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Lingua Sinica

Lingua Sinica

Editors-in-Chief: D. Shi; Y.-H. Lin; C.-R. Huang

ISSN: 2197-6678 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40655

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  • The first Open Access international journal devoted to languages and linguistics of China, aiming to achieve the widest possible visibility and optimal international impact of its published research
  • Publishing research articles that bridge theoretical orientations, research paradigms, and linguistic traditions
  • Providing free accessibility to linguists in China and around the world to promote effective research dissemination and exchange

Providing free accessibility to linguists in China and around the world to promote effective research dissemination and exchange; offers rapid peer-reviewed process and open-access publication

The Open Access fees (Article-Processing Charges) for this journal are kindly sponsored by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University—Peking University Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics. Authors' Article-Processing Charges (APC) will be waived for the inaugural years 2015-2018.

The publication costs for Lingua Sinica are covered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University—Peking University Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

All articles published by Lingua Sinica are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

Lingua Sinica operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous Publication of research articles by Lingua Sinica is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

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    Lingua Sinica is dedicated to the scientific study of languages in China, as well as their various social and regional dialects. It publishes academic papers written in English that present theoretical significance while providing descriptive generalizations based on rigorous theoretical argumentation, replicable experimental design and/or comprehensive examination of collected and annotated linguistic data through field work or corpora.

    Lingua Sinica (i) provides a platform for exchanging ideas among leading researchers in Chinese linguistics, especially between those inside and outside China, and across different sub-fields and theories of language sciences, (ii) provides a venue for researchers in China to publish in English in order to make their research results accessible internationally, and (iii) aims to maximize the visibility of Chinese linguistics by making its research available and relevant not only to linguists working on other languages around the world, but also to the greater linguistics field and relevant interdisciplinary research communities. 

    As the first Open Access international journal of Chinese linguistics, Lingua Sinica also aims to achieve the widest possible visibility and optimal international impact of its published research and to help authors meet the growing demand by funding agencies to publish in Open Access journals.

    The journal considers and publishes research articles, analyses of language-related data, editorials, and book reviews.

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