Language Problems and Language Planning
Language Problems and Language Planning (LPLP) is a peer-reviewed international and multilingual journal devoted to the study of multilingualism and language policy. It has a particular interest in contributions on relatively large-scale language issues and their international implications. LPLP encourages interdisciplinarity in the study of multilingualism and language policy. Contributions from any of the language disciplines, as well as from other fields in the social sciences (including political science, sociology, economics, education sciences, psychology, philosophy, history, law, etc.) are welcome, with a priority for papers offering a strong analytical orientation (whether theoretical, empirical, methodological, or a combination of these).
LPLP publishes its articles Online First.
ISSN 0272-2690 | E-ISSN 1569-9889
All prices for print + online include postage/handling.
|Online-only||Print + online|
|Volume 44 (2020): 3 issues; ca. 300 pp.||EUR 232.00||EUR 268.00|
Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 70.00 (online‑only: EUR 65.00)
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.
|Online-only||Print + online|
(Vols. 1‒43; 1977‒2019)
|EUR 8,798.00||EUR 9,179.00|
|Volume 43 (2019)||3 issues; 300 pp.||EUR 227.00||EUR 263.00|
|Volume 42 (2018)||3 issues; 300 pp.||EUR 220.00||EUR 255.00|
|Volume 41 (2017)||3 issues; 300 pp.||EUR 214.00||EUR 248.00|
|Volume 40 (2016)||3 issues; 300 pp.||EUR 214.00||EUR 241.00|
|Volume 39 (2015)||3 issues; 300 pp.||EUR 214.00||EUR 234.00|
|Volume 38 (2014)||3 issues; 300 pp.||EUR 214.00||EUR 227.00|
|Volume 37 (2013)||3 issues; 300 pp.||EUR 214.00||EUR 220.00|
|Volumes 4‒36 (1980‒2012)||3 issues; avg. 300 pp.||EUR 208.00 each||EUR 214.00 each|
|Volumes 1‒3 (1977‒1979)||3 issues; avg. 200 pp.||EUR 139.00 each||EUR 143.00 each|
Volume 44 (2020)
Volume 43 (2019)
Volume 42 (2018)
Volume 41 (2017)
Volume 40 (2016)
Volume 39 (2015)
Volume 38 (2014)
Volume 37 (2013)
Volume 36 (2012)
Volume 35 (2011)
Volume 34 (2010)
Volume 33 (2009)
Volume 32 (2008)
Volume 31 (2007)
Volume 30 (2006)
Volume 29 (2005)
Volume 28 (2004)
Volume 27 (2003)
Volume 26 (2002)
Volume 25 (2001)
Volume 24 (2000)
Volume 23 (1999)
Volume 22 (1998)
Volume 21 (1997)
Volume 20 (1996)
Volume 19 (1995)
Volume 18 (1994)
Volume 17 (1993)
Volume 16 (1992)
Volume 15 (1991)
Volume 14 (1990)
Volume 13 (1989)
Volume 12 (1988)
Volume 11 (1987)
Volume 10 (1986)
Volume 9 (1985)
Volume 8 (1984)
Volume 7 (1983)
Volume 6 (1982)
Volume 5 (1981)
Volume 4 (1980)
Volume 3 (1979)
Volume 2 (1978)
Volume 1 (1977)
The editors welcome articles dealing with language policy, language management, and language use in international organizations, multinational enterprises, etc., and theoretical studies on global communication, language interaction, and language conflict. Articles dealing with language situations in particular countries should have wider theoretical applicability.
Contributions are invited from any discipline in the social sciences and humanities (SSH), even though the language disciplines are central for the journal. Authors proposing papers with an anchoring in other disciplines (e.g. law, economics, psychology, etc.) are invited to pay particular attention to the accessibility of their contribution to a scientific audience with training in a discipline other than their own.
The editors welcome articles in languages other than English.
For a more extensive discussion of the journal’s editorial line, please refer to the Editorial Statement.
Guidelines and general information
Manuscript submissions are invited in any language. They are normally reviewed anonymously by two competent scholars. When preparing your article for submission to LPLP, please follow these Instructions to Authors.
Submissions for consideration should be sent to Prof. François Grin, Editor-in-Chief, via the Editorial Manager Platform. For additional information about electronic submission, please consult the Short Guide to EM for Authors.
Manuscripts for the Interlinguistics Section should be sent to:
Federico Gobbo, F.Gobbouva.nl
University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities – Linguistics, Spuistraat 134, NL-1012 VB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Books for review
Book reviews are normally solicited (occasionally, unsolicited reviews may be considered; in this case, please provide information about your reviewing and publishing experience and research expertise in the area of the book chosen to review; postgraduate students must co-author or seek the support of their supervisor in writing a review).
Once a book has been received by the author, the review will usually be due within 2-3 months. Reviews are to be between 1,500-2000 words. They should be headed by the name of the author of the book, date and title, place of publication and publisher
details, along with the number of pages. This should be followed by the reviewer’s name and affiliation e.g.:
David J. Peterson. (2015) The art of language invention: From horse-lords to dark elves, the words behind the world-building. New York: Penguin. 292 pp.
Reviewed by Federico Gobbo (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
The reviewer’s name, full address and a short bibliographical note (max 4 lines) should also be provided at the end of the review.
Reviews should be sent to: Dr Lisa J McEntee-Atalianis, l.mcentee-atalianisbbk.ac.uk
Birkbeck, University of London, Department of Applied Linguistics & Communication, 26 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DT, UK
Inquiries should be sent to:
François Grin, Editor-in-Chief, editor-in-chief-lplpunige.ch
with copy to Guillaume Fürst, Editorial assistant, editorial-assistant-lplpunige.ch
FTI, University of Geneva, 40 Bd du Pont-d’Arve, CH – 1211 Genève 4, Switzerland
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Rights and Permissions
Authors must ensure that they have permission to use any third-party material in their contribution; the permission should include perpetual (not time-limited) world-wide distribution in print and electronic format.
For more information, please consult the author's rights page.
For information about possibilities to post a version of your article online or in an institutional repository ('green' open access), please consult the author's rights page.
LPLP offers the possibility for accepted papers to be made available under the 'gold' open access model immediately upon publication, after payment of a fee (Article Publication Charge, APC) by or on behalf of the author. For more information, see our Open Access policy.