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Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics

Ed. by Wen, Qiufang

CiteScore 2018: 0.10

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.103
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.030


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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


Type of Publication:

researchers and practitioners interested in Chinese linguistics and Chinese language acquisition

Submission of Manuscripts

Instructions for Authors

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  • 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

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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

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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)

  • How do I submit an article to this journal? Many thanks.

    posted by: Flordelis Gonzalez Mujico on 2019-01-11 05:46 PM (Europe/Berlin)

  • Dear Mr Gonzalez Mujico, thank you for your request. We have forwarded your question to the editor in charge who will be contacting you soon.

    posted by: De Gruyter Online on 2019-01-15 09:57 AM (Europe/Berlin)

  • Dear Editorial Board, I forwarded a manuscript to Professor Wen Qiufang at cjal@fltrp.com on 14th January, and I have still not received confirmation of the same. I am slightly concerned, as time is of the essence, and I am unsure as to whether my article has been received, and whether it is currently under consideration. I would be very grateful if someone could get back to me as to its current stage. Many thanks.

    posted by: Flordelis Gonzalez Mujico on 2019-01-21 11:24 PM (Europe/Berlin)

  • How can I submit my article to your great journal?

    posted by: Qayssar Abbas on 2019-06-02 06:06 PM (Europe/Berlin)