Peer reviewed ERIH PLUS journal released by
the Applied Linguistics Sub-Committee of the Linguistics Committee
of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and
The Institute for Hungarian and Applied Linguistics, University of Pannonia.

ISSN 2498-4442
ISSN-L 1587-1061


The Hungarian Journal of Applied Linguistics (ISSN 2498-4442, ISSN-L 1587-1061) is a refereed journal published twice a year by the Applied Linguistics Sub-Committee of the Linguistics Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Institute for Hungarian and Applied Linguistics, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary. The languages of publications are Hungarian and English. The journal is devoted to reporting previously unpublished highest quality empirical research on any areas of applied linguistics. It focuses on a variety of topics ranging from applied phonetics to pragmatics, language acquisition and processing from different perspectives such as neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, language policy and language pedagogy. The issues contain 6-8 papers, 40.000 n in length, reviews and conference reports. Submissions are subjected to an anonymous review process conducted by at least two reviewers who may be members of the Editorial Board and other leading specialists in the field. Authors are notified of acceptance or rejection of their papers within two months of the submission date.


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.

Everyone is allowed to freely create derivative works, download, copy and distribute the articles published in the Hungarian Journal of Applied Linguistics through any medium and for any purpose on condition that the original author(s) and source (journal title, volume and issue numbers, year of publication, hyperlink to the original article and doi) are properly credited and information about the Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) CC license is given.

For articles published in Hungarian Journal of Applied Linguistics there are neither article submission charges nor article processing charges whatsoever. Publication in Hungarian Journal of Applied Linguistics is entirely free.


Submissions are subjected to a double-blind review process, conducted by at least two independent referees who are specialists in the field. In cases where the outcomes of the review process are inconclusive, an additional referee is requested to evaluate the manuscript. The procedure applies in equal measure to both regular and special issues of the journal. Authors are notified of acceptance or rejection of their papers within three months of the submission date.

Reviewed articles are treated confidentially prior to their publication.
The review form is available here.


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Hungarian Journal of Applied Linguistics
(compiled in accordance with COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)


Publication Decisions
The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision to accept or reject a paper for publication is based on its importance, originality, clarity, and its relevance to the scope of the journal.

Fair Play
The Editor-in-Chief and the reviewers evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the author’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, citizenship, or political ideology.

The Editor-in-Chief and the members of the editorial staff must ensure that all material submitted to the journal remains confidential while under review. The Editor-in-Chief and the editorial staff must not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in the submitted manuscript must not be used by The Editor-in-Chief and the members of the editorial staff in their own research without the express written consent of the author.


Contribution to Editorial Decisions
The peer review process assists the Editor-in-Chief and the members of the editorial staff in making editorial decisions and helps the author to improve their manuscript.

Any reviewer who feels unqualified to review the manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should contact the Editor-in-Chief so as to excuse himself from the review process.

Any manuscripts received for review should be treated with strict confidentiality. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except when authorized by the Editor-in-Chief.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly, with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the author. Any similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper should be reported to the Editor-in-Chief.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through the peer review process must be kept confidential and must not be used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other connection with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the manuscript.


Reporting Standards
The authors of manuscripts should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. The manuscript should contain sufficient details and references to permit others to replicate the study. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
The authors may be asked to provide the raw data of their investigations for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data for a reasonable period of time after the publication of their paper.

Originality and Plagiarism
Authors should ensure that they have written and submit only entirely original works, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the work reported in the manuscript should also be cited. Plagiarism takes many forms, from “passing off” another’s paper as the author’s own, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Anti-plagiarism measures
In order to guarantee originality and high quality of the published articles, the journal follows the established procedures in their evaluation.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
The authors should not submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
The proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. The authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made contributions should be listed as co-authors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are listed in the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works
When the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal as well as to cooperate with the Editor-in-Chief to retract or correct the paper.

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