Focus and Scope

The International Linguistics Research (ILR) encourages and publishes papers in the field of linguistics, including theoretical linguistics, descriptive linguistics and applied linguistics.

ILR is multi-disciplinary and serves both academic and practitioner audience, any subject in the area of language and communication is involved. The topical areas (but not limited to) relevant to the journal are as follows:

  1. Language
  2. Literature
  3. Linguistics
  4. Cultural studies
  5. Translation studies
  6. Language teaching
  7. Language curriculum and pedagogy
  8. Language teaching methodology
  9. Language testing and assessment
  10. Research in language and language teaching
  11. Language teaching material development
  12. Pragmatic studies
  13. Sociolinguistics studies
  14. Discourse analysis
  15. Psycholinguistics studies

Each area also includes reviews of renewal and extended projects.
For the purpose of providing readers with a broad spectrum of high quality, professional and forefront papers, other currently hot and relevant subjects across the entire field of linguistics are also involved.

Peer Review Process

Review Process: This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.

Rapid Publication: Manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 2-3 weeks after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 11.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020).

Recognition of Reviewers: Reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any IDEAS SPREAD journal, in appreciation of the work done. Please find G Program at

Publication Frequency

2022, Quarterly, published in March,  June, September and December.

2021, Quarterly, published in March,  June, September and December.

2020, Quarterly, published in March,  June, September and December.

2019, Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2018, Semiannual, published in June and December

Article Processing Charge

To cover the costs of the academic publisher for ensuring the normal operation, and encourage more scholars to publish their research articles. We charge Article Processing Charges (APC), 200USD/article.

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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


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