Internationalisation and Localisation


Announcing the Journal of Internationalisation and Localisation

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The Journal of Internationalisation and Localisation


First Call for Papers

The aim of the first issue of JIAL is to publish papers representing current research, developments and experiences in the field of internationalisation and localisation worldwide.

We are particularly interested in papers which are poised for strengthening the links between academia and business.

Example topic areas for inclusion in the first JIAL issue include, but are not necessarily confined to:

Translation Quality Assurance
Development and compatibility of translation and localisation software with today’s internationalisation and localisation’s requirements
Web internationalisation
Translation marketing
Cultural adaptation
Development, implementation and certification of standards
Education, research and best practices in the areas of internationalisation and localisation
Interchange between course programmes and industry
Software internationalisation
Localisation project management
Games localisation
Multimedia translation
The Open Source paradigm

Important deadlines

Submission of abstracts: 16 March 2009

Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2009

Submission of full papers: 30 June 2009

The first issue is planned to be published on the occasion of the Berkeley Globalization Conference: Language – Society – Technology, which will take place August 3–5, 2009, University of California’s Clark Kerr Conference Center, Berkeley, California, USA.

Further details on submission (including types of papers) may be obtained from Hendrik J. Kockaert, Lessius/KULeuven [].


The abstract should be written in Word.

The format of the abstract is to conform with the APA Style Essentials. Please refer to the following url: []:

The abstract is a one-paragraph, self-contained summary of the most important elements of the paper.

Heading: Abstract (centered on the first line below the manuscript page header)

Format: The abstract (in block format) begins on the line following the Abstract heading. The abstract should not exceed 120 words. All numbers in the abstract (except those beginning a sentence) should be typed as digits rather than words.

Example of APA-formatted Abstract:

Please refer to the following url: