Internet Pragmatics promotes interdisciplinary dialogue and interface studies between pragmatics and other fields including but not limited to sociology, media studies, digital communication, discourse analysis, cognitive science, anthropology, psychology, philosophy and even neuroscience. The journal intends to contribute to a better and deeper understanding of language use and interaction in cyberspace and of human beings in and across mediated contexts.
Internet Pragmatics publishes its articles Online First.
All prices for print + online include postage/handling.
|Online-only||Print + online|
|Volume 6 (2023): 2 issues; ca. 320 pp.||EUR 154.00||EUR 176.00|
|Volume 5 (2022): 2 issues; ca. 320 pp.||EUR 154.00||EUR 173.00|
Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 60.00 (online‑only: EUR 55.00)
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.
|Online-only||Print + online|
(Vols. 1‒4; 2018‒2021)
|EUR 606.00||EUR 681.00|
|Volumes 3‒4 (2020‒2021)||2 issues; avg. 320 pp.||EUR 154.00 each||EUR 173.00 each|
|Volume 2 (2019)||2 issues; 320 pp.||EUR 151.00||EUR 170.00|
|Volume 1 (2018)||2 issues; 320 pp.||EUR 147.00||EUR 165.00|
Volume 5 (2022)
Volume 4 (2021)
Volume 3 (2020)
Volume 2 (2019)
Volume 1 (2018)
2 August 2022
15 July 2022
11 July 2022
1 June 2022
28 April 2022
2 February 2022
29 November 2021
24 November 2021
25 October 2021
18 October 2021
28 April 2021
6 April 2021
Articles should be in English. English spelling and style should be consistently either British or American throughout. If you are not a highly proficient user of English, you should have the paper checked by an English language professional.
Contributions, maximally 10,000 words in length (including references, an abstract of 100-150 words, 5-8 keywords and a 70-word bio), should be submitted as email attachments in Word to: internetpragmaticsfoxmail.com.
It is essential that the references are formatted to the specifications given in these guidelines, as these cannot be formatted automatically. This journal uses the ‘Author-Date’ style as described in the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style.
References in the text: These should be as precise as possible, giving page references where necessary; for example (Görlach 2003: 152-154) or: as in Brown et al. (1991: 252). All references in the text should be matched by items in the references section.
References section: References should be listed first alphabetically and then chronologically. The section should include all (and only!) references that are actually mentioned in the text.
A note on capitalization in titles. For titles in English, CMS uses headline-style capitalization. In titles and subtitles, capitalize the first and last words, and all other major words (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, some conjunctions). Do not capitalize: articles; prepositions (unless used adverbially or adjectivally, or as part of a Latin expression used adverbially or adjectivally); the conjunctions and, but, for, or, nor; to as part of an infinitive; as in any grammatical function; parts of proper names that would be lower case in normal text; the second part of a species name. For more details and examples, consult the Chicago Manual of Style. For any other languages, and English translations of titles given in square brackets, CMS uses sentence-style capitalization: capitalization as in normal prose, i.e., the first word in the title, the subtitle, and any proper names or other words normally given initial capitals in the language in question.
Yus, Francisco. 2011. Cyberpragmatics: Internet-Mediated Communication in Context. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Book (edited volume):
Dynel, Marta, and Jan Chovanec (eds). 2015. Participation in Public and Social Media Interactions. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Article (in book):
Arundale, Robert B. and David Good. 2002. “Boundaries and sequences in studying conversation.” In Rethinking Sequentiality: Linguistics Meets Conversational Interaction, ed. by Anita Fetzer, and Christiane Meierkord, 121-150. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Article (in journal):
Claes, Jeroen, and Luis A. Ortiz López. 2011. “Restricciones pragmáticas y sociales en la expresión de futuridad en el español de Puerto Rico [Pragmatic and social restrictions in the expression of the future in Puerto Rican Spanish].” Spanish in Context 8: 50–72.
Haugh, Michael, Wei-Lin Melody Chang, and Dániel Z. Kádár. 2015. “’Doing deference’: Identities and relational practices in Chinese online discussion boards.” Pragmatics 25(1): 73-98.
Please use ample margins and 1.5 line spacing.
Do not use running heads and avoid full justification and ‘stiff’ hyphenation. Examples, quotations, tables, headings etc. should be presented in a clear and consistent way, so that they can be identified and formatted in the style of our journal. References should be given in accordance with our style sheet (‘Instructions to Authors’); font enhancements (such as italics, bold face, caps, small caps, etc.) may be applied directly in the text itself.
Whatever formatting or style conventions are employed, please be consistent.
Tables and figures
All tables, figures, and trees must fit within the page size as specified below:
4.5” x 7.5” (≈ 11,5 cm x 19 cm)
Please be aware that prior to typesetting, the pages will have to be reduced in size; any lettering etc. should be big enough to be legible also after reduction. Suggested font setting for main text: Times (New) Roman 12 pts. For tables and footnotes: Times Roman 10 pts (absolute lowest size: 8 pts).
Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively and provided with appropriate captions. They should be referred to in the main text as “Table 2”, “Figure 3”, etc. (avoid expressions such as “in the following table: ...” or “See the figure below.”).
Please indicate the preferred positioning of tables and figures in the text in this way:
INSERT FIG 1 HERE
It is not necessary to provide running heads. For articles with long titles (which in general should be avoided), a shortened version (max. 55 characters), to be used as running head, may be provided on the cover sheet of your contribution.
Emphasis and foreign words:
Use italics for words in languages other than English as well as for emphasis.
