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Applied Linguistics Review

Editor-in-Chief: Wei, Li

4 Issues per year

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    Your Benefits:

    • high quality peer-reviewed articles advancing real-world linguistic issues 
    • critical discussions and new theoretical and empirical research
    • agenda-setting proposals on emerging issues and themes
    • short turnaround times (on average 3-4 months)
    • international and renowned editorial board

    Aims and Scope

    Applied Linguistics Review (ALR) is an international, peer-reviewed journal that bridges the gap between linguistics and applied areas such as education, psychology and human development, sociology and politics. It serves as a testing ground for the articulation of original ideas and approaches in the study of real-world issues in which language plays a crucial role. ALR brings together critical reflections of current debates and new theoretical and empirical research.

    Aspects of the linguistic and communicative competence of the individual:

    • bilingualism and multilingualism
    • first or second language acquisition
    • literacy
    • language disorders

    Language and communication related problems in and between societies:

    • linguistic discrimination
    • language conflict
    • communication in the workplace
    • language policy and language planning 
    • and language ideology

    Articles that not only report new research findings but also engage in philosophical and methodological debates and point to directions of future research are particularly welcome.


    Type of Publication:

    Researchers in the fields of Applied Linguistics, Communication, Education, Psychology, Sociology

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors


    You can easily submit your manuscript online to: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/degruyter/dgalr

    Your benefits of publishing with us

    Applied Linguistics Review has been accepted for coverage in Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Current Contents/Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports/ Social Sciences Edition, Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences.

    Submission process

    1. Check that your topic fits the scope of the journal
    2. Check that your manuscript conforms to our De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet
    3. Please submit your article to: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/degruyter/dgalr
    4. The editorial office will forward your manuscript for double-blind peer-review. This takes on average 3-4 months.
    5. You will be informed by e-mail if your manuscript has been accepted or rejected or if it requires further attention.
    6. Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access.

    Please note

    • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication Ethics Statement and our copyright agreement.
    • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract.
    • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors.
    • Word limits: abstracts should be limited to 300 words; articles should not exceed 8,000 words.

    We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

    Hybrid Open Access

    For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

    Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

    The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
    The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
    Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

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    Applied Linguistics Review was founded by De Gruyter Mouton and Li Wei in 2010. The first issue was published in June 2010.


    Other publications in the field:

    European Journal of Applied Linguistics
    Editor-in-Chief: Kristin Bührig, María del Pilar García Mayo, Jan D. ten Thije

    International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching
    Hrsg. v. Peter Jordens,  Leah Roberts

    Trends in Applied Linguistics
    Hrsg. v. Ulrike Jessner, Claire J. Kramsch

    Abstracting & Indexing

    Applied Linguistics Review is covered by the following services:

    • Baidu Scholar
    • Clarivate Analytics - Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    • Clarivate Analytics - Current Contents/Arts & Humanities
    • Clarivate Analytics - Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • Clarivate Analytics - Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
    • Clarivate Analytics - Social Sciences Citation Index
    • Clarivate Analytics - Web of Science
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • De Gruyter - IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • De Gruyter - IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Elsevier - SCOPUS
    • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • Genamics JournalSeek
    • Google Scholar
    • J-Gate
    • JournalTOCs
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • Linguistic Bibliography
    • Linguistics Abstracts Online
    • Microsoft Academic
    • MLA International Bibliography
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ProQuest (relevant databases)
    • Publons
    • ReadCube
    • SCImago (SJR)
    • Sherpa/RoMEO
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • UB Frankfurt - BLL Bibliographie Linguistischer Literatur
    • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
    • WanFang Data
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Professor Li Wei (李嵬), PhD, FAcSS, FRSA
    Chair of Applied Linguistics, UCL Institute of Education, University College London
    Chair, University Council of General & Applied Linguistics (UCGAL), UK

    Associate Editors
    David Block (Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), University of Lleida, Spain)

    Christina Higgins (Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA)

    Editorial Board
    Keiko Abe (Kyoritsu Women's University, Japan)
    Kingsley Bolton (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
    Vivian Cook (Newcastle University, UK)
    Donna Christian (Center for Applied Linguistics, USA)
    Annick De Houwer (University of Erfurt, Germany)
    Patricia Duff (University of British Columbia, Canada)
    Diana Eades (University of New England, Australia)
    Yihong Gao (Beijing University, China)
    Ofelia Garcia (City University of New York Graduate Center, USA)
    Susan Gass (Michigan State University, USA)
    Fred Genesee (McGill University, Canada)
    Nancy Hornberger (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
    Alex Housen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
    Andy Kirkpatrick (Griffith University, Australia)
    Claire Kramsch (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
    Mayouf Ali Mayouf (University of Sebha, Libya)
    Tim McNamara (University of Melbourne, Australia)
    Ben Rampton (King's College, London, UK)
    Itesh Sachdev (SOAS, University of London, UK)
    Elana Shohamy (University of Tel Aviv, Israel)
    David Singleton (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
    Anna Verschik (Tallinn University, Estonia)
    Terrence G. Wiley (Center for Applied Linguistics, USA)
    Bencie Woll (University College London, UK)
    Lawrence Jun Zhang (University of Auckland, New Zealand)

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