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Language Testing

University of Leicester, UK
Purdue University, USA
2013 Impact Factor: 0.800
2013 Ranking: 58/169 in Linguistics
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

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Language Testing is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes original research on language testing and assessment. Since 1984 it has featured high impact papers covering theoretical issues, empirical studies, and reviews. The journal's wide scope encompasses first and second language testing and assessment of English and other languages, and the use of tests and assessments as research and evaluation tools. Many articles also contribute to methodological innovation and the practical improvement of testing and assessment internationally. In addition, the journal publishes submissions that deal with policy issues, including the use of language tests and assessments for high stakes decision making in fields as diverse as education, employment and international mobility. The journal welcomes the submission of papers that deal with ethical and philosophical issues in language testing, as well as technical matters. Also of concern is research into the washback and impact of language test use, and ground-breaking uses of assessments for learning. Additionally, the journal wishes to publish replication studies that help to embed and extend our knowledge of generalisable findings in the field. Language Testing is committed to encouraging interdisciplinary research, and is keen to receive submissions which draw on theory and methodology from different fields of applied linguistics, as well as educational measurement, and other relevant disciplines.

Language Testing has now been accepted into the following Thomson Reuter’s indexes:

  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • Social Scisearch

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Institutional, Single Print Issue £139.00
Individual Single Print Issue £34.00
Frequency: Quarterly eISSN: 1477-0946 ISSN: 0265-5322
Months of Distribution: January , April , July , October Current Volume: 32 Current Issue: 2
Other Titles in: Linguistics  |  Applied Linguistics  |  Assessment

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