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1 Journals for applied linguistics and English as a foreign language

The better international academic journals are indexed by the Clarivate Web of Science Index (formerly, Thompson-Reuters WoS). This consists of the SSCI (Social Science Citation Index), the SCI (Science Citation Index), and the A&HCI (Arts and Humanities Citation Index). Altogether, these indices comprise several thousand international journals.

The second tier international and regional journals are indexed by Elsevier Scopus (Scopus index). About 36,000 journals are indexed in this database. Listings for thse journals by general subject area can be found on the SCImago website.

This list is based on the excellent work of Vitta and Al-Hoorie (2017) [1], plus further information from SCImago. SSCI and Scopus journals for applied linguistics and teaching English as a second/foreign language are listed below. For other journals, see the links at the bottom.


1.1 Journal list

Key:
  • SJR=Scopus ranking
  • JCR=SSCI ranking
  • Quartile: Quartile in SCImago SJR ranking (Q1 = top quartile, to Q4 for the lowest)
  • WoS = Web of Science (SSCI, A&HCI, SSI)
  • Nation of origin / publication
Focus - area of research:
  • AL = Applied linguistics
  • BL = bilingualism, multilingualism studies
  • ELA = English language arts (e.g., language & literature education)
  • EFL = English as a second/foreign language studies
  • Lit = Literature studies
  • quant = quantitative research
  • Soc = sociolinguistics
  • Th = theoretical linguistics


