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The Modern Language Journal

Vol 99 (4 Issues in 2015)
Edited by: Heidi Byrnes, Editor-in-Chief; Charlene Polio, Co-Editor; Justin Quam, Editorial Assistant
Print ISSN: 0026-7902 Online ISSN: 1540-4781
Impact Factor: 0.942
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The editorial mission of The Modern Language Journal is to publish “research and discussion about the learning and teaching of foreign and second languages.” The MLJ is an international refereed journal that is dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among researchers and teachers of all modern foreign languages and English as a second language. The journal is particularly committed to publishing high quality work in non-English languages. Its publication focus is further defined by linking the findings of research to teaching and learning in a variety of settings and on all educational levels. Article contributions are expected to meet the highest standards of scholarly excellence, advance theoretical knowledge, and explore clearly stated and well supported implications for teaching.

In each of the four issues that comprise a volume, The Modern Language Journal publishes10 – 12 research studies, a professional calendar of events and news, notices regarding matters of interest to the profession, and reviews of scholarly books, textbooks, videotapes, and software. In addition, a supplementary issue of the journal, usually published in January, offers a variety of formats, from guest edited issues to monograph-length publications.

The MLJ also offers Perspectives, a column that appears in the summer issue and presents timely professional concerns for discussion from various perspectives.

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