Journal of English-Medium Instruction

Around the globe, varied instructional settings use English for teaching and learning purposes, despite the fact that it is not the first language of some or all participants. The Journal of English-Medium Instruction provides a home for research on this important and rapidly growing phenomenon. The journal adopts a broad understanding of what constitutes English-medium instruction (EMI), while differentiating it from other multilingual pedagogies. EMI is an inherently interdisciplinary field, spanning multiple branches of applied linguistics and (higher) education pedagogy and didactics. A key objective of JEMI is to unite these strands of EMI research and enable scholarly work in one corner of this interdisciplinary area to reach both researchers and practitioners in others. JEMI welcomes contributions on a range of topics of relevance to EMI, e.g., forms of instruction, translanguaging, language policy, assessment, support for instructors, the transition from content and language integrated learning to EMI, and the development of academic as well as disciplinary literacy.

JEMI publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN 2666-8882 | E-ISSN 2666-8890
Sample issue: JEMI 1:1
Diane Pecorari | City University of Hong Kong | diane.pecorari at
Hans Malmström | Chalmers University of Technology | mahans at
Editorial Board
Helen Basturkmen | Auckland University
Alissa Blair | University of Arkansas
Howard Brown | University of Niigata Prefecture
Francesca Costa | Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Emma Dafouz | Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Slobodanka Dimova | University of Copenhagen
Anna Kristina Hultgren | Open University, UK
Li Wei | University College London
Angel M.Y. Lin | Simon Fraser University
Ron Martinez | Federal University of Paraná
Jim McKinley | University College London
Špela Mežek | Stockholm University
Jack Pun | City University of Hong Kong
Ute Smit | University of Vienna
Shaila Sultana | University of Dhaka
Wenli Tsou | National Cheng Kung University
Ian Walkinshaw | Griffith University
Christa van der Walt | Stellenbosch University
Joost van de Weijer | Lund University
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Volume 1 (2022)

Latest articles

25 August 2022

  • Comparing EMI university reading materials with students’ reading proficiency : Implications for admission testing
    Franz Holzknecht , Elisa Guggenbichler , Matthias Zehentner , Monique Yoder , Eva Konrad Benjamin Kremmel | JEMI 1:2 (2022) pp. 180–203
  • Language use in an English-medium instruction university in Lebanon : Implications for the validity of international and local English tests for admissions
    Myriam Iliovits , Luke Harding John Pill | JEMI 1:2 (2022) pp. 153–179
  • EMI programs and formative assessment : Implications for the assessment literacy of content lecturers
    Ofra Inbar-Lourie | JEMI 1:2 (2022) pp. 204–231
  • An EMI lecturer’s assessment practices with engineering laboratory reports
    Guzman Mancho-Barés , Sarah Khan Marta Aguilar-Pérez | JEMI 1:2 (2022) pp. 232–254
  • The Interuniversity Test of Academic English (ITACE) : Assessing lecturers’ English proficiency in Flanders
    Frank van Splunder , Catherine Verguts , Tom De Moor Sarah De Paepe | JEMI 1:2 (2022) pp. 255–274
  • Emerging assessment needs and solutions in EMI in higher education
    Slobodanka Dimova Joyce Kling | JEMI 1:2 (2022) pp. 137–152
  • 21 January 2022

