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Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ)

  • Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Alireza Jalilifar
  • Director-in-Charge: Dr. Hassan Soleimani
  • Publisher: KARE Publishing, Turkey
  • Affiliated by: Eurasian Applied Linguistics Society
Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ)  ,published by KARE Publishing Co. in Turkey, is an open access and double-blind peer-reviewed international journal in applied linguistics with a focus on language and discourse. The LDPJ appears quarterly to address outstanding research at the boundaries of language and discourse in society. The journal is to contribute to the development of the field, reflect the breadth of work in language and discourse, and enable readers to share in the exciting new developments that are taking place at the present time. It focuses on explicit theory extension and implementation and analysis of the relationships between the structures of text (written or spoken), language use, verbal interaction or communication, social, political or cultural micro- and macrostructures and cognitive social representations. The LDPJ publishes reports of original empirical studies, theoretical articles, methodological articles, and case studies in the English language. The journal strives to bring together researchers to share their experiences with peers. Promotion of knowledge in the field and free access to knowledge are major concerns of the LDPJ. The Journal of Language and Discourse Practice is an affiliate to the Eurasian Applied Linguistics Society (EurasianALS).
The LDPJ is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purposes, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


Peer-review process
All submitted articles are evaluated at the submission to meet the structural and subject principles of Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ). The matched articles will go under a double-blinded peer-review process by reviewers (expert in the field who are not part of the journal’s editorial staff) who are selected by the Editorial Board members according to their field specialties. The Editorial Board members have the final responsibility to select the articles.
Governing body
Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ) is under the scientific control of Editorial Board whose members are recognized experts in the subject areas included within the journal’s scope. Some executive roles of the Editorial Board members are delegated to the Editor-in-Chief who is well-known in the journal’s scope.
Editorial team
Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ) is under the scientific supervision of the Editorial Team whose members are all experts with high number of publications in their field.
Author fees/Access
There are No Fees or Charges at all for submission, reviewing and publishing processes in Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ).
Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ) follows the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing.
The content of Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ) is under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License. To the extent this Public License may be interpreted as a contract, we are granted the Licensed Rights in consideration of your acceptance of these terms and conditions, and the Licensor grants you such rights in consideration of benefits the Licensor receives from making the Licensed Material available under these terms and conditions.
Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct
Publisher and editors of Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ) are reasonable to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In doing so, Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ) follows COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.
Ownership and management
Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ) is affiliated by the Eurasian Applied Linguistics Society with its headquarter in Moscow, Russia and is managed and published by Kare Publishing Co. in Turkey.
Conflicts of interests
All Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ) Editorial Board members and the Editor-in-Chief submitted articles are gone under the same reviewing process as the other authors gone. In the cases that a reviewer suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a submitted manuscript or a reader suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a published article (all authors are filling the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest at the submission time) Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ) will follow COPE’s guidelines.
Revenue sources/Advertising/Direct marketing
Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ) is financially supported completely by ISCDBU, and has no other sources for earning funds. Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ) accepts No advertisements in the site or even as a report article.
Publishing schedule/Archiving
Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ)  publishes 4 issues per year. All the content from the beginning to the end will be available for ever on Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ) exclusive website. Also Journal of Language and Discourse Practice (LDPJ) has the plan to enter to Scopus and Thomson-Reuters databases.


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Ansari, Mojtaba; Associate Professor
Affiliation: ISCDBU, Tehran, Iran
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Pourjafar ,Mohammadreza; Professor
Affiliation: ISCDBU, Tehran, Iran
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Editorial Board

Ayvazian, Simon
; Professor of Architecture
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Bemanian, Mohammad Reza; Professor of Architecture
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Habib, Farah; Associate Professor
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Diba, Darab; Professor  of  -
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Mehdinejad, Mohammad Javad; Associate Professor of Architecture
Affiliation: ISCDBU, Tehran, Iran
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Kalantari Khalilabad, Hosein; Associate Professor of Urban Planning
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Mousavi, Seyed Ya'qub; Associate Professor of Social Sciences
Affiliation: Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran
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Submission Guidelines of the Language and Discourse Practice Journal (LDP)
Thank you for your interest in Language and Discourse Practice Journal (LDP). Please read through the Submission Guidelines carefully prior to submitting your manuscript. Note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium.
LDP invites all linguists, applied linguists, and teaching practitioners to contribute to the journal

