The International Journal of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (IJLCLE) invites authors to submit manuscripts for consideration in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, the focus, scope and guidelines for submission to IJLCLE.


IJLCLE is an open-source peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to publishing research in the field of literacy, culture, and language education from multi- inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives. Its mission is two-fold: (1) to promote exchange of ideas and dissemination of research, and (2) to facilitate academic exchange between scholars from diverse fields of study worldwide. Authors are invited to submit articles describing scholarly research on a wide range of topics related to language, literacy, culture in education.

Focus and Scope

IJLCLE is multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary and focuses on all aspects of language, literacy and culture in education worldwide. Theoretical and conceptual study, empirical and applied research using qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies, critical papers, special issues and book reviews are all invited. Contributions from a host of disciplines such as sociolinguistics, sociology of language, psycholinguistics, educational linguistics, applied linguistics, linguistic anthropology, raciolinguistics, literacy studies, cultural studies, language and gender studies, language and political economy, media and technology, language education, teacher education, educational policy, semiotics, pragmatics, language policy and planning, language revitalization, and linguistic landscapes are very welcome. The intended audience of IJLCLE are researchers, scholars, educators, and graduate students from around the world.

Open Access Policy

IJLCLE is committed to providing open access for academic work. All the original articles, special issues, and book reviews are free to access immediately from the date of publication. We do not charge any fees for any reader to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use. IJLCLE also operates under the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC-ND. This allows for the reproduction of articles, free of charge, for non-commercial use only and with the appropriate citation information. All authors publishing with the IJLCLE accept these as the terms of publication.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be in APA Format (Handbook of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition) and must be 9,000 words in total length (including references). Please use headers and sub-headers to demarcate important sections, and also include a word count for your paper. Remove any language that identifies the author or institution for blind review purposes. Interested authors must consult the IJLCLE Submissions Guidelines for further details. All submissions will undergo a double-blind review process, and authors will be asked to revise their respective manuscripts before final approval for publication. All submissions and communications will be managed through the IJLCLE’s Author Submission System.