JoLaCE - Journal of Language and Cultural Education

 ISSN 1339-4584 (online)

ISSN 1339-4045 (print, 2013-2016)


Journal of Language and Cultural Education (JoLaCE) is a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal promoting international scholarly exchange among researchers, academics, and professionals. The journal is published online three issues a year (in January, May, and September). Starting with Issue 2015/1, the online journal is published by De Gruyter Open. Since 2015, the journal is indexed in ERIH+ and in Web of Science.

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JoLaCE carries only original, previously unpublished full-length research and survey articles that reflect the latest research and developments in both theoretical and practical aspects of language and cultural education. Review studies, research-in-progress reports, short research notes, commentaries, and in-field publications reviews are invited to be published as well.


  • Language education and pedagogy
  • Applied linguistics (including sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics) in language education
  • Literary scholarship & Literary education
  • Cultural studies & cultural education. Intercultural education
  • Translation studies and education
  • Research methods in related fields


Moreover, papers which approach topics such as listed above from theoretical and analytical perspectives sourced from anywhere across the humanities, social and cognitive sciences, including but not limited to the following, are welcomed:

  • Psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics
  • Functional and cognitive linguistics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Ethnography of communication and culture
  • Media and mass communication studies
  • Discursive psychology.
  • Bilingual and multilingual education
  • First (mother), second and foreign language teaching and learning
  • Child, second, and foreign language acquisition
  • Child literacy development
  • Language teaching approaches, methods and techniques
  • Teaching and curricular practices in language and cultural education
    Curriculum development for language and cultural education
  • Syllabus and materials design for language and cultural education
  • Language teaching for academic and specific purposes, CLIL
  • Cross-curricular education
  • Cultural and cross-cultural studies
  • Literary studies at and for schools
  • Teaching languages and cultures to learners with special educational needs
  • Language, literature and culture teacher training and their professional development
  • New technologies in language and cultural education 


We especially welcome papers which re-examine existing theoretical frameworks and/or which highlight and apply new methodologies.



Journal of Language and Cultural Education (JoLaCE) is indexed in/covered by the following services:

  • Celdes
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • ERIH PLUS (since 2015)
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ReadCube
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • Web of Science (since January 2015)
  • WorldCat (OCLC)



Submitted papers are assumed to contain no proprietary material unprotected by patent or patent application; responsibility for technical content and for protection of proprietary material rests solely with the author(s) and their organizations and is not the responsibility of the SlovakEdu or its Editorial Staff. The main author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission.

Journal of Language and Cultural Education (online) by DeGruyter Open is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Licence (for more see

The journal has a policy of “Zero Tolerance to Plagiarism”. We check plagiarism via two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism a selected prevention tool.