Interpreting | International Journal of Research and Practice in Interpreting

Interpreting serves as a medium for research and debate on all aspects of interpreting, in its various modes, modalities (spoken and signed) and settings (conferences, media, courtroom, healthcare and others). Striving to promote our understanding of the socio-cultural, cognitive and linguistic dimensions of interpreting as an activity and process, the journal covers theoretical and methodological concerns, explores the history and professional ecology of interpreting and its role in society, and addresses current issues in professional practice and training.

Interpreting encourages cross-disciplinary inquiry from such fields as anthropology, cognitive science, cultural studies, discourse analysis, language planning, linguistics, neurolinguistics, psychology and sociology, as well as translation studies.

Interpreting publishes original articles, reports, discussions and book reviews.

Interpreting publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN 1384-6647 | E-ISSN 1569-982X
Sample issue: INTP 19:1
Franz Pöchhacker | University of Vienna, Austria
Minhua Liu | Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Style Editor
Jacqui Baumgardt | Blue Diamonds Professional Editing Services (Pty) Ltd., South Africa
Associate Editors
Bart Defrancq | Ghent University, Belgium
Daniel Gile | ESIT, Université Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle, France
Ruth Morris | Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Cynthia B. Roy | Gallaudet University, USA
Robin Setton | Researcher, Paris
Cecilia Wadensjö | Stockholm University, Sweden
Founding Editors
Barbara Moser-Mercer | University of Geneva, Switzerland
Dominic W. Massaro | University of California Santa Cruz, USA
Advisory Board
Susan Berk-Seligson | Vanderbilt University, USA
Sabine Braun | University of Surrey, UK
Helle V. Dam | Aarhus University, Denmark
Ebru Diriker | Bogaziçi University, Turkey
Clare Donovan | ESIT, Université Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle, France
Birgitta Englund Dimitrova | Stockholm University, Sweden
Sandra Hale | University of New South Wales, Australia
Elaine Hsieh | University of Oklahoma, USA
Terry Janzen | University of Manitoba, Canada
Jennifer Mackintosh | London, UK
Kirsten Malmkjær | University of Leicester, UK
Holly Mikkelson | Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, USA
Akira Mizuno | Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Kilian G. Seeber | University of Geneva, Switzerland
Kayoko Takeda | Rikkyo University, Japan
Graham H. Turner | Heriot-Watt University, UK
Kim Wallmach | University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
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Current issue: 22:1, available as of April 2020
Next issue: 22:2, expected December 2020

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Volume 22 (2020)

Volume 21 (2019)

Volume 20 (2018)

Volume 19 (2017)

Volume 18 (2016)

Volume 17 (2015)

Volume 16 (2014)

Volume 15 (2013)

Volume 14 (2012)

Volume 13 (2011)

Volume 12 (2010)

Volume 11 (2009)

Volume 10 (2008)

Volume 9 (2007)

Volume 8 (2006)

Volume 7 (2005)

Volume 6 (2002/04)

Volume 5 (2000/01)

Volume 4 (1999)

Volume 3 (1998)

Volume 2 (1997)

Volume 1 (1996)

Latest articles

24 July 2020

  • Jim HlavacZhichang Xu. 2020. Chinese–English interpreting and intercultural communication
    Reviewed by Robin Setton | INTP 22:2 (2020) pp. 316–323
  • 7 July 2020

  • The collaborative and selective nature of interpreting in police interviews with stand-by interpreting
    Eloísa Monteoliva-García | INTP 22:2 (2020) pp. 262–287
  • 2 July 2020

  • An interpreter advantage in executive functions? A systematic review
    Soudabeh Nour, Esli Struys, Evy Woumans, Ily Hollebeke & Hélène Stengers | INTP 22:2 (2020) pp. 163–186
  • 10 April 2020

  • The process of note-taking in consecutive interpreting: A digital pen recording approach
    Sijia Chen | INTP 22:1 (2020) pp. 117–139
  • Interpreters’ perceived characteristics and perception of quality in interpreting
    Andrew K. F. Cheung | INTP 22:1 (2020) pp. 35–55
  • The impact of simultaneous-interpreting prosody on comprehension: An experiment
    Cédric Lenglet & Christine Michaux | INTP 22:1 (2020) pp. 1–34
  • The interpreter as a sequential coordinator in courtroom interaction: ‘Chunking’ and the management of turn shifts in extended answers in consecutively interpreted asylum hearings with remote participants
    Christian Licoppe & Clair-Antoine Veyrier | INTP 22:1 (2020) pp. 56–86
  • Pragmalinguistic challenges for trainee interpreters in achieving accuracy: An analysis of questions and their interpretation in five cross-examinations
    Xin Liu | INTP 22:1 (2020) p. 87
  • Adolfo M. García. 2019. The neurocognition of translation and interpreting
    Reviewed by Alexis Hervais-Adelman | INTP 22:1 (2020) pp. 156–161
  • Eva N. S. Ng. 2018. Common law in an uncommon courtroom: Judicial interpreting in Hong Kong
    Reviewed by Ludmila Stern | INTP 22:1 (2020) pp. 150–155
  • Meta-analysis and replication in interpreting studies
    Christopher D. Mellinger & Thomas A. Hanson | INTP 22:1 (2020) pp. 140–149
  • 6 April 2020

