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About JoSTrans

In today's academic and professional environment, the growth of specialised translation has resulted in the development of a significant area in Translation Studies. JoSTrans aims to create a forum for translators and researchers in specialised translation, to disseminate information, exchange ideas and to provide a dedicated publication outlet for research in specialised, non-literary translation.

This international journal is indexed with the main humanities bibliographies, including the MLA International Bibliography (listed in the Directory of Periodicals), Translation Studies Bibliography and ERIH PLUS. Since 2015, it has been included for coverage in the Emerging Sources Citation Index in the Web of Science Core Collection by Thomson & Reuters. JoSTrans is double-blind peer-reviewed. It is web-based to allow maximum flexibility and access. We accept contributions in a range of languages, including minority languages, to provide a publishing opportunity for researchers of all nationalities. English abstracts are provided for all articles.

The journal offers a mixture of thematic and open issues, covering the following areas:

  • Features of specialised language
  • General and practical issues in translation and interpreting
  • Subject field translation issues, i.e. medical, legal, financial, multi-media, localisation, etc
  • Theoretical issues in specialised translation
  • Aspects of training and teaching specialised translation
  • Revision and post-editing.

We are particularly interested in providing a space where cultural aspects of specialised translation can be discussed and we encourage a comparative approach across languages, subject fields and methodologies. We also welcome contributions from related disciplines such as linguistics, philosophy and cultural studies which touch on issues of specialised translation.

We favour diversity in theoretical frameworks and are interested in innovative approaches in an emerging discipline where immediacy is a key feature. We welcome comments and are interested in dialogue between contributors, editors and readers.


By submitting manuscripts for publication, authors acknowledge that they assign their copyrights to © JoSTrans, The Journal of Specialised Translation. They are also responsible for obtaining permission to use copyrights from other sources when using copyright material.

The content of the JoSTrans website can be accessed, downloaded and/or printed for personal non-commercial use. Authors may use their text elsewhere after publication provided that JoSTrans is acknowledged as the original source of publication.

JoSTrans’s outputs are therefore licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license which allows re-distribution and re-use of a licensed work on the condition that the original source is appropriately credited.


The JoSTrans editorial teamchecks articles against plagiarism using plagiarism detection software. Where an article is found to have copied previous work, plagiarised other work or fails to acknowledge existing material the article is barred from publication.