Focus and Scope

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, and a standard issue consists of a thematic section (whose articles address a specific theme or framework in language and/or communiction) and 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.

Publication Frequency

Scheduled issues of Globe:

  • 1. Thematic section: Language & Identity - February 2015 (published)
  • 2. Thematic section: The Functionality of Language - Fall 2015 (published)
  • 3. Thematic section: Discourse and Communication in Professional Contexts - Spring 2016
  • 4. Thematic section: The interplay between language and culture - Fall 2016

All issues also feature an open section and a reviews section.


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 and Communication and Culture in Professional Settings research groups at Aalborg University. The first volume of Globe was published in February 2015.

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