International Journal of Corpus Linguistics

The International Journal of Corpus Linguistics (IJCL) publishes original research covering methodological, applied and theoretical work in any area of corpus linguistics. Through its focus on empirical language research, IJCL provides a forum for the presentation of new findings and innovative approaches in any area of linguistics (e.g. lexicology, grammar, discourse analysis, stylistics, sociolinguistics, morphology, contrastive linguistics), applied linguistics (e.g. language teaching, forensic linguistics), and translation studies. Based on its interest in corpus methodology, IJCL also invites contributions on the interface between corpus and computational linguistics. The journal has a major reviews section publishing book reviews as well as corpus and software reviews. The language of the journal is English, but contributions are also invited on studies of languages other than English. IJCL occasionally publishes special issues (for details please contact the editor). All contributions are peer-reviewed.
IJCL offers authors the option to publish articles as Open Access, click here for an example.

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ISSN 1384-6655 | E-ISSN 1569-9811 | Electronic edition
Sample issue: IJCL 20:1
Michaela Mahlberg | Birmingham, UK
Consulting Editor
Wolfgang Teubert | Birmingham, UK
Reviews Editor
Beatrix Busse | Heidelberg, Germany
Editorial Assistant
Gavin Brookes | Nottingham, UK
Lorenzo Mastropierro | Birmingham, UK
Editorial Board
Svenja Adolphs | University of Nottingham, UK
Paul Baker | Lancaster University, UK
Michael Barlow | University of Auckland, New Zealand
Tony Berber Sardinha | Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
Silvia Bernardini | University of Bologna, Italy
Douglas Biber | Northern Arizona University, USA
Lynne Bowker | University of Ottawa, Canada
Ronald Carter | University of Nottingham, UK
František Čermák | Charles University, Czech Republic
Jiansheng Chen | Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China
Susan Conrad | Portland State University, USA
Jonathan Culpeper | Lancaster University, UK
Tomaž Erjavec | Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Stefan Evert | Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Zhiwei Feng | Institute of Applied Linguistics, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China
Sylviane Granger | Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Stefan Th. Gries | University of California, Santa Barbara
Patrick Hanks | University of the West of England / University of Wolverhampton, UK
Michael Hoey | University of Liverpool, UK
Anne O'Keeffe | Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland
Merja Kytö | Uppsala University, Sweden
Wenzhong Li | Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
Anna Mauranen | University of Helsinki, Finland
Tony McEnery | Lancaster University, UK
Joybrato Mukherjee | Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Giovanni Parodi | Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Rūta Petrauskaitė | Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Simon Preston | University of Nottingham, UK
Antoinette Renouf | Birmingham City University, UK
Ute Römer | Georgia State University, USA
Mike Scott | Aston University, UK
Michael Stubbs | University of Trier, Germany
Elena Tognini-Bonelli | University of Siena, Italy
Geoffrey Williams | Université de Bretagne-Sud, France
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Current issue: 22:4, available as of December 2017
Next issue: 23:1, expected June 2018

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Main BIC Subject

CFX: Computational linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General

Volume 23 (2018)

Volume 22 (2017)

Volume 21 (2016)

Volume 20 (2015)

Volume 19 (2014)

Volume 18 (2013)

Volume 17 (2012)

Volume 16 (2011)

Volume 15 (2010)

Volume 14 (2009)

Volume 13 (2008)

Volume 12 (2007)

Volume 11 (2006)

Volume 10 (2005)

Volume 9 (2004)

Volume 8 (2003)

Volume 7 (2002)

Volume 6 (2001)

Volume 5 (2000)

Volume 4 (1999)

Volume 3 (1998)

Volume 2 (1997)

Volume 1 (1996)


Submitting a manuscript

The lengths of full research papers should normally be between 7,000 and 10,000 words. Shorter notes on new corpora or technical descriptions of tools and annotation schemes can be published as articles of an extent between 2,000 and 4,000 words. For further details on the format of a submission please take a look at the guidelines below.

The IJCL is a peer-reviewed jounal and referees will be looking at a paper with regard to its originality, significance, academic rigour, and presentation of the argument. A MS submitted for publication in the IJCL should not at the same time be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the journal’s online submission and manuscript tracking site.

Please consult the Short Guide to EM for Authors before you submit your paper. Manuscripts of articles and reviews must be prepared in accordance with the style sheet.

If you are not able to submit online, or for any other editorial correspondence, please contact the editors:

Michaela Mahlberg
University of Birmingham
Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics
3 Elms Road

For general enquiries:
Gavin Brookes

For the production process of accepted papers:
Lorenzo Mastropierro

Reviews editor:
Beatrix Busse
Anglistisches Seminar
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Kettengasse 12