Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Botswana Journal of Communication Studies and Applied Linguistics (ONLINE), (formerly Botswana Journal of Applied Linguistics) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal which aims at publishing theoretical and empirical papers and essays and book reviews that advance an understanding of human communication in its broad sense: communication skills, interpersonal, intercultural or organizational communication processes and effects. It will also serve as a forum for disseminating research work in Applied Linguistics particularly in the teaching of English for Academic Purposes, English Language Teaching and English for Specific Purposes, among others. Theoretical and empirical papers in any of these areas are welcome.

The Journal is published twice in a year ONLINE. All Editions will appear in PDF Format as an E-Book. All articles will appear in that one E-Book edition. It will be available for free download. You may also purchase the Hard Cover volumes.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All research articles in this journal will undergo rigorous blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and blind refereeing by two anonymous referees.


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.


Botswana Journal of Communication Studies and Applied Linguistics