Editor-in-Chief: Newman, John
4 Issues per year
IMPACT FACTOR 2012: 0.780
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.131
Rank 57 out of 160 in category Linguistics in the 2012 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report/Social Sciences Edition
ERIH category 2011: INT1
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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.
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Instructions for Authors
1. Submitting an article for publication
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically. Please e-mail attached files with Subject Header ''Submission for Cognitive Linguistics'' to the Editor-in-chief, John Newman. Platform independent formats (such as .pdf, .ps, and .rtf) are preferred.
Please include your name, full contact details, the title of your paper and the abstract followed by 3-5 keywords in the main body of your message. Please make sure that the manuscript that you attach is anonymous, i.e. there is no indication of its authorship anywhere in the paper. If your manuscript uses fonts with non-Roman script, it is best to use a unicode font to ensure readability. Articles should be in English. Authors whose native language is not English are asked to have their article 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 format when submitting articles for review. However, please observe the following conventions:
- Include an abstract of 200 words or less placed before the text body of the manuscript followed by 3-10 keywords.
- The entire text should be double-spaced, with ample margins, and the pages should be numbered.
- We prefer to have figures and tables placed within the text rather than at the end or in a separate file.
- Please submit the paper as a single file rather than sending references, figures etc. as separate files.
- Footnotes are preferred to endnotes.
- Please do not include your name or any identifying information in the text body of the manuscript.
Once accepted for publication, the authors will be required to submit the final version electronically conforming to journal style. Please include an unnumbered (asterisk) footnote which includes your academic affiliation, postal address, and e-mail.
Please see the De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet for details regarding journal style.
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.
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.
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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