Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education

Main information
ORCID logoSusan Ballinger | McGill University
ORCID logoAna Llinares | Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
ORCID logoYuen Yi Lo | University of Hong Kong
Book Review Editor
ORCID logoDarío Luis Banegas | University of Edinburgh

Editorial email address: [email protected]

The Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education (JICB)invites research and theoretical papers related to all levels (from pre-Kindergarten to university) of language education contexts in which language is used as the vehicle to teach subject matter content, including but not limited to: bi- and multilingual education; all forms of language immersion education that strive for additive bilingualism; subject-matter driven minority, heritage, and Indigenous language education; dual language education; content-based language instruction (CBI); content and language integrated learning (CLIL); English-medium instruction (EMI); language across the curriculum; sheltered English as a second language (ESL); language for specific and academic purposes. More details can be found in the general submission guidelines.

JICB editors welcome submissions that report on empirical research and/or offer theoretical discussions, with a preference for innovative submissions that push the field forward and generate new knowledge. The content of the journal is geographically broad and multidisciplinary (e.g., education; applied linguistics; anthropology; sociology; psychology; speech, language, hearing sciences; language policy and planning; etc.). The JICB supports the use of a wide range of research methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, action research).

Peer Review Policy: All articles submitted to this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and blind review by at least two anonymous referees.

JICB publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN: 2212-8433 | E-ISSN: 2212-8441
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Latest articles

19 April 2024

  • Carol Griffiths . 2023. The Practice of English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) Around the World
    Reviewed by Flor de Lis González-Mujico Alberto Fernández-Costales | JICB 12:1 (2024) pp. 125–129
  • 8 April 2024

  • Fluctuating cognitive benefits in children attending early bilingual immersive instruction
    Cristina-Anca Barbu , Sophie Gillet Martine Poncelet
  • 14 March 2024

  • Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer (editor). 2023. Linguistic Landscapes in Language and Teacher Education. Multilingual Teaching and Learning Inside and Beyond the Classroom
    Reviewed by Yanru Xin Cécile Bullock | JICB 12:1 (2024) pp. 130–133
  • 2 February 2024

  • A scoping review of the literature on content and language integrated learning assessment
    Weijun Liang Yanjun Wu | JICB 12:1 (2024) pp. 101–124
  • The impact of adjunct instruction on EFL academic writing at university
    Helena Roquet Pugès , Noelia Navarro Gil Florentina Nicolás-Conesa
  • 11 December 2023

  • Cognitive processes and strategies of bilingual students when attempting assessments in an L2
    Xing San Teng , Janet Hsiao Yuen Yi Lo
  • 10 November 2023

  • Editorial
    JICB 11:2 (2023) pp. 145–147
  • 19 October 2023

  • Academic achievement of minority home language students with special education needs in English language of instruction and French immersion programs
    Ann Sutton , Fred Genesee , Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird , Xi Chen , Tamara Sorenson Duncan , Stephanie Pagan Joan Oracheski | JICB 12:1 (2024) pp. 1–24
  • 5 October 2023

  • Emma Dafouz Ute Smit . 2023. Researching English-Medium Higher Education: Diverse Applications and Critical Evaluations of the ROAD-MAPPING Framework
    Reviewed by Rhona P. Lohan | JICB 11:2 (2023) pp. 287–291
  • 15 September 2023

  • “Fingers which mean นิ้ว นิ้วแบบนิ้วมือ” : Pre-service EFL teachers’ translanguaging beliefs and practices in Thai language-driven CLIL classrooms
    Nutthida Tachaiyaphum , Laura Gurney Nicola Daly | JICB 12:1 (2024) pp. 25–48
  • David Lasagabaster . 2022. English-Medium Instruction in Higher Education
    Reviewed by Tatjana Bacovsky-Novak Christiane Dalton-Puffer | JICB 11:2 (2023) pp. 283–286
  • 14 September 2023

  • CLIL teacher beliefs as they emerge working in tandem
    Ene Alas , Aleksandra Ljalikova Merle Jung | JICB 11:2 (2023) pp. 229–254
  • The communicative CLIL classroom : Insights into heterogenous learners’ spoken communication in English about art in Swiss primary schools
    Silvia Frank Schmid | JICB 12:1 (2024) pp. 49–74
  • 12 September 2023

