Focus and Scope

Journal of Narrative and Language Studies (NALANS) is a professional, double blind peer-reviewed international journal that aims to involve scholars from around the world. The journal provides a platform for different theoretical and thematic approaches to literature, linguistics and language teaching.

We accept only manuscripts written in English. The editors seek manuscripts that:

  • develop theoretical, conceptual, or methodological approaches to language, linguistics and literature
  • present results of empirical research that advance the understanding of language, linguistics and literature
  • explore innovative policies and programs and describe and evaluate strategies for future action, and
  • analyze issues of current interest.

Authors are always welcome to submit their manuscripts for publication consideration. They may submit your manuscripts online or send their manuscripts to the editor.


Karadeniz Technical University (Dr. Mustafa Zeki Çıraklı, Editor-in-Chief)

Section Policies


  • Open Submissions        
  • Indexed            
  • Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

We use a double-blind system for peer review: The identities of both reviewers and authors remain anonymous. Each submitted manuscript is peer reviewed by at least two experts. In some rare cases, we may start a third round of peer review according to the recommendations from editors and reviewers.

Recruitment for Reviewers

Participation in the peer-review process is absolutely essential to the success and reputation of the journal. Reviewers and editors determine which works are of quality and significance. Due to our extensive readership, the research and scholarship selected by our reviewers will ultimately have an impact on literacy in national and international classrooms.
If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for NALANS, please contact us at mzcirakli@gmail.com

Publication Frequency

Journal of Narrative and Language Studies (NALANS) is published twice a year, in June and December.

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.

Indexing & Abstracting

NALANS is currently indexed in the following databases:


MLA International Bibliography

ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences)
Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources
The Linguist List
Google Scholar
Directory of Research Journals Indexing
ASOS Index
Academic Resource Index
Turkish Education Index

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