Journal of Politeness Research
Language, Behaviour, Culture
Ed. by Grainger, Karen
2 Issues per year
IMPACT FACTOR 2011: 1.050
Rank 38 out of 161 in category Linguistics in the 2011 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report/Social Sciences Edition.
ERIH category 2011: INT2
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Aims and Scope
Contributions to the Journal of Politeness Research focus on various aspects of politeness as a complex linguistic and non-linguistic phenomenon. The multidisciplinary journal broadens and sharpens the understanding of the nature of politeness by providing a much-needed forum for synergies to develop between researchers approaching politeness from different disciplinary angles. The journal also strengthens and widens the existing cross-cultural and intercultural body of politeness research by encouraging new contributions from lesser-studied cultures and languages. Journal of Politeness Research is associated with the work of the international Linguistic Politeness Research Group (LPRG).
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Instructions for Authors
1. Submitting an article for publication
Manuscripts of articles (approx. 50,000-60,000 characters, including punctuation, spaces, etc.) should be in English. Authors whose native language is not English are asked to have their article carefully checked by a native speaker. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically. Please e-mail submissions as attached files to the Editor-in-Chief:
The article must be accompanied by 1) cover sheet listing after 'Submission for Journal of Politeness': name(s) of the author(s); full institutional address and e-mail address of the main author; short title of the article (for running head); size of the paper in total characters (including punctuation, spaces, etc.); 2) abstract of no more than 200 words, summarizing the whole paper, not just the conclusions; 3) a list of up to six keywords; 4) bionote (brief academic biography of the author in 50-75 words) on a separate sheet.
2. Peer review
The journal operates a double-blind peer review that usually takes four months. Submissions are sent to 2 reviewers.
3. Formatting and style
Once accepted for publication, the author(s) will be required to submit the final version electronically conforming to journal style. Please see the De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet for details regarding journal style. If possible, a common wordprocessing program such as WORD should be used. Any special characters used should be labeled and clearly identified at their first occurrence. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to reject any articles that do not conform to the requirements.
Copies of any letters granting permission to reproduce illustrations or tables from other sources, or lengthy quoted passages, must be included with the manuscript.
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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Journal of Politeness Research is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:
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Faculty of ACES
Sheffield Hallam University
University of Leeds, UK
Loughborough University, UK
Christine Christie (Loughborough University, UK)
Francesca Bargiela University of Warwick, UK)
Sandra Harris (Nottingham Trent University, UK)
Sara Mills (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
Richard Watts (University of Berne, Switzerland)
Robert Arundale (University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA)
Arin Bayraktaroglu (The Cambridge Centre for Languages, UK)
Shoshana Blum Kulka (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Penelope Brown (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands)
Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University, UK)
Janet Holmes (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Thomas Holtgraves (Ball State University, Indiana, USA)
Juliane House (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Richard Janney (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany)
Gabriele Kasper (University of Hawai’i, USA)
Abdennour Kharraki (University Mohammed 1, Morocco)
Miriam Locher (University of Basel, Switzerland)
Rosina Marquez-Reiter (University of Surrey, UK)
Yoshiko Matsumoto (Stanford University, California, USA)
David Morand (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Yuling Pan (United States Census Bureau, USA)
Barbara Pizziconi (SOAS, University of London, UK)
Maria Sifianou (University of Athens, Greece)
Helen Spencer Oatey (University of Warwick, UK)
I welcome a new journal dedicated to politeness studies as it is difficult to think of a recent research space in which more has been contributed to our understanding of interpersonal communication. An editorial team of the highest quality has been assembled to give direction to this new venture and the journal will undoubtedly provide even greater impetus to the expansion of ever more powerful and influential research in the field."
Professor Ronald Carter, School of English Studies, University of Nottingham
"This is a much needed new journal which will provide a focal point for research exploring politeness and impoliteness. Researchers and students can now read about work detailing the latest advances in theory and methodology as well as the latest findings from empirical studies, all in one coherent publication. The journal will be invaluable to anyone working in the field."
Jennifer Coates, Professor of English Language and Linguistics, Roehampton University