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Linguistics Vanguard

A Multimodal Journal for the Language Sciences

Editor In Chief: Alexander Bergs, Abigail C. Cohn,  and Jeff Good
Your benefits:
  • Innovative multimodal platform for disseminating scholarship
  • Concise research articles as well as overview articles
  • Quick turnaround time from submission to review and acceptance to publication
  • Covers all areas of linguistics, including interdisciplinary research

Linguistics Vanguard is a new channel for high quality articles and innovative approaches in all major fields of linguistics. This multimodal journal is published solely online and provides an accessible platform supporting both traditional and new kinds of publications. Linguistics Vanguard seeks to publish concise and up-to-date reports on the state of the art in linguistics as well as cutting-edge research papers. With its topical breadth of coverage and anticipated quick rate of production, it is one of the leading platforms for scientific exchange in linguistics. Its broad theoretical range, international scope, and diversity of article formats engage students and scholars alike.

All topics within linguistics are welcome. The journal especially encourages submissions taking advantage of its new multimodal platform designed to integrate interactive content, including audio and video, images, maps, software code, raw data, and any other media that enhances the traditional written word. The novel platform and concise article format allows for rapid turnaround of submissions. Full peer review assures quality and enables authors to receive appropriate credit for their work. The journal publishes general submissions as well as special collections. Ideas for special collections may be submitted to the editors for consideration (linguistics.vanguard@degruyter.com)

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Volume 6 (2020): Issue s3 (Sep 2020): The impact of COVID-19 on language and linguistics (2020)

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

Your benefits of publishing with us:
  • Rapid online publication with short turnaround times
  • Continuous online publication of newly-accepted articles throughout the year
  • High impact
  • High quality double blind peer-review
  • Easy-to-use online submission system
  • Free publication of color figures and no page charges
  • 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
  • The target length for contributions is 3,000-4,000 words (plus references and ancillary material)
  • Before submission please check De Gruyter Mouton's style sheet
  • Initial submissions must be anonymous: the authors’ names should not appear in the text and the authors’ identities deleted from the file properties
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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

However, the Publisher and Editors of Linguistics Vanguard recognise that some authors may not have the necessary funding to pay the full article processing charge to ensure their work is available in an Open Access format. Equally, some articles are of insufficient length to justify the full rate. Please do contact us if you find yourself in either situation and we will do our best to show some flexibility.


Alexander Bergs
Osnabrück University, Germany

Abigail C. Cohn
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Jeff Good
University at Buffalo, NY, USA

Area Editors

Christine Dimroth (University of Münster, Germany) [second language acquisition, bilingualism, information structure]
Susanne Flach (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland) [cognitive linguistics, quantitative corpus linguistics, (diachronic) construction grammar, lexico-grammar; English]
Diana Forker (University of Jena, Germany) [language documentation, functional language description, language contact; East Caucasian, West Caucasian, Kartvelian, Armenian]
Alice Gaby (Monash University, Australia) [Australian Aboriginal languages, cognitive linguistics, linguistic anthropology]
Eitan Grossman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) [typology, historical linguistics, language contact; Afroasiatic languages (especially Egyptian-Coptic and Semitic)]
Mie Hiramoto (National University of Singapore, Singapore) [sociolinguistics, linguistics anthropology, gender & sexuality]
Thomas Hoffmann (Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany) [construction grammar, usage-based linguistics, corpus linguistics; varieties of English]
Guillaume Jacques (CRLAO, CNRS Paris, France) [historical linguistics, language documentation, grammaticalization; Sino-Tibetan, Algonquian, Siouan language families]
Shigetu Kawahara (University of Keio, Japan) [phonetics, phonology, experimental phonology; Japanese]
Laurel Mackenzie (New York University, USA) [sociolinguistics, language variation and change, dialectology; varieties of English, varieties of French]
Arne Nagels (University of Mainz, Germany) [neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, language dysfunctions/disorders]
Bhuvana Narasimhan (University of Colorado, USA) [first language acquisition, discourse-pragmatics, lexical semantics; Hindi, Tamil languages]
Jason Shaw (Yale University, USA) [phonetics, phonology, prosody]
Kaius Sinnemäki (University of Helsinki, Finland) [typology, language contact, morphology, language complexity]
Rebecca Starr (National University of Singapore, Singapore). [sociolinguistics, language variation and change, acquisition of variation; Japanese, Chinese languages, world Englishes]
Remi van Trijp (Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris, France) [computational linguistics, construction grammar, evolutionary linguistics]
Eva Wittenberg (University of California, San Diego, USA) [psycholinguistics, language processing, linguistic architecture; German, English]
Igor Yanovich (University of Tübingen, Germany) [computational linguistics, historical linguistics, semantics]
Jochen Zeller (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) [morphology, syntax, lexicon; Bantu languages]
Georgia Zellou (University of California, Davis, USA) [phonetics, phonology, speech perception]



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