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International Journal of Language Studies

A Quarterly Journal of Applied Linguistics

ISSN: 2157-4898 | eISSN: 2157-4901

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Editor: Mohammad A. Salmani Nodoushan

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Call for Papers

IJLS invites professional applied linguists and language researchers to submit their scholarly papers to IJLS. All submissions can be made in *.doc or *.docx format. A PDF copy of the manuscript should also be submitted if it contains special symbols, phonetic transcription, conversation analysis symbols, or characters from languages other than English. Also see IJLS Author Guidelines and Code of Conduct. For information on the review process and policies, click HERE. Potential authors can submit (a) research papers or (b) critical 'state of the art' articles to IJLS.

NOTE: Unsolicited 'book reviews' and 'forum pieces' are NOT accepted for publication, so if you would like to review a book for IJLS or submit a forum piece, please contact the Editor in Chief.

NOTE: IJLS receives hundreds of submissions a year and can publish only around 30 of them. Manuscripts that are sent out for double-blind peer review are ones that, in addition to (1) living up to our submission guidelines and standards, (2) make novel theoretical and/or methodological contributions, often to applied linguistics or language education in general rather than just to one very limited subfield of general/pure linguistics in some geographical setting or to already over-augmented local topics. The submissions that we consider for peer review and final publication are typically based on large, long-term research efforts like genuine-and-original ethically-informed multi-year research projects. Generally, manuscripts are considered only if they appear to represent an IMPORTANT ORIGINAL DEVELOPMENT in their field. Unless it speaks to the wider community of scholars rather than just to specialists in a particular area, even the strongest work may be more suitable for another journal.

NOTE: We do NOT consider manuscripts that focus on literature or general/pure linguistics.

Acceptable Scope for Manuscripts

Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

  Applied Linguistics
  Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  Conversation Analysis
  Corpus/Computational Linguistics
  Critical Applied Linguistics (CALx)
  Critical Discourse Analysis
  Critical Pedagogy
  Discourse Analysis
  Error/Contrastive Analysis
  First and Additional Language Acquisition/Learning, Teaching/Pedagogy, and Use
  Foreign/Second Language Classroom Action Research
  Foreign/Second Language Classroom-Centered Research
  Forensic Linguistics
  Genre Analysis
  Language Assessment and Testing
  Language Education
  Language for Academic Purposes (LAP)
  Language for Special Purposes (ESP)
  Language Planning and Policies
  Language Skills (Teaching/Learning) Research
  Learner/Teacher Beliefs
  Materials Evaluation
  Natural Language Processing
  Politeness & Relational Face Work Research
  Recast and Feedback in Language Classroom
  Second/Foreign Language Learner/Teacher Factors
  Second/Foreign Language Writing
  Second Language Teacher Preparation
  Speech Acts Research
  Studies of English as an International Language (EIL)
  Teacher/Learner Identity Studies
  Translation and Interpretation Studies

How to Submit Papers to IJLS

Please see our Guidelines for Authors.