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. 

Manuscripts considered for publication will be double blind reviewed for their presentation and analysis of new empirical data using appropriate research methods, development of theories relevant to language learning and teaching, development or refinement of language learning pedagogies, and discussion papers relevant to teachers and learners of languages at all levels. All manuscripts must be in APA format throughout (including all citations and references).

- A clear and specific title
- The category you intend to the article to fit in
- An email address for correspondence to be published with the article
- All graphics as separate JPG or GIF files, in grayscale or black and white, at a resolution of at least 300 dpi
- A biodata of up to 50 words per author
- An abstract of around 250 words in length
- The preferred academic or professional affiliation with the names of each author

Regular articles are expected to be 6000-8000 words in length (excluding references and appendixes), and are expected to include original research based on solid methodology and sufficient background research. Note that all submissions to the journal must be original work that has not been published elsewhere. If we find that an article has been published previously elsewhere before being published in the Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics without permission from both the editors of both the Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics and the previous publication, the offending author(s) may be responsible for re-printing and re-distribution costs of that issue of the journal.

 Pricing of publication is in line with policies laid out by Castledown Publishers, and are to be made only if a manuscript has been accepted for publication (http://castledownpublishers.com/journals/).