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Impact Factor Increase: 3.250

The latest Journal Citation Reports® have recently been released and revealed that Applied Linguistics’ latest Impact Factor has risen significantly from 1.453 to 3.250*. The journal is now ranked 2nd out of 178 journals in the 'Linguistics' category.

To celebrate this increase we have made a selection of the most cited articles from the journal free to read online.

*2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016)


Highly cited articles


Critical Analysis of CLIL: Taking Stock and Looking Forward
by Jasone Cenoz, Fred Genesee, and Durk Gorter
Applied Linguistics (2014) 35 (3)

You Can Stand Under My Umbrella”: Immersion, CLIL and Bilingual Education. A Response to Cenoz, Genesee & Gorter (2013)
by Christiane Dalton-Puffer, Ana Llinares, Francisco Lorenzo, and Tarja Nikula
Applied Linguistics (2014) 35 (2)

A Classification of Genre Families in University Student Writing
by Sheena Gardner and Hilary Nesi
Applied Linguistics (2013) 34 (1)

A New Academic Vocabulary List
by Dee Gardner and Mark Davies
Applied Linguistics (2014) 35 (3)

English as a Lingua Franca: An Immanent Critique
by John P. O'Regan
Applied Linguistics (2014) 35 (5)

Doing Being Playful in the Second Language Classroom
by Hansun Zhang Waring
Applied Linguistics (2013) 34 (2)

A Prolegomenon to the Construct of the Native Speaker: Heritage Speaker Bilinguals are Natives Too!
by Jason Rothman and Jeanine Treffers-Daller
Applied Linguistics (2014) 35 (1)

The Roles of Third-Turn Repeats in Two L2 Classroom Interactional Contexts
by Yujong Park
Applied Linguistics (2014) 35 (2)

The Interactional and Narrative Construction of Normative and Resistant Discourses about Hindi and English
by Priti Sandhu
Applied Linguistics (2014) 35 (1)

Willingness to Communicate and Cross-cultural Adaptation: L2 Communication and Acculturative Stress as Transaction
by H. Colin Gallagher
Applied Linguistics (2013) 34 (1)

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