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Now inviting submissions!

Writing Systems Research (WSR) publishes original empirical or theoretical articles concerned with any issue to do with the analysis, acquisition, development or processing of writing systems in contemporary, historical or fictional use in normal or impaired single or multiple language users.

The editors invite research-based contributions from relevant fields such as applied linguistics, psychology, computing and education.

Writing Systems Research aims to publish work concerned with any issue to do with the analysis, use and acquisition of writing systems. Submissions are welcome from any of the following areas:
1. The linguistic analysis of writing systems at various levels
2. The learning and use of writing systems
3. Neurolinguistics and writing systems
4. The cognitive correlates and consequences of writing systems
5. Writing systems and computer/new media

WSR does not publish pedagogically oriented papers, papers on writing and reading in the sense of ‘academic writing’, or philological or historical research, unless they are of interest to researchers working on the analysis, use and acquisition of writing systems. It insists not only on standards of proof appropriate to psychological research in terms of size, rigour, etc, but also on descriptions of language consonant with linguistics.

How to submit your paper

• Click here to view author guidelines.

• Submit your article online via Manuscript Central here

• If you have any queries about submitting your article, please email the editors at:
wsr.editorialoffice@oxfordjournals.org