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Editorial policy

Editorial committee

ASp publishes peer-reviewed research articles, research notes and book reviews related to the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) for both teaching and research twice a year. Since November 2018, it has published a section entitled “Teaching practices in ESP.” The thematic and non-thematic issues aim to give an insight into ESP, notably in its linguistic, discursive, cultural and didactic aspects, and also to develop our knowledge of the various specific English registers used for different purposes.
Various analytical frameworks can be adopted: discourse (discourse analysis, genre study, pragmatics), corpus and phraseology, cultural studies, didactics (second language learning theories, ESP teaching, ergonomics, ICT…), linguistic events and grammar, terminology, specialised translation.
The journal publishes in French and in English.

Typology of texts published in ASp

Articles (8,000 words max.)

Research articles present cutting edge research in fields of study and research related to English for Specific Purposes (ESP) or of interest to that sector. They adopt original approaches, highlight either theoretical or innovative methodologies and the new knowledge that arises from the research.

Notes (4,000 words max.)

Research notes give the authors an opportunity to rapidly present new data on research topics related to ESP research and teaching, or of interest to that sector. They detail methods and results.

Reviews (3,000 words max.)

Book and critical reviews present books, collections of books, dissertations, journals… related to ESP or of interest to the ESP community.

Teaching practices in ESP (4,000 words max.)

The section presents a selection of reports drawn from actual teaching experiences, in all sectors of higher education (universities, Institutes of Technology, Grandes écoles, business schools, etc.) potentially concerned with the practice of ESP.


ASp is indexed in: EBSCO, ERIH PLUS, Bib-CNRS, Linguistics Abstracts, Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, Mir@bel, MLA International Bibliography, Scopus, Ulrich’s web, as well as in Bibliothèque nationale France (BnF).
The electronic journal is indexed, thanks to, by general search engines (Google), academic search engines (Google Scholar, Base, JournalSeek, Isidore, OAister), as well as national and international library catalogues Sudoc-ABES, WorldCat, EZB, Journal TOCs...).

Uploading articles by the authors

ASp authorises its authors to put their articles online independently within a period of twelve months after their initial publication on the journal website, in application of Section 30 of Act no 2016-1321 dated October 7, 2016, for a Digital Republic <>.

In any online publication, they are advised to include the initial references of the article and a link to the journal website.

About subscription and access

Print edition: Subscription

Yearly subscription (2 volumes; 2020 Subscription):

Institutions: 68 euros
Individuals: 48 euros
Students, pensioners: 38 euros
Link to subscription form on the publisher website

Online edition: Access and subscription

ASp volumes are available online on open access on, from volume 1 published in 1993 onwards, after a one-year embargo period.




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