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Research in Language

The Journal of University of Lodz

4 Issues per year

CiteScore 2016: 0.27

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.271
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.453


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    • Research in Language (RiL) is an international journal committed to publishing excellent studies in the area of linguistics and related disciplines focused on human communication. Language studies, as other scholarly disciplines, undergo two seemingly counteracting processes: the process of diversification of the field into narrow specialized domains and the process of convergence, strengthened by interdisciplinarity. It is the latter perspective that RiL editors invite for the journal, whose aim is to present language in its entirety, meshing traditional modular compartments, such as phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, and offer a multidimensional perspective which exposes varied but relevant aspects of language, e.g. the cognitive, the psychological, the institutional aspect, as well as the social shaping of linguistic convention and creativity.
    • Affiliated at the crosswords between Eastern and Western Europe and between the Slavic and the Anglo-American tradition, RiL is uniquely suited not only to represent current linguistics research, but also provoke confrontation and provide a forum for discussion for researchers rooted in different schools, distant both in theory and geographical space, from Europe and beyond.
    • RiL publishes original research articles and book reviews.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    • Presents original research in theoretical and applied linguistics with a strong focus on research methodology and originality of the data.
    • Brings together contributions from all traditional and non-traditional as well as interdisciplinary fields of language studies.

    Why submit

    • Fast, fair, and constructive peer review,
    • Promotion of each published article,

    Rejection Rate

    • About 25% of submitted articles

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    The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

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    Instructions for Authors

    Guidelines for authors can be found here

    • Journal address:

    Research in Language
    Instytut Anglistyki Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego,
    ul. Pomorska 171/173, 90-236, Lodz

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    Editorial Information

    Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Łódź, Poland

    Associate Editors
    Jan Majer, University of Łódź, Poland
    Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka, University of Łódź, Poland (& Reviews)

    Founding Editor
    Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, University of Łódź, Poland

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Janusz Arabski † , University of Silesia, Poland
    Niels Davidsen-Nielsen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
    Martin Everaert, Utrecht University, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, the Netherlands
    Jacek Fisiak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
    † James Higginbotham, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Magnus Huber, Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen, Germany
    Richard Hudson, University College London, United Kingdom
    Andreas H. Jucker, University of Zürich, Switzerland
    Roman Kalisz † , Gdańsk University, Poland
    Tomasz P. Krzeszowski, Warsaw University, Poland
    Ronald W. Langacker, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Michael Oakes, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
    John Osborne, University of Savoy at Chambery, France
    Linda Shockey, University of Reading [Special Issue Editor]
    Hans Sauer, University of Munich, Germany
    Marina Sbisà, University of Trieste, Italy
    Piotr Stalmaszczyk, University of Łódź, Poland
    Aleksander Szwedek, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
    Stella Tagnin, University of Săo Paulo, Brazil
    Beatrice Warren, University of Lund, Sweden
    Igor Ž. Žagar,University of Maribor, Slovenia

    Marek Molenda, University of Łódź, Poland

    Language Editor
    Martin Hinton, University of Lodz, Poland
    Paul Wilson, University of Łódź, Poland

    Technical Editor
    Michał Kornacki, University of Lodz, Poland

    Research in Language
    ul. Pomorska 171/173, 90-236, Lodz

    Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
    01-811 Warsaw, Poland
    T: +48 22 701 50 15

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