Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Although publications from academics of any range are highly appreciated, as our main audience we see the graduate research community, and invite works that address and share its interests.

Our vision is to encourage academic growth of a graduate research within and outside the university, to seek out innovative and vibrant points of view that explore the relationships and points of intersection amongst different aspects of culture, language and translation. We encourage the cooperation amongst different disciplines of humanities and social studies as well as facilitate academic discussion across these disciplinary lines.


Section Policies

From the Editorial Board

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  • Viktoriya Yakovlyeva
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Book and Film Reviews

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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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


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, translation, folklore and cultural studies, as well as encourages the interdisciplinary research across different languages and areas of studies.

The Journal's goal is to maintain the excellence in the graduate peer review process that leads to the growth of academic community.