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Cognitive Linguistics

Editor-in-Chief: Newman, John

IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2014: 1.175
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.513
Rank 34 out of 171 in category Linguistics in the 2014 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report/Social Sciences Edition

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.478
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 1.198
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 0.824

ERIH category 2011: INT1


Aims and Scope

Cognitive Linguistics presents a forum for linguistic research of all kinds on the interaction between language and cognition. The journal focuses on language as an instrument for organizing, processing and conveying information. It is devoted to high-quality research on topics such as: the structural characteristics of natural language categorization (such as prototypicality, cognitive models, metaphor, and imagery); the functional principles of linguistic organization (such as iconicity); the conceptual interface between syntax and semantics; the relationship between language and thought, including matters of universality and language specificity; and the experiential background of language-in-use, including the cultural background, the discourse context, and the psychological environment of linguistic performance. Cognitive Linguistics is a peer-reviewed journal of international scope.

Type of Publication:

Instructions for Authors

1. Submitting an article
Manuscripts should be submitted online to:

You will be required to enter an abstract of maximum 200 words and 3-5 keywords as part of the submission process. Articles must be in English. Authors whose native language is not English are asked to have their articles carefully checked by a native speaker.

2. Peer review
The journal operates a double-blind peer review that usually takes 3-4 months. Submissions are assessed by members of the editorial team and 2 or 3 external reviewers.

3. Formatting and style
Cognitive Linguistics does not require that authors conform to a specific style sheet when submitting manuscripts for review. However, please observe the following conventions:

- We prefer to have figures and tables placed within the text rather than at the end or in a separate file at this stage.
- The References list must be included in the manuscript.
- Footnotes are required, not endnotes.
- The abstract and manuscript must be anonymous. Please do not include your name or any identifying information in the text body or footnotes of the manuscript, or in the filename.

Once accepted for publication, the authors will be required to submit the final version electronically conforming to journal style: please see the De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet. All acknowledgements should appear in an unnumbered section before the References (not in a footnote).

4. Manuscript length
There is no specific limit for article length. Please be advised, however, that reviewers will be instructed to pay careful attention to length-to-content ratios. Brief articles and discussions are encouraged.

5. Permissions
Copies of any letters granting permission to reproduce illustrations or tables from other sources, or lengthy quoted passages, must be included with the manuscript.

6. Book reviews
Book reviews are typically commissioned by the Review Editor. Unsolicited reviews are discouraged. However, individuals interested in reviewing a book may approach the Book Review Editor directly (Amanda Patten); requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

7. Proofs
Authors are asked to check their manuscripts very carefully before submitting them in order to prevent delays and extra costs at proofing. Authors will receive PDF proofs for correction which must be returned by dates given in the publication schedule.

8. Offprints
Upon publication, authors will receive electronic offprints (in PDF format) of their contribution. Guest editors of special issues will receive complimentary print copies of the issue.

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John Newman
Department of Linguistics
Faculty of Arts
4-36A Assiniboia Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton T6G 2E7

Associate Editors
Dagmar Divjak (University of Sheffield, UK)
Mirjam Fried (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
Laura A. Janda (University of Tromsø, Norway)
Zoltán Kövecses (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)
Teenie Matlock (University of California, Merced, USA)
John R. Taylor (University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)

Review Editor
Amanda Patten
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Editorial Assistant
Claudia Heinrich

Editorial Board
Antonio Barcelona (University of Córdoba, Spain)
Joan L. Bybee (University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, USA)
Paul Chilton (Lancaster University, UK)
William Croft (University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, USA)
Ewa Dabrowska (Northumbria University, UK)
Holger Diessel (University of Jena, Germany)
Ad Foolen (Radboud University, The Netherlands)
Dirk Geeraerts (University of Leuven, Belgium)
Raymond W. Gibbs (University of California at Santa Cruz, USA)
Adele E. Goldberg (Princeton University, USA)
Stefan Th. Gries (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)
Tuomas Huumo (University of Turku, Finland)
Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
Seizi Iwata (Kansai University, Osaka, Japan)
Ronald W. Langacker (University of California at San Diego, USA)
Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain)
Brigitte Nerlich (University of Nottingham, UK)
Klaus-Uwe Panther (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Günter Radden (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Sally Rice (University of Alberta, Canada)
Hans Joerg Schmid (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany)
Dan Slobin (University of California - Berkeley, USA)
Elizabeth Closs Traugott (Stanford University, USA)
Javier Valenzuela (University of Murcia, Spain)
Arie Verhagen (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Marjolijn Verspoor (Groningen University, The Netherlands)
Jörg Zinken (University of Portsmouth, UK)

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