Revue internationale de la traduction
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

Refer to the Babel Standing Committee page

Marion Boers | Johannesburg, South Africa
Andrew Evans | Itzig, Luxemburg

Editorial Board

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
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 - CIUTI
Miodrag Vukčević | University of Belgrade
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 | Electronic edition
Sample issue: Babel 61:1