Journals in Applied English Studies

Applied Linguistics

  • publishes research into language with relevance to real world problems
  • promotes principled and multidisciplinary approaches to research on language-related concerns

Library Permanent link: (from V17, 1996)
Journal’s web:
Call # of Print in Library: S410 A65 L75 (from V1, 1980)

Editors: John Hellermann and Anna Mauranen

Frequency: Quarterly

Impact factor: 1.453


Applied Linguistics Review

  • Issues range from aspects of the linguistic and communicative competence of the individual such as bilingualism and multilingualism, first or second language acquisition, literacy, language disorders, to language and communication related problems in and between societies such as linguistic discrimination, language conflict, communication in the workplace, language policy and language planning, and language ideology
  • Articles that engage in philosophical and methodological debates and point to directions of future research are particularly welcome

Library permanent link: (from V1, 2010)
Journal’s web:
Call # of Print in Library: S418 A65 W (from V1, 2010)

Editor: Wei Li

Frequency: 2 issues per year


AILA Review

  • contains commissioned articles on topics within applied linguistics

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Editor: Antje Wilton

Frequency: Yearly


Annual Review of Applied Linguistics

  • reviews research in key areas in the broad field of applied linguistics
  • covers thematic topic by means of critical summaries, overviews and bibliographic citations every issue
  • surveys applied linguistics broadly every 4th or 5th issue, offering timely essays on a range of areas e.g. language learning and pedagogy, discourse analysis, language use in professional contexts and sociolinguistics
  • provides over 500 new citations each year

Library Permanent link: (from V19, 1999)
Journal’s web:
Call # of Print in Library: 410.5 A61 R45 (from V1, 1980)

Editors: Alison Mackey

Frequency: Yearly

Impact factor: 0.960


Asian EFL Journal

  • presents information, theories, research, methods and materials related to language acquisition and language learning
  • being one of the world’s leading refereed and indexed journals for second language research

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Chief Editor: John Adamson

Frequency: Monthly


Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics (AJAL)

  • an English language, international, blind-refereed journal that addresses English language-related issues within Asia or in relation to Asians overseas

Library permanent link: (from V1(1), 2014)
Journal’s web:
Call # of Print in Library: Nil

Editor: David Gardner

Frequency: Bi-annually (online)


Assessing Writing

  • provides a forum for ideas, research and practice on the assessment of written language
  • focuses on all stages of the writing assessment process, including needs evaluation, assessment creation, implementation, and validation, and test development

Library Permanent link: (from V2(1), 1995)
Journal’s web:
Call # of Print in Library: Nil

Editor: L. Hamp-Lyons

Frequency: Quarterly


College Composition and Communication

  • publishes research and scholarship in rhetoric and composition studies that support college teachers in reflecting on and improving their practices in teaching writing

Library Permanent link: V1, 1950)
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Call # of Print in Library: S808.042 C6 C7 (from V40(1), 1989)

Editor: Jonathan Alexander

Frequency: Quarterly


Discourse Processes

  • accepts original experimental or theoretical papers that substantially advance understanding of the structure and function of discourse

Library Permanent link: (from V1, 1978)
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Call # of Print in Library: S401 D61 P9 (from V1, 1978)

Editors: Michael F. Schober

Frequency: 8 issues per year

Impact factor: 0.887


Discourse Studies

  • publishes work on the structure and strategies of written and spoken discourses
  • pays special attention to cross-disciplinary studies of text and talk

Library Permanent link: (from V1, 1999)
Journal’s web:
Call # of Print in Library: S401.41 D61 S (from V9,2007)

Editors: Teun A van Dijk

Frequency: Bi-monthly

Impact factor: 1.603


ELT Journal

  • for all those involved in the field of teaching English as a second or foreign language.
  • seeks to bridge the gap between the everyday practical concerns of ELT professionals and related disciplines such as education, linguistics, psychology, & sociology that may offer significant insights

Library Permanent link: (from V50, 1996)
Journal’s web:
Call # of Print in Library: S420 E58 L2 (from V36, 1981)

Editors: Graham Hall

Frequency: Quarterly

Impact factor: 0.720


Forum: A Journal for the Teacher of English Outside the United States

  • accepts submissions of previously unpublished articles from English teachers, teacher trainers, and program administrators on a wide variety of topics in second/foreign language education

Library Permanent link: (from V31, 1993) *Open Access
Journal’s web:
Call # of Print in Library: S428 F7 (from V20(4), 1982)

Editors: Shafer, Byron and DiSalvo, Daniel

Frequency: Quarterly

Impact factor: 0.377


Functions of Language

  • explores the functionalist perspective on the organisation and use of natural language
  • publishes articles and reviews books from the full spectrum of functionalist linguistics, seeking to bring out the fundamental unity behind the various schools of thought, while stimulating discussion among functionalists
  • encourages the interplay of theory and description, and provides space for the detailed analysis, qualitative or quantitative, of linguistic data from a broad range of languages

