LAIC Journal



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. Please meet the LAIC editors here!

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,
  • journal metrics up-to-date
  • 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

Language & Intercultural Communication promotes an interdisciplinary understanding of the interplay between language and intercultural communication. It therefore welcomes research into intercultural communication, particularly where it explores the importance of linguistic aspects; and research into language, especially the learning of foreign languages, where it explores the importance of intercultural perspectives. The journal is alert to the implications for education, especially higher education, and for language learning and teaching. It is also receptive to research on the frontiers between languages and cultures, and on the implications of linguistic and intercultural issues for the world of work.
The journal seeks to advance a perception of the intercultural dimension of language within a complex and pluralist view of the world. To this end, it seeks always to resist reductive and hegemonic interpretations, and is stimulated by contemporary, critical perspectives in understanding cultural practices and intercultural relationships. Its aspiration to promote an understanding of the position and politics of language(s) in intercultural communication is conceived as a contribution to personal development and to interpersonal understanding, dialogue and co-operation. The journal also seeks to make an effective contribution to disseminating new ideas and examples of good practice in educating students in language and intercultural communication.

Refereeing procedures

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.

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