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Cognitive Linguistics

Editor-in-Chief: Newman, John

4 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 2.135

CiteScore 2016: 1.29

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 1.247
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 1.485


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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

You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to...
…and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

Book reviews are typically commissioned by the Review Editor. Unsolicited reviews are discouraged. However, individuals interested in reviewing a book may approach the Book Review Editor directly (Amanda Patten, A.L.Patten@bham.ac.uk).

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  • 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
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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
Please note

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

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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)
Martin Hilpert (Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
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)
Vsevolod Kapatsinski (University of Oregon, USA)
Ronald W. Langacker (University of California at San Diego, USA)
Jeannette Littlemore (University of Birmingham, UK)
Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain)
Klaus-Uwe Panther (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Fey Parrill (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
Frank Polzenhagen (University of Heidelberg, 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)
Jordan Zlatev (Lund University, Sweden)

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