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Aims and Scope

Studies in Second Language Acquisition is a refereed journal of international scope devoted to the scientific discussion of acquisition or use of non-native and heritage languages. Each volume (five issues) contains research articles of either a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods nature in addition to essays on current theoretical matters. Other rubrics include Replication Studies, Critical Commentaries, State-of-the-Scholarship, Methods Forum, and Research Reports.

Submission Types

  • Research Article*
  • Research Report*
  • Replication Study*
  • State-of-the-Scholarship Article*
  • Critical Commentary
  • Methods Forum*

* These article types may be eligible for APC waivers or discounts under one of the agreements Cambridge University Press has made to support open access.