Library Permanent link: (from V7(2),2001)
Journal’s web:;jsessionid=dfb0kwjseuoo.alice
Call # of Print in Library: S410 F979 (from V1, 1994)

Editors: Martin Hilpert, J. Lachlan MacKenzie and Geoff Thompson

Frequency: 2 times a year

Impact factor: 0.200


Journal of English for Academic Purposes (JEAP)

  • provides a forum for practitioners of and researchers in English for Academic Purposes to keep current with developments in their field and to contribute to its updating
  • publishes academic exchanges in the linguistic, sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic description of English as it occurs in the contexts of academic study and scholarly exchange itself

Library Permanent link: (from V1(1), 2002)
Journal’s web: http://
Call # of Print in Library: Nil

Editors: Ken Hyland and Paul Thompson

Frequency: Quarterly

Impact factor: 1.019


Journal of Second Language Writing

  • publishes theoretically grounded reports of research and discussions of central issues in second and foreign language writing and writing instruction.
  • some areas of interest are personal characteristics and attitudes of L2 writers, L2 writers’ composing processes, features of L2 writers’ texts, readers’ responses to L2 writing, assessment/evaluation of L2 writing, contexts (cultural, social, political, institutional) for L2 writing, and any other topic clearly relevant to L2 writing and/or writing instruction.

Library Permanent link: (from V4(1), 1995)
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Call # of Print in Library: S410 J8S4 (from V1,1992)

Editors: C.M. Tardy and G. Gentil

Frequency: Quarterly

Impact factor: 1.773


English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

  • publishes articles on topics relevant to the teaching and learning of discourse for specific communities: academic, occupational, or otherwise specialized.

Library Permanent link: (from V14(1), 1995)
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Call # of Print in Library: S420 E77 J8 (from V1, 1986)

Editors: C.B. Feak and N. Harwood

Frequency: Quarterly

Impact factor: 1.659


Language Learning & Technology

  • a refereed journal with an editorial board of scholars in the fields of second language acquisition and computer-assisted language learning.
  • Focuses on issues related to language learning and language teaching, and how they  are affected or enhanced by the use of technologies.

Library permanent link: (from V5, 2001)
Journal’s web:
Call # of Print in Library: S 407 L28 L (from V1, 1997)

Editors: Dorothy Chun and Trude Heift

Frequency: three issues per year (February, June, and October)

Impact factor: 1.38


Language Teaching Research

  • supports and develops investigation and research within the area of second or foreign language teaching.
  • publishes research of both a quantitative and qualitative (including ethnographic) orientation

Library Permanent link: (from V2(1), 1998)
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Call # of Print in Library: Nil

Editors: Frank Boers and Hossein Nassaji

Frequency: Quarterly

Impact factor: 1.067


Language Testing

  • provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information between people working in the fields of first and second language testing and assessment
  • special attention is focused on issues of testing theory, experimental investigations, and the following up of practical implications
  • publishes submissions that deal with policy issues, including the use of language tests and assessments for high stakes decision making in fields as diverse as education, employment and international mobility

Library Permanent link: (from V14, 1997)
Journal’s web:
Call # of Print in Library: S 410 L28 T3 (from V1, 1984)

Editors: Glenn Fulcher and April Ginther

Frequency: Quarterly

Impact factor: 1.019



  • presents information and ideas on theories, research, methods and materials related to language learning and teaching.
  • aims to provide a bridge between theory and practice.

Library Permanent link: (from V30, 1999)
Journal’s web:
Call # of Print in Library: LS 370 G954 ( from V4, 1982)

Editors: Alvin Pang and Marie Alina Yeo

Frequency: 3 times a year



  • devoted to the applications of educational technology and applied linguistics to problems of foreign language teaching and learning.
  • prefers articles which have a sound theoretical base with a visible practical application which can be generalized

Library Permanent link: (from V23(1), 1995)
Journal’s web:
Call # of Print in Library: S418.007 S99 (from V8, 1980)

Editor-in-Chief: Lluïsa Astruc, Xuesong (Andy) Gao, Sarah Mercer and Ursula Stickler

Frequency: Quarterly

Impact factor: 0.721


TESOL Quarterly

  • publishes articles on topics of significance to individuals concerned with English language teaching and learning and standard English as a second dialect
  • is committed to publishing manuscripts that contribute to bridging theory and practice in our profession

Library Permanent link: (from V1, 1967)
Journal’s web:
Call # of Print in Library: S420 T1 E1 (from V6, 1972)

Editors: Brian Paltridge and Ahmar Mahboob

Frequency: Quarterly

Impact factor: 0.94


Text & Talk

  • publishes interdisciplinary research in language, discourse, and communication studies
  • focuses on, among other things, the situational and historical nature of text/talk production; the cognitive and sociocultural processes of language practice/ action; and participant=based structures of meaning negotiation and multimodal alignment

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Call # of Print in Library: S301. 205 T3 (from V20, 2000)

Editors: Skikant Sarangi

Frequency: 6 issues per year

Impact factor: 0.622