International Journal of Translation

Babel is a scholarly journal designed primarily for translators, interpreters and terminologists (T&I), yet of interest also for non-specialists concerned with current issues and events in the field.

The scope of Babel is intentional and embraces a multitude of disciplines built on the following pillars: T&I theory, practice, pedagogy, technology, history, sociology, and terminology management. Another important segment of this journal includes articles on the development and evolution of the T&I professions: new disciplines, growth, recognition, Codes of Ethics, protection, and prospects.

The creation of Babel was proposed on the initiative of Pierre-François Caillé, founding president of the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs (FIT) and approved by the first FIT Congress of 1954 in Paris. Babel continues to be published for FIT and each issue contains a section dedicated to THE LIFE OF FIT.

Articles for Babel are normally published in English or French but we also accept articles in Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.


  • Frans De Laet | Meise, Belgium
  • Meifang Zhang | Macau

Publication Director

  • Kevin Quirk | Nøtterøy, Norway

Members of Standing Committee

  • Annette Schiller | Dublin, Ireland
  • Andrew Evans | Itzig, Luxemburg

Editorial Board

  • Maher Bahloul | American University of Sharjah
  • Anne-Marie Beukes | University of Johannesburg
  • Sarah Bawa Mason | University of Portsmouth
  • Sarah Bordes | ISIT Paris
  • Laura Burian | Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  • Maria Calzada Pérez | Universitat Jaume I
  • Tze-Wei Chen | National Taiwan Normal University
  • Andrew K.F. Cheung | Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Christine Durban | Société française des traducteurs (SFT) & American Translators Association (ATA) & Fellow of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI)
  • Olga Egorova | Astrakhan State University
  • Izabel E. T. de V. Souza | Miami Dade College
  • Yves Gambier | European Society for Translation Studies (EST) & University of Turku & I. Kant Baltic Federal University Kaliningrad
  • Nikolay Garbovskiy | Université d’État Lomonossov de Moscou
  • Adolfo Gentile | Monash University
  • Ying He | Xi’an International Studies University
  • Juliane House | Hellenic American University & University of Hamburg
  • Youyi Huang | Translators Association of China (TAC)
  • Jean-Francois Joly | Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ)
  • Liese Katschinka | Senior Counsellor of World Interpreter and Translator Training Association (WITTA)
  • Mira Kim | The University of New South Wales
  • Peter W. Krawutschke | Western Michigan University
  • Benoît Kremer | Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence (AIIC)
  • Vlasta Kučiš | University of Maribor
  • Jeremy Munday | University of Leeds
  • Daniel Newman | University of Durham
  • Joong-chol Kwak | Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  • Ken-fang Lee | National Taiwan Normal University
  • Miriam Lee | Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association (ITIA)
  • Ruilin Li | Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
  • Wayne Wen-chun Liang | Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Henry Liu | New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters
  • Heping Liu | Beijing Language and Culture University
  • Yuhong Liu | Xi’an International Studies University
  • Sihui Mao | Shantou University
  • Rosanna Masiola | University for Foreigners Perugia
  • Alan K. Melby | Brigham Young University
  • Roda P. Roberts | University of Ottawa
  • Nadia Rodriguez Ortega | Universidad Pontificia Comillas
  • Debra Russell | University of Alberta & University of British Columbia & World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI)
  • HaysSam Safar | Université de Mons
  • Gabriele Sauberer | TermNet, International Network for Terminology
  • Gabriela Scandura | Asociación Argentina de Traductores é Intérpretes
    Said Shiyab | Kent State University
  • Graciela M. Steinberg | New York University
  • Jiri Stejskal | University of Pennsylvania
  • Maurizio Viezzi | University of Trieste
  • Miodrag Vukčević | University of Belgrade
  • Binhua Wang | University of Leeds
  • Jun Xu | Zhejiang University
  • Yao Bin | Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • Junfeng Zhao | Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Publication Details

ISSN 0521-9744 | E-ISSN 1569-9668
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