Please note that our journal has adopted a new Open Data Policy effective as of 1 July 2020
State-of-the-art linguistic research on the interaction between language and cognition
Appreciation of diverse theoretical frameworks within wider usage-based linguistics
Favours an interdisciplinary approach to the study of language
Timely publication of high quality peer-reviewed research
Objective 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 and seeks to publish only works that represent a significant advancement to the theory or methods of cognitive linguistics, or that present an unknown or understudied phenomenon.
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
Research Articles - these are substantive pieces presening original research, totalling between 8,000 and 10,000 words on first submission
Registered report - each year we have space for one registered report that tackles a core question in cognitive linguistics. See the registered reports guidelines for more information.
Review paper - each year we have space for one paper that reviews progress in a core area of cognitive linguistics.
Commentaries & Replies to Research Articles - with prior consent of the Editor-in-Chief only.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with topics for a Review Paper, Commentary or Reply. Note that we no longer accept Book Reviews.
As per De Gruyter policy, no author list changes are permitted after acceptance of an article. The De Gruyter production team is instructed to enforce this policy during the production/proofing process.
Your benefits of publishing with us
Double-blind peer-review aimed at improving the quality of your paper
Online publication ahead-of-print
Accepted papers are published online first as DOI-citable, articles are forward-linked for the quickest possible visibility to the scientific community
Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
Each submitted manuscript must include a data availability statement (see the Open Data Policy for details)
A Research Article should normally be between 8,000 and 10,000 words when first submitted. Authors should report the total word count (including tables, footnotes and appendices but excluding references and supplementary material) at the end of the manuscript. The final, accepted version of an article may be longer as a result of necessary revisions, but will generally not exceed 12,000 words.
Commentaries and Replies to Research Articles are by invitation only - Please contact email@example.com before submitting
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:
Editor-in-Chief Dagmar Divjak University of Birmingham Department of Modern Languages & Department of English Language and Linguistics Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT UK e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Consulting Editor for Methodology and Registered Reports Petar Milin University of Birmingham, UK
Consulting Editor for Theory John Newman University of Alberta, Canada & Monash University, Australia
Associate Editors Martin Hilpert (Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland) Zoltán Kövecses (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary) Karin Madlener-Charpentier (University of Basel, Switzerland) Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (KU Leuven, Belgium) Sherman Wilcox (University of New Mexico, USA)
Editorial Assistant Dagmar Hanzlikova
Editorial Board Antonio Barcelona (University of Córdoba, Spain) Paul Chilton (Lancaster University, UK) William Croft (University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, USA) Ewa Dabrowska (University of Birmingham, 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) Lynn Hou (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) Irene Mittelberg (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) Klaus-Uwe Panther (University of Hamburg, Germany) Fey Parrill (Case Western Reserve University, USA) Frank Polzenhagen (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany) Sally Rice (University of Alberta, Canada) Hans Joerg Schmid (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany) Dingfang Shu (Shanghai International Studies University, China) Karen Sullivan (University of Queensland, Australia) Javier Valenzuela (University of Murcia, Spain) Arie Verhagen (Leiden University, The Netherlands) Jörg Zinken (University of Portsmouth, UK) Jordan Zlatev (Lund University, Sweden)