Concentric | Studies in Linguistics

Hsiao-Hung Iris Wu | National Taiwan Normal University
Li-Hsin Ning | National Taiwan Normal University

Concentric: Studies in Linguistics is a refereed, biannual journal, publishing research articles on all linguistic studies on the languages in the Asia-Pacific region. Review articles and book reviews with solid argumentation are also welcomed.

The journal is currently co-published by the Department of English at National Taiwan Normal University in Taiwan and John Benjamins Publishing Company and is a partially open access journal.

ISSN: 1810-7478 | E-ISSN: 2589-5230
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Volume 49 (2023)

Volume 48 (2022)

Volume 47 (2021)

Volume 46 (2020)

Volume 45 (2019)

Advisory Board
Chin-chuan Cheng | Academia Sinica
Peter Cole | University of Delaware
C.-T. James Huang | Harvard University
Shuanfan Huang | Yuan Ze University
Paul Jen-kuei Li | Academia Sinica
Yen-hui Audrey Li | University of Southern California
Marie-Claude Paris | Université Denis Diderot (Paris 7)
Malcolm D. Ross | The Australian National University
James H.-Y. Tai | National Chung Cheng University
Chiu-yu Tseng | Academia Sinica
H. Samuel Wang | Yuan Ze University
Editorial Board
Zhiming Bao | National University of Singapore
Alvin Cheng-Hsien Chen | National Taiwan Normal University
Su-chiao Chen | National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Hintat Cheung | The Education University of Hong Kong
Raung-fu Chung | Southern Taiwan University
ORCID logoShu-kai Hsieh | National Taiwan University
Hui-chuan J. Huang | Academia Sinica
Lilian M. Huang | Shih Chien University
ORCID logoZhuo Jing-Schmidt | University of Oregon
ORCID logoHuei-ling Lai | National Chengchi University
ORCID logoDavid C.S. Li | The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hsi-Yao Su | National Taiwan Normal University
ORCID logoHongyin Tao | University of California, Los Angeles
Niina Ning Zhang | National Chung Cheng University
Editorial Assistant
Sung-Chuan Hu | concentric.ling at
Subscription Info
Current issue: 48:2, available as of November 2022
Next issue: 49:1, expected May 2023

General information about our electronic journals.

Subscription rates

All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

Online-only Print + online
Volume 49 (2023): 2 issues; ca. 260 pp. EUR 155.00 EUR 173.00

Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 70.00 (online‑only:  EUR 65.00)
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.

Available back-volumes

Online-only Print + online
Complete backset
(Vols. 45‒48; 2019‒2022)
8 issues;
1,020 pp.
EUR 617.00 EUR 677.00
Volumes 46‒48 (2020‒2022) 2 issues; avg. 260 pp. EUR 155.00 per volume EUR 170.00 per volume
Volume 45 (2019) 2 issues; 240 pp. EUR 152.00 EUR 167.00

Concentric offers online submission.

Before submitting, please consult the guidelines and the Short Guide to EM for Authors.

If you are not able to submit online, or for any other editorial correspondence, please contact the editors via e-mail: concentric.ling at


John Benjamins journals are committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics and to supporting ethical research practices. Please read this Ethics Statement.

Rights and Permissions

Authors must ensure that they have permission to use any third-party material in their contribution; the permission should include perpetual (not time-limited) world-wide distribution in print and electronic format.

For information on authors' rights, please consult the rights information page.

Open Access

For information about permission to post a version of your article online or in an institutional repository ('green' open access or self-archiving), please consult the rights information page.

This journal offers the possibility for accepted papers to be published Open Access through payment of an Article Publication Charge (APC) of EUR 1800 (excl. tax); more information can be found on the publisher's Open Access Policy page.

Corresponding authors from institutions with which John Benjamins has a Read & Publish arrangement can publish Open Access without paying a fee; information on the institutions and which articles qualify, can be found on this page.


John Benjamins Publishing Company has an agreement in place with Portico for the archiving of all its online journals and e-books.


Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General