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2023 Impact Factor: 1.5! “Linguistics” and “Education & Education research” Ranks Q2 Globally

We are delighted to announce that Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education has achieved an impressive impact factor of 1.5, ranking Q2 in both the Linguistics and Education & Education Research. Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education has achieved 2023 CiteScore of 2.9, ranking in the top 13% in both the “Arts and Humanities” and “Social Sciences” categories! It is ranked 132nd out of 1088 journals in the Arts and Humanities category (Language and Linguistics) and 150th out of 1167 journals in the “Social Sciences” category (Linguistics and Language).


Aims and scope

Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education is an interdisciplinary journal of second and foreign language education studies, a peer-reviewed journal of international scope. It provides a forum for high-quality linguistic and experimental research on topics which investigate applied linguistic theories,second and foreign language learning and teaching. It offers new insights not only into applied linguistics but also into a wide variety of second and foreign language education phenomena. The disciplines covered include applied linguistics, educational linguistics, second language acquisition, foreign language learning and teaching, etc.

The journal welcomes authoritative, innovative applied linguistic scholarship from all viewpoints and practices, centered on topics such as:

  • applied linguistics and educational linguistics
  • current approaches to second and foreign language education: topics such as task-based instruction, content-based instruction, big-data-based instruction, and professional communication
  • second and foreign language learning: topics such as motivation, process and mechanism of learning, language aptitude, learning styles and strategies, learning approaches and skills, language transfer, interlanguage, neurobiology of language learning
  • second and foreign language teaching: topics such as teaching methodology, skills for teachers, teacher education, teacher cognition, teacher preparation and professional development, second language assessment, bilingual education
  • course and syllabus design
  • language planning and policy
  • the role of technology in second and foreign language education

Call for Papers

Language Teachers’ Professional Identity Construction in EFL and ESL Instructional Contexts: From Theory to Practice
Guest Editors: Ali Derakhshan, Yongliang Wang, Yongxiang Wang

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2023 Citation Impact
    1.5 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.7 - 5-year Impact Factor
    2.9 - Citescore
    1.382 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.530 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    6 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    113 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    59 Altmetric mentions

This journal is indexed by

  • Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Scopus
  • Google Scholar
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • EBSCO TOC Premier
  • EBSCO Education Source 
  • ERIC
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Summon