Welcome to Research on Language

Research on Language is an open access journal with double-blind review that aims to build a bridge between linguistics and language didactics and is aimed at an audience interested in science. The content includes the following topics: Language didactic research, migration linguistics, linguistic research with transfer to language didactics, teacher professionalization in the context of language education and language education in the digital context. An important principle of the journal is the support of young scientists.

The editorial team looks forward to receiving submissions!

Call for papers

Call for papers

Submission deadline for abstracts: June 30, 2024
Deadline for submission of manuscripts: January 10, 2025

Language of contribution: German or English

Issue 02/2024: Open, thematically independent issue

With this call, we invite you to submit abstracts for the second issue of the journal Research on Language. This issue will be an open, i.e. unrelated issue. We are looking forward to abstracts that present current work in line with the above-mentioned content orientation of the journal. Abstracts for the second issue can be submitted until June 30, 2024, should have a maximum length of 3.000 characters (excl. bibliography) and meet the following criteria, among others:

  • Brief explanation of the relevance of the topic
  • Outline of the theoretical background and the state of research and/or the research desideratum
  • Statement of the research question(s)/hypothesis(es)
  • Description of the research design (including sample) and the evaluation procedure
  • Outline of existing results or outlook on expected results based on the theoretical explanations
  • Presentation of the significance of the work or the added value for language didactics/linguistics

The submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the editorial board, which will decide whether a contribution may be submitted for the issue. Subsequently, the contributions go through an anonymous review. The deadline for submission is January 10, 2025.

Contributions can be submitted in German and English. Only original contributions that have not already been submitted elsewhere or have already been published will be accepted. Contributions from young researchers are very welcome.

Current issue

Appears at the end of 2024

About the journal

Research on Language was founded in 2023 by Anja Wildemann and Katharina Kellermann at the University Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU). From day one, it has been accessible free of charge to all interested parties as an online publication. An important principle of the journal is to support young academics. We adopt a constructive approach and are open to concrete suggestions for improvement in the reviews.

Research on Language is an open access journal, i.e. all content is available to users free of charge in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. All users are authorized to read, download, copy and use the texts of the articles for lawful purposes. The prior consent of the publisher or author is not required. The content is protected by a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0). Research on Language does not charge Article Processing Charges (APCs) or Article Submission Charges (ASCs) and allows authors to retain copyright without restriction.

Reviewers, authors and editors must disclose any financial or non-financial conflict of interest in relation to the manuscript. In case of doubt, the editors of the journal should be contacted.

University Library of the RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau

The journal Research on Language cooperates with the Kaiserlautern University Library. In addition to publication on the Research on Language website, the articles are also published on KLUEDO (Kaiserslautern and Landau university-wide electronic document server). KLUEDO is an open access repository. The long-term archiving of KLUEDO content is carried out by the German National Library.


Dr. Barbara Rieger studied linguistics and media and communication science and holds a doctorate in educational science. Since 2016, she has been working at the Rhineland-Palatinate University of Technology
Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU) in the field of teacher training in multilingualism, diversity and German as a second language. As
coordinator of the projects "Heterogeneity and Multilingualism (HuM)" and "LeseAdler and SchreibFüchse", she is a lecturer and bridge builder at the interface between the university and cooperating schools and also performs tasks relating to conception and organization, public relations and graphic design.

The journal Research on Language has set itself the goal of promoting young researchers. We try to do this specifically by 1) providing various documents, e.g. style sheets, which make transparent which requirements are associated with an abstract in the journal Research on Language, how the submissions are to be structured and which aspects are of particular importance. 2) we endeavor to provide the submitters with constructive suggestions for improvement in the reviews so that they can make progress in their writing development process.

Discover Research on Language

Here you will find current articles and issues. Older articles can be found in the archive.


You can find the latest articles here. The issues are published twice a year.


Browse through our comprehensive archive with all issues.

Become an author

Become an author and submit your abstract using the form.