Journal of Child Language Acquisition and Development - JCLAD is a quarterly, double-blind peer reviewed journal which publishes original research papers in the field of child language acquisition and development.

Studies designed to test a part or the whole of language acquisition theories; those bringing forth new hypotheses related to the nature of language acquisition and those which set bridges between language acquisition and other disciplines are given priority. Studies which take a descriptive approach to the nature of language acquisition and development are also welcome.



JCLAD is published in March, June, September and December.



JCLAD charges NO FEE to the authors.



See submission and guidelines for authors.



Publication language of JCLAD is English only. However, the manuscripts to be submitted to JCLAD may take any language as its research subject.


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The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. Published articles contain the emails of the corresponding author, however, we will not include this email if the author wants it not to be made public.


Responsibility (Please see Ethics page for more details)

1- JCLAD does not publish manuscripts containing gender, race, belief and nationality discrimination. If published articles contain any implications or indirect references related to above mentioned concepts, all kinds of responsibility is on the authors themselves. By submitting a manuscript, authors agree that they undertake this responsibility.

2- JCLAD is higly sensitive to plagiarism and plagiarism is strongly prohibited. Authors who submit a manuscript to JCLAD for possible publication agree that their work is original and does not contain any type of plagiarism.