Editor-in-Chief: Glenn Stockwell

First Published: April 2018

Frequency: Three Issues/Year in Continuous Online Publication

ISSN: 2209-0959 (Online)


Aims & Scope

The Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics 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. Submissions about teaching, learning, and researching any human language or languages are welcome from any part of the world.



3 days from submission to first editorial decision
47 days to submission to accept
13 days from accept to online publication
13% acceptance rate

Publication Details

This is an open access journal.
All articles are freely available immediately on publication.
There are no fees to submit to this journal, but article processing charges are required once a manuscript has been accepted for publication. These fees are available here.

Publisher Information

Ground Level, 470 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004 Australia
Email: journals@castledown.com


Peer Review Process

The Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics uses a double-blind peer review process where manuscripts that are sent out for review (i.e., those that pass through the initial check for length, quality, and relevance by the Editor-in-Chief) will be sent to at least two reviewers who will provide their feedback to the Editor-in-Chief in a timely manner, preferably within three weeks. In the case of a split decision, additional reviewers will be assigned to the manuscript to ensure a fair review process. Please note that this may delay the final outcome of the review. For special issues, the guest editor(s) of the issue will assign reviewers and recommend an outcome to the Editor-in-Chief, who makes the final decision about whether to accept the manuscript.

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