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AILA Review invites AILA members from all national affiliate organisations to submit proposals for the future issues of AILA Review. AILA Review is edited by AILA (International Association of Applied Linguistics) and published by John Benjamins, Amsterdam. It appears once a year and is a thematically oriented, guest-edited volume of 100-120 pages. It is distributed to nearly 6,000 AILA members world-wide.

Although any AILA member can propose an issue on any topic related to Applied Linguistics, with an emphasis on cutting-edge research, AILA Review is especially meant as a forum for publications coming from AILA ReNs (Research Networks).

AILA Review is a peer-reviewed journal and all issues will not only be reviewed by the guest-editor(s), the editor and editorial board, but also by external referees. Evaluation criteria are, amongst others, the relevance of the suggested topic, a solid research orientation, innovative ideas and methodological quality.

Proposals should include the following information:

  • the title of the proposed issue
  • the purpose of the proposed issue and its relevance
  • the table of contents
  • 300-word abstracts of all papers included, along with author name(s) and affiliation(s)
  • a time schedule (deadline for first drafts of the papers, deadline for revised drafts, date by which  the manuscript will be handed to the General Editor of AILA Review)
  • suggestions for reviewers

The guest editor(s) is/are required to ensure that all papers comply with the Guidelines for Contributors of AILA review (see AILA website) and that the papers are properly checked for formatting and language. Depending on the guest editor(s)' preference, each issue should contain 6-8 articles, which will normally each be of 10,000 (8 articles) to 15,000 words (6 articles) in length, including tables and figures. This sets AILA review apart from the usual length of articles of 8.000 words in other journals and allows for a more detailed discussion of the volumes' topics.


Deadline for proposals: September 30 of the year before publication.

Proposals should be sent by e-mail to:

Dr Antje Wilton

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Volume 16

Africa and Applied Linguistics, edited by Sinfree Makoni and Ulrike H. Meinhof, Amsterdam/Philadelphia 2003
TOC and Abstracts · John Benjamins


Volume 17

World Applied Linguistics, edited by Susan M. Gass and Sinfree Makoni, Amsterdam/Philadelphia 2004
TOC and Abstracts · John Benjamins


Volume 18

Applied Linguistics in Latin America, edited by Kanavillil Rajagopalan, Amsterdam/Philadelphia 2005
TOC and Abstracts · John Benjamins



Volume 19

Themes in SLA Research, edited by Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig and Zoltán Dörnyei, Amsterdam/Philadelphia 2006
TOC and Abstracts · John Benjamins





Dr. Antje Wilton


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Editorial Board

Limin Jin, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China

Barbara Seidlhofer, University of Vienna, Austria

Rosa Manchon, University of Murcia, Spain

Branca Falabella Fabricio, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


AILA Review is the official scholarly journal of AILA. Its first issue appeared in 1984, and from 1989, all volumes are guest-edited and thematically oriented. They include original unpublished contributions dealing with topics relevant to the scope of Applied Linguistics.

Up to Volume 16, the journal was published by AILA itself. From Volume 16 onwards, AILA Review is published by John Benjamins.

The most recent digital issues of the AILA Review can be accessed online at the John Benjamins website.