Language Policy contributes to the growth of the field by publishing high-quality studies that help build a sound theoretical understanding of the subject area. It presents papers that deal with the widest range of cases, situations and regions.

This journal covers both language policy and educational policy. It presents policies concerning the status and form of languages as well as acquisition policies pertaining to the teaching and learning of languages. It contains detailed accounts of promoting and managing language policy and research papers on the development, implementation and effects of language policy in all regions of the world and under different conditions. The journal also includes empirical studies that contribute to a theory of language policy.

In addition, Language Policy examines policy development by governments and governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and business enterprises as well as attempts made by ethnic, religious and minority groups to establish, resist, or modify language policies.

  • Helps build a sound theoretical understanding of issues in language policy and educational policy.
  • Presents papers that deal with the widest range of cases, situations and regions.
  • Contains detailed accounts of promoting and managing language policy and research papers on the development, implementation and effects of language policy in all regions of the world and under different conditions.
  • Includes empirical studies that contribute to a theory of language policy and educational policy.

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Editors-in-Chief
  • Miguel Pérez-Milans,
  • Kate Menken
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1 (2018)
Impact factor
2.316 (2018)
Five year impact factor
92 days
Submission to first decision
216 days
Submission to acceptance
77,927 (2019)
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Issue 2, May 2020

Thematic Issue: Revisiting Haugen: Historical-Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Standardization

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Electronic ISSN
1573-1863
Print ISSN
1568-4555
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  1. Arts & Humanities Citation Index
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  3. Current Contents/Arts and Humanities
  4. EBSCO Communication
  5. EBSCO Communication & Mass Media Complete
  6. EBSCO Discovery Service
  7. EBSCO Linguistics Abstracts Online
  8. ERIC
  9. ERIH PLUS
  10. Gale
  11. Gale Academic OneFile
  12. Google Scholar
  13. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  14. Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  15. MLA International Bibliography
  16. Naver
  17. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  18. ProQuest Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  19. ProQuest Social Science Collection
  20. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  21. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  22. SCImago
  23. SCOPUS
  24. Social Science Citation Index
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