The Taiwan Journal of Linguistics (TJL ISSN: 1729-4649 (print), 1994-2559 (online)) is a peer-reviewed international journal of linguistics published by Crane Publishing. Its editorship is under the governance of the Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Chengchi University (NCCU). TJL is published in one volume per year, consisting of a spring issue and a fall issue. The language of publication is English. TJL is entirely open access, with no charges to authors or readers.
The idea of an international professional linguistics journal published in Taiwan was first proposed to Crane Publishing, the leading publisher and bookseller in the area of linguistics in the country, by Professor One-Soon Her, the then chair of the Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Chengchi University, in the fall of 2002. A formal agreement was then reached between Crane and NCCU and a proper infrastructure established. TJL has been financially backed since by grants from the National Chengchi University and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) (previously National Science Council (NSC)).
The first issue of TJL appeared in the first half of 2003 and it has been published regularly ever since. In 2004, TJL also launched its monograph series with an international call for manuscripts. Its first monograph was published in the same year. In 2005, TJL launched the Book Series in Chinese Linguistics and the fist volume was published in 2006. So far all the volumes in the Book Series have won a prestigious grant from MOST’s Research Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences.
TJL is indexed by many international databases, including SCOPUS, ESCI, MLA Directory Periodicals, CSA Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, Linguistics Abstracts, Directory of Open Access Journals, and EBSCO host. TJL is also indexed in many domestic databases in Taiwan, such as THCI Core, TCI, Airiti, and TECP. TJL is now also in the process of applying for inclusion in SSCI and AHCI.