AILA Review invites AILA members from all national affiliate organisations to submit proposals for the future issues of AILA Review. AILA Review is the Scopus-indexed Journal that focuses on cutting-edge research by research networks of AILA, the International Association of Applied Linguistics. It is published by John Benjamins, Amsterdam, and appears twice a year, once as a thematically oriented, guest-edited volume of 100-120 pages, and once as an open issue.

Open Issue

Submissions for the open issue should be between 8000 and 10,000 words including references. Please submit via the Editorial Manager:

Thematic Issue

Proposals for thematic issues should include the following information:

  • the title of the proposed issue
  • the purpose of the proposed issue and its relevance
  • the table of contents
  • 300-word abstracts of all papers included, along with author name(s) and affiliation(s)

The guest editor(s) is/are required to ensure that all papers comply with the Guidelines for Contributors of AILA review and that the papers are properly checked for formatting and language. Depending on the guest editor(s)' preference, each issue should contain 6-8 articles, which will normally each be of 10,000 (8 articles) to 15,000 words (6 articles) in length, including tables and figures. This sets AILA review apart from the usual length of articles of 8.000 words in other journals and allows for a more detailed discussion of the volumes' topics.

Proposals should be sent by e-mail to publications_coordinator at or eeling.low at


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Authors and reviewers are kindly requested to read this Ethics Statement .

Please also note the guidance on the use of (generative) AI in the statement.

Rights and Permissions

Authors must ensure that they have permission to use any third-party material in their contribution; the permission should include perpetual (not time-limited) world-wide distribution in print and electronic format.

For information on authors' rights, please consult the rights information page.

Open Access

Articles accepted for this journal can be made Open Access through payment of an Article Publication Charge (APC) of EUR 1800 (excl. tax); more information can be found on the publisher's Open Access Policy page. There is no fee if the article is not to be made Open Access and thus available only for subscribers.

Corresponding authors from institutions with which John Benjamins has a Read & Publish arrangement can publish Open Access without paying a fee; information on the institutions and which articles qualify, can be found on this page.

For information about permission to post a version of your article online or in an institutional repository ('green' open access or self-archiving), please consult the rights information page.


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