About Languages


Languages (ISSN 2226-471X) is an international, open access scholarly journal whose central concern is the promotion of understanding of the diverse aspects of the world’s languages along four dimensions:

  1. Languages in the Mind (e.g. psychological and neurobiological perspectives).
  2. Languages in Space (e.g. geopolitical, sociological, and educational perspectives).
  3. Languages in Time (including evolutionary, real-time processing, acquisitional and life-span developmental perspectives).
  4. Languages in Interaction (including perspectives from research on translation, language mixing, cross-language and cross-modal influences and cross-cultural communication).

Languages aims to present discussions and developments of multidisciplinary research and thereby generate broad and practical applications for the study of languages in the world of today. Languages welcomes contributions from scholars and researchers working within any linguistic and theoretical approach. Languages publishes articles, reviews, commentaries, and communications without restrictions on a submission’s length. The working language is English; however, research on all languages is welcome.


  • Theoretical and experimental linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Contact linguistics
  • Language acquisition
  • Atypical language development
  • Bi/multilingualism
  • Translation
  • Languages and the media

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Languages is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Languages will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2022 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Announcement and Advertisement

Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free in the News & Announcements section of the journal. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website. Contact e-mail address is .

Editorial Office

Ms. Caitlyn Xi
Managing Editor

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