About the Journal

Aims & Scope

Working papers in Applied Linguistics and Linguistics at York (WALLY) provides a venue for York University students working in linguistics and applied linguistics at the graduate and undergraduate level at both the Keele and Glendon campuses to make their work accessible both within and beyond the institution.

WALLY welcomes submissions of research papers from all York students working within the broad fields of applied linguistics and linguistics. This may include quantitative and qualitative research (including case studies and autoethnographies) as well as literature reviews. We encourage the submission of novel class papers, works in progress, and other outputs of student research at York University. Papers may include co-authors from other institutions, but at least one author must be a current York University student.

Authors wishing to submit, should review the style guidelines provided in the paper submission template (also available in PDF).

Publishing Schedule

WALLY publishes as a rolling, year-long issue. This means that articles are published as they are received, so authors can submit work throughout the school year. The yearly issue will open January 1st and close on December 31st.

GLASA Symposium proceedings must be submitted by the annual deadline. For 2021, the deadline is June 30. Symposium proceedings will be published as a unit in September of the same year.

Review Policy

Manuscripts submitted to WALLY will be reviewed by the journal editors for appropriateness in terms of focus and scope. Papers deemed suitable may then be sent out to peer reviewers for more detailed review and feedback. Papers must meet the language standards of the journal. Editors and reviewers may provide both content and writing feedback for revisions as appropriate.

Self Archiving Policy

After you have published with WALLY, you are permitted and encouraged to continue to share your work elsewhere (e.g., personal websites, institutional repositories), as long as this journal is credited as the first publisher of the article.

Open Access Policy

WALLY is an open access journal that provides immediate and free access for anybody to read and download any and all of its publications. When you publish with WALLY, you agree to license your article under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. This licence allows others to download, copy, redistribute, and adapt articles published by WALLY for non-commercial purposes, provided that proper attribution is given and the conditions of the licence are stated. Under this license, you retain your copyright and grant the journal right of first publication. This means that you retain the right to modify or republish your article without permission from WALLY, as long as you give WALLY credit as the first publisher of the article.