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An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences

Editor In Chief: Volker Gast
Your benefits:
  • Comprehensive overview of traditional disciplines of linguistics as well as neighboring disciplines
  • In-depth analysis of language within various subfields of linguistics
  • Ground-breaking interdisciplinary research from the language sciences
  • Rigorous peer-review

Linguistics publishes articles addressing research questions of current or general relevance that make a significant contribution to our understanding of human language as a system of communication or a cognitive, social and historical phenomenon. This includes aspects of grammatical organization (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax) as well as questions of meaning and use (semantics, pragmatics, discourse). Studies may deal with linguistic systems as instantiated in speaking, signing, writing and other modes of communication, as well as the language users themselves and their communities (e.g. psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics). The focus may be on one or several languages, the perspective may be synchronic or diachronic, the methodology may be qualitative or quantitative, and the approach may be exploratory or confirmatory. Linguistics publishes up to two special issues a year in these areas, for which it welcomes proposals.

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Abstracting & Indexing

Linguistics is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • BLL Bibliographie Linguistischer Literatur
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
  • IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Index Copernicus
  • J-Gate
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • JournalGuide
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Linguistic Bibliography
  • Linguistics Abstracts Online
  • Microsoft Academic
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • OLC Germanistik
  • OLC Linguistik
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • Web of Science - Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • Web of Science - Current Contents/Arts & Humanities
  • Web of Science - Social Sciences Citation Index
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • Yewno Discover


You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ling and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process. Please see the Information for Authors before submitting (there are special guidelines for Registered Reports). If you have any more questions, you can contact linguistics@uni-jena.de.

Your benefits of publishing with us Submission process
  • Submission of your paper
  • Double-blind peer-review process (you will be guided through every step)
  • Decision on your paper (currently about 20 weeks from submission to first decision)
  • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
  • Publication online and in print
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

Linguistics Editorial Office

Department of English and American Studies
University of Jena
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8
D-07743 Jena
e-mail: linguistics@uni-jena.de


Volker Gast
University of Jena, Germany

Assistant Editor

Ann Kelly
University of Jena, Germany

Editorial Board

Harald Baayen, Tübingen
Östen Dahl, Stockholm
Nick Enfield, Sydney
Ricardo Etxepare, Bayonne
José Hualde, Urbana
Beth Levin, Stanford
Yen-hui Audrey Li, Los Angeles
Caroline Rowland, Nijmegen

Board of Consulting Editors
Patrícia Amaral, Bloomington, IN
Matthew Baerman, Guildford
Heike Behrens, Basel
Delia Bentley, Manchester
Ruth Berman, Tel Aviv
Walter Bisang, Mainz
Sonia Colina, Tucson, AZ
Denis Creissels, Lyon
William Croft, Albuquerque, NM
Stuart Davis, Bloomington, IN
Henrik De Smet, Leuven
Stephen M. Dickey, Lawrence, KS
Mark Dingemanse, Nijmegen
Dagmar Divjak, Sheffield
Michael Dunn, Uppsala
Sam Featherston, Tübingen
Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton, NJ
Ad Foolen, Nijmegen
Mirjam Fried, Prague
Matthias Gerner, Hong Kong
Jennifer Hay, Christchurch
Nancy Hedberg, Burnaby, BC
Henriette Hendriks, Cambridge
Daniel Hole, Stuttgart
Sunwoo Jeong, Seoul
Zhuo Jing-Schmidt, Eugene, OR
Evelien Keizer, Vienna
Ekkehard König, Berlin
Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm, Stockholm
Martin Kümmel, Jena
Robert Ladd, Edinburgh
Natalia Levshina, Nijmegen
Jo-Wang Lin, Taipei
Åshild Næss, Oslo
Isabel Pérez-Jiménez, Alcalá
Iván Ortega-Santos, Memphis, TN
Jonathan Owens, Bayreuth
Chongwon Park, Duluth, MN
Mamoru Saito, Nagoya
Devyani Sharma, London
Joanna Ut-seong Sio, Olomouc
Andrew Spencer, Colchester
Shiao Wei Tham, Singapore
Sze-Wing Tang, Hong Kong
Jacqueline Visconti, Genoa
Liulin Julie Zhang, Honolulu, HI

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