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An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences

Editor-in-Chief: van der Auwera, Johan

IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2015: 0.763
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.872
Rank 78 out of 179 in category Linguistics in the 2015 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report/Social Sciences Edition

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.496
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 1.099
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 0.689


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    Aims and Scope

    Linguistics publishes articles and book reviews in the traditional disciplines of linguistics as well as in neighboring disciplines insofar as these are deemed to be of interest to linguists and other students of natural language.

    Linguistics also publishes occasional Special Issues in these fields for which it welcomes proposals.

    Linguistics is a peer-reviewed journal of international scope.


    Type of Publication:

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Linguistics welcomes submissions of the following types: articles; squibs; book reviews; and replies. Book reviews are normally by invitation but unsolicited reviews may be accepted. Reviews are of two types: brief summaries (500-1000 words) and lengthier "Review Articles" that may cover more than one book and will be treated as Articles and thus peer reviewed. We encourage short replies to published articles. Any Replies received may be sent to Consulting Editors or others for invited commentary to appear with the Reply. All submissions should be original material neither submitted nor published elsewhere.

    The address for submissions is linguistics@ua.ac.be.

    Submissions should be in English with American spelling. Contributors whose native language is not English should have their manuscripts read by a qualified native speaker before submission. With the exception of squibs and reviews, all articles must include an abstract of no more than 200 words and keywords. Pages should be numbered. Lines should be numbered page by page.

    Authors should submit one electronic file containing complete author affiliations, address information, and acknowledgments and two electronic manuscript files - one PDF file and one file in a common wordprocessing format (not LaTeX), preferably MSWord. No hard copies are required. All fonts used must be Unicode. Authors should be prepared to provide their special fonts (in TTF format) if necessary. Initial submissions must be anonymous: the authors' names should not appear in the text and the authors' identities deleted from the file properties. Please list all works in the References that have been cited in the text. Do not list works that have not been cited. Authors are advised to adhere as closely as possible to the De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet, especially regarding the form of Figures, Tables, Citations, and the References. For Examples, authors should attempt to follow the Leipzig Glossing Rules.

    Authors should obtain permission for any copyrighted material used in the submission.

    Articles accepted for publication: Authors are required to revise their manuscripts to conform completely to the De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet, and all examples presented in the text must adhere to the Leipzig Glossing Rules. (Please follow the links provided above). Manuscripts should be free of Endnote coding.

    Refereeing: Linguistics follows the "double-blind" refereeing procedure. The identities of both the authors and the referees remain confidential. All submissions other than short book reviews are refereed.

    Proofs: Authors will receive PDF page proofs for correction, which must be returned by dates determined by the publication schedule. Please note that contributions may be additionally copyedited to conform to journal style.

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





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    Abstracting & Indexing

    Linguistics is covered by the following services:

    • Baidu Scholar
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    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • De Gruyter - IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • De Gruyter - IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Elsevier - SCOPUS
    • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • Gale/Cengage
    • Genamics JournalSeek
    • Google Scholar
    • INIST Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique
    • J-Gate
    • JournalTOCs
    • Linguistic Bibliography Online
    • Linguistics Abstracts Online
    • MLA International Bibliography
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ProQuest (relevant databases)
    • PsycINFO
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    • SCImago (SJR)
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    • Thomson Reuters - Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    • Thomson Reuters - Current Contents/Arts & Humanities
    • Thomson Reuters - Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
    • Thomson Reuters - Social Sciences Citation Index
    • UB Frankfurt - BLL Bibliographie Linguistischer Literatur
    • UB Frankfurt - OLC Germanistik
    • UB Frankfurt - OLC Linguistik
    • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Linguistics invites authors to submit manuscripts (see “Instructions for Authors” for guidelines) to:

    Linguistics Editorial Office
    Center for Grammar, Cognition, and Typology
    University of Antwerp
    Prinsstraat 13
    2000 Antwerp
    e-mail: Linguistics@ua.ac.be

    Johan van der Auwera
    University of Antwerp, Belgium

    Assistant Editor
    Ann Kelly
    University of Antwerp, Belgium

    Editorial Board
    R. Harald Baayen (Tübingen, Germany)
    Östen Dahl (Stockholm, Sweden)
    Hans-Martin Gärtner (Budapest, Hungary)
    José Hualde (Urbana, IL, USA)
    Wolfgang Klein (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
    Beth Levin (Stanford, CA, USA)
    Yen-hui Audrey Li (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

    Board of Consulting Editors
    Matthew Baerman (Guildford, UK)
    Heike Behrens (Basel, Switzerland)
    Ruth Berman (Tel Aviv, Israel)
    Walter Bisang (Mainz, Germany)
    Richard Coates (Bristol, UK)
    Denis Creissels (St Martin d'Uriage, France)
    William Croft (Albuquerque, NM, USA)
    Stuart Davis (Bloomington, IN, USA)
    Katherine Demuth (Sydney, Australia)
    Dagmar Divjak (Sheffield, UK)
    Frank Drijkoningen (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
    Michael Dunn (Uppsala, Sweden)
    Ricardo Etxepare (Bayonne, France)
    Ad Foolen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
    Daniel Hole (Stuttgart, Germany)
    Sharon Inkelas (Berkeley, CA, USA)
    Ekkehard König (Berlin, Germany)
    Robert Ladd (Edinburgh, UK)
    Christian Lehmann (Erfurt, Germany)
    Åshild Naess (Oslo, Norway)
    Heiko Narrog (Sendai, Japan)
    Jonathan Owens (Bayreuth, Germany)
    Chongwon Park (Duluth, MN, USA)
    Li Ping (University Park, PA, USA)
    Frans Plank (Konstanz, Germany)
    Rebecca Posner (Oxford, UK)
    Iggy Roca (Colchester, UK)
    Devyani Sharma (London, UK)
    Andrew Spencer (Colchester, UK)
    Arnim von Stechow (Tübingen, Germany)
    Dieter Wunderlich (Berlin, Germany)

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