Translation Spaces | A multidisciplinary, multimedia, and multilingual journal of translation

ORCID logoDorothy Kenny | Dublin City University, Ireland
ORCID logoJoss Moorkens | Dublin City University, Ireland
Consulting Editors
ORCID logoYves Gambier | University of Turku & Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania
ORCID logoAnthony Pym | University of Melbourne, Australia & Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Founding Editors
ORCID logoDeborah A. Folaron | Concordia University, Canada
ORCID logoGregory M. Shreve | Kent State University, USA
Associate Editors
ORCID logoSalah Basalamah | University of Ottawa, Canada
ORCID logoRenée Desjardins | Université de Saint-Boniface, Canada
ORCID logoKeiran J. Dunne | Kent State University, USA
ORCID logoDavid Orrego-Carmona | University of Warwick, UK
ORCID logoFernando Prieto Ramos | Université de Genève, Switzerland

Translation Spaces is a biannual, peer-reviewed, indexed journal that recognizes the global impact of translation. It envisions translation as multi-dimensional phenomena productively studied (from) within complex spaces of encounter between knowledge, values, beliefs, and practices. These translation spaces -virtual and physical- are multidisciplinary, multimedia, and multilingual. They are the frontiers being explored by scholars investigating where and how translation practice and theory interact most dramatically with the evolving landscape of contemporary globalization.
The journal actively encourages researchers from diverse domains such as communication studies, technology, economics, commerce, law, politics, news, entertainment, and the sciences to engage in translation scholarship. It explicitly aims to stimulate an ongoing interdisciplinary and inter-professional dialogue among diverse communities of research and practice.
Translation Spaces publishes two issues per year. The first issue (1) is open for thematic proposals from potential guest editors. The second issue (2) welcomes submissions that consider translation in terms of global dynamics impacted by the technologies used in diverse social, cultural, political, and legal settings, and by which they are transformed.

Translation Spaces publishes its articles Online First.

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ISSN: 2211-3711 | E-ISSN: 2211-372X
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Latest articles

9 April 2024

  • What do we know about translators’ job satisfaction? An exploratory overview of research results
    Minna Ruokonen Elin Svahn | TS 13:1 (2024) p. 7
  • 4 April 2024

  • Revising a literary translation for publication : Insights from an autoethnographic study
    Claudine Borg
  • Exploring ethical dilemmas encountered by public service interpreters and their effect on job satisfaction
    Anni-Kaisa Leminen Sari Hokkanen | TS 13:1 (2024) pp. 149–169
  • Scrutinizing job satisfaction during COVID-19 through Facebook : Voices of Chinese translators
    Fung Ming Christy Liu | TS 13:1 (2024) pp. 102–125
  • Healthcare interpreters X, Y, Z : Exploring generational differences in interpreters’ values and job satisfaction using self‑determination theory
    Esther Monzó-Nebot Cristina R. Álvarez-Álvarez
  • Translators’ and interpreters’ job satisfaction – a multi-faceted object of study with far-reaching implications
    Minna Ruokonen , Elin Svahn Anu Heino | TS 13:1 (2024) pp. 1–6
  • 15 February 2024

  • Extrinsic sources of translator job satisfaction : Revisiting critical factors in a multifaceted construct
    Mónica Rodríguez-Castro | TS 13:1 (2024) pp. 32–53
  • Measuring translators’ quality of working life and their career motivation : Conceptual and methodological aspects
    Akiko Sakamoto , Darren van Laar , Joss Moorkens Félix do Carmo | TS 13:1 (2024) pp. 54–77
  • 12 January 2024

  • Unraveling the multifaceted nature of job satisfaction among migrant healthcare interpreters/translators : A Q methodology study
    Narongdej Phanthaphoommee Athip Thumvichit | TS 13:1 (2024) p. 78
  • 9 January 2024

  • The cultural localization of video games in Iran
    Amir Arsalan Zoraqi Movahede Sadat Mousavi
  • 19 December 2023

  • Is post-editing really faster than human translation?
    Silvia Terribile
  • 16 November 2023

  • The melody of Spanish dubbed dialogue : How to sound natural within the context of dubbing
    Sofía Sánchez-Mompeán | TS 12:2 (2023) pp. 326–347
  • 13 November 2023

  • Translating gender in video games : A queer phenomenological analysis
    Antonio Jesús Martínez Pleguezuelos | TS 12:2 (2023) pp. 305–325
  • 2 November 2023

  • Indirect translation and sustainable development
    Jan Buts , Hanna Pięta , Laura Ivaska James Hadley | TS 12:2 (2023) pp. 167–176
  • 17 August 2023

