About the Journal


Applied Translation (AppTrans) Journal is a continental publication for all those involved in translation, whether related in micro linguistics, additional, or macro linguistics, or as an international Lingua Franca. The Journal links the everyday concerns of practitioners and translators with insights gained from relevant academic disciplines such as linguistics.

AppTrans Journal aims to provide a medium for an informed discussion of the principles and practice which explore, investigate, elaborate about the phenomenon for applied translation around the world. It also provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among members of the profession worldwide. AppTrans Journal publishes research into translation with relevance to real-world issues. The journal is keen to help make connections between scholarly discourses, theories, and research methods from a broad range of translation and other relevant areas of study. The journal welcomes contributions that critically reflect on current, cutting edge theory and practice in the translation field.

The Editor of AppTrans Journal is supported by an Advisory Board which assists the Editor in guiding the development of the Journal, and by an Editorial Panel whose members referee submissions.

The journal's Forum section is intended to stimulate debate between authors and the wider community of linguists and to afford a quicker turnaround time for short pieces. Forum pieces are typically a commentary on research issues or professional practices or responses to a published article. Forum pieces are required to exhibit originality, timeliness and a contribution to, or stimulation of, a current debate. The journal also contains a Review section.


The subject area is Arts and Humanities categorized Linguistics and Language and Language and Linguistics. Applied Translation publishes articles and book reviews in the traditional subdisciplines of linguistics as well as in related disciplines insofar as these are deemed to be of interest to translators. The focus may be on one or several languages, but studies with a wide cross-language are also welcome. The perspective could be synchronic or diachronic. AppTrans also publishes once special issues a year in these areas, for which it welcomes proposals. It is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal of international scope. Keywords: linguistics; languages; translation.

What does AppTrans Publish?

  • Research articles (up to 8,500 words) in the field of linguistics and cultural studies;
  • Article Reviews (up to 1,500 words);
  • Book Reviews (up to 1,500 words);
  • Please make a submission here or contact the Editors to explore the opportunities listed above.

Peer Review Process

Research articles and Reviews will undergo a double-blindpeer review. This also applies to manuscripts submitted as part of all teaching, outreach, and engagement articles related to the applied translation field. The decision of the reviewers will be acknowledged by the AppTrans Editors in accordance with eligibility for publication. The authors will be informed of the review decision and all relevant comments will be forwarded to the authors. Please note that all reviewers in AppTrans are volunteer and professional, therefore, the review result up to 8 weeks. More details...

Publication Frequency

Applied Translation is published online twice a year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. AppTrans complies with the requirements imposed on authors by research councils such as the Library of Congres. Registration is not required to read or download an article. Apptrans is listed on the WorldCat.

There is no charge or fee to authors for article submission or processing.


Articles are already archived on the AppTrans website and are available for immediate access.


Authors can 'self-archive' their articles in digital form on their personal homepages, funder repositories or their institutions' archives provided that they link back to the original source on the AppTrans website. Authors can archive pre-print, post-print or the publisher's version of their work.

US Library of Congress

Articles are also archived by the US Library of Congress. Use the ISSN to search their main catalogue for current digital collection.


Material published in AppTrans is done so under Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0), with copyright remaining with the author.

  • Articles published online in AppTrans cannot be published in another journal without the explicit approval of the AppTrans Editors;
  • Authors can 'self-archive' their articles in digital form on their personal homepages, funder repositories or their institutions' archives provided that they link back to the original source on the AppTrans website. Authors can archive pre-print, post-print or the publisher's version of their work.
  • Authors agree that submitted articles to AppTrans will be submitted to various abstracting, indexing and archiving services as selected by AppTrans.

Privacy Notice

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. Registered users will receive notifications about submission or review processes in which they are involved and emails related to their role in the processes. Articles will be published with a correspondence email address for the corresponding author. Please read our privacy statement here.

Abstracting and Indexing Services

Applied Translation is covered by the following abstracting/indexing services: