Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Sémiotique
Editor-in-Chief: Danesi, Marcel
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.275
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.661
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 0.191
- inclusive scope focusing on all branches of semiotic studies
- multidisciplinary approach to semiotics
- comprehensive overview of current literature in semiotics
- international and renowned editorial board
- bilingual publication: English and French
Aims and Scope
Semiotica is published in six annual issues, in two languages (English and French), and occasionally in German. 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 2015 Mouton d'Or Award has been awarded to Anne-Laure Kiviniemi for her article ‘Dire l’indicible et décrire l’indescriptible: Ressources imagières et linguistiques des poilus’, which appeared in Volume 207–1/4.
We welcome papers reporting results of research in all branches of semiotic studies.
Research articles, in-depth reviews, guest editorials, reports
Umberto Eco (1932-2016)
The Semiotica community mourns the passing of one of its longest-standing Editorial Committee members who devoted his life to the international recognition of semiotics. In recognition of his work, please see the recent special issue of Semiotica: Issue 206 (Aug 2015): Umberto Eco’s interpretative semiotics: Interpretation, encyclopedia, translation, Guest Editors: Cinzia Bianchi and Clare Vassallo (FREE access for a limited period).
- DE GRUYTER MOUTON
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- Type of Publication:
- Researchers in the field of semiotics
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- The editorial office will forward your manuscript for double-blind peer-review. This takes on average 3-4 months
- If accepted: you have the option to publish your article open access
- Manuscripts should be no longer than 30–35 pages.
- 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.
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Program in Semiotics and Communication Theory
University of Toronto
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Book Review Editors
Mariana Bockarova (Coordinator)
Caterina Clivio,Vanessa Compagnone, Stacy Costa, Nakia Lee-Foon
Arthur Asa Berger
Per Aage Brandt
Robbie B. H. Goh
Didier Tsala Effa