The Journal of Modern Languages (JML) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Founded in 1983 at the University of Malaya, the JML is dedicated to the publication of significant research findings of an empirical, experimental or conceptual nature in the broad field of modern language studies.
Publication Frequency: The Journal produces one regular issue plus a special issue annually. The regular issue is scheduled to be published in December. Special issues address linguistic themes relevant to South East Asia and the Pacific Rim, especially the languages of the region. The language of publication is normally English, but we may accept contributions in Malay for special issues.
Focus and Scope: The JML welcomes papers in:
- Applied Linguistics
- Discourse and Conversational Analysis
- Translation and Interpretation
Peer-review Policy/Process: Manuscripts submitted to JML first go through an internal review. That is, they are previewed by the editor-in-chief or one of the editorial members. The papers are also checked for their originality using the turn-it-in software. However to our experience, there have been cases of plagiarism which the software has failed to detect. In these cases, if reviewers doubt the originality of any part(s) of the work under review, they are asked to inform the editor about it. The editor's decision is final.