Aim & Scope

The Literacy Trek (ISSN 2602-3768) is an open-access, non-profit, and double-blind peer-reviewed international academic journal and publishes articles in the fields of various forms of literacies, applied linguistics and educational linguistics as well as research that links these fields. Yet, the journal particularly focuses on language, education, and the intersected studies. In line with this, the Literacy Trek aims at publishing original research articles and reviews. 

The Literacy Trek is a biannual journal (published in June and December); every volume covers a calendar year and the first issue is published in June and the second is published in December. 

The journal is of interest to academics, researchers and scholars who are concerned with mediating research findings to the target audience. The journal publishes studies that constitute a valuable resource for teachers, counselors, supervisors, administrators, policy-makers, curriculum planners, and educational researchers who are interested in language and literacy studies. In tandem with Budapest Open Access Initiative's policy, The Literacy Trek takes necessary precautions to remove accessibility barriers for all target audiences listed above and promotes free and unrestricted online availability of its content.

The Literacy Trek commits itself to promoting the dissemination and exchange of academic knowledge in the fields of language and literacy studies. To this end, The Literacy Trek accepts conceptual and empirical studies in the submission types of research articles and reviews. Please see the Author Guidelines for detailed information regarding the submission types.


We invite authors from around the globe submit their original, unpublished, original, and full-length articles to the Literacy Trek. The authors need to make sure that the submitted papers should not be submitted to another journal for consideration or should not be under review elsewhere. The Literacy Trek charges no fee for the publication of papers. 

The Literacy Trek publishes applied linguistics research employing a variety of qualitative and/or quantitative methods and approaches in language and literacy related fields. This includes but is not limited to foreign and/or second language pedagogy and literacy studies. The aim of the journal is to increase understanding of foreign and/or second language education and literacy development in pre-primary, primary, secondary, higher and adult education, and to contribute to the improvement of educational processes and outcomes. Invited topics are as follows: 

- Applied linguistics

- (Digital) discourse studies,

- Language and cognition,

- Language pedagogy,

- Literacy studies,

- Multimodal/Visual analysis,

- Linguistics (i.e. Corpus linguistics, semiotics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics)

- Educational linguistics

- Second language studies

- Methodology in language research,

- Stylistics.


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