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.
JPCL publishes its articles Online First.
The journal has a companion series of books, the Contact Language Library, formerly Creole Language Library.
3 November 2022
23 March 2022
14 January 2022
Volume 38 (2023)
Volume 37 (2022)
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)
General information about our electronic journals.
All prices for print + online include postage/handling.
|Online-only||Print + online|
|Volume 38 (2023): 2 issues; ca. 400 pp.||EUR
Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.
|Online-only||Print + online|
(Vols. 1‒37; 1986‒2022)
|EUR 10,873.00||EUR 11,513.00|
|Volumes 35‒37 (2020‒2022)||2 issues; avg. 400 pp.||EUR
|Volume 34 (2019)||2 issues; 400 pp.||EUR
|Volume 33 (2018)||2 issues; 400 pp.||EUR
|Volume 32 (2017)||2 issues; 400 pp.||EUR
|Volume 31 (2016)||2 issues; 400 pp.||EUR
|Volume 30 (2015)||2 issues; 400 pp.||EUR
|Volume 29 (2014)||2 issues; 400 pp.||EUR
|Volume 28 (2013)||2 issues; 400 pp.||EUR
|Volumes 9‒27 (1994‒2012)||2 issues; avg. 400 pp.||EUR
|Volumes 1‒8 (1986‒1993)||2 issues; avg. 300 pp.||EUR
Contributions in line with the aim and scope of the journal are welcomed from all countries.
Authors wishing to submit a contribution for publication in JPCL are requested to do so through the journal’s online submission and manuscript tracking site . Please consult the Short Guide to EM for Authors and the journal's Guidelines before you submit your paper.
Manuscripts, for articles only, are reviewed anonymously by at least two competent scholars.
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.
Editorial contact information
|Bettina Migge||Anthony Grant||John McWhorter|
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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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