Welcome to Castledown Journals! We will be releasing our range of open access journals from April 2018, and are currently receiving submission of manuscripts.

All of our journals have their own independent editorial boards that ensure quality of the articles that are published, and all published issues are submitted for inclusion in recognised indexing agencies. Obviously our journals are just commencing, but we intend to have all of our titles indexed as quickly as we are able. More information about publishing in our journals is available here.


  • Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics

    The Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics (ISSN 2209-0959) is a peer-reviewed international open access journal focussing on all areas of applied linguistics including natural and instructed second language acquisition, pragmatics, language learner identity, code-switching, translanguaging, language teaching methods, language change, language policy, language teacher education, approaches to language teaching and learning, the use of technology in language teaching and learning, theories of second language acquisition, cognitive and social aspects of language learning, and other relevant areas of research.

  • Intercultural Communication Education

    Intercultural Communication Education (ISSN 2209-1041) is an innovative open access journal which aims to make available quality interdisciplinary scholarship on intercultural communication to a broad international readership. The journal aims to showcase work which tackles the complexities of intercultural interaction and challenges existing theoretical perspectives on the role of language and culture in communication, particularly work which generates implications for the teaching and learning of intercultural communication in educational and professional contexts. The journal also aims to present insightful theoretical and empirical work which deals with the question of how individuals in educational and professional contexts develop intercultural capabilities, and how educational content and pedagogical practices can support such development. We strongly welcome submissions that take an interdisciplinary perspective, including papers that explore intercultural issues through the lens of multilingualism.

  • Migration and Language Education

    Migration and Language Education is an innovative open access journal devoted to the research intersecting two different dimensions, namely immigration and language education. When a person migrates, it is particularly difficult to adapt to a host country unless s/he already has acquired its language(s). At the same time, the migrants’ linguistic assets have intrinsic relationships with the identities and communication cultures of the migrants and their families. Thus, migration is naturally associated with various aspects of language education. This journal invites new and creative manuscripts that can discuss languages, language acquisition, identity problems, language policy, and social integration that are triggered by migration.

  • Technology in Language Teaching & Learning

    Technology in Language Teaching & Learning is a peer-reviewed open access international journal, publishing original articles three times per year. The journal accepts articles focusing on all areas of language teaching and/or learning through technology, and research reporting on computer- and mobile-assisted language learning and cultural or intercultural learning, as well as policies, theories and methods of technology integration into language education and other similar or relevant research will be accepted for review.

  • Language Education & Assessment

    Language Education and Assessment is a peer-reviewed international journal that provides full open access to its contents and aims to publish original manuscripts in the fields of second/foreign language (L2) education and language assessment. This journal purports to offer a forum for those involved in these fields to showcase their works addressing such topics as L2 teaching theories and methods, innovations in L2 teaching, culture in L2 teaching and learning, individual differences in L2 learning, validity issues in assessing language proficiency, standardized language proficiency tests, classroom-based language assessment, computerized and computer-adaptive language testing, alternative language assessment, alignment of language instruction and assessment, and other relevant areas of inquiry.