Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research

ISSN: 2322-1291


Publication Frequency: Twice a year

Publisher: Urmia University Press

Periodical Type: Academic, scholarly

Review Policy: Double blind review

Access: Open Access; Free of charge

Publication/Processing Fee: None


MSRT License Date and Number: 

1396/03/13 - 52013/18/3


Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research 

(IJLTR) was launched with the intention to make quality research output available for scholars in the field of language education. IJLTR is an open access academic, scholarly peer-reviewed journal and follows a double blind review policy. The Journal is scheduled for publication semiannually, in January and July, with the first issue to appear in January 2013. The journal team (and in particular the advisory board) is made of internationally renowned scholars in the field of Applied Linguistics and L2 education. As such, both our contributors and readers come from across the world. 


Aims and Scope:

The main focus of the Journal is on research done on language learning and teaching. We are in particular interested in research papers on L2 education (in particular EFL/ESL), in public and private contexts, in natural and classroom settings as well as in a variety of levels including school level, university level, institute level, etc. The Journal welcomes papers on teaching and learning any component of language, including skills and sub-skills, as well as teaching/learning translation, literature, etc. Research on the use of new technologies such as CALL and MALL for teaching/learning languages is also considered appropriate for this Journal. 


Although the focus is primarily on research on language education, we will also consider papers in other areas of applied linguistics such as language testing as far as they have clear implications for language teaching/learning. Reviews of literature are not acceptable for this Journal; however, status papers by experts in the field are called for as long as explicit implications are drawn in favour of language teaching and learning. Reviews of recently published books on language education are also accepted for publication. Contributors are advised to consult the Journal office before doing/sending a book review. 


Call for papers:

The Journal calls for unpublished original manuscripts to be considered for publication. The papers submitted to the Journal should not have already been published elsewhere except circulated as conference presentations, nor should they be submitted simultaneously to another journal. For author instructions and how to submit, select submission guidelines from the  menu at the top or click here.


Potential book review contributors (with the experience of reviewing books for other journals) are advised to consult the list of books recently published by Cambridge University Press and Routledge at the following addresses and inform the Journal editor ( of the title they would like to review. Arrangements will then be made for the publisher to send a review copy to the reviewer's address.

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IJLTR ​has moved to a new journal management system at its new website:  Previous issues of the journal (January 2013 - July 2017) are accessible both in this and the new websites. New issues (as of October 2017) will only be available at the new website.
NOTE: IJLTR no longer accepts email submissions. Online submissions can be made by registering at the new website.



IJLTR Office

English Language Department

Faculty of Humanities, Urmia University, Urmia 165, IRAN

TELEFAX: +98 443 338 4537



Journal application made to Ministry of Culture: 14 February 2011

Journal license issued: 24 July 2012

Journal website launched: 1 September 2012

First issue planned for: January 2013

First issue published online: 25 December 2012

Journal accepted for indexing in SCOPUS: 27 October 2015 

  This journal is a member of


(Committee on Publication Ethics)



2016 CiteScore=0.80

2016 SJR=0.24 


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