[CFP] The Journal of Internationalization and Localization (JIAL)

The Journal of Internationalization and Localization (JIAL)

The Journal of Internationalization and Localization (JIAL), a peer-reviewed biannual journal published by John Benjamins (https://benjamins.com/catalog/jial), invites new (including recently completed PhD students) and established scholars to submit unpublished, original 6,000-10,000-word articles for Volume 7, Issues 1 and 2, to be published in 2020.

Though we welcome submissions on any aspect of software, website and video game internationalization and localization, we particularly encourage submissions that address any of the following themes:

  • Localization management (project management, process management, client management)
  • Politics and localization (localization by governments, political issues that arise during localization)
  • Machine translation in the localization industry (machine learning, AI, post-editing)
  • Localization and quality (automation, Standards, translation strategies)
  • Localization and open-source/volunteer communities
  • Technical writing in the internationalization and localization industry
  • Localization and minority languages

In addition, we wish to invite the following contributions:

  • Book reviews (3,000 – 4,000-word) of a new book-length publication of relevance
  • Position papers (6,000 – 10,000-word) on a given topic to which a number of response papers will be invited to be published for the following issue

We also welcome proposals for guest-edited thematic issues for either Volume 7 (2020) or Volume 8(2021).

Submission deadlines:

  • For Volume 7, issue 1: 31 October 2019
  • For Volume 7, issue 2: 1 March 2020

Inquiries should be addressed to the journal’s co-editors:
Minako O’Hagan (University of Auckland, New Zealand): minako.ohagan@auckland.ac.nz
Julie McDonough Dolmaya (York University, Canada): dolmaya@glendon.yorku.ca

call for papers(PDF)