Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The Journal of Belonging, Identity, Language, and Diversity/Revue de Langage, Identité, Diversité, et Appartenance (J-BILD/R-LIDA) is a semi-annual open access, non-anonymized, peer-reviewed journal based at McGill University.  We aim to promote academic scholarship and critical discourse related to issues of belonging, identity, language and diversity, particularly as they intersect with the fields of Education, Sociolinguistics, Critical Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, and Linguistic Anthropology.

J-BILD seeks to publish scholarly works from all stages of the research cycle, including research proposals, literature reviews, research articles, and book/article reviews.  In an effort to support emerging voices in scholarly conversations, we welcome submissions from graduate students and new scholars.  Authors will participate in a supported peer-review and editing process with a J-BILD mentor to prepare their manuscript for publication.

We accept submissions on an ongoing basis; however, review of manuscripts will take place in the 2-week period follow a submission deadline (i.e., January 31, and July 31 each year).

The next deadline for submission is January 31, 2017.

If you are interested in joining the J-BILD editorial team as a copy editor or peer mentor, please refer to

For all inquiries, contact Senior Managing Editor, Dr. Alison Crump and Managing Editor, Dr. Lauren Godfrey-Smith at