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 Studies
- Translation and Interpretation
Peer-review Policy: Manuscripts submitted to JML first undergo an internal review by one of the editorial board members whose research niche falls within the focal point of the manuscript. It is followed by a double blind review process. As regards the originality and similarity index, manuscripts are checked via 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 editor and/or reviewers doubt the originality of any part(s) of the work under review, the Editor-in-Chief's decision is final.
Article Processing Charges (APCs): The JML does NOT charge APCs or submission charges.