Journal Collection




All of the journals from Castledown Publishers have their own independent editorial and review boards, and all manuscripts are double-blind peer reviewed to ensure the highest quality possible. 
Our journals are all open access, meaning that they are free for everyone anywhere in the world, and can be searched for using any search engine. More information about publishing in our journals may be found here.
All journal articles are registered with Crossref. Obviously we are just starting, but we plan to have all journals indexed by major indexing agencies. Indexing will be marked on the top page of each journal on an ongoing basis.

Editor-in-Chief: Glenn Stockwell, Waseda University, JAPAN

Date of first publication: April 2018

Issues/year: 3

​ISSN: 2209-0959 (Online)

The Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics is a peer-reviewed international open access journal focussing on all areas of applied linguistics including natural and instructed second language acquisition, pragmatics, language learner identity, code-switching, translanguaging, language teaching methods, language change, language policy, language teacher education, approaches to language teaching and learning, the use of technology in language teaching and learning, theories of second language acquisition, cognitive and social aspects of language learning, and other relevant areas of research. 

Abstracts & Indexing: Directory of Open Access JournalsMLA International Bibliography

Editor-in-Chief: Troy McConachy, University of Warwick, UNITED KINGDOM

Date of first publication: April 2018

Issues/year: 3

​ISSN: 2209-1041 (Online)


Intercultural Communication Education is an innovative open access journal which aims to make available quality interdisciplinary scholarship on intercultural communication to a broad international readership. The journal aims to showcase work which tackles the complexities of intercultural interaction and challenges existing theoretical perspectives on the role of language and culture in communication, particularly work which generates implications for the teaching and learning of intercultural communication in educational and professional contexts. The journal also aims to present insightful theoretical and empirical work which deals with the question of how individuals in educational and professional contexts develop intercultural capabilities, and how educational content and pedagogical practices can support such development. We strongly welcome submissions that take an interdisciplinary perspective, including papers that explore intercultural issues through the lens of multilingualism. 

Abstracts & Indexing: MLA International Bibliography

Editor-in-Chief: Heng-Tsung Danny Huang, National Taiwan University, TAIWAN

Date of first publication: July 2018

Issues/year: 3

​ISSN: ​2209-3591 (Online)

Language Education and Assessment is a peer-reviewed international journal that provides full open access to its contents and aims to publish original manuscripts in the fields of second/foreign language (L2) education and language assessment. This journal purports to offer a forum for those involved in these fields to showcase their works addressing such topics as L2 teaching theories and methods, innovations in L2 teaching, culture in L2 teaching and learning, individual differences in L2 learning, validity issues in assessing language proficiency, standardized language proficiency tests, classroom-based language assessment, computerized and computer-adaptive language testing, alternative language assessment, alignment of language instruction and assessment, and other relevant areas of inquiry.  

Abstracts & Indexing: MLA International Bibliography, EBSCO

Editor-in-Chief: Sang-Hwan Seong, Seoul National University, SOUTH KOREA

Date of first publication: January 2019

Issues/year: 2


Migration and Language Education is an innovative open access journal devoted to the research intersecting two different dimensions, namely migration and language education. When a person migrates, it is particularly difficult to adapt to a host country unless s/he already has acquired its language(s). At the same time, the migrants’ linguistic assets have intrinsic relationships with the identities and communication cultures of the migrants and their families. Thus, migration is naturally associated with various aspects of language education. This journal invites new and creative manuscripts that can discuss languages, language acquisition, identity problems, language policy, and social integration that are triggered by migration.

Editor-in-Chief: Kasumi Yamazaki, The University of Toledo, USA

Date of first publication: January 2019

Issues/year: 3


Technology in Language Teaching & Learning is a peer-reviewed open access international journal. The journal publishes original articles three times per year. The journal accepts articles focusing on all areas of language teaching and/or learning through technology. Research reporting on computer- and mobile-assisted language learning and cultural or intercultural learning, as well as policies, theories and methods of technology integration into language education and other similar or relevant research will be accepted for review.

* The National Library of Australia does not issue ISSNs until the contents of the first issue are finalised approximately one month before publication.