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Editorial Policy

Objectives of the journal

Les Cahiers de l'APLIUT, which became Researching and Teaching Languages for Specific Purposes (RPPLSP) in 2011, then Researching and Teaching Languages in 2022, is a journal founded by the APLIUT: Association des Professeurs de Langues des Instituts Universitaires de Technologie (University Institutes of Technology Language Teachers Association). Since 2022, it has been published by three associations: APLIUT, ARDAA (Association pour la Recherche en Didactique et Acquisition de l'Anglais / Teaching and Learning English Research Association) and RANACLES (Rassemblement National des Centres de Langues de l'Enseignement Supérieur / National Meeting of Higher Education Language Centres).

Since its beginnings the review has focused on both theoretical and applied research while maintaining a pedagogical dimension through the publication of notes on teaching experiments in each issue.

The journal has four main objectives.

  • The first objective is to encourage the publication of research carried out in the field of teaching and learning languages at all levels, from primary schools to higher education.

  • The second objective is to contribute to the training of language teachers by publishing research results and notes on teaching experiments. Published articles are widely distributed via open access (in html format) and Cléo’s OpenEdition Freemium for Journals, to which nearly a hundred libraries and French and foreign universities have subscribed. Distribution is also supported by an active policy of indexing the journal in national and international indexing databases, such as Mirabel and Scopus.

  • From the beginning, the third objective has been to encourage the teaching and learning of all foreign languages. Even though articles are written in French or English and are mainly concerned with the teaching and learning of English, the journal publishes contributions concerning Spanish, German, French as a Foreign Language as well as other less frequently taught foreign languages.

  • The fourth objective is to promote young researchers. To this end, editorial policy complies with strict standards and all articles submitted to RPPL are subject to anonymous peer reviewing by two members of the reviewing committee. The journal is recognised for encouraging new authors and, thanks to its wide circulation, allows young researchers to be introduced to the academic community.

From 2022 onwards, an editorial board led by the director of the journal (APLIUT’s President) and three editors-in-chief, members of APLIUT, ARDAA and RANACLES associations, produces the journal. The editors guarantee the scientific quality of the publication. Each issue is coordinated by an editorial board, specific to a given association, in collaboration with the APLIUT.

  • 1 To suggest a theme or submit a collection of texts for an issue, please send your project to revue@ (...)

The journal is published bi-annually in a two-year cycle. Each of the three associations supporting the journal publishes an issue in these cycles, the final issue being varia or a guest or special issue, depending on the research work being carried out in the field1.


1 To suggest a theme or submit a collection of texts for an issue, please send your project to

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