Studies in Language Sciences: Journal of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences

Dear JSLS members, Thank you for your support for JSLS. We are happy to announce that Studies in Language Sciences has become our organization’s official journal. This means that we will accept general submissions as well as submissions based on oral presentations at JSLS, in the areas including (but not limited to) the following:

  1. Psycholinguistics (lexical, sentence and discourse processing)
  2. Foreign language teaching/learning, L2 acquisition
  3. L1 acquisition, mother-child interaction
  4. Bilingual (or trilingual) education/acquisition
  5. Syntax
  6. Semantics
  7. Discourse
  8. Japanese linguistics
  9. Phonology, morphology
  10. Computational model, computational language processing

There is no specific deadline for general submission. Each paper will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers and you will most likely be requested to make some revisions. If accepted, the final version of your paper will be included in a future issue of Studies in Language Sciences, depending on the date of your submission, by Kaitakusha, a reputable academic publisher in Japan. See HERE.

The paper should be written in English with a 150-200 word abstract, or in Japanese, with a 400-500 letter abstract. The total length of an English manuscript should be within 8,000 words, and that of a Japanese manuscript should be within 18,000 letters. Detailed guidelines for English and Japanese papers are provided at the following page SLS Guidlines.

Please send an electronic file (e-mail attachments in both Microsoft Word and PDF) to Kaoru Horie (horie(at)nagoya-u.jp), Takaaki Suzuki(takaaki(at)cc.kyoto-su.ac.jp), Wataru Suzuki (watarusuzuki(at)gmail.com) and Nathan Hamlitsch (nhamlitsch(at)gmail.com).

Since we will be using a blind review system, please try to write your paper in such a way that your identity (or the identity of your collaborators) will not be revealed. For example, references to your own work should be kept to a minimum, and the name(s) of the author(s) should only appear in your cover letter and the MS word file, from which we will erase the author’s name(s) and affiliation(s) when we send the paper to reviewers. . Finally, if you are a not a native speaker of English, you are required to have your manuscript edited by native speaker consultants before submission. Insufficient stylistic editing may result in the submitted manuscript being returned prior to the blind review stage without any deadline extension.

We look forward to receiving your submission.

Sincerely,

Kaoru Horie
Takaaki Suzuki
Wataru Suzuki
Editors