Founded in 1983 as Jurnal Bahasa Moden, the Journal of Modern Languages (JML) is now an international peer-reviewed, open access journal published by the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at Universiti Malaya in Malaysia. It is devoted to publishing manuscripts that contribute to current understandings of central issues in the broad field of language studies. JML encourages interdisciplinary approaches to language research and acts as a reference for those interested in modern language studies.

Focus and Scope: JML welcomes papers in, but not restricted to, the following areas:

  • Applied Linguistics (preferably beyond language learning and teaching)
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Descriptive Linguistics
  • Discourse Studies 
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Translation and Interpretation Studies

Peer-Review Policy:

  • Manuscripts submitted to JML first undergo editorial screening, followed by them being checked for originality. If plagiarism is detected, the manuscript will not be considered for publication.
  • Manuscripts that get through the editorial screening will undergo a double-blind peer review process by at least two anonymous reviewers who are knowledgeable in similar areas as the manuscript.
  • At this stage, the manuscript may be accepted, rejected, require further revisions, or need to be resubmitted for a second round of reviews.
  • Revised manuscripts will be checked by the Chief Editor and the Associate Editors before a decision is made about the manuscript.
  • Articles in a Thematic or Special Issue will be subject to the same evaluation process under the supervision of the Guest Editor.

From 2020, JML publishes two issues per year in July and December.

JML does not impose any publication fee.

Print ISSN: 1675-526X

Publisher: Universiti Malaya

Publication type: Online