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Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Sémiotique

Editor-in-Chief: Danesi, Marcel

IMPACT FACTOR 2018: 0.509

CiteScore 2018: 0.23

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.232
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.478

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    Your benefits:
    • inclusive scope focusing on all branches of semiotic studies
    • multidisciplinary approach to semiotics
    • comprehensive overview of current literature in semiotics
    • prestigious publication of the International Association for Semiotic Studies
    • international and renowned editorial board
    • bilingual publication: English and French

    Aims and Scope

    Semiotica is published in six annual issues, in two languages (English and French), and occasionally in German. From time to time, Special Issues, devoted to topics of particular interest, are assembled by Guest Editors. The publishers of Semiotica offer an annual prize, the Mouton d'Or, to the author of the best article each year. The article is selected by an independent international jury. The 2018 Mouton d'Or Award has been awarded to Per Durst-Andersen and Paul Cobley for their article ‘The communicative wheel: Symptom, signal, and model in multimodal communication,’ which appeared in Issue 225.

    We welcome papers reporting results of research in all branches of semiotic studies.

    Article formats
    Research articles, in-depth reviews, guest editorials, reports

    > Information on submission process


    English, French
    Type of Publication:
    Researchers in the field of semiotics

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/semi and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

    Your benefits of publishing with us
    • Rapid online publication ahead-of-print with short turnaround times
    • Annual prize, the Mouton d'Or, to the author of the best article each year
    • High quality peer-review
    • Easy-to-use online submission system
    • Free publication of color figures both in online and print editions and no page charges
    • Optional open access publication
    • 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
    • Submissions should be formatted according to the De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet, especially regarding the proper format for citations and reference entries
    • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool
    • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
    • The editorial office will forward your manuscript for double-blind peer-review. This takes on average 3-4 months
    • If accepted: you have the option to publish your article open access
    Additional information for manuscript formatting
    • Manuscripts should be no longer than 30–35 pages.
    • Review articles should be headed 'Review article' and given an appropriate title that is different from the title of the work(s) under review. The title should be followed by an asterisked footnote, placed at the bottom of the first page of text, containing the bibliographical details of the work(s) under review: *Ray Jackendoff, Languages of the mind: Essays on mental representation. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992.
    • References to the work under review should be cited by page number alone (e.g., 'p. 16'). Otherwise, the references should conform to the style for articles.
    • Corrections. Authors are asked to check their manuscripts very carefully before submitting them in order to prevent delays at the proof stage. Especially check in-text citations against listings in the References section, to be sure dates and spelling match, and that all works cited are listed.
    • Proofs. Authors will receive PDF page proofs for correction which must be returned by dates determined by the publication schedule.
    • Author copy. Upon publication, authors will receive electronic access to their contribution. Guest editors of special issues will receive complimentary print copies of the issue.
    Please note
    • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication Ethics Statement and our copyright agreement
    • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English or French (please also see the Notes aux Auteurs)
    • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
    • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
    • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

    We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

    Hybrid Open Access

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    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:

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    Semiotica was founded in 1969.

    Other publications in the field
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    Book series:
    Semiotics, Communication and Cognition [SCC]

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    Editorial Information

    Marcel Danesi
    Program in Semiotics and Communication Theory
    Victoria College
    University of Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K7
    e-mail: marcel.danesi@utoronto.ca

    Editor for French
    Stéphanie Walsh Matthews
    e-mail: swalsh@arts.ryerson.ca

    Associate Editors
    Andrea Rocci
    e-mail: andrea.rocci@usi.ch

    Hongbing Yu
    e-mail: njnubrandon@126.com

    Assistant Editor
    Paolo Ammirante
    e-mail: semiotic.utm@utoronto.ca

    Book Review Editors
    Mariana Bockarova (Coordinator)
    e-mail: bockarov@post.harvard.edu

    Claudio Guerri
    Frederik Stjernfelt
    Kim Sung-do

    Caterina Clivio,Vanessa Compagnone, Stacy Costa, Nakia Lee-Foon

    Editorial Committee
    Myrdene Anderson
    Prisca Augustyn
    Paolo Balboni
    Marcello Barbieri
    Arthur Asa Berger
    Mohamed Bernoussi
    Per Aage Brandt
    Thomas Broden
    Patrizia Calefato
    Le Cheng
    Paul Cobley
    John Deely
    Robbie B. H. Goh
    Louis Hébert
    André Helbo
    Anne-Marie Houdebine
    Kalevi Kull
    Solomon Marcus
    Dragana Martinovic
    Frank Nuessel
    Jerzy Pelc
    Jamin Pelkey
    Susan Petrilli
    Roland Posner
    Eddo Rigotti
    Eero Tarasti
    Bill Thompson
    Didier Tsala Effa
    Massimo Vedovelli
    Anne Wagner
    Giovanna Zaganelli
    Yiheng Zhao

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