Focus and scope. The electronic research journal Applied Linguistics aims to publish articles of theoretical and empirical research, précis, reviews of books and articles, and academic essays on issues of applied linguistics. The journal welcomes contributions that focus on sociolinguistics, first and second language acquisition, language testing, psycholinguistics, multilingualism, language policy and planning, intercultural communication, discourse analysis and pragmatics, lexicography, language for special purposes, forensic linguistics, sign languages and other areas of applied linguistics.
Papers submitted for publication are peer-reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers.
Languages. The journal accepts articles in Lithuanian, English, French, Russian and German.
Publication frequency. One volume per year. The journal also accepts proposals for special and thematic issues.
Charges. The journal does not charge article processing charges or submission charges.
Open Access Policy. The journal Applied Linguistics is an open access journal. All content is freely available without charge to users or their institutions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission of the publisher or the author. Articles published in the journal are distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) license.
We are member of the Initiative for Open Citations (i4OC) which is a multi-stakeholder project to make scholarly citation data openly available to enable the creation of new and better metrics. The journal is a participant of Open Archives Initiative.
History. The journal was founded by the Lithuanian Association of Applied Linguistics (LITAKA). It has been published since 2012. Since 2020, it has been co-published by Vilnius University.
Sponsors. Publishing was funded by the Research Council of Lithuania as support for academic associations: project “Development and dissemination of applied linguistics” (Project Financing Agreements: No. S-ACO-17-12, 2017, No S-ACO-18-14, 2018).