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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.
Semiotica is a peer-reviewed journal of international scope.
- DE GRUYTER MOUTON
- English, French
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Instructions for Authors
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.
Details on availability and prices of recent back volumes and issues will be provided on request from email@example.com. All volumes of the majority of our journals* with the noted exception of the current volume are being offered by
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(* For periodicals not included in this agreement, please refer to the distribution address provided by the link "Back Issues" on the homepage of the periodical.)
Semiotica is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:
- CIOS: ComAbstracts
- Dietrich's Index Philosophicus
- EBSCO: Communication Abstracts, Communication and Mass Media Index, Current Abstracts
- Elsevier: Scopus
- ERIH - European Reference Index for the Humanities
- Gale/Cengage: Academic One File
- IBR Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlicher Zeitschriftenliteratur
- IBZ Internationale Bibliographie der geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
- ISI: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Current Contents
- Linguistic Abstracts
- MLA International Bibliography
- ProQuest: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences
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Book Review Editors
Paul Perron (Coordinator) (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Arthur Asa Berger
Per Aage Brandt
Robbie B. H. Goh