  • The eye or the ear? Source language interference in sight translation and simultaneous interpreting
    Agnieszka Chmiel, Przemysław Janikowski & Anna Cieślewicz | INTP 22:2 (2020) pp. 187–210
  • 30 March 2020

  • How much noise can you make through an interpreter? A case study on racist discourse in the European Parliament
    Magdalena Bartłomiejczyk | INTP 22:2 (2020) pp. 238–261
  • The affordances and challenges of wearable technologies for training public service interpreters
    Oktay Eser, Miranda Lai & Fatih Saltan | INTP 22:2 (2020) pp. 288–308
  • 20 March 2020

  • Modeling the relationship between utterance fluency and raters’ perceived fluency of consecutive interpreting
    Chao Han, Sijia Chen, Rongbo Fu & Qin Fan | INTP 22:2 (2020) pp. 211–237
  • Cynthia B. Roy, Jeremy L. BrunsonChristopher A. Stone. 2018. The academic foundations of interpreting studies: An introduction to its theories
    Reviewed by Nadja Grbić | INTP 22:2 (2020) pp. 309–315
  • 11 November 2019

  • Holistic assessment of consecutive interpretation: How interpreter trainers rate student performances
    Sang-Bin Lee | INTP 21:2 (2019) pp. 245–269
  • Meta-analyses of simultaneous interpreting and working memory
    Christopher D. Mellinger & Thomas A. Hanson | INTP 21:2 (2019) pp. 165–195
  • Expectations vs. experience: Attitudes towards video remote conference interpreting
    Kilian G. Seeber, Laura Keller, Rhona Amos & Sophie Hengl | INTP 21:2 (2019) pp. 270–304
  • Affiliation in interpreter-mediated therapeutic talk: On the relationship between gaze and head nods
    Jelena Vranjes, Hanneke Bot, Kurt Feyaerts & Geert Brône | INTP 21:2 (2019) pp. 220–244
  • Text characteristics, perceived difficulty and task performance in sight translation: An exploratory study of university-level students
    Zhiwei Wu | INTP 21:2 (2019) pp. 196–219
  • Jemina Napier, Robert SkinnerSabine Braun (Eds.). 2018. Here or there: Research on interpreting via video link
    Reviewed by Cecilia Wadensjö | INTP 21:2 (2019) pp. 305–309
  • Guidelines


    1. Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be sent electronically to both editors: Franz Pöchhacker (franz.poechhacker at and Minhua Liu (minhualiu at
    2. Manuscripts may be submitted at any time. There are no fixed deadlines.
    3. Contributions must be in English. If not written by a native user of English, the text should be checked by a native speaker with good academic writing skills.
    4. Research articles should range between 6,000 and 9,000 words in length.
    5. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in WORD as well as in PDF.
    6. The first page of a manuscript should contain the title of the article; the name, affiliation, mail and e-mail address of each author; an abstract (150-200 words in a single paragraph without citations) briefly presenting the aims, methods, main findings and conclusions of the study; up to five key words; and a biosketch (a single paragraph of up to 80 words) for each author. To allow for double-blind peer reviewing, the remainder of the manuscript should not contain any identifying information.
    7. Authors are responsible for observing the laws of copyright when quoting or reproducing material. The copyright of articles published in Interpreting is held by the Publisher. Permission for the author to use the article elsewhere will be granted upon request, provided full acknowledgement is given to the source.


    1. Papers will be vetted by the editors and, if in line with the journal’s standards, aims and scope, will undergo a double-blind peer-review procedure. The two referees are usually given six to eight weeks to give their assessment, so that the time from submission to decision is normally within 90 days.
    2. Comments and suggestions for revisions, where required, will be sent to the author, who will then submit the revised version, again as a WORD and a PDF document.
    3. In preparing their revised version, authors must adhere as strictly as possible to the guidelines below and check their manuscripts very carefully in order to avoid delays and extra costs at the proof stage. Authors may want to refer to previous issues of the journal for guidance and consult the sample issue made available by the publisher on the website.
    4. The editors will provide the author with a copyright assignment form to be signed and returned to the publisher.
    5. The author will receive page proofs for final correction by email in PDF format.
    6. Authors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their paper appears.


