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New at De Gruyter!

Cognitive Semiotics

Editor-in-Chief: Bundgaard, Peer F.

2 Issues per year


Aims and Scope

Cognitive Semiotics is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal devoted to high-quality research, integrating perspectives, methods and insight from cognitive science, cognitive linguistics and semiotics, placing meaning-making into the broader context of cognitive, social, and neurobiological processes. The journal is a platform for the study of meaning-making writ large: in our interactions with the surroundings in all domains, in the natural as well as in the social world, in language and other sign vehicles, as well as in perception, and in action.

Please find all back issues freely available under Read content.

Type of Publication:
semiotics; cognitive science; philosophy of mind; psychology; anthropology; aesthetics
360 pages

Instructions for Authors

Contributions should be in English.

Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief Peer Bundgaard at sempb@dac.au.dk.

Manuscripts must be formatted according to the style sheet of the journal (see link below), and should, as a rule, be no longer than 7500 words. An abstract (maximum of 200 words) summarizing the whole article (not just the conclusions) and five keywords should also be supplied. Manuscripts should be reasonably divided into sections, and where necessary, subsections, with numbered headings. All pages of the manuscript should be numbered consecutively.

Tables and figures included in the manuscript should also be submitted in a separate file/files to ensure the best quality for reproduction.

Because manuscripts are evaluated anonymously, they should not bear the author's name or institutional affiliation. Please remove from the manuscript all references or acknowledgements that might indicate the identity of the author.

Review articles should be headed "Review article" and be given an appropriate title that is different from the title of the work(s) under review. The title should be followed by an asterisked footnote, placed at the bottom of the first page of text, containing the bibliographical details of the work(s) under review: *Leonard Talmy, Toward a Cognitive Semantics. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.

References to the work under review should be cited by page number alone (e.g., "p. 16"). Otherwise, the references should conform to the style for articles.

Line drawings and photographs (called "Figures" in the text) must be reproducible originals and should be submitted on separate sheets, carefully numbered and labeled. Captions should be typed on a separate sheet and placed at the end of the manuscript.

Tables should be numbered consecutively and titled, and must be referred to in the text. Please refrain from using phrases such as "preceding" or "following" table, as the printer may not be able to preserve its original position. Each table should be submitted on a separate sheet; captions should be listed on a separate page.

Notes should be kept to an absolute minimum.

Style. Authors should refer to the De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet, especially regarding the proper format for citations and reference entries.

Corrections. Authors are asked to check their manuscripts very carefully before submitting them in order to prevent delays at the proof stage. We ask that authors take special care in checking in-text citations against listings in the References section, making sure the dates and spelling match, and that all works cited are listed.

Proofs. Authors will receive PDF page proofs for correction, which must be returned by dates determined by the publication schedule.

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.

Cognitive Semiotics is covered by the following services:

  • Cabell's Directory
  • Celdes
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ReadCube
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • WorldCat (OCLC)


Peer F. Bundgaard
Aarhus University
Center for Semiotics
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 7
8000 Aarhus
Email: sempb@dac.au.dk

Associate Editors

Merlin Donald (Queen's University, Canada)
Bruno Galantucci (Yeshiva University, USA)
Todd Oakley (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
Göran Sonesson (Lund University, Sweden)


Editorial Board

Per Aage Brandt (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
Seana Coulson (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Terrence W. Deacon (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis, USA)
Jean Petitot (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France)
Frederik Stjernfelt (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Eve Sweetser (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Leonard Talmy (University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA)
Evan Thompson (University of Toronto, Canada)
Mark Turner (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
Patrizia Violi (University of Bologna, Italy)
Jordan Zlatev (Lund University, Sweden)

Advisory Board

Liliana Albertazzi (University of Trento, Italy)
Chiara Ambrosio (University College London, UK)
Juana Isabel Marin-Arrese (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Bernard Baars (The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA, USA)
Alexander Bergs (University of Osnabrück, Germany)
Luis Emilio Bruni  (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Roberto Casati (Jean Nicod Institute, Paris, France)
Roberto Flores (Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico)
Rick Grush (University of California, San Diego, USA)
David Herman (Ohio State University, USA)
Barend van Heusden (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Mark Johnson (University of Oregon, USA)
Kalevi Kull (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Jean Lassègue (CREA, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France)
Ronald Langacker (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Michael Leyton (Rutgers University, USA)
Dominic McIver Lopes (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Raymond A. Mar (York University, Canada)
Irene Mittelberg (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Frederic Nef (Jean Nicod Institute, Paris, France)
Douglas Niño (Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Colombia)
Martina Plümacher (Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany)
Roberto Poli (University of Trento, Italy)
Andreas Roepstorff (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Chris Sinha (University of Portsmouth, UK)
Jesper Sørensen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Mónica Tamariz (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Reuven Tsur (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Kristian Tylén (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Mikkel Wallentin (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Wolfgang Wildgen (University of Bremen, Germany)

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