  • Towards multilingualism in English‑medium higher education : A student perspective
    Emma Dafouz Ute Smit | JEMI 1:1 (2022) pp. 29–47
  • Assessment and English as a medium of instruction : Challenges and opportunities
    Anna Kristina Hultgren , Nathaniel Owen , Prithvi Shrestha , Maria Kuteeva Špela Mežek | JEMI 1:1 (2022) pp. 105–123
  • Teacher preparedness for English-medium instruction
    David Lasagabaster | JEMI 1:1 (2022) pp. 48–64
  • English language teaching and English-medium instruction : Putting research into practice
    Jim McKinley Heath Rose | JEMI 1:1 (2022) p. 85
  • Language policy and planning for English-medium instruction in higher education
    Amy Wanyu Ou , Francis M. Hult Michelle Mingyue Gu | JEMI 1:1 (2022) p. 7
  • A research agenda for English-medium instruction : Conversations with scholars at the research fronts
    Pramod K. Sah | JEMI 1:1 (2022) pp. 124–136
  • Teacher development to mediate global citizenship in English-medium education contexts
    Jennifer Valcke , Nashwa Nashaat-Sobhy , Davinia Sánchez-García Julie Walaszczyk | JEMI 1:1 (2022) pp. 65–84
  • Introducing the Journal of English-Medium Instruction
    Diane Pecorari Hans Malmström | JEMI 1:1 (2022) pp. 1–6
  • Guidelines

    Instructions for authors

    The Journal of English-Medium Instruction publishes original research articles on topics related to EMI. Review the journal’s full scope statement here.

    Authors wishing to submit articles are requested to do so through the journal’s online submission and manuscript tracking site. All other enquiries should be directed towards the editors by e-mailing the editors at diane.pecorari at and mahans at

    Submitted manuscripts will undergo double-blind peer review. In order to maintain anonymity, all references to the author(s) should be excluded in the initial submission.

    Manuscripts submitted for consideration to the journal should not be previously published or being considered for publication elsewhere.

    All submissions should be written in English and prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition, unless otherwise indicated here.


    Full-length articles should be no more than 8,000 words, including references, tables, figures and notes.


    Articles should include an abstract of 150-200 words.


    All submissions should include four to six keywords that can be used for indexing purposes.


    All submissions should be presented in Times New Roman, 12-point font. Please include page numbers in the manuscript.

    Section Headings

    Sections headings should be formatted according to APA style (7th ed.).


    Contributions can use any standard variety of English spelling and should be consistent throughout the paper.

    Tables, Figures, and Other Graphics

    In the initial submission, authors should place tables, figures, and other graphics within the paper in the desired location. However, authors should be prepared to submit original artwork files separately upon final accepted submission. All tables and figures should be numbered consecutively and include a caption that is informative and concise. All tables and figures should be introduced in the text.


    In-text references and reference list entries should conform to APA style (7th ed.).


    Linguistic examples within the main text should be in italics, with bold type for further emphasis:

    Longer examples should be set apart from the main text with blank lines before and after, indented, and numbered. Examples should be referred to in the text by number (e.g., Example 1 shows that…). Italics, bold, and underlining can be used for further emphasis if needed. Examples:

    (1) Specifically, we were interested in investigating the quantitative difference in the use of grammatical structures associated with registers over time.

    (2) This may be explained by the presence of high fluctuations in the 1 min. data.


    In order to maintain anonymity, acknowledgements, if any, should not be included in the initial submission. Authors of accepted papers may include a brief acknowledgements section in the final submission. This should be an unnumbered section immediately following the conclusion.


    Notes should be kept to a minimum. Where necessary, use endnotes rather than footnotes. These should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper and included as an unnumbered section following the conclusion (or acknowledgements) section.


    One or more appendix sections may be included after the references section.

    Copyright permission

    It is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain permission to reproduce any material that has been previously published.

    Submissions which do not follow these guidelines, or which do not correspond to the focus of the journal, will be returned to authors without review.


    Journal of English-Medium Instruction offers online submission .

    Before submitting, please consult the guidelines and the Short Guide to EM for Authors .

    If you are not able to submit online, or for any other editorial correspondence, please contact the editors via e-mail: diane.pecorari at and mahans at


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    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

    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.

    This journal offers the possibility for accepted papers to be published 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.

    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.


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    Translation & Interpreting Studies

    Translation Studies

    Main BIC Subject

    JNT: Teaching skills & techniques

    Main BISAC Subject

    EDU029000: EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General