Boldface should be used only for highlighting words within italicized stretches and for headings.
Please refrain from the use of FULL CAPS (except for focal stress and abbreviations). Using small caps is sometimes a viable option.
Do not use underlining except when conventionally required in your field of research. (It is OK to use underlining for highlighting within examples as an alternative to boldface).
For conventionally used terms or expressions (e.g., ‘context of situation’), please
use single quotes; these may also be used as ‘scare quotes’ to focus attention on a particular word or expression. For glosses and directly quoted forms and expressions, always use double quotes.
Sections and headings
Articles should be conveniently divided into sections and, if necessary, subsections. If you do not use electronic styling, please mark section headings as follows:
Level 1 = bold italics, one line space before, section number flush left. Text starts immediately below.
Level 2 = italics, one line space before, section number flush left. Text starts immediately below.
Level 3ff = italics, one line space before, section number flush left. Headings end with a full stop, with the text following on the same line.
Numbering should be in Arabic numerals (no Roman numbers for footnotes either!). Do not use italics for numbering; use full stops between numbers and after the last number, thus:
Section 1. ...
Section 2.3.1. ....
In-text quotations should be given in double quotation marks.
Quotations longer than three lines should be indented left and right, without quotation marks, followed by the appropriate reference to the source on a separate line (left adjusted). Such long quotations should be set off from the main text by a line of space above and below.
Should not be indented. If numbered, please number as follows:
(or a. .......................)
(or b. .......................)
Lists that run on with the main text may be numbered using parentheses:
(1).............., (2)............., etc.
Examples and glosses
Examples should be numbered with Arabic numerals in parentheses, thus: (1) ...; (2) ...; etc..
Examples in languages other than English should be in italics; an approximate translation should be provided. Between the original and the translation lines, a line with glosses (and in cases of more ‘exotic’ languages, a line containing a morphemic breakdown) may be added. Such interlinear information is given without punctuation or highlighting. For the abbreviations in the interlinear gloss, CAPS may be used; these will be converted to small caps by our typesetters in the final formatting.
Please note that lines 1 and 2 are lined up through the use of spaces: it is essential that the number of elements in lines 1 and 2 match. If two words in the example correspond to one word in the gloss use a full stop to glue the two together (2a). Morphemes are separated by hyphens (1, 2b).
Every next level in the example gets one indent/tab.
“He has written many best-sellers.’”
“Jan loves Marie.”
“Ed and Floor are going to live together.”
For glossing (where applicable), use the Leipzig Glossing Rules (www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/resources/glossing-rules.php). Use small caps, not full caps for category labels: green~att-m.pl, not green~ATT-M.PL.
Notes should be kept to a minimum and should be submitted as numbered endnotes.
***Note: indicators in the text should appear at the end of sentences or phrases, and follow the respective punctuation marks.
Funding information should be provided if funding was received through a grant for the research that is discussed in the article, including funder name and grant number, in a separate section called "Funding information" before (an Acknowledgment section and) the References.
Acknowledgments (other than funding information, see above) should be added in a separate, unnumbered section entitled "Acknowledgments", placed before the References.
Appendices should follow the References.
When submitting your article, please observe the following:
Make sure that you submit the final, clean version of the manuscript, together with all accompanying files (figures etc., if submitted separately).
All pages should be numbered throughout.
As the journal follows a double blind reviewing process, authors should avoid any self-identifying elements in the manuscript. If reference to one’s own work is needed, the word “Author” can be used.
The first page of the manuscript should contain the title, a self-contained abstract (100-150 words) and 5-8 keywords. On a separate page, authors should provide the title of the article, the author’s name and affiliation, full postal and e-mail address and a short bio (max. 70 words).
Authors are responsible for observing the laws of copyright when quoting or reproducing material.
File naming conventions
When naming your files please use the following conventions: Use the first three characters of the first author’s last name, followed by the proper three character file extension. For example, if that name is Johnson, the respective document file should be named JOH.DOC. Do not use the three character extension except for identifying the file type, as provided by the system (e.g. JOH.DOC is OK, but not JOH.ART, JOH.REV; instead use JOHART.DOC, JOHR1.DOC, etc.). Figures, tables etc. should be named using the appropriate standard extensions, e.g. JOH1.EPS, JOH2.TIF, JOH3.XLS, etc.
MS Word (PC or Mac) is our preferred submission format, although other formats are possible as well. If, for some reason, a different format is required than the one supplied, we will contact you.
Please supply figures as converted to Encapsulated Postscript (EPS) or Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) in addition to the original creation files. (Note that the typesetters cannot make corrections or changes in figures that are supplied as graphics).
The first author of a contribution will receive a PDF of first proofs of the article for correction via email and will be requested to return the corrections to the journal editor within 7 days of receipt. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from www.adobe.com which will enable you to read and print the file. Please limit corrections to the essential. It is at the publisher’s discretion not to implement substantial textual changes or to charge the author. If it is absolutely necessary to change larger chunks of text (i.e. more than just a few words), it is best to submit the changes on disk (with identical hard copy).
Please contact the journal editor if you cannot handle proofs for your article in electronic format (i.e., receive the proofs as a PDF-attachment at your email address).
All editorial correspondence and books for review should be sent to the Editor:
Prof. Chaoqun Xie
Internet Pragmatics invites submissions in line with the aim and scope of the journal, which may be submitted electronically to the editor at internetpragmaticsfoxmail.com .
Before submitting, please consult these guidelines.
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.
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.