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The International Journal of the Sociology of Language (IJSL) is dedicated to the development of the sociology of language as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches – theoretical and empirical – supplement and complement each other, contributing thereby to the growth of language-related knowledge, applications, values and sensitivities.Call for Submissions: Joshua A. Fishman AwardThe Joshua A. Fishman Award recognizes outstanding unpublished PhD dissertations on a topic pertaining to the sociology of language. The award carries a cash prize and a nomination for publication in De Gruyter Mouton's Contributions to the Sociology of Language book series. The next deadline for submission is February 15, 2024, for details see the award website. Please note that dissertations will be independently evaluated by a Board of Reviewers and if you have any questions regarding the award selection process, please write to the De Gruyter Mouton team at email@example.com.
Research integrity resourcesThe International Journal of the Sociology of Language follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Guidelines on Publication Ethics and Research integrity on the policies it adopts and how to deal with instances of misconduct. The De Gruyter Statement on Publication Ethics is included below as a PDF.
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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:
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
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.
General EditorAlexandre DuchêneUniversity of FribourgInstitute of MultilingualismRue de Morat 241700 FribourgSwitzerlandE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate EditorsSibonile Ellece (University of Botswana)Maria Sabaté Dalmau (University of Lleida, Spain)Ruanni Tupas (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)Virginia Unamuno (Universidad Nacional de San Martín / CONICET)Jacqueline Urla (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)General Editor EmeritusOfelia GarciaThe Graduate Center, City University of New YorkFounding Editor (1974-2015)
Joshua A. Fishman
Editorial Board (2021-2023)
Ashraf Abdelhay (Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar)Nana Aba Appiah Amfo (University of Ghana, Ghana)Lilian Atanga (University of Bamenda, Cameroon)Mompoloki Bagwasi (University of Botswana, Botswana)Brook Bolander (Monash University, Australia)Juan Eduardo Bonin (Universidad de San Martin/CONICET, Argentina)José del Valle (The Graduate Center, CUNY, USA)Paulin Djité (Université FHB, Côte d'Ivoire)Nicole Dołowy-Rybińska (Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Poland)Jie Dong (Tsinghua University Beijing, China)Nelson Flores (University of Pennsylvania, USA)Ilana Gershon (Indiana University, USA)Monica Heller (University of Toronto, Canada)Miyako Inoue (Stanford University, USA)David Karlander (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)Daniela Lauria (CONICET/ Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)Adrienne Lo (University of Waterloo, Canada)Beatriz Lorente (University of Bern, Switzerland)Luisa Martin Rojo (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)Finex Ndhlovu (University of New England, Australia)Sandra Nossik (Université de Franche-Comté, France)Joseph Sung-Yul Park (National University of Singapore, Singapore)Sari Pietikäinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)Shanthini Pillai (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)Phyak Prem (Tribhuvan University, Nepal)Harshana Rambukwella (Open University of Sri Lanka)Stephanie Rudwick (University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic)Smagulova Juldyz (KIMEP University, Kazakhstan)Lionel Wee (National University of Singapore, Singapore)Virginia Zavala (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru)