Discourse Processes Want to Submit? Words from the Editor

Discourse Processes

What does Discourse Processes cover?

"Discourse Processes encourages empirical submissions from researchers in the diverse fields focused on discourse, including but not limited to psychology, linguistics, education, literary criticism, computational sciences, and neuroscience (to name a few fields). We welcome projects that utilize diverse methodological approaches (including the use of data from real world settings, evaluations from big data sources, and quantitative, qualitative, and computational work), with an eye towards publishing findings that provide causal explanations and rich descriptions that contribute to theoretical accounts and valued applications for text processing and human communication."

Why Publish in Discourse Processes?

"Papers published in Discourse Processes enjoy close readings and citations from researchers in a variety of relevant fields.  The Editor and the Associate Editor team strive to provide decisions and feedback to authors in a timely manner, particularly important given the rapid pace with which research findings can and should influence others’ work.  Discourse Processes offers an exciting opportunity to contribute theoretical accounts, explanatory models, descriptive articulations, and empirically-driven applications to a readership and community interested in the nature of discourse and discourse experiences."

Discourse Processes accepts original experimental or theoretical papers that substantially advance understandings of the structure of, function of, and interactions involving discourse. Scholars and researchers working from the perspectives of sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, discourse psychology, text linguistics, ethnomethodology and sociology of language, education, philosophy of language, computer science, and related subareas are encouraged to contribute.


Five-Year Impact Factor: 1.472

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How to Submit

Manuscript Submission: Discourse Processes now uses an online submission and review system, Editorial Manager (http://www.editorialmanager.com/dp), through which authors submit manuscripts and track their progress up until acceptance for publication. Authors will enter pertinent information into the system and submit the following files: (a) Cover letter file, containing any comments to the editor and (b) Manuscript file, containing the entire text of the article, including title page, abstract, all text, references, footnotes, and appendixes. If supplying a PDF file, provide a source file (preferably Word). (c) Figures and tables should be submitted as separate files. (d) Multimedia files must also be submitted as separate files.

Manuscripts should not exceed 35 double-spaced pages and should be prepared according to the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The title page should include the title of the manuscript; names and affiliations of all authors; name, address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding author; and a running head of no more than 50 letters and spaces. The second page should include the manuscript title and an abstract of 100 to 150 words.

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