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About the Journal

Issues in Language Studies or ILS (e-ISSN 2180-2726) is an open-access journal of the Faculty of Language and Communication (formerly known as Centre for Language Studies), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Since 2012). It is a refereed open-access journal published biannually in June and December. The articles are currently indexed in several directories including MyJurnal and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). 


Quick Info

ILS welcomes articles either in English or Bahasa Melayu (Malay). Manuscripts submitted to Issues in Language Studies should not exceed 7,000 words, including abstract, references, tables, figures and appendices. All manuscript will go through double-blind review by the experts/academics related to the topic/scope assigned by the Chief Editor. There are no article processing charges or any submission charges. 

The Scopes:

  • language learning and teaching
  • applied linguistics
  • linguistics
  • general language education
  • computer-assisted language learning (CALL)
  • technology-mediated language learning
  • and other related areas

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