  • Swedish immersion in Finland and Swedish as a second-language subject in Sweden : Teacher perspectives from two primary schools
    Christina Hedman Ulrika Magnusson | JICB 11:2 (2023) pp. 255–282
  • 24 August 2023

  • SIOF : Towards a research-based pedagogical tool for language sensitive teaching in secondary CLIL and immersion settings
    Breandán Mac Gearailt , Gerry Mac Ruairc Clíona Murray | JICB 12:1 (2024) p. 75
  • 25 May 2023

  • CLIL in Spain and Vietnam : Different contexts, different patterns of corrective feedback
    Thuy Nguyen Ana Llinares | JICB 11:2 (2023) pp. 148–172
  • 10 May 2023

  • (Re)construction of teacher identities in a soft-CLIL context
    Erhan Gülşen Kenan Dikilitaş | JICB 11:2 (2023) pp. 204–228
  • 26 April 2023

  • CLIL Implementation in Greece : Empirical Findings from 2006 to 2020
    Sotiria Varis | JICB 11:2 (2023) pp. 173–203
  • 20 April 2023

  • Editorial
    JICB 11:1 (2023) pp. 1–3
  • 21 November 2022

  • Editorial
    JICB 10:2 (2022) pp. 147–152
  • IssuesOnline-first articles

    Volume 12 (2024)

    Volume 11 (2023)

    Volume 10 (2022)

    Volume 9 (2021)

    Volume 8 (2020)

    Volume 7 (2019)

    Volume 6 (2018)

    Volume 5 (2017)

    Volume 4 (2016)

    Volume 3 (2015)

    Volume 2 (2014)

    Volume 1 (2013)

    Editorial Board
    ORCID logoSiv Björklund | Åbo Akademi University
    Claudine Brohy | Université de Fribourg
    ORCID logoLaurent Cammarata | University of Alberta
    ORCID logoRussell Cross | University of Melbourne
    ORCID logoChristiane Dalton-Puffer | University of Vienna
    ORCID logoMaría Juncal Gutiérrez Mangado | University of the Basque Country
    Elizabeth R. Howard | University of Connecticut
    Julia Hüttner | University of Vienna
    Makoto Ikeda | Sophia University
    Susana Ibarra Johnson | New Mexico State University
    ORCID logoEster J. de Jong | University of Florida
    Angel M.Y. Lin | Simon Fraser University
    Karita Mård-Miettinen | University of Jyväskylä
    Teresa L. McCarty | University of California, Los Angeles
    T.J. Ó Ceallaigh | University College Cork
    ORCID logoPádraig Ó Duibhir | Dublin City University
    Sylvie Roy | University of Calgary
    ORCID logoYolanda Ruiz de Zarobe | University of the Basque Country
    Rita Elaine Silver | National Institute of Education, Singapore
    Marguerite Ann Snow | California State University, Los Angeles
    ORCID logoEnlli Thomas | Bangor University
    John Trent | Hong Kong Institute of Education
    Tony Trinick | The University of Auckland
    Anne-Marie Truscott de Mejía | Universidad de los Andes, Bogota
    Marianne Turner | Monash University
    Subscription Info
    Current issue: 12:1, available as of May 2024

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    All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

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    Volume 13 (2025): 2 issues; ca. 300 pp. EUR 171.00 EUR 231.00
    Volume 12 (2024): 2 issues; ca. 300 pp. EUR 166.00 EUR 210.00

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    Volume 6 (2018) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 149.00 EUR 173.00
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    Volume 4 (2016) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 145.00 EUR 163.00
    Volume 3 (2015) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 145.00 EUR 158.00
    Volume 2 (2014) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 145.00 EUR 153.00
    Volume 1 (2013) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 145.00 EUR 149.00

    - General submission guidelines

    - Book review guidelines

    Please register as reviewer on the submission and tracking site of JICB.


    The Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education (JICB) 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: jicb at

    Articles under consideration are double-blind peer-reviewed and decisions on all published content are made by the editors.


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

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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

    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.

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    Main BIC Subject

    CFDC: Language acquisition

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General