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International Journal of Language Studies

A Quarterly Journal of Applied Linguistics

ISSN: 2157-4898 | eISSN: 2157-4901

Sherpa/RoMEO Color: Yellow


Editor: Mohammad A. Salmani Nodoushan

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  Address: EBSCO Publishing Inc.
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    Ipswich, MA 01938
  P.O.Box: P. O. Box 682
  Phone: +1-(978)-356-6500
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Aims and Scope

International Journal of Language Studies is the continuation of Iranian Journal of Language Studies (launched by the editor in chief and owner, Dr Salmani Nodoushan, in 2007). It is a refereed international journal publishing articles and reports dealing with theoretical as well as practical issues focusing on language, communication, society and culture. IJLS publishes contributions from researchers in all fields relevant to Applied Linguistics.

International Journal of Language Studies operates a doubly-masked peer review process; it publishes papers which report the findings of original research on the current trends and topics in Applied Linguistics. Special issues focused on applied linguistic topics may also be published. Contributions handling applied linguistic problems in a principled way by reference to theoretical studies are encouraged.

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Excerption of materials published in IJLS is permitted only if users credit the source(s) to IJLS in their works.

How to Subscribe

Individuals and institutions may subscribe to IJLS through EBSCO or RICeST. 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.

Author Copies

Print copies are not provided. Authors only receive PDF copies of their published articles. Authors can place orders HERE to obtain Print-on-Demand (PoD) copies from Lulu Press Inc.

Print-on-Demand Copies

Direct purchase of Print-on-Demand (POD) copies of the journal--volumes 1(1) through 14(2)--is possible at our on-line store:

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To join in the fight against climate change and global warming, we have stopped the just-in-case print version of the journal beginning with Volume 14, Number 3. Nevertheless, published authors (and interested readers) may request to receive--free of any charge--the digital-print-ready inside and the cover art of each journal issue which they can then deliver to the nearest digital-print shop in their neighborhoods and have the journal issue published in just-in-time digital-print-on-demand crown-quarto-size perfect-bound print format. We hope this small step can save at least some trees and help to fight climate change.

Sherpa/RoMEO Information

Based on Sherpa/RoMEO color classifications, it is a yellow journal. This means that authors are allowed to archive ONLY their own pre-prints (i.e., their own drafts--uncorrected drafts prepared prior to submission to IJLS); authors are NOT allowed to archive postprints of their works in any open-access repository; that is, they CANNOT archive (a) their own final versions after receiving and amending IJLS reviewers' comments, (b) the final PDF versions published in IJLS, or (c) both (within the embargo period). Authors retain the right to disseminate ONLY the bibliographical details of their published papers (i.e., title, abstract, keywords, etc.). There is an embargo period of 36 months, so authors do retain the right to archive IJLS PDF versions of their published papers 36 months after their online publication dates.


Articles published in IJLS do not represent the views held by the editor(s). Authors are responsible for all aspects of their articles (including legal and ethical issues); IJLS only accepts responsibility for editorial screen design.

If, after a work is published in IJLS, it is discovered that any author has breached the honesty agreement, their papers will be retracted, legal action will be taken against them, and they will accept full responsibility for whatever ensues.

IJLS has absolutely NO sister journals.

IJLS is currently independent and is NOT affiliated with any organization.