Language and Intercultural Communication (LAIC) is a scholarly journal which promotes an interdisciplinary understanding of language, intercultural communication and education, and is committed to expressing fresh, critical perspectives on their inter-relationship.
All IALIC members receive four issues of LAIC per year. Two of these issues publish interviews, reviews and refereed articles, which can be submitted by any scholar who is researching topics of interest to the readership. One journal issue is guest-edited and consists of interviews and refereed articles commissioned on a relevant theme. The fourth issue consists largely of shorter, refereed articles, based on selected proceedings of the annual IALIC conference.
LAIC at ten years:
- on first registering on SCI (2011) impact factor = 0.65,
- (2017) Impact Factor: 1.061
- 54/179 (Linguistics)
- number of articles downloaded currently increasing by 60% year on year,
- biggest increase in China.
- contributions from authors in China and elsewhere in Asia increasing year on year.
The editorial board of LAIC warmly welcomes journal submissions from IALIC members.
Aims and scope
Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis and published in accordance with editorial priorities for themed or special conference issues. All papers are anonymously reviewed by a minimum of two experts.
Further details about the journal, including the procedures for the submission of articles, can be found here.