Aims & Scope

Research in Language (RiL) is an international journal committed to publishing excellent studies in the area of linguistics and related disciplines focused on human communication. Language studies, as other scholarly disciplines, undergo two seemingly counteracting processes: the process of diversification of the field into narrow specialized domains and the process of convergence, strengthened by interdisciplinarity. It is the latter perspective that RiL editors invite for the journal, whose aim is to present language in its entirety, meshing traditional modular compartments, such as phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, and offer a multidimensional perspective which exposes varied but relevant aspects of language, e.g. the cognitive, the psychological, the institutional aspect, as well as the social shaping of linguistic convention and creativity.

Affiliated at the crosswords between Eastern and Western Europe and between the Slavic and the Anglo-American tradition, RiL is uniquely suited not only to represent current linguistics research, but also provoke confrontation and provide a forum for discussion for researchers rooted in different schools, distant both in theory and geographical space, from Europe and beyond.

RiL publishes original research articles and book reviews.

Why subscribe and read

Presents original research in theoretical and applied linguistics with a strong focus on research methodology and originality of the data.

Brings together contributions from all traditional and non-traditional as well as interdisciplinary fields of language studies.

Why submit

Fast, fair, and constructive peer review,

Promotion of each published article,

Rejection Rate

About 25% of submitted articles

Abstracting and Indexing

Research in Language is indexed by the following services:
Baidu Scholar
Biblioteka Nauki
CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
EBSCO (relevant databases)
EBSCO Discovery Service
ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
Genamics JournalSeek
Google Scholar
International Medieval Bibliography
KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
Linguistic Bibliography
Linguistics Abstracts Online
Microsoft Academic
MLA International Bibliography
Naviga (Softweco)
Primo Central (ExLibris)
ProQuest (relevant databases)
QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
SCImago (SJR)
Semantic Scholar
Summon (ProQuest)
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
WanFang Data
WorldCat (OCLC)


Research in Language is included in the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN), which provides electronic backup and security of access to the content of the journal. PKP PN uses uses the LOCKSS preservation software and dark archive with  decentralized and distributed preservation ensuring data preservation of the highest standards.