About the Journal

Focus and Scope

TRANSlation & INTerpreting is a refereed international journal that seeks to create a cross-fertilization between research, training and professional practice. It aims to publish high quality, research-based, original articles, that highlight the applications of research results to the improvement of T&I training and practice. It welcomes contributions not only from well-known senior scholars, but also from early-career researchers in the field. Hosted by Western Sydney University, the Journal is universally accessible to researchers, educators, students and practitioners of interpreting and translation, as well as to others interested in the discipline. The Journal does not charge any access or publication fees.

ISSN 1836-9324.

Abstracted/indexed in: Scopus, Web of Science, ERIH PLUS, AcademicOneFile, CSA Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals, Gale, Google Scholar, INFORMIT, Translation Studies Bibliography, Ulrichs.

Each paper in Translation & Interpreting is assigned a DOI® number. Click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.

Peer Review Process

All articles will be double blind-refereed by experts in the field before a decision is made to publish.

Review Guidelines

Reviewers are requested to provide comments on the paper's merit in terms of advancing our understanding of current issues in Translation and Interpreting research, training and practice. The following questions may be considered in the review:

  • Does the paper contain sufficient original material (new results, ideas, theories or interpretations) to warrant its publication?
  • Does the paper take into account relevant recent research developments?
  • Are there any demonstrable errors in its content (e.g. factual errors, misinterpretation of results etc)?
  • Is the paper well organised, logical and clearly written?
  • Is there a high quality of writing style, including syntax and grammar?
  • Are there any parts which should be expanded or condensed (please specify)?
  • Are there any obvious omissions in the paper (e.g. references, tables, etc)?

Comments and constructive criticisms for transmission to the author should be submitted in a "for author and editor" section. Confidential comments are to be clearly marked as such in a "for editor" section (Step 4). You may also want to make changes and suggestions directly on to the paper itself using the "track changes" facility (Step 5).

Please make sure that your report is returned to the Editor by the date indicated in the email.

Publication Frequency

2 issues per year

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.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

Guest editing

We welcome proposals for special editions of this journal, from people willing to be a guest editor. Potential guest editors should submit an outline of the theme and substance of a proposed edition.

  1. Guest editors should consider whether there would be invited papers only or a general call for contributions. It may be better to approach people who will present good papers, if the guest editor knows enough potential suitable authors. If a general call for contributions is needed, it should be published at least one year (two [T&I] issues) before publication, six months to collect the articles, another six to go through the refereeing process.
  2. Once editors have accepted the special issue proposal, the guest editor will be invited to join our editorial board (if not already there) and will be given editor access to the trans-int.org system.
  3. The guest editor will source articles and will be expected to: a) vet articles and let authors know that the submission is not suitable for publication if that was the case; and b) send the other articles to TWO reviewers and follow the refereeing process until articles are accepted for publication.
  4. If amendments are required on the advice of the two reviewers', the guest editor is responsible for ascertaining the reviewed article has followed the suggestions by the reviewers to the editor's satisfaction. The editor should also ensure that the final article is grammatical and stylistically correct. There may be times when the article will need to be returned to the author for a second review.
  5. Authors should submit their articles online following the Author prompts at www.trans-int.org.
  6. Finding reviewers: The guest editor may send the chief editors a list of potential reviewers to add to the database; an author submitting an article for a given issue will be eligible to review another article on the same issue provided blind refereeing can be maintained.
  7. Reviewer guidelines: When assigning a reviewer, click "Review Form: Select Review Form", which will attach general guidelines to the email sent to the reviewer.
  8. The guest editor may also be one of the contributing authors, preferably of a first "introductory" article; the chief editors will deal in this case with the refereeing process.
  9. Length of articles: the recommended length is between 5,000 and 6,000 words, however, the editor has discretion to accept shorter or longer articles.
  10. Referencing style: The journal adopts the APA style. However, there is no need to be too picky about referencing styles at the submission point - those matters can be dealt with once the article has been accepted for publication.
  11. The [T&I] system is intuitive enough but if it saves the guest editors time and effort, articles/instructions can be sent to the chief editors, who will enter them in the system; also, should authors of invited papers send the articles directly to the guest editor, the editor can send them to the chief editors for uploading; the system provides automatically generated emails, but the editor is advised to follow them up with a more personal one.
  12. Liaison with chief editors: communication should be via email to both chief editors; either one of us will respond, depending on our expertise.