Linguistics (journal)

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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Linguistics
Language English
Edited by Johan van der Auwera
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 0024-3949 (print)
1613-396X (web)

Linguistics: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences is a peer-reviewed academic journal of general linguistics published by De Gruyter Mouton. The journal publishes both articles and book reviews. It also occasionally publishes special issues. The Editor-in-Chief is Johan van der Auwera. Since 2010, it has published 1400 pages per year.


Linguistics was started in 1963 by Mouton Publishers in The Hague, apparently on the initiative of Mouton's Peter de Ridder as well as linguist C.H. van Schooneveld.[1] In 1979, after Mouton had been bought by Walter de Gruyter, a new editorial board was established, consisting of Brian Butterworth, Bernard Comrie, Östen Dahl, Norbert Dittmar, Flip Droste, Jaap van Marle, and Jürgen Weissenborn. De facto, Brian Butterworth was editor-in-chief between 1979 and 1982. From 1982 through 2005, the editor was Wolfgang Klein, who was succeeded by Johan van der Auwera.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 0.557, ranking it 74th out of 144 journals in the category "Linguistics".[2]


  1. ^ Johan van der Auwera: Linguistics, the first 50 years, 2013.
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Linguistics". 2010 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Science ed.) (Thomson Reuters). 2011. 

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