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Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics

Ed. by Wen, Qiufang

4 Issues per year


    49,00 € / $74.00 / £40.00*

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    Your benefits
    • Rich publishing tradition reaching over 30 years
    • Expanded from the topics of language education and second language acquisition in China to wide variety of other relevant topics in Chinese applied linguistics
    • Asian journal with international appeal: all articles published in English (with Chinese abstracts provided)
    • Diversity of editorial board members
    • Attracting submissions from researchers all over the world
    • Affiliated with the China English Language Education Association
    • Quick access to issues thanks to ahead of print publishing

    Aims and Scope

    The Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics (CJAL) (formerly known as Teaching English in China – CELEA Journal) was created in 1978 as a newsletter by the British Council, Beijing. It is the affiliated journal of the China English Language Education Association (founded in 1981 and now the Chinese affiliate of AILA [International Association of Applied Linguistics]).

    The Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics is the only English language teaching (ELT) journal in China that is published in English, serving as a window to Chinese reform on ELT for professionals in China and around the world. The journal is internationally focused, fully refereed, and its articles address a wide variety of topics in Chinese applied linguistics which include – but also reach beyond – the topics of language education and second language acquisition.

    Beginning with volume 34 in 2011, the journal is now co-published by De Gruyter Mouton, the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP), and the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy.

    De Gruyter Mouton is responsible for the sales and distribution of the journal outside of China.

    • Chinese language acquisition
    • Applied linguistics
    • Chinese linguistics
    • Languages education

    Article formats
    Original research and review articles

    Information on submission process

    Supplementary Information


    Type of Publication:

    researchers and practitioners interested in Chinese linguistics and Chinese language acquisition

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Your benefits of publishing with us Please note
    • Before submitting your article please get familiar with our copyright agreement, as well as Publication Ethics Statement
    • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
    • 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. Detailed information can be found at Public Repositories tab
    • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

    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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    Abstracting & Indexing

    Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics is covered by the following services:

    • Baidu Scholar
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • Dimensions
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Genamics JournalSeek
    • Google Scholar
    • IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • J-Gate
    • JournalTOCs
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • Linguistics Abstracts Online
    • Microsoft Academic
    • MLA International Bibliography
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ProQuest (relevant databases)
    • Publons
    • ReadCube
    • SCImago (SJR)
    • SCOPUS
    • Sherpa/RoMEO
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
    • WanFang Data
    • Web of Science - Emerging Sources Citation Index
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Wen Qiufang (文秋芳), Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
    E-mail: cjal@fltrp.com

    Executive Associate Editor
    Liu Xiangdong

    Editorial Board
    Simon Borg
    , University of Leeds, UK
    Chen Huiyuan(陈慧媛), Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, China
    Chen Jianping(陈建平), Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
    Richard Cullen, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
    Ding Yanren (丁言仁), Nanjing University, China
    Gu Yongqi (顾永琦), University of Victoria, New Zealand
    Han Zhaohong (韩照红), Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
    He Anping (何安平), South China Normal University, China
    Huang Guowen (黄国文), Sun Yat-Sen University, China
    Ken Hyland, University of Hong Kong, China
    Leo Van Lier, Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA
    Luo Shaoqian(罗少茜), Beijing Normal University, China
    Shen Li (沈黎), Fudan University, China
    Tao Hongyin (陶红印), University of California Los Angeles, USA
    Wang Chuming (王初明), Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
    Wang Lifei (王立非), University of International Business and Economics, China
    Wang Tongshun (王同顺), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    Wu Hongyun (吴红云), Renmin University of China, China
    Yang Dafu (杨达复), Xi'an International Studies University, China
    Lawrence Jun Zhang (张军), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Zhang Wenxia (张文霞), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
    Zhou Yan (周燕), Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
    Zou Shen (邹申), Shanghai International Studies University, China
    Zou Weicheng (邹为诚), East China Normal University, China

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    • I would like to know if the journal is listed in Elsevier - SCOPUS for now or will be soon.

      posted by: Hee-Don Ahn on 2017-09-14 06:51 AM (Europe/Berlin)