About the Journal
Intercultural Communication Education (ISSN 2209-1041) is an innovative open access journal which aims to make quality interdisciplinary scholarship at the intersections of language education and intercultural communication available to a broad international readership. The journal aims to showcase work which tackles the complexities of intercultural interaction and challenges existing theoretical perspectives on the role of language and culture in communication, particularly work which generates implications for the teaching and learning of intercultural communication in educational and professional contexts. The journal also aims to present insightful theoretical and empirical work which deals with the question of how individuals in educational and professional contexts develop intercultural capabilities, and how educational content and pedagogical practices can support such development. We strongly welcome submissions that take an interdisciplinary perspective, including papers that explore intercultural issues through the lens of multilingualism.
Manuscripts considered for publication will be double-blind reviewed by two specialists in fields of study closely related to the submission, from the perspective of the submissionâ€™s contribution to understanding of theoretical and empirical issues associated with intercultural communication education. We strongly welcome submissions that deal with languages other than English.
- A clear and specific title
- An email address for correspondence to be published with the article
- All graphics as separate JPG or GIF files at a resolution of at least 300 dpi
- A biodata of up to 50 words per author
- An abstract of around 250 words in length
- The preferred academic or professional affiliation with the names of each author
Regular articles are expected to be 6000-8000 words in length (excluding references and appendices), and are expected to include original research based on solid methodology and sufficient background research. Regular articles will typically present an in-depth analysis of original empirical data which contributes to understanding of the complexities of intercultural interaction and issues surrounding the development of intercultural capabilities in educational and professional contexts. Purely theoretical articles are also welcome provided that they demonstrate sophisticated argumentation and generate alternative perspectives on key issues in intercultural communication education. Work which takes an interdisciplinary approach is encouraged.
Short articles are expected to be 3000-5000 words in length (excluding references and appendices), and should present insightful analysis and commentary on the implementation of intercultural communication education in particular contexts. For example, this might include discussion of new methods or curriculum for teaching intercultural communication as an academic discipline within higher education, case-studies of intercultural training in the international business arena, or teacher-led interventions to incorporate intercultural goals in language education etc. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief before submission if you are unsure of the suitability of your article.
All submissions should be of relevance to readers of Intercultural Communication Education, and should be written clearly and coherently in order to be accessible to a broad international readership. Note that all submissions to the journal must be original work that has not been published elsewhere. If we find that an article has been published previously elsewhere before being published in Intercultural Communication Education without permission from the editors of both Intercultural Communication Education and the previous publication, the offending author(s) may be responsible for re-printing and re-distribution costs of that issue of the journal.
Open Access Policy and Publication Fees
As an open access journal, all articles published in Intercultural Communication Education are immediately accessible to an international audience for free. In order to make this possible, production costs are currently supported by author contributions. Pricing of publication is in line with policies laid out by Castledown Publishers, and only applies to manuscripts which have been accepted for publication (http://castledownpublishers.com/journals/).