Issues in Language Studies or ILS (e-ISSN 2180-2726) is an open-access journal of the Faculty of Language Studies and Communication Studies (formerly known as Centre for Language Studies), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. The journal publishes articles on teaching, learning and the study of languages covering areas of linguistics, applied linguistics, language education, technology-mediated language learning, and other related areas. It offers a forum for the discussion of local issues that are of global concern. It is a refereed open-access journal published biannually (in June and December every year).  The articles are indexed in several directories and are also archived annually by Perpustakaan Negara or National Library of Malaysia. 

ILS welcomes articles relevant to language studies written in English and Bahasa Melayu (Malay). Manuscripts submitted in languages other than English should be accompanied by an English abstract. Please follow the submission guidelines in order to facilitate your manuscript submission. There are no article processing charges or any submission charges. 

Latest Issue:

The latest issue (Vol 6, No. 1 - June 2017) is now available for viewing and download from here. We welcome authors to submit your manuscripts for the next issues (submission can be done at any time throughout the year). 

Important Announcements:

1 June 2016 - Starting from Volume 5 Issue 1 - ILS will only accept articles written in English and Bahasa Melayu, this is mainly to increase readability of the articles published in the journal.