We commenced publication of our journals from April 2018, and all journals published by Castledown are platinum open access, meaning that there are no publication fees and all articles are immediately available for free to everyone. 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 Bibliography, ERIC, EBSCO, 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.

Languages & Linguistics Journals:


Most Downloaded Articles:

Translanguaging as transmediation: Embodied critical literacy engagements in a French-English bilingual classroom
Sunny Man Chu Lau
Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics
Published: 30 April, 2020, Volume 3(1), 42–59.

Designing a course in intercultural education
Adrian Holliday
Intercultural Communication Education
Published: 11 August, 2018, Volume 1(1), 4–11.

A developmental framework for online language teaching skills
Ursula Stickler, Regine Hampel, Martina Emke
Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics
Published: 30 April, 2020, Volume 3(1), 133–151.

Introduction to the special issue
Julie Choi, Mei French, Sue Ollerhead
Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics
Published: 30 April, 2020, Volume 3(1), 1–10.

Language learning and activation in and beyond the classroom
Julie Choi, David Nunan
Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics
Published: 31 August, 2018, Volume 1(2), 49–63.

An essay on internationalism in foreign language education
Michael Byram
Intercultural Communication Education
Published: 22 August, 2018, Volume 1(2), 64–82.

Engagement with technology: Gaming, immersion and sub-optimal experiences
Alastair Henry, Cecilia Thorsen
Technology in Language Teaching and Learning
Published: 21 December, 2019, Volume 1(2), 52–67.

Then and now: Themes in language assessment research
Lia Plakans
Language Education and Assessment
Published: 25 July, 2018, Volume 1(1), 3–8.

Language MOOCs: An expanding field
Napat Jitpaisarnwattana, Hayo Reinders, Pornapit Darasawang
Technology in Language Teaching and Learning
Published: 28 June, 2019, Volume 1(1), 21–32.

Incidental vocabulary learning through watching movies
Robert J. Ashcroft, Joseph Garner, Oliver Hadingham
Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics
Published: 31 December, 2018, Volume 1(3), 135–147.

Selected Articles:

A day in the life: Mapping international students’ language learning environments in multilingual Sydney
Phil Benson , Philip Chappell , Lynda Yates – This Sydney-based study describes a narrative case study of a recently arrived international student’s daily activities and language use draws on online diary and stimulated recall interview data.…
Beginning again
Glenn Stockwell  – The journey to putting together this inaugural issue of the Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics is a surprisingly long one. I originally founded the journal in 1999 back when I was a…
Interpersonal meaning of code-switching: An analysis of three TV series
Huabin Wang  – Inspired by previous studies in this field, this paper addresses code-switching under the guidance of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), with the primary goal of analysing the interpersonal meanings of code-switching in three…
Examining learners’ further investment in Japanese learning through study abroad experiences
Fatmawati Djafri  – This study examined further investment in Japanese language learning from the perspective of Indonesian learners of Japanese through their study abroad experience in Japan. This study revealed how different ideologies have shaped…