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Invitation for proposals

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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 (see AILA website) 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 or