About the Journal

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.

By the decision of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Research in Language is included in the list of ranked scientific journals and is currently awarded 70 points (December 2021).


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

Increase in the contribution of foreign reviewers in the assessment of articles submitted in the quarterly Research in Language – financed under Agreement No. 948/P-DUN/2016 with funds provided by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for activities popularising science.


Review Process

The review process is arranged by double-blind system. Every text is subject to at least two reviews.  Journals of University of Lodz are publishing scientific articles only after double-blind review, language and technical edition. We do not share our articles in pre-publication.

Open Access Policy

The basic license for publishing articles in the journal is CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Attribution – Non-Commercial Use – No Derivatives). At the author's request it is possible to publish it under the CC-BY (Attribution) license.

Privacy policy

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.