International Journal of Language & Policy

Aims & Scope

The International Journal of Language & Policy

 is a multidisciplinary journal that serves as a publishing forum for graduate student papers in the fields of international relations and language studies. IJILP is sponsored by The Center For The Blue Economy. For more information on these student organizations, please see their respective sites at https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/academics/centers-initiatives/center-blue-economy.


may be submitted through the online portal on the sidebar titled "Submit Article". We accept papers written on a broad range of topics related to international affairs and language studies. Authors should submit three identical copies. An abstract and contact information should be included. The author’s name must not appear on the pages of the paper. Upon receiving feedback on first submissions, please do consider visiting the Graduate Writing Center website for additional editing support at https://writingcentermiis.simplybook.me/v2/


 welcomes interested students to participate on its editing and publishing teams. For more information concerning submitting papers or working on staff, please contact the editorial committee.


We wish to thank Dean of the Institute Jeff Dayton-Johnson, GSIPM Deans Fernando DePaolis & Toni Thomas, as well as GSTILE Dean Laura Burian, student council members, GSTILE and GSIPM faculty and staff alike for their support and graphic design assistance. Publication of this issue of IJILP was also supported by the Center For The Blue Economy.


IJILP also accepts WPEL (Working Papers in Educational Linguistics), works in progress primarily by MIIS affiliated students and faculty working in areas of educational linguistics. Areas include, but are not limited to, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, interlanguage pragmatics, language planning and policy, literacy, TESOL methods and materials, bilingual education, classroom research on language and literacy, discourse analysis, computer assisted language learning, language and gender, language and the professions, and language related curriculum design.

Submissions to WPEL

cannot be under consideration for publication elsewhere unless permission has been granted by the other publications. In this case, it is the author's responsibility to obtain the necessary permission and citation. We ask that any WPEL article published elsewhere at a later time include a reference to WPEL. The individual authors retain copyright privileges. Articles not accepted for the current issue may be rewritten and resubmitted for the following edition. A recommendation to rewrite is not a guarantee of future publication in WPEL.

Future Aims

If you are considering a career in academia, security and intelligence, public policy, or are considering pursuing a PhD, JD or LLM, then consider working with IJILP as a serious resume builder. Post-secondary schools and professionals alike are looking for bright minds who can draw substantive conclusions from research studies.