Lingvisticae Investigationes (LI) invites researchers in linguistics and language resources to propose special volumes.
L.I. is a forty-year old international journal founded by Maurice Gross. It is published and distributed by John Benjamins Publishing Company. It is listed in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH PLUS) for Linguistics, published by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). L.I. is ranked as Q2 (among the 50% best journals in Linguistics and Language) for years 2012 and 2014 on the basis of the Scimago Journal Rank (SJR).
Two recent special issues of Lingvisticae Investigationes have been republished as books:
A public call for papers is issued and widely disseminated, at least in English, and at least on a web site or on international diffusion lists.
The special volume has a scientific committee, whose members are in charge of reviewing the anonymous submitted papers, and selecting among them for publication in the special volume. The selection of the papers for publication is made on full versions of the papers: the final versions should not be significantly longer than or different from the papers originally submitted. The names of the reviewers are publicly announced in the call for papers. The reviews transferred to authors are anonymous.
A special volume can be linked to a conference or not. (If it is, there are two rounds of selection. The first round selects the papers to be presented at the conference, and the second one aims at publishing a selection of them in the special volume. The first round follows a public call for papers.)
A proposal for a special volume must be sent to the editors or secretary of LI. The criteria for validating proposals are:
Once a proposal for a special volume is accepted by the editors of LI, the authors of the proposal become guest editors of the volume. They are responsible for:
Please provide the following information in your proposal for a special volume.
|public call for papers||T0 + 2 months (T0 = date of the proposal of the special volume)|
|submission of papers||T0 + 8 months|
|notification to authors||T0 + 9 months|
|final version of papers||T0 + 10 months|
|publication||T0 + 12 months|
|public call for papers||T0 + 2 months (T0 = date of proposal)|
|submission for conference||T0 + 5 months|
|notification to authors||T0 + 6 months|
|final version for conference||T0 + 8 months|
|conference||T0 + 10 months|
|submission for journal||T0 + 13 months|
|notification to authors||T0 + 14 months|
|final version for journal||T0 + 16 months|
|publication||T0 + 18 months|
The call for papers describes the theme of the future volume. It should also state
The call for papers should point out that submission is anonymous, and that the selection of the papers for publication is made on full versions of the papers: the final versions should not be significantly longer than or different from the papers originally submitted.
|public call for papers||guest editor||volume number||date|
|Call for LGC 2008||Michele de Gioia||32:2||2009|
|French Syntax in Contrast||Béatrice Lamiroy, Karen Lahousse||33:2||2010|
|there has not been a special volume in 2011||-||-||2011|
|SMS Communication: A Linguistic Approach||Louise-Amélie Cougnon, Cédrick Fairon||35:2||2012|
|Adverbs and Adverbial Complements||Ignazio Mauro Mirto, Jan Radimský||36:2||2013|
|Morphology and its interfaces||Dany Amiot, Delphine Tribout, Natalia Grabar, Cédric Patin, Fayssal Tayalati||37:2||2014|
|Spanish Phraseology: Varieties and Variations||Xavier Blanco, Pedro Mogorrón||38:2||published in 2015|
|Lexical Plurals||Marie Lammert, Peter Lauwers||39:2||2016|
|Transitivity and Valency: from theory to acquisition||Georgia Fotiadou, Hélène Vassiliadou||40||2017|
|the call for 2018 is open||-||41||2018|
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