  • The emotional value of Polish and English subtitles : Survey research
    Agata Stanisławska Paweł Korpal | TS 12:2 (2023) pp. 285–304
  • 10 August 2023

  • Is indirect translation a friend or a foe of sustainable development? Pivot subtitlers’ perspective
    Ester Torres-Simón , Susana Valdez , Hanna Pięta Rita Menezes | TS 12:2 (2023) pp. 204–230
  • 27 July 2023

  • Indirect translation and its influence on term variation : A pilot study on climate action
    Melania Cabezas-García Pilar León-Araúz | TS 12:2 (2023) pp. 255–284
  • Fan indirect subtitling of Cdramas by women in Latin America and the Caribbean : A tool for the promotion of autodidacticism, global citizenship, and cultural diversity appreciation
    Luis Damián Moreno García | TS 12:2 (2023) pp. 177–203
  • 10 May 2023

  • How production and distribution processes shape translations in organisations : A material perspective
    Riku Haapaniemi | TS 12:1 (2023) pp. 74–96
  • Theorizing sustainable, low-resource MT in development settings : Pivot-based MT between Guatemala’s indigenous Mayan languages
    Matt Riemland | TS 12:2 (2023) pp. 231–254
  • 20 February 2023

  • The position of machine translation in translation studies : A definitional perspective
    Omri Asscher | TS 12:1 (2023) pp. 1–20
  • 10 January 2023

  • Concurrent translation on collaborative platforms
    Joanna Gough , Özlem Temizöz , Graham Hieke Leonardo Zilio | TS 12:1 (2023) pp. 45–73
  • 20 December 2022

  • Privacy and everyday users of machine translation
    Lucas Nunes Vieira , Carol O’Sullivan , Xiaochun Zhang Minako O’Hagan | TS 12:1 (2023) pp. 21–44
  • Volumes and issuesOnline-first articles

    Volume 13 (2024)

    Volume 12 (2023)

    Volume 11 (2022)

    Volume 10 (2021)

    Volume 9 (2020)

    Volume 8 (2019)

    Volume 7 (2018)

    Volume 6 (2017)

    Volume 5 (2016)

    Volume 4 (2015)

    Volume 3 (2014)

    Volume 2 (2013)

    Volume 1 (2012)

    Editorial Assistant
    ORCID logoMatt Riemland | Dublin City University, Ireland | matthew.riemland2 at
    Hannah Leonard | Dublin City University, Ireland
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    Current issue: 12:2, available as of December 2023
    Next issue: 13:1, expected May 2024, published online on 16 May 2024

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    Dublin City University
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    Dublin City University
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    Call for Papers

    Translation Spaces is currently accepting submissions that may be considered for online first publication and print publication in our forthcoming non-thematic issues.  

    Special Issue 14 (1) of Translation Spaces, entitled Is machine translation translation? Exploring conceptualizations of translation in a digitally saturated world --to be published in July 2025-- is now also calling for proposals (max. 500 words).

    These should be submitted for review no later than 30 November 2022.

    The full Call for Abstracts for this guest-edited issue and instructions for submission of proposals are available here.


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    Görlach, Manfred. 2003. English Words Abroad. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

    Spear, Norman E., and Ralph R. Miller (eds). 1981. Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

    Articles/chapters in book

    Adams, Clare A., and Anthony Dickinson. 1981. “Actions and Habits: Variation in Associative Representation during Instrumental Learning.” In Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms, edited by Norman E. Spear, and Ralph R. Miller, 143–186. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

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    Claes, Jeroen, and Luis A. Ortiz López. 2011. “Restricciones pragmáticas y sociales en la expresión de futuridad en el español de Puerto Rico [Pragmatic and social restrictions in the expression of the future in Puerto Rican Spanish].” Spanish in Context 8: 50–72.

    Rayson, Paul, Geoffrey N. Leech, and Mary Hodges. 1997. “Social Differentiation in the Use of English Vocabulary: Some Analyses of the Conversational Component of the British National Corpus.” International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 2 (1): 120–132.

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    Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts. 2009. “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.” American Journal of Sociology 115:405–50. Accessed February 28, 2010. DOI 10.1086/599247.

    Dynamic Language. 2010. “Google Puts Pressure on Interpreting Industry?” Dynamic Language Blog. Accessed June 1, 2012. industry/.

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    Atkinson, David P. 2007. Some Psychological Competences That Predict Freelance Translator Success and Wellbeing in the Demanding Globalised Business Context. Masters Thesis, University of Auckland.

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    Communication Studies

    Communication Studies


    Discourse studies

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