About the Journal

The Journal for the Psychology of Language Learning, is the online, open access, peer reviewed journal associated with the International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning (IAPLL). The goal of the journal is to share high quality research related to the psychological aspects of language learning and teaching. The JPLL aims to provide a platform for scholars to share cutting edge empirical studies and provocative theoretical debates. The journal is committed to ​​cutting edge work in theory, research, and pedagogy regarding the role that psychological factors play in additional language learning and teaching. These issues include the full spectrum of topics on individual cognitive, conative, affective, and demographic/sociocultural characteristics in language learning processes. 

Each year, the journal also publishes at least one special issue. Each volume of the journal includes between 6 to 8 papers in the following categories: empirical research papers, theoretical papers, replication papers, work-in-progress papers, and book reviews.


ISSN: 2642-7001

Frequency: Biannual. One regular issue and one special issue per year

Format: Online Open Access



The Journal for the Psychology of Language Learning will be indexed in the following databases:



Google Scholar


The American Psychological Association

OASPA: Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association



The digital archiving policy of the JPLL is to preserve digital scholarly materials on CLOCKSS and LOCKSS, both of which provide not-for-profit perpetual access to digital scholarly materials.