Information about Kieli, koulutus ja yhteiskunta

Kieli, koulutus ja yhteiskunta (Language, Education and Society) is an open online journal edited by the Finnish Network for Language Education Policies (the Language Network). We publish articles and comments on subjects within the language education field. A central goal of the journal is to generate discussion and increase awareness about current issues in language education, and to bring together researchers, language policy decision-makers, teachers and others working in the field.

The journal is a low-threshold publishing platform to which we invite comprehendible texts on good practices and experiences from projects, research results and the latest decisions in language education politics as well as their backgrounds. We also welcome polemical comments on language education in Finland or elsewhere.

Kieli, koulutus ja yhteiskunta comes out at least five times a year. The journal’s target group are various actors in the wide field of language education. The journal can be read free of charge at

Both open issues and theme issues are published in the journal. If you have a good idea for a theme issue, please contact us! Theme issues are often agreed upon long before they come out, and the editor-in-chief for each theme issue recruits the writers. Therefore, we mainly invite article suggestions for the open issues.

If you wish to write for the online journal, you can send your article proposal to the Language Network via e-mail. You can also contact the Language Network with an idea for an article. Please contact the network in good time! Try not to send us your article first on the hand in date, because it is very likely that the issue in question will be full already. We hope to hear from you soon and discuss your article proposal!

Year 2020 publication schedule

Both open issues and theme issues are published in the journal as follows:

  • February, open issue
  • March, theme issue on the 2020 theme year
  • May, theme issue on language awareness
  • September, open issue
  • October, theme issue on language, democracy and social justice
  • December, open issue



Hand in date for articles

 Week of Publication


 February 2020

(open issue)

 fri 17.1.2020 (week 3)



 March 2020

(theme issue)

 fri 28.2.2020 (week 9) 



 May 2020

(theme issue)

 fri 17.4.2020 (week 16)



 September 2020

(open issue)

 fri 14.8.2020 (week 33)



 October 2020

(theme issue)

 fri 25.9.2020 (week 39)



 December 2020

(open issue)

 fri 6.11.2020  (week 45)