Journal of Studies in the English Language (jSEL) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal owned and managed by the Department of English and Linguistics, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University, Thailand. The journal was established in 2003. under the name of Journal of English Studies. In 2018, the journal was renamed under its current title, so as to Journal of Studies in the English Language (jSEL).

We publish two issues a year (January and July) in print and electronic format. Electronic versions of articles are made available on our website in the form of pdf files that can be downloaded free of charge, and without the need for any kind of registration.

Open Access Policy

We are a diamond open access journal, meaning that there are no fees for either authors or readers. All our content is available for free to download (CC BY 4.0 license) from the journal website.

Aims and Scope

We publish works written in English and on the topic of the English language, including empirical research, academic papers, commentaries, innovations in practice, and book reviews. We welcome work done by ASEAN scholars that focuses on the unique challenges and issues surrounding the teaching and use of English in this part of the world. We are especially interested in issues related to English language use in transcultural, translanguaging, and translational settings. These include works done in the following broad areas:

  • Assessment & evaluation
  • Discourse, register, and stylistic analysis
  • English language teaching and learning
  • Global/World Englishes
  • Intercultural communication
  • Literary & cultural studies
  • Translation and interpretation

For full details of the types of papers we publish, see the Author Guidelines

Peer reviewers


Journal of Studies in the English Language (jSEL) is a peer-reviewed journal, having been publishing continuously for more than 15 years. On behalf of the editorial board, we would like to thank you for submitting your work with jSEL. 

In reference to the Notification of the Civil Service Commission on Academic Ranking Appointment Request (4th) issued on 5 July B.E. 2564 (2021), we would like to inform you that in the future there will be at least three peer reviewers from different institutions, starting from the 17 January 2022 until further notice.

jSEL Editor

Announcement to authors


Please be informed that jSEL will start using the APA Seventh Edition Style Guidelines in 2021. All manuscripts submitted on January 1, 2021 onwards are expected to follow these guidelines. Any manuscripts not conforming to APA 7th edition will be returned to the author.

Vol. 18 No. 2 (2023): July - December 2023

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