The Journal of Germanic Linguistics (JGL),
published for the Society for Germanic Linguistics and the Forum for Germanic Language Studies by Cambridge University Press, carries original articles,
reviews, and notes on all aspects of the Germanic languages from the earliest
phases to the present, including English (to 1500) and the extraterritorial
varieties. Contributions are invited on the phonological, morphological,
syntactic, and semantic analysis of these languages and dialects, as well
as their historical development, both linguistic and textual. Especially
welcome are contributions which address questions of interest to a broad
range of scholars concerned with general issues in formal theory, sociolinguistics,
and psycholinguistics. The JGL places no restrictions on the subject or method
of contributions submitted, quality as judged by anonymous peer review being
the sole criterion of acceptance. Membership in the SGL is not required for
publication; contributions from non-SGL members and from all countries are
invited. The language of publication is normally English, though high-quality
manuscripts in German will be considered. The JGL is published quarterly,
in March, July, September, and December.
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Manuscripts for submission should be sent to:
Tracy Alan Hall, Chair, JGL Editorial Committee
Department of Linguistics
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., Ballantine Hall 644
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103
Tel.: (812) 855-1640; fax (812) 855-8927
Books for review and review mss. should be sent to:
Prof. B. Richard Page
Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
The Pennsylvania State University
311 Burrowes Building
University Park, PA 16802, USA
Tel. (814) 863-8964; fax (814) 863-8882
Applications for SGL membership, subscriptions, change-of-address notices, etc., and requests for permission to reprint from JGL should be directed to the Secretary of the Society:
Prof. Robert B. Howell
Department of German, University of Wisconsin
818 Van Hise Hall
Madison, WI 53706, USA
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1. Manuscripts of articles should be submitted electronically in PDF format. They are refereed by at least two competent scholars in a double-blind evaluation process. Authors should not identify themselves in the text. Identification should be provided in a separate file or on a separate sheet, giving the title, name of author(s), affiliation, preferred mailing address, telephone number(s), fax number, and e-mail address. Authors will be informed of a decision within two to four months.
2. When submitting a manuscript, authors should also send by electronic mail an abstract of about 100 words to the Chair of the Editorial Committee. This abstract should also be typed (double spaced) and included with the submitted manuscript.
3. Contributors should make every effort to prepare their manuscripts cleanly and neatly. Manuscripts should be typed double spaced throughout (including abstracts, block quotations, and references) using an 8.5 x 11-inch (or DIN A4) page setting, with no less than 1-inch margins on all four sides. All pages in the manuscript must be in a single pagination.
4. All manuscripts should carefully follow the Style Sheet of the Linguistic Society of America (as used in Language), except that the JGL uses double quotation marks to introduce quotations that are run into the text. Single quotation marks are used only for glosses and for quotations within quotations. The LSA Style Sheet is printed annually in the December issue of the LSA Bulletin and in abbreviated form on cover 3 of Language. It is also available online through the LSA website. Manuscripts not conforming to this style may have to be revised by their authors, especially with regard to references and notes.
5. For accepted manuscripts, it will be necessary to submit a final electronic version in a commonly used word-processing program.
6. Receipt of manuscripts will be promptly acknowledged.
7. Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not been previously published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors of accepted articles will be asked to assign copyright, on certain conditions, to Cambridge University Press.
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We normally invite book reviews, but unsolicited reviews may be accepted. Long, in-depth reviews are classified as review articles. In addition very brief reviews of ca. 500 words are solicited from experts in the field. Books for review and review mss. should be sent to the book review editor, Prof. Richard Page. Electronic versions of book review mss. should be submitted in a commonly used word-processing program.
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