Studies is interested in contributions that focus on the relation between language and real-world problems. Although occasionally papers of any length, if justified, will be published, IJLS recommends that contributions do NOT exceed a length of 10,000 words .
The journal aims at providing a forum which makes connections between fields, theories, research methods, and scholarly discourses. IJLS invites contributions which critically reflect on current practices in applied linguistic research. It strives to advance scholarly and scientific discussion of issues that bring together or differentiate between scholars in applied linguistics. Contributions that handle applied linguistic problems in a principled way by reference to theoretical studies are of major interest for IJLS and authors are invited to submit contributions of this kind.
IJLS welcomes both reports of original research and conceptual articles. 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 REVIEWS section which is dedicated to “State of the Art” papers or "Critical Book Reviews."