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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 Studies and Communication Studies (formerly known as Centre for Language Studies), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. It is a refereed open-access journal published biannually in June and December. The articles are indexed in several directories and are also archived annually by Perpustakaan Negara or National Library of Malaysia.


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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