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Explorations in English Language and Linguistics

ExELL (Explorations in English Language and Linguistics) is an international peer-reviewed electronic journal, published as a joint project of the School of English Studies of the University Josip Juraj Strossmayer Osijek, Croatia and English Language and Literature Department of Tuzla University from Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The aim of the journal is to promote and facilitate academic exchange in English theoretical and applied linguistics. Our mission is to provide a linguistics journal based on data drawn from the English language that would reflect a wide range of interests and opinions. We want to create opportunities for scholarly communication by encouraging the dissemination of theoretical and research-informed insights using the Internet as a medium in order to make linguistics accessible to the widest possible audience.

The journal offers a wide range of theoretical, methodological, and educational approaches to English. We encourage submission of various topics about the English language and  linguistics, such as: theoretical and descriptive approaches to English, synchronic and diachronic variability of English, cognitive approaches to English, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, contrastive linguistics, applied linguistics, ELT/TEFL/ESP, second language acquisition, translation studies, the structure of contemporary varieties of English (phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics) and other topics related to exploration of English language and linguistics.

The journal is interested in papers which focus on defining new problems for the study of the English language and linguistics, providing new insights into the known problems and developing new methodologies to approach old and new problems.

The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

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Journal Metrics

European Reference Index for the Humanities

Abstracting & Indexing

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  • MLA International Bibliography
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  • Publons
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  • Semantic Scholar
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)


Adisa Imamović, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Editorial Board

Sanja Berberović, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gabrijela Buljan, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University, Osijek, Croatia
Nihada Delibegović Džanić, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tanja Gradečak-Erdeljić, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University, Osijek, Croatia

Advisory Board

Alexandra Bagasheva (Sofia)
Annalisa Baicchi (University of Pavia)
Antonio Barcelona (University of Cordoba)
Réka Benczes (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
Snežana Bilbija (University of Sarajevo)
Marija Brala (University of Rijeka)
Mario Brdar (Josip Juraj Strossmayer University, Osijek)
Laurel Brinton (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Piotr Cap (University of Łodź)
Sanja Čurković-Kalebić (University of Split)
Craig Dicker (Istanbul)
Vyvyan Evans (University of Bangor)
Dylan Glynn (Lund University)
Christine Chuen Meng Goh (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Martin Hilpert (University of Neuchâtel)
Dunja Jutronić (University of Split)
Francis Katamba (University of Lancaster)
Sonja Kleinke (University of Heidelberg)
László Imre Komlósi (University of Pécs)
Zoltán Kövecses (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
Lívia Körtvélyessy (Šafárik University of Košice)
Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (University of Łodź)
Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović (University of Zagreb)
Mariana Neagu (University of Lower Danube, Galaţi)
Marija Omazić (Josip Juraj Strossmayer University, Osijek)
Klaus Uwe-Panther (University of Hamburg, Nanjing Normal University)
Višnja Pavičić Takač (Josip Juraj Strossmayer University, Osijek)
Elisabeth Piirainen (Steinfurt)
Günter Radden (University of Hamburg)
Katarina Rasulić (University of Belgrade)
Vincent Renner (University of Lyon)
Randi Reppen (Northern Arizona University)
Ana María Rojo Lopéz (University of Murcia)
Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza (University of La Rioja, Logroño)
Mark Sebba (University of Lancaster)
Elena Semino (University of Lancaster)
Danica Škara (University of Split)
Pavol Štekauer (Šafárik University of Košice)
Linda L. Thornburg (Nanjing Normal University)
Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (University of Leiden)
Ivana Trbojević Milošević (University of Belgrade)
Graeme Trousdale (University of Edinburgh)
Milena Žic Fuchs (University of Zagreb)

Language Editors:
Anela Mulahmetović Ibrišimović, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nerma Pezerović-Riđić, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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