Aims and Scope

ESP Today – Journal of English for Specific Purposes at Tertiary Level is an online open access double-blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high-quality research papers covering all areas of English for Specific Purposes in the context of tertiary education. The Journal is aimed at ESP researchers, scholars and practitioners worldwide.

ESP Today comes out biannually (in January and June) and welcomes submissions of previously unpublished research papers on a variety of topics taking a broadly defined tertiary-level ESP perspective on:

  • needs analysis
  • teaching material preparation
  • curriculum development
  • evaluation and testing
  • approaches to ESP teaching and learning
  • ESP and language skills
  • ESP vocabulary
  • genre and discourse analysis
  • critical perspectives on ESP
  • multimodality in ESP
  • cognitive approaches to ESP
  • ethnographic approaches to ESP
  • corpus-based approaches to ESP
  • contact linguistics and ESP
  • interdisciplinary approaches to ESP
  • contrastive and cross-cultural approaches to ESP

We publish both papers which have pedagogical implications for ESP teaching and learning in the context of academic studies, and those which specifically focus on the language analysis of various scientific registers of English taught at tertiary level institutions. The scope of the paper includes (but is not limited) to the following fields:

  • Business English
  • English in Economics
  • English for Medical Purposes
  • Legal English
  • English for Arts and Social Sciences
  • English for Science and Technology
  • English for Sport
  • Financial/Banking English

Research papers on a wide range of topics treated from the perspective of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) are also welcome, such as:

  • research language skills
  • academic language skills
  • cross-cultural differences in EAP
  • metadiscourse in academic speech and writing
  • contrastive rhetoric in EAP
  • English for research publication purposes
  • English as a lingua franca of research publication, etc.

ESP Today also welcomes reviews of books, research monographs or edited volumes which take an ESP perspective as broadly conceived above.

ISSN (Online) 2334-9050