Lire Journal (Journal of Linguistics and Literature) with P-ISSN 2598-1803 (printed) and E-ISSN 2581-2130 (online) is a refereed journal published twice a year in March and October by the English Department of Bangka Belitung University, Indonesia. It presents articles on the study of language, literature and culture.

This journal was first published in 2017. The online version with DOI number for each article is now available at

In the field of Language, it covers issues in Applied Linguistics such as Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Stylistics, Corpus Linguistics, and others.

In the area of Literature, it deals with Old, Modern and Contemporary Literature, Comparative Literature, American Literature, Asian Literature, and others.

In the Study of Culture, it explores Cultural Texts and Practices, such as Popular Culture (Movie Analysis, Music Analysis), Cultural Translations, and others.

Its overriding objective is to provide a forum for scholars and practitioners in the mentioned areas to address a broad cross-section of the professions.

Appropriate subjects include, but not limited to, the dissemination of well-conceived analysis, research reports, studies, and application of theories or approaches (critical theory, cultural studies, rhetorics, and others). By providing a public platform for publication, Lire Journal (Journal of Linguistics and Literature) hopes to encourage the global community to think more broadly, thoroughly, and analytically concerning issues in the study language, literature, and culture.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Benefits of open access for authors, include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Authors retain copyright to their work
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication
  • No spatial constraints