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Journal of Politeness Research

Language, Behaviour, Culture

Ed. by Grainger, Karen

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 1.441
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 1.521
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 1.909


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    Aims and Scope

    Contributions to the Journal of Politeness Research focus on various aspects of politeness as a complex linguistic and non-linguistic phenomenon. The multidisciplinary journal broadens and sharpens the understanding of the nature of politeness by providing a much-needed forum for synergies to develop between researchers approaching politeness from different disciplinary angles. The journal also strengthens and widens the existing cross-cultural and intercultural body of politeness research by encouraging new contributions from lesser-studied cultures and languages. Journal of Politeness Research is associated with the work of the international Linguistic Politeness Research Group (LPRG).


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    Instructions for Authors

    1. Submitting an article for publication

    Manuscripts should be submitted online to: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jplr

    Manuscripts of articles (approx. 50,000-60,000 characters, including punctuation, spaces, etc.) should be in English. Authors whose native language is not English are asked to have their article carefully checked by a native speaker.

    2. Peer review
    The journal operates a double-blind peer review that usually takes four months. Submissions are sent to 2 reviewers.

    3. Formatting and style
    Once accepted for publication, the author(s) will be required to submit the final version electronically conforming to journal style. Please see the De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet for details regarding journal style. If possible, a common wordprocessing program such as WORD should be used. Any special characters used should be labeled and clearly identified at their first occurrence. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to reject any articles that do not conform to the requirements.

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    6. Offprints
    Upon publication, authors will receive electronic offprints (in PDF format) of their contribution. Guest editors of special issues will receive complimentary print copies of the issue.

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    Editorial Information


    Karen Grainger
    Department of Humanities
    Sheffield Hallam University
    Owen Building
    S1 1WB
    e-mail: Politeness.Research@degruyter.com

    Review Editor

    Isabelle van der Bom
    Sheffield Hallam University
    Owen Building, Floor 11
    Howard Street
    S1 1WB
    e-mail: i.v.bom@shu.ac.uk

    Editorial Assistants

    Elizabeth Marsden
    University of Huddersfield

    Isabelle Van Der Bom
    Sheffield Hallam University
    e-mail: i.v.bom@shu.ac.uk

    Editorial Board

    Christine Christie (Loughborough University, UK)
    Bethan Davies (Leeds University, UK)
    Andrew Merrison (York St John University, UK)
    Sara Mills (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
    Louise Mullany (Nottingham University, UK)

    Advisory Board

    Robert Arundale (University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA)
    Penelope Brown (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands)
    Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University, UK)
    Michael Haugh (University of Queensland, Australia)
    Janet Holmes (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
    Thomas Holtgraves (Ball State University, Indiana, USA)
    Juliane House (University of Hamburg, Germany)
    Richard Janney (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany)
    Daniel Kadar (University of Huddersfield, UK)
    Luanga Kasanga (University of Bahrain)
    Gabriele Kasper (University of Hawai’i, USA)
    Abdennour Kharraki (University Mohammed 1, Morocco)
    Miriam Locher (University of Basel, Switzerland)
    Sinfree Bullock Makoni (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
    Rosina Marquez-Reiter (University of Surrey, UK)
    Yoshiko Matsumoto (Stanford University, California, USA)
    David Morand (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
    Jim O'Driscoll (University of Huddersfield, UK)
    Yuling Pan (United States Census Bureau, USA)
    Barbara Pizziconi (SOAS, University of London, UK)
    Maria Sifianou (University of Athens, Greece)
    Helen Spencer Oatey (University of Warwick, UK)
    Marina Terkourafi (University of Illinois, USA)


    I welcome a new journal dedicated to politeness studies as it is difficult to think of a recent research space in which more has been contributed to our understanding of interpersonal communication. An editorial team of the highest quality has been assembled to give direction to this new venture and the journal will undoubtedly provide even greater impetus to the expansion of ever more powerful and influential research in the field."
    Professor Ronald Carter, School of English Studies, University of Nottingham

    "This is a much needed new journal which will provide a focal point for research exploring politeness and impoliteness. Researchers and students can now read about work detailing the latest advances in theory and methodology as well as the latest findings from empirical studies, all in one coherent publication. The journal will be invaluable to anyone working in the field."
    Jennifer Coates, Professor of English Language and Linguistics, Roehampton University

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