Special issues. The International Journal of the Sociology of Language invites proposals for special issues. Special issues proposals should be submitted via our electronic system, Scholar one, please go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijsl and you will be guided through the process (please select "Special Issue proposal"). The submitted document should include the following information:
- Proposed Title
- Outline of the Issue (3-4 pages). What is this issue about? Why is it important? What contribution does it make to the study of language in society? What other studies have been conducted in this area, and what does your Issue contribute to this specific field? The outline should also include a bibliography.
- Table of content, including abstracts and titles of each paper
- List of authors (including their affiliation and emails)
- Approximate submission date for the issue
- Short CV of Guest editor(s)
You are free to decide how many papers will be included in the Special Issue. The length of published papers usually ranges from 7 000 – 10 000 words (approximately 25 to 35 pages Times New Roman double-spaced). The manuscript should not exceed 400 000 characters (spaces included) in total.
Papers can be written in English, French, German and Spanish. Further languages may also be considered.
IJSL wishes to ensure a broad participation of scholars and encourages Guest Editors to consider the inclusion of scholars located in regions less represented in academic publishing.
If your proposal is accepted, we will then send you guidelines for you to read and agree to before an issue can be commissioned. The acceptance of a special issue proposal does not guarantee its’ publication. Please bear in mind that all papers will have to go through a careful peer-review process handled by the Journal’s editorial team.
Article submission. The International Journal of the Sociology of Language invites submissions of unsolicited articles for consideration for publication. Each of the six issues published annually will include a dedicated section for Singles papers. We accept submissions in English, French, Spanish, or German. The length of published papers usually ranges from 7 000 – 10 000 words (approximately 25 to 35 pages Times New Roman double-spaced). Your manuscript should be submitted via our online submission system, Scholar one, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijsl (please select "Article") and you will be guided through the process.
Preparing your manuscript
- Please format your manuscript according to the De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet. Failure to do this may result in rejection of the manuscript.
- Please make sure your paper is fully anonymized since submissions are subject to double-blind peer-review.
- Authors are asked to check their manuscripts very carefully before submitting them in order to prevent delays and extra costs at the proof stage. In-text citations should be carefully checked against listings in the Reference section to make sure that publication dates and the spelling of names match, and that all works cited are listed, and vice versa.
- Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication Ethics Statement and our copyright agreement
- If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for journal authors
The Special Issue proposals are reviewed by the General Editor and the Associate Editors. You will be informed by email about the decision. You might also be asked to revise the proposal based on the Editorial Team comments.
The double-blind peer-review process for articles (including articles submitted within a Special Issue) takes on average two months. Submissions are sent to 2–3 reviewers. You will be informed by e-mail if your manuscript has been accepted or rejected or if it requires revision. Every effort is made to respond to authors in a timely manner.
Authors will receive electronic proofs (PDF format) for correction, which must be returned by dates determined by the publishers.
Upon publication, authors will receive electronic offprints (in PDF format) of their contribution.
Hybrid Open Access
Authors have the option to publish their article under an open access license. The standard article processing charge for a hybrid open access article is 2,000 Euro (plus VAT if applicable). Please note that corresponding authors from institutions with which we have a transformative agreement, can publish open access without paying the fee. More information on the eligible institutions and articles can be found here.