Focus, Scope and Publication Frequency

Globe: A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication, or Globe for short, is a peer-reviewed journal which seeks to publish original research articles of high quality in language, linguistics, and communication studies. Globe is an open source journal providing free access to its contents; also Globe does not impose any form of fee or charge on authors who publish in it.

Globe is published at least once a year. Some issues consist of a thematic section (whose articles address a specific theme or framework in language) and an open section, whereas others only consist of an open section. In addition, there is a section for reviews of relevant scientific monographs.

Globe appears on the Danish Bibliometric Research Indicator (BFI) authority list for series (level 1). The list is issued by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Globe aims to publish research articles within, but not restricted to, the following areas: 

  • Communication studies (professional communication, intercultural communication, organizational communication, business communication etc.)
  • Culture [in relation to language and/or communication]
  • Discourse studies
  • Identity [in relation to language/and or communication]
  • Language(s) (grammar, lexis, syntax, phonology etc.)
  • Language acquisition and language learning
  • Language policy, language planning and language management
  • Linguistics (sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, functional linguistics, corpus linguistics, computational linguistic, pragmatics etc.)
  • Philosophy of language
  • Rhetoric
  • Stylistics
  • Translation

Globe only accepts articles concerning one or more of the following languages: English, German, Spanish and Danish, and articles on language/communication that are not focused on a specific language.

Globe accepts articles and reviews written in one of the following languages: English, German, Spanish, and Danish.

Authors interested in making contributions, but who are not sure whether the topic in question falls within the scope of Globe, should contact an editor-in-chief to check whether or not the article or review is relevant to the journal.

Peer Review Process

Submissions are first reviewed by one or more of the editors in order to see if the manuscript lives up the basic requirements of the journal and to the basic principles of the standard academic research paper. Submissions that do not live up to these requirements will either be rejected or returned to the author with instructions to revise the manuscript such that it fulfills the requirements. Submissions which meet the basic requirements will be reviewed by external reviewers with expert status within the field or discipline in question.

Ensuring a Blind Review

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this press, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

  • The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
  • With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
  • With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.  The journal is freely accessible to readers and articles are published under the Creative Commons License cc-by-nc-nd 3.0. Authors who publish in Globe do so free of charge. No fees will at any point be imposed on readers and authors.

Journal History

Globe was established in 2014 by members of the Languages and Linguistics (LangLing) and Communication and Culture in Professional Settings (Procom) research groups at Aalborg University. The first volume of Globe was published in February 2015. As of the summer of 2019, members of LangLing alone are responsible for Globe and, therefore, Globe's areas of interest have been slightly revised.

Privacy Statement

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