Title ISSN Focus Scopus indexed SJR SJR Quartile WoS JCR Nation
Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 0267-1905 AL/EFL 1.291 Q1 SSCI 2.083 UK
Applied Linguistics 0142-6001 AL/EFL 1.479 Q1 SSCI 3.593 UK
Applied Linguistics Review 1868-6311 AL/EFL . . Q2 SSCI 0.351 Hungary
Asian EFL Journal 1738-1460 AL/EFL 0.159 Q2 . . UK
Asian ESP Journal 2206-0979 AL/EFL 0.111 Q1 . . Czech Republic
Australian Review of Applied Linguistics 0155-0640 AL/EFL 0.288 Q2 . . AUSAtralia
CALL-EJ 2187-9036 AL/EFL 0.134 Q3 . . Japan
Canadian Modern Language Review 1710-1131 AL/EFL 0.394 Q2 . . Hungary
Computer Assisted Language Learning 0958-8221 AL/EFL 1.76 Q1 SSCI 2.121 UK
Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching 0219-9874 AL/EFL 0.204 Q3 . . Singapore
English for Specific Purposes 0889-4906 AL/EFL 1.008 Q1 SSCI 1.311 UK
English Language Teaching Journal 1477-4526 AL/EFL 0.84 N/A SSCI 1.125 #N/A
English Teaching and Learning 1023-7267 AL/EFL 0.105 N/A . . #N/A
Foreign Language Annals 1944-9720 AL/EFL 0.609 Q2 SSCI 0.756 Hungary
Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics 2301-9468 AL/EFL 0.112 Q3 . . Indonesia
Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching 1750-1229 AL/EFL 0.275 Q2 . . UK
International Journal of Applied Linguistics 0802-6106 AL/EFL 0.35 Q1 . . UK
IRAL - International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching 1613-4141 AL/EFL 0.279 Q2 SSCI 0.545 #N/A
Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research 2322-1291 AL/EFL 0.244 Q1 . . Germany
ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics 0019-0829 AL/EFL 0.188 N/A . . #N/A
JALT CALL Journal 1832-4215 AL/EFL 0.175 Q2 . . Hungary
Journal of Asia TEFL 2466-1511 AL/EFL 0.228 Q4 . . UK
Journal of English for Academic Purposes 1475-1585 AL/EFL 0.972 Q1 SSCI 1.414 UK
Journal of Second Language Writing 1060-3743 AL/EFL 1.985 Q1 SSCI 1.591 UK
Language Assessment Quarterly 1543-4311 AL/EFL 1.018 N/A SSCI 1 #N/A
Language Learning 1467-9922 AL/EFL 2.334 Q1 SSCI 2.079 UK
Language Learning and Technology 1094-3501 AL/EFL 1.734 Q1 SSCI 2.29 USA
Language Learning Journal 0957-1736 AL/EFL 0.22 Q1 . . UK
Language Teaching 1475-3049 AL/EFL 0.952 N/A SSCI 1.913 #N/A
Language Teaching Research 1477-0954 AL/EFL 1.114 Q1 SSCI 1.714 UK
Language Testing 1477-0946 AL/EFL 0.713 N/A SSCI 0.981 #N/A
Language, Culture and Curriculum 1747-7573 AL/EFL 0.75 Q2 SSCI 1.385 Hungary
Modern Language Journal 1540-4781 AL/EFL 1.45 N/A SSCI 1.745 #N/A
ReCALL 1474-0109 AL/EFL 1.704 N/A SSCI 2.333 #N/A
RELC Journal 1745-526X AL/EFL 0.378 Q1 . . UK
Second Language Research 1477-0326 AL/EFL 1.142 N/A SSCI 1.405 #N/A
Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies 1727-9461 AL/EFL 0.237 Q2 . . Hungary
Studies in Second Language Acquisition 1470-1545 AL/EFL 2.055 N/A SSCI 2.044 #N/A
Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching 2084-1965 AL/EFL 0 Q3 . . USA
System 0346-251X AL/EFL 0.988 Q1 SSCI 1.4 UK
Teaching English with Technology 1642-1027 AL/EFL 0.219 Q3 . . Poland
TESOL Journal 1949-3533 AL/EFL 0.112 Q2 . . Hungary
TESOL Quarterly 1545-7249 AL/EFL 1.309 N/A SSCI 2.056 #N/A
VIAL - Vigo International Journal of Applied Linguistics 1697-0387 AL/EFL 0.115 Q2 SSCI 0.077 Hungary
Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics 2211-7245 AL 0.166 Q2 . . Czech Republic
English Teaching 1175-8708 ELA, EFL 0.275 Q2 . . New Zealand
Forum for Modern Language Studies 1471-6860 Lit 0.107 N/A . . #N/A
Journal of Language, Identity, and Education 1532-7701 Soc 0.448 N/A SSCI 0.477 #N/A
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 0742-5562 ELA, Lit 0.101 N/A . . #N/A
Language Acquisition 1532-7817 AL, Th 1.004 N/A SSCI 1.303 #N/A
Language and Education 1747-7581 Ed 1.168 Q2 SSCI 1.254 Hungary
Language Learning and Development 1547-3341 AL, Th 1.378 Q1 . . UK
LIA Language, Interaction and Acquisition 1879-7873 AL, Th 0.383 Q2 . . Hungary
MLN - Modern Language Notes 1080-6598 Lit 0.138 Q2 . . USA
Modern Language Quarterly 0026-7929 ELA 0.219 N/A . . #N/A
Modern Language Review 0026-7937 ELA 0.111 Q3 . . UK
Research in the Teaching of English 0034-527X ELA 1.193 Q1 SSCI 1.193 USA
Bilingual Research Journal 1523-5890 BL 1.154 N/A . . #N/A
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 1469-1841 BL, Th, quant 1.275 Q1 SSCI 3.01 UK
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 1367-0050 BL 1.131 Q1 SSCI 1.373 UK
International Journal of Bilingualism 1367-0069 BL 0.511 Q1 SSCI 0.974 UK
International Journal of Multilingualism 1479-0718 BL 0.391 Q1 . . UK
International Multilingual Research Journal 1931-3160 BL 0.799 Q1 . . UK
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 0143-4632 BL 0.675 Q1 SSCI 1.015 UK
Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 1879-9272 BL 0.383 Q2 SSCI 1 Hungary


1.2 Other journals

See also:

  • KCI journals for domestic journals from Korean in social sciences and humanities
  • Scopus journals for a complete list of Scopus journals in languages, linguistics and education fields


1.2.1 References

  1. Vitta, J. P. & Al-Hoorie, A. H. (2017). Scopus- and SSCI-indexed L2 Journals: A List for the Asia TEFL Community. Journal of Asian TEFL, 14(4), 587-836. ttp://dx.doi.org/10.18823/asiatefl.2017.14.4.14.784