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Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Sémiotique

Editor-in-Chief: Danesi, Marcel

5 Issues per year

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.235
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.761

ERIH category 2011: INT2


Aims and Scope

Semiotica, the Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, was founded in 1969 and appears in five volumes of four issues per year, in two languages (English and French), and occasionally in German.

Semiotica features articles reporting results of research in all branches of semiotic studies, in-depth reviews of selected current literature in the field, and occasional guest editorials and reports. From time to time, Special Issues, devoted to topics of particular interest, are assembled by Guest Editors.

The publishers of Semiotica offer an annual prize, the Mouton d'Or, to the author of the best article each year. The article is selected by an independent international jury.

The 2014 Mouton d'Or Award has been awarded to Irit Degani-Raz for her article ' "Language as calculus" in Beckett's writing: A new perspective on Beckett's conception of language,' which appeared in Volume 200-1/4 of Semiotica.

Semiotica is a peer-reviewed journal of international scope.

English, French
Type of Publication:

Instructions for Authors

Contributions should be in English or French. Please also see the Notes aux Auteurs. Manuscripts should be submitted as e-mail attachments to the Editor-in-chief, Marcel Danesi.

Manuscripts must be double-spaced with wide margins on one side of standard A4 typing paper (or equivalent) and should be no longer than 30-35 pages. Submissions which exceed this length will not be considered. An abstract (maximum of 200 words) summarizing the whole article (not just the conclusions); six keywords; and a bionote (maximum of 75 words) should also be supplied. Manuscripts should be reasonably divided into sections, and where necessary, subsections, with numbered headings. All pages of the manuscript should carry the page number and the author's last name.

Review articles should be headed 'Review article' and 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: *Ray Jackendoff, Languages of the mind: Essays on mental representation. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992.
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.

Style. Submissions should be formatted according 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. Especially check in-text citations against listings in the References section, to be sure 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.

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Marcel Danesi
Program in Semiotics and Communication Theory
Victoria College
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K7
e-mail: marcel.danesi@utoronto.ca

Associate Editor

Stéphanie Walsh-Matthews
e-mail: swalsh@arts.ryerson.ca

Assistant Editor

Paolo Ammirante
e-mail: semiotic.utm@utoronto.ca

Book Review Editors

Mariana Bockarova (Coordinator)
e-mail: bockarov@post.harvard.edu
Paul Colilli
Claudio Guerri
Frederik Stjernfelt
Kim Sung-do


Caterina Clivio
Vanessa Compagnone
Stacy Costa

Editorial Committee

Myrdene Anderson
Prisca Augustyn
Paolo Balboni
Marcello Barbieri
Arthur Asa Berger
Mohamed Bernoussi
Per Aage Brandt
Thomas Broden
Patrizia Calefato
Le Cheng
Paul Cobley
John Deely
Umberto Eco
Robbie B. H. Goh
Louis Hébert
André Helbo
Anne-Marie Houdebine
Kalevi Kull
Dragana Martinovic
Solomon Marcus
Frank Nuessel
Jerzy Pelc
Jamin Pelkey
Susan Petrilli
Roland Posner
Eddo Rigotti
Andrea Rocci
Eero Tarasti
Bill Thompson
Didier Tsala Effa
Giovanna Zaganelli
Yiheng Zhao

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