    1. PAPER size should be A4, with standard (2.5 cm or 1 inch) margin settings.
    2. The preferred TYPEFACE is Times New Roman 12 point.
    3. SPACING should be 1.5 throughout (including references, notes, citations, tables, figures, and appendices).
    4. Papers should be reasonably divided into (numbered) sections and, if necessary, sub-sections.
    5. SPELLING should be British English or American English and should be consistent throughout the paper.
    6. EMPHASIS should be marked in italics, not bold.
    7. FOREIGN WORDS in the text should be in italics.
    8. QUOTATIONS in the main text should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate reference to the source and the page number. Quotations longer than 40 words should be put in a freestanding block of text, indented left, without quotation marks and with the appropriate reference to the source and the page number.
    9. TABLES and FIGURES should be integrated and placed where they are supposed to appear in the article. Interpreting is printed in monochrome, therefore all figures and tables must be clearly visible in black and white. TABLES should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and provided with a caption above the table. FIGURES should also be numbered consecutively and provided with a caption underneath. Tables and figures should be referred to by number in the main text, e.g., “in Table 1” or  “(see Figure 2)”.
    10. EXAMPLES should be numbered with Arabic numerals and referred to as such in the text. Examples in languages other than English should include an English translation.
    11. NOTES should be kept to an absolute minimum. Any notes will appear as footnotes and should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. Note numbers in the text should follow any punctuation mark except a dash.
    12. APPENDICES should follow the “References” section.
    13. FUNDING INFORMATION should be provided if funding was received through a grant for the research that is discussed in the article, including funder name and grant number, in a separate section called "Funding information" before (an Acknowledgment section and) the References.
    14. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (other than funding information, see above) should be added in a separate, unnumbered section entitled "Acknowledgments", placed before the References.


    Interpreting uses the author-date referencing style for in-text citations. Examples: Setton and Guo (2009) show...; as found in Roy (2000a, 2000b); in several publications (e.g. Morris 2008; Roberts 1997; Wadensjö et al. 2007). When indicating page numbers, a colon followed by a space separates the year from the page number(s). Examples: (Gile 2009: 5; Roy 2000a: 15-16; Setton & Guo 2009: 212).

    The REFERENCES section should list all (and only) references cited in the main text. References should be listed first alphabetically and then chronologically. It is essential that the references be formatted to the specifications given in these guidelines.


    Book (Monograph)

    Gile, D. (2009). Basic concepts and models for interpreter and translator training (Rev. ed.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

    Roy, C. B. (2000a). Interpreting as a discourse process. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Edited volume

    Roy, C. B. (Ed.) (2000b). Innovative practices for teaching sign language interpreters. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

    Wadensjö, C., Englund Dimitrova, B. & Nilsson, A.-L. (Eds.) (2007). The Critical Link 4: Professionalisation of interpreting in the community. Selected papers from the 4thInternational Conference on Interpreting in Legal, Health and Social Service Settings, Stockholm, Sweden, 20-2 3 May 2004. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

    Article in book

    Roberts, R. P. (1997). Community interpreting today and tomorrow. In S. E. Carr, R. Roberts, A. Dufour & D. Steyn (Eds.), The critical link: Interpreters in the community. Papers from the First International Conference on Interpreting in Legal, Health, and Social Service Settings (Geneva Park, Canada, June 1-4, 1995). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 7-26.

    Article in journal

    Morris, R. (2008). Missing stitches: An overview of judicial attitudes to interlingual interpreting in the criminal justice systems of Canada and Israel. Interpreting 10 (1), 34-64.

    Setton, R. & Guo, A. L. (2009). Attitudes to role, status and professional identity in interpreters and translators with Chinese in Shanghai and Taipei. Translation and Interpreting Studies 4 (2), 210-238.

    Unpublished thesis

    Shlesinger, M. (2000). Strategic allocation of working memory and other attentional resources . PhD dissertation, Bar-Ilan University.

    Electronic source

    Schneider, D. (2013). Educational technologies. (accessed dd month yyyy).


    Translation & Interpreting Studies

    Translation Studies

    Main BIC Subject

    CFP: Translation & interpretation

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN023000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting