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About the Journal

Journal of Semantics aims to be the premier journal in semantics. It covers all areas in the study of meaning, with a focus on formal and experimental methods. The Journal welcomes submissions on semantics, pragmatics, the syntax/semantics interface, cross-linguistic semantics, experimental studies of meaning (processing, acquisition, neurolinguistics), and semantically informed philosophy of language.

Types of articles
Journal of Semantics all types of research articles – with the usual proviso that length must be justified by scientific value.
Besides standard articles, the Journal welcomes ‘squibs’, i.e. very short empirical or theoretical contributions that make a pointed argument (these appear in the 'Short Contributions' section).

Editorial decisions within 10 weeks The Journal aims to make editorial decisions within 10 weeks of submission.

We ask reviewers for papers submitted to Journal of Semantics to take the journal's high standards into account when preparing a review report. A copy of the standard invitation letter we send to referees is available here.
Authors may include their names on their manuscripts, but they need not do so. (The head of the Advisory Board may carry out the functions of an Editor. To avoid conflicts of interest, he handles any manuscript submitted by one of the Editors, and he is thus responsible for selecting referees and making an editorial decision. He is also responsible for selecting an Editor in case a submission is authored by an associate of the Managing Editor.)

Abstracting and Indexing Services

The Journal of Semantics is covered by the following abstracting/indexing services:

ABELL: Annual Bibliography, English Language & Literature
ABES (Annotated Bib. For English Studies)
Bibliographie Linguistique/Linguistic Bibliography
Humanities Index/Abstracts/Full Text
Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts
Periodicals Index Online (PIO)
Literature Online (LION)
PROQUEST DATABASE : Arts & Humanities Full Text
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest 5000 International
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Computing
Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition
The Standard Periodical Directory

Impact factor and Ranking

YearImpact FactorSsi: Linguistics
20151.20741 out of 179
20141.07439 out of 171
20130.55284 out of 169
20120.58178 out of 160
20110.48182 out of 161
20100.78357 out of 141

Managing Editor

Rick Nouwen

Associate Editors

Maria Aloni
David Barner
Seth Cable
Cleo Condoravdi
Danny Fox
Jon Gajewski
Valentine Hacquard
Chris Kennedy
Maribel Romero
Daniel Rothschild
Bernhard Schwarz
Roger Schwarzschild
Yael Sharvit
Benjamin Spector
Zoltán Gendler Szabó

For Authors

Open Access options for authors - visit Oxford OpenRCUK Open Access

Open access options for authors - visit Oxford Open

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