Manuscript Preparation
Feature articles include theoretical analyses and reports of original research. All the articles should connect theory, research, and practice. Submissions are evaluated along the following criteria:
  • Relevance and importance to LDP readers
  • Adequacy of conceptual framework
  • Appropriateness and competence of method
  • Reasonableness of interpretations and conclusions
  • Links between theory, research, or policy and practice
  • Clarity of organization and vigor of style
  • Originality of contribution
A manuscript must follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), sixth edition. It should be about 5000 to 8,000 words in length, including references and an abstract of 100 to 150 words. Please make sure to follow the submission guidelines of LDP.
Writing Style
LDP follows the writing style recommendations of chapters 2 and 3 in the APA Manual, sixth edition. Manuscripts should be written for clarity so that implications are comprehensible to practitioners as well as to researchers. Contributors are strongly recommended to use the template that is available on the Journal website for submitting manuscripts to LDP. Manuscripts that do not follow the template and its style will be sent back to authors for revision and resubmission.
Manuscript Submission
Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically by using the Language and Discourse Practice Journal online submission and review website at This site will guide authors stepwise through the submission process. Authors are requested to submit the text, tables, and artwork in electronic form via the website. Authors who are unable to provide an electronic version or have other circumstances that prevent online submission must contact the Editor at prior to submission to discuss alternative options.
Formatting Guideline (Manuscript Submission Template)
Submitted manuscripts should comply with the formatting guidelines specified in the manuscript submission template and instructions. Use the following links to download the instructions, the template for the English manuscript. Please note that the manuscripts not submitted in the following templates will be sent back to the authors for revision and resubmission.
Download LDP Paper Template (Ver 1.1)
Peer Review Process
The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership. Upon submission, an e-mail message or letter from the Journal Management System will acknowledge manuscript receipt. All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by one of our editors within one month to determine suitability for review in LDP. If accepted for external review, manuscripts are peer reviewed by two anonymous reviewers and the editor. Typically, one has broad general knowledge of the field, and one has expertise in the particular topic or methodology. Within six months, authors can expect to receive one of four decisions: (a) manuscript acceptance, (b) acceptance with revisions, (c) nonacceptance with an invitation for revision and resubmission for another round of review, or (d) rejection and recommendation for submission to a different publication. LDP attempts to keep the review process as short as possible to enable rapid publication of new scientific data. We seek to provide authors with an understanding of the perceived strengths and weaknesses of their manuscript, the basis for the decision, and advice on how to proceed. By following this procedure, we expect to make sound decisions on all manuscripts and provide consistently thorough, constructive, and fair reviews of all manuscripts. It should be noted that the recommendations of reviewers are advisory to the editor, and final responsibility for acceptance or declination rests with the editor.
All correspondence about your manuscript should be emailed to the editorial office at You may also call the Journal’s office and find out about the status of your paper submitted to the journal. The designated corresponding author should communicate with the editorial office on behalf of all authors during the review process. The corresponding author is expected to coordinate with co-authors as necessary.
Plagiarism Check
The editorial office runs a plagiarism check on every submission using iThenticate. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works. Individual authors and researchers can now check their work for plagiarism before submission. Please click here for more details.
Authors submitting a paper do so on the understanding that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors and that all authors agree on the submission of the manuscript to the Journal. The corresponding author should carefully check that all those whose works contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors. ALL named authors must have made an active contribution to the analysis and interpretation of the data and/or the drafting of the paper and ALL must have critically reviewed its content and have approved the final version submitted for publication.
Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the manuscript content. They should also sign an agreement form confirming their contribution in writing the manuscript. Papers are only considered for publication once consent is given by all contributing authors.
Conflict of Interest and Source of Funding
Authors are required to disclose any possible conflict of interest. These include financial issues (for example patent, ownership, stock ownership, consultancies, speaker's fee). Author’s conflict of interest (or information specifying the absence of conflicts of interest) will be published under a separate heading entitled ‘Conflict of Interests’. 
Reversion of rights
Articles may sometimes be accepted for publication but later rejected in the publication process, even in some cases after public posting in "Articles in Press" form, in which case all rights will revert to the author.