Gesture publishes articles reporting original research, as well as survey and review articles, on all aspects of gesture. The journal aims to stimulate and facilitate scholarly communication between the different disciplines within which work on gesture is conducted. For this reason papers written in the spirit of cooperation between disciplines are especially encouraged.
Topics may include, but are by no means limited to: the relationship between gesture and speech; the role gesture may play in communication in all the circumstances of social interaction, including conversations, the work-place or instructional settings; gesture and cognition; the development of gesture in children; the place of gesture in first and second language acquisition; the processes by which spontaneously created gestures may become transformed into codified forms; the documentation and discussion of vocabularies of ‘quotable’ or ‘emblematic’ gestures; the relationship between gesture and sign; studies of gesture systems or sign languages such as those that have developed in factories, religious communities or in tribal societies; the role of gesture in ritual interactions of all kinds, such as greetings, religious, civic or legal rituals; gestures compared cross-culturally; gestures in primate social interaction; biological studies of gesture, including discussions of the place of gesture in language origins theory; gesture in multimodal human-machine interaction; historical studies of gesture; and studies in the history of gesture studies, including discussions of gesture in the theatre or as a part of rhetoric.
Gesture provides a platform where contributions to this topic may be found from such disciplines as linguistics, archaeology, anthropology, biology, communication studies, neurology, ethology, theatre studies, literature and the visual arts, cognitive psychology and computer engineering.
Gesture publishes its articles Online First.
All prices for print + online include postage/handling.
|Online-only||Print + online|
|Volume 22 (2023): 3 issues; ca. 375 pp.||EUR 308.00||EUR 355.00|
|Volume 21 (2022): 3 issues; ca. 375 pp.||EUR 308.00||EUR 348.00|
Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 85.00 (online‑only: EUR 80.00)
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.
|Online-only||Print + online|
(Vols. 1‒20; 2001‒2021)
|EUR 6,103.00||EUR 6,489.00|
|Volume 20 (2021)||3 issues; 375 pp.||EUR 308.00||EUR 348.00|
|Volume 19 (2020)||3 issues; 450 pp.||EUR 370.00||EUR 417.00|
|Volume 18 (2019)||3 issues; 450 pp.||EUR 363.00||EUR 409.00|
|Volume 17 (2018)||3 issues; 450 pp.||EUR 352.00||EUR 397.00|
|Volume 16 (2017)||3 issues; 450 pp.||EUR 342.00||EUR 385.00|
|Volume 15 (2016)||3 issues; 450 pp.||EUR 342.00||EUR 374.00|
|Volume 14 (2014)||3 issues; 450 pp.||EUR 342.00||EUR 363.00|
|Volume 13 (2013)||3 issues; 450 pp.||EUR 342.00||EUR 352.00|
|Volumes 7‒12 (2007‒2012)||3 issues; avg. 450 pp.||EUR 332.00 each||EUR 342.00 each|
|Volumes 1‒6 (2001‒2006)||2 issues; avg. 300 pp.||EUR 225.00 each||EUR 232.00 each|
Volume 20 (2021)
Volume 19 (2020)
Volume 18 (2019)
Volume 17 (2018)
Volume 16 (2017)
Volume 15 (2016)
Volume 14 (2014)
Volume 13 (2013)
Volume 12 (2012)
Volume 11 (2011)
Volume 10 (2010)
Volume 9 (2009)
Volume 8 (2008)
Volume 7 (2007)
Volume 6 (2006)
Volume 5 (2005)
Volume 4 (2004)
Volume 3 (2003)
Volume 2 (2002)
Volume 1 (2001)
10 January 2023
10 November 2022
30 September 2022
30 August 2022
4 August 2022
2 June 2022
30 May 2022
22 November 2021
28 September 2021
Gesture 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: Sotaro Kita, S.Kitawarwick.ac.uk
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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.
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.
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