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.

Starting on Volume 6 No. 1, 2022, the Editor decided to design an ongoing publication policy which means all the accepted papers in Lire Journal will be swiftly posted in the Open Journal System (OJS) web to ensure rapid knowledge-sharing among readers. The articles will serve as in-progress articles and have undergone the review process properly according to the journal standards and policies. The "in progress" articles are subject to change until they are officially published on the website in a complete issue or volume.

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

Lire Journal has been accredited by The Indonesian Ministry of Research and Technology (SINTA 3) since 2018 and is valid until 2023.

Lire journal publishes articles in the field of Language, Literature, and The Study of Culture.

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 are 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 of 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