Every manuscript submitted to a Castledown journal must go through a rigorous double-blind international peer-review process, and only manuscripts that meet the expectations of the respective editors will be published.

All of our journals have their own independent editorial boards that ensure quality of the articles that are published, and all published issues are submitted for inclusion in recognised indexing agencies. A number of our titles are indexed in the MLA International BibliographyERICEBSCO, and Scopus (please check each individual journal page). More information about open access publishing in our journals is available from here.

Any general questions about publishing in our journals or about creating a new journal with Castledown can be directed to journals@castledown.com.



    Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics

    The Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics (ISSN 2209-0959) is a peer-reviewed international open access journal focussing on all areas of applied linguistics including natural and instructed second language acquisition, pragmatics, language learner identity, code-switching, translanguaging, language teaching methods, language change, language policy, language teacher education, approaches to language teaching and learning, the use of technology in language teaching and learning, theories of second language acquisition, cognitive and social aspects of language learning, and other relevant areas of research. 


    Intercultural Communication Education

    Intercultural Communication Education (ISSN 2209-1041) is an innovative open access journal which aims to make quality scholarship at the intersections of language education and intercultural communication available to a broad international readership. The journal aims to showcase work which tackles the complexities of intercultural interaction and challenges existing theoretical perspectives on the role of language and culture in communication, particularly work which generates implications for the teaching and learning of intercultural communication in educational and professional contexts. The journal also aims to present insightful theoretical and empirical work which deals with the question of how individuals in educational and professional contexts develop intercultural capabilities, and how educational content and pedagogical practices can support such development. We strongly welcome submissions that take an interdisciplinary perspective, including papers that explore intercultural issues through the lens of multilingualism.


    Language Education & Assessment

    Language Education and Assessment is a peer-reviewed international journal that provides full open access to its contents and aims to publish original manuscripts in the fields of second/foreign language (L2) education and language assessment. This journal purports to offer a forum for those involved in these fields to showcase their works addressing such topics as L2 teaching theories and methods, innovations in L2 teaching, culture in L2 teaching and learning, individual differences in L2 learning, validity issues in assessing language proficiency, standardized language proficiency tests, classroom-based language assessment, computerized and computer-adaptive language testing, alternative language assessment, alignment of language instruction and assessment, and other relevant areas of inquiry.  


    Migration and Language Education

    Migration and Language Education is an innovative open access journal devoted to research intersecting two different dimensions, namely immigration and language education. When a person migrates, it is particularly difficult to adapt to a host country unless s/he already has acquired its language(s). At the same time, the migrants' linguistic assets have intrinsic relationships with the identities and communication cultures of the migrants and their families. Thus, migration is naturally associated with various aspects of language education. This journal invites new and creative manuscripts that can discuss languages, language acquisition, identity problems, language policy, and social integration that are triggered by migration.


    Spiritual Science in Human Evolution

    Spiritual Science in Human Evolution is an international, open-access, peer-reviewed journal, that especially brings the values of various cultures to the contribution of a humanistic lifestyle. The journal covers the broad areas of spirituality in (1) human behavior in social environments, (2) cultural developments, (3) the origins of human rights, and (4) the pluralistic development of society. Papers are welcomed on topics related to spiritual science in the development of communication, religious beliefs, lifestyles, family, society, citizenship, anthropology, etc. Authors are also encouraged to submit papers on new and emerging topics within the general discipline of spiritual science. Theoretical papers are welcomed, but there should be a clear and significant potential for practical applications of the theory. Case studies are particularly welcomed and encouraged.


    Technology in Language Teaching & Learning

    Technology in Language Teaching & Learning is a peer-reviewed open access international journal, publishing original articles three times per year. The journal accepts articles focusing on all areas of language teaching and/or learning through technology, and research reporting on computer- and mobile-assisted language learning and cultural or intercultural learning, as well as policies, theories and methods of technology integration into language education and other similar or relevant research will be accepted for review.


    The JALT CALL Journal

    The JALT CALL Journal is an international refereed journal published by the Japan Association for Language Teaching Computer Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group (JALT CALL SIG) since April, 2005. The Journal is committed to excellence in research in all areas within the field of Computer Assisted Language Learning, while at the same time offering teaching ideas and suggestions from teachers’ personal experiences. The JALT CALL Journal includes full research papers that have an appropriate research method based on themes that are supported by relevant literature. Data collection and analysis methods need to be clearly explained, and discussion of results and implications for the field need to be logical and thorough.


    Vocabulary Learning and Instruction

    Vocabulary Learning and Instruction (VLI) is an open-access international journal that provides a peer-reviewed forum for original research related to vocabulary acquisition, instruction and assessment. Submissions are encouraged from researchers and practitioners in both first language and EFL and ESL contexts. The journal is published biannually online in the growing tradition of open-access peer-reviewed research.

    All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review. Editors review manuscripts to ensure basic requirements are met, and that the work is of sufficient quality to merit external review. All manuscripts must be in APA format throughout (including all citations and references).