Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages
The Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages (JPCL) aims to provide a forum for the scholarly study of pidgins, creoles, and other contact language varieties, from multi-disciplinary perspectives. The journal places special emphasis on current research devoted to empirical description, theoretical issues, and the broader implications of the study of contact languages for theories of language acquisition and change, and for linguistic theory in general. The editors also encourage contributions that explore the application of linguistic research to language planning, education, and social reform, as well as studies that examine the role of contact languages in the social life and culture, including the literature, of their communities.
The journal has a companion series of books, the Contact Language Library , formerly Creole Language Library.
All prices for print + online include postage/handling.
|Online-only||Print + online|
|Volume 37 (2022): 2 issues; ca. 400 pp.||EUR 340.00||EUR 394.00|
|Volume 36 (2021): 2 issues; ca. 400 pp.||EUR 340.00||EUR 394.00|
Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 80.00 (online‑only: EUR 75.00)
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.
|Online-only||Print + online|
(Vols. 1‒35; 1986‒2020)
|EUR 10,193.00||EUR 10,725.00|
|Volume 35 (2020)||2 issues; 400 pp.||EUR 340.00||EUR 394.00|
|Volume 34 (2019)||2 issues; 400 pp.||EUR 333.00||EUR 386.00|
|Volume 33 (2018)||2 issues; 400 pp.||EUR 323.00||EUR 375.00|
|Volume 32 (2017)||2 issues; 400 pp.||EUR 314.00||EUR 364.00|
|Volume 31 (2016)||2 issues; 400 pp.||EUR 314.00||EUR 353.00|
|Volume 30 (2015)||2 issues; 400 pp.||EUR 314.00||EUR 343.00|
|Volume 29 (2014)||2 issues; 400 pp.||EUR 314.00||EUR 333.00|
|Volume 28 (2013)||2 issues; 400 pp.||EUR 314.00||EUR 323.00|
|Volumes 9‒27 (1994‒2012)||2 issues; avg. 400 pp.||EUR 305.00 each||EUR 314.00 each|
|Volumes 1‒8 (1986‒1993)||2 issues; avg. 300 pp.||EUR 229.00 each||EUR 236.00 each|
Volume 36 (2021)
Volume 35 (2020)
Volume 34 (2019)
Volume 33 (2018)
Volume 32 (2017)
Volume 31 (2016)
Volume 30 (2015)
Volume 29 (2014)
Volume 28 (2013)
Volume 27 (2012)
Volume 26 (2011)
Volume 25 (2010)
Volume 24 (2009)
Volume 23 (2008)
Volume 22 (2007)
Volume 21 (2006)
Volume 20 (2005)
Volume 19 (2004)
Volume 18 (2003)
Volume 17 (2002)
Volume 16 (2001)
Volume 15 (2000)
Volume 14 (1999)
Volume 13 (1998)
Volume 12 (1997)
Volume 11 (1996)
Volume 10 (1995)
Volume 9 (1994)
Volume 8 (1993)
Volume 7 (1992)
Volume 6 (1991)
Volume 5 (1990)
Volume 4 (1989)
Volume 3 (1988)
Volume 2 (1987)
Volume 1 (1986)
For the preparation of your manuscript, please follow these guidelines.
Contributions in line with the aim and scope of the journal are welcomed from all countries.
Manuscripts, for articles only, are reviewed anonymously by at least two competent scholars. Authors' identification should be provided on a separate sheet, giving the title, name of author(s) and affiliation, business and home addresses, email address,
and telephone numbers. The title page of the article and all subsequent pages should not identify the author. If you do identify yourself in the body of the manuscript, by whatever means, we will not remove that identification. Authors will be informed
within four months whether their article has been accepted for publication.
The only constraint on the length of articles is that they should be no longer than they need be. Authors must write concisely, avoiding excessive numbers of examples.
Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not previously been published, or is not being considered for publication elsewhere. If an author is publishing a related article elsewhere, this fact should be stated.
Short Notes are encouraged where the point can be made very briefly. They must be less than 1500 words (including references and endnotes) and should be identified as a Short Note, but they may also have a title of their own. We especially encourage Short Notes that are an elaboration of articles already published, as well as of the regular column that appears in the journal. These are not peer reviewed, a fact which will be stated.
Book Reviews and Books for Review. We will normally invite reviews, but unsolicited reviews may be accepted. Unusually long, in-depth reviews are classified as review articles. The editors reserve the right to ask for revisions of reviews, or in rare cases, to decline to print a review altogether. Reviews should be written in English, and should normally be under 1500 words.
The editors reserve the right to introduce minor cuts and to amend the phrasing and punctuation in all items accepted for publication. Authors are requested to check their manuscripts very carefully before submitting them.
Before submitting, please consult these Guidelines.
For information about possibilities to post a version of your article online or in an institutional repository ('green' open access), please consult the authors' rights page.
JPCL offers the possibility for accepted papers to be made available under the 'gold' open access model immediately upon publication, after payment of a fee (Article Publication Charge, APC) by or on behalf of the author. For more information, see our Open Access policy.
John Benjamins journals are committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics and to supporting ethical research practices. Please read this Ethics Statement.
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Editorial contact information
|Bettina Migge||Anthony Grant||John McWhorter|