About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Established in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta, Multilingual Discourses seeks to showcase research that is innovative and interdisciplinary in its approach to language and literature. Bridging national literatures and languages, Multilingual Discourses is a peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing the work of scholars engaged in linguistics, literature, and translation. There are no publication fees associated with the journal. 

We seek articles that bring insights to linguistic, cultural, and literary productions as a means of human expression. Contributions in the following areas are targeted but not exclusive:

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Interdisciplinary Study of Literature and Culture
  • Translation

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts will be refereed by at least two reviewers – one reviewer working in the area of studies the article addresses, and one – outside the area. Responsibility of the latter is to ensure that the form and style of the article follow the principle of academic writing and address the main audience of the Journal (see the Vision statement for details).

A double-blind anonymous system will be in place so that reviewers who receive a paper will not be aware of who has written the paper and authors who receive reviewer comments will not know who reviewed their work.

The reviewers will be given six to eight weeks to review the paper and send their comments to the editors, who then will contact the author regarding all possible outcomes.

If there are no changes or editions to be made, the paper will be published. Depending on the nature of revisions to be made, the time frame of publication may vary.


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.

Multilingual Discourses

Multilingual Discourses, the MLCS Graduate Students' Journal,

was created in 2011 and is supported by the MLCS academic community. Its Editorial Board consists of elected and volunteer faculty members, graduate students, and the large network of peer-reviewers from within and outside the University of Alberta. Advanced graduate students are the crucial part of the Multilingual Discourses peer-review process.

The Journal focuses of the disciplines that are practiced in MLCS, such as linguistics, literature, cultural studies, and translation, as well as encourages the interdisciplinary research across different languages and areas of studies.



MLCS Graduate Student Council

MLCS Graduate Committee

Journal History

Founded in 2011.