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Cognitive Linguistics

Editor-in-Chief: Newman, John

4 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2015: 1.375
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.527
Rank 29 out of 179 in category Linguistics in the 2015 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report/Social Sciences Edition

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.592
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 1.277
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 0.833


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    Your benefits:
    • State-of-the-art linguistic research on the interaction between language and cognition
    • Diverse theoretical frameworks within cognitive linguistics
    • Timely publication of high quality peer-reviewed research
    • Interdisciplinary and open approach to cognitive linguistics
    • Comprehensive overview of current literature in cognitive linguistics

    Aims and Scope

    Cognitive Linguistics presents a forum for linguistic research of all kinds on the interaction between language and cognition. The journal focuses on language as an instrument for organizing, processing and conveying information. Cognitive Linguistics is a peer-reviewed journal of international scope.

    • the structural characteristics of natural language categorization (such as prototypicality, cognitive models, metaphor, and imagery);
    • the functional principles of linguistic organization, as illustrated by iconicity;
    • the conceptual interface between syntax and semantics;
    • the experiential background of language-in-use, including the cultural background;
    • the relationship between language and thought, including matters of universality and language specificity

    Article formats
    Research Article, Book Review, Commentary, Reply

    > Information on submission process

    Dr. Weiwei Zhang has been awarded The Early Career Research Paper Prize sponsored by RaAM (the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor) for her co-authored article (Zhang, Geeraerts & Speelman 2015) in the journal Cognitive Linguistics.

    Zhang, W., D. Geeraerts & D. Speelman (2015) Visualizing onomasiological change: Diachronic variation in metonymic patterns for WOMAN in Chinese. Cognitive Linguistics 26:2, 289–330.


    Type of Publication:
    institutes, libraries, linguists, literary scholars

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

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    Your benefits of publishing with us
    • Rapid online publication ahead-of-print with short turnaround times
    • High quality manuscript processing through ScholarOne Manuscripts®
    • Optional open access publication
    • Accepted papers will be published online first as DOI-citable, forward-linked articles for quickest possible visibility for the scientific community
    • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
    • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
    • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
    • Professional sales and marketing support
    Submission process
    • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool
    • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
    • The journal operates a double-blind peer review that usually takes 4-5 months
    • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
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    Cognitive Linguistics was founded by De Gruyter Mouton and Dirk Geeraerts in 1990. The first issue came out in February 1990.

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    Editorial Information

    John Newman
    Department of Linguistics
    University of Alberta
    e-mail: cogling@ualberta.ca
    School of Languages
    Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics
    Menzies Building
    20 Chancellors Walk
    Monash University, Clayton
    Vic. 3800

    Associate Editors
    Dagmar Divjak (University of Sheffield, UK)
    Mirjam Fried (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
    Laura A. Janda (University of Tromsø, Norway)
    Zoltán Kövecses (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)
    Teenie Matlock (University of California, Merced, USA)
    John R. Taylor (University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)

    Review Editor
    Amanda Patten
    Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics
    University of Birmingham
    e-mail: a.l.patten@bham.ac.uk

    Editorial Assistant
    Claudia Heinrich

    Editorial Board
    Antonio Barcelona (University of Córdoba, Spain)
    Paul Chilton (Lancaster University, UK)
    William Croft (University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, USA)
    Ewa Dabrowska (Northumbria University, UK)
    Holger Diessel (University of Jena, Germany)
    Ad Foolen (Radboud University, The Netherlands)
    Dirk Geeraerts (University of Leuven, Belgium)
    Raymond W. Gibbs (University of California at Santa Cruz, USA)
    Stefan Th. Gries (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)
    Tuomas Huumo (University of Turku, Finland)
    Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
    Seizi Iwata (Kansai University, Osaka, Japan)
    Ronald W. Langacker (University of California at San Diego, USA)
    Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain)
    Klaus-Uwe Panther (University of Hamburg, Germany)
    Günter Radden (University of Hamburg, Germany)
    Sally Rice (University of Alberta, Canada)
    Hans Joerg Schmid (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany)
    Dan Slobin (University of California - Berkeley, USA)
    Elizabeth Closs Traugott (Stanford University, USA)
    Javier Valenzuela (University of Murcia, Spain)
    Arie Verhagen (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
    Jörg Zinken (University of Portsmouth, UK)

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