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Psychology of Language and Communication

Psychology of Language and Communication is an international journal printed in Poland. The journal publishes articles on different aspects of psychological studies on language and communication processes in children and adults, including language production and comprehension, cognitive and social bases of speech, nature and strategies of various types of discourse, development and disorders of linguistic and communicative competences.

The journal welcomes original theoretical contributions, reports of empirical studies and book reviews. Articles are published in a continous model.

For the previous issues go to plc.psychologia.pl/

Why submit

  • All submissions, after a preliminary assessment by a member of the Editorial Board are sent out for a thorough evaluation to two or three peer reviewers in a doubleblind review process, i.e., the identities of authors and reviewers are not revealed,
  • promotion of each published article,
  • fast publishing,
  • publishing without charge.

Rejection Rate

  • 60%

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:

Journal Metrics

Cite Score
SCImago Journal Rank
Source Normalized Impact per Paper

Abstracting & Indexing

Psychology of Language and Communication is covered by the following services:

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  • IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
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  • Linguistic Bibliography
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  • Semantic Scholar
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  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

1. Papers should be submitted through the journal electronic editorial system, available at www.editorialsystem.com/plc.

If you don’t have an account yet, please register in the system on www.editorialsystem.com/plc/register/.

If you are already registered, you can login on: www.editorialsystem.com/plc/login/

After logging into the system, in order to send your submission to the editorial office, click on "Submit new article" button available at the top of the section "Your articles". Later you can use your account to track the progress of our handling of your submission.

2. By submitting your manuscript to PLC, you declare that the manuscript constitutes your original work which has not been published or accepted for publication nor is it currently being considered for publication in another outlet.

3. Manuscripts may be full-length articles (maximum 20-30 double-spaced pages typed on A4 paper including notes and references) or short communications (maximum 10 pages). These may include short articles, research reports, discussions, etc. Book reviews should not exceed 5 pages. All articles should be preceded by an abstract (maximum 150 words) and keywords.

4. Submissions should follow the style and referencing system recommended in the Sixth Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The authors are responsible for acquiring the rights to quote from other publications (text, tables, figures, illustrations).

5. Figures (photographs, drawings, diagrams) should be numbered consecutively in the text. Figure captions should be typed on a separate page. Photographs should be large prints with high contrast. Graphs and diagrams should be large enough to allow reduction to 10x10cm.

6. Tables should be numbered and referred to by number in the text. Each table should be submitted on a separate page with a caption.

7. Please supply your name, affiliation, the mailing address and phone/fax numbers and e-mail address on a separate page.

8. Please do remember that ghostwriting and guest authorship practices are a violation of academic integrity, and that it is the responsibility of the author submitting a manuscript to provide information about all persons contributing to that publication.

9. All authors declare transfer of copyright to the Publisher, free of charge, if the manuscript is accepted for publication.

10. Authors will receive electronic proofs via email for final correction. These must be returned to the editor by the dates determined by the publication schedule.

For the authors of texts accepted for publication: Open Access License

There is no submission nor publication fee.

Review Process

All submissions, after a preliminary assessment by a member of the Editorial Board are assigned a Managing Editor are sent out for a thorough evaluation to two or three peer reviewers in a doubleblind review process, i.e., the identities of authors and reviewers are not revealed. Reviewers are recognized experts in the field. Average time from submission to first decision is 6 weeks. Reviewers use a score sheet to rate submission and provide comments. Editors have a possibility to evaluate reviewers through the editorial system. Managing Editors issue a decision, after consultation with the Editorial Board. Types of decisions are: 1.initial accept, 2.accept after changes suggested by reviewer, 3.rate manuscript once again after major changes and another review, 4.reject. The journal provides both technical (methodological, statitstics) and English-language editors. Authors need to declare conflict of interest. If the research is funded by a corporation, the author should issue a public statement that the research is free of bias.

Obituary Tribute: Grace Wales Shugar

Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Barbara Bokus, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Ewa Haman, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Grzegorz Krajewski, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Marta Białecka-Pikul, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Marlena Bartczak, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Karolina Hansen, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Małgorzata Foryś, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Karthik Kurup, English Language Editor, Poland
Anna Olejniczak-Serowiec, Technical Editor, Poland
Agnieszka Dębska, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Agnieszka Otwinowska-Kasztelanic. University of Warsaw, Poland
Marcin Szczerbiński, University College Cork, UK

Ayhan Aksu-Koç, Bogazici University, Turkey
Ottavia Albanese, l’Université Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Michael Bamberg, Clark University, USA
Sandra Bosacki, Brock University, Canada
Gina Conti-Ramsden, The University of Manchester
Stephen J. Cowley, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Joseph Danks, University of Maryland, USA
Encho Gerganov, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria
Stanisław Grabias, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
Hanna Jakubowicz Batoréo Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Gonia Jarema, Université de Montréal. Canada
Alexandr Jarovinskij, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Natela Imedadze, Ilia State University, Georgia
Michèle Kail, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Danuta Kądzielawa, University of Warsaw, Poland
Ida Kurcz, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland
Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Katharina Meng, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Cecilia Rojas-Nieto, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Martha Shiro, Central University of Venezuela, Venezuela
Magdalena Smoczyñska, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Ragnhild Söderbergh, Lund University, Sweden
Ursula Stephany, University of Cologne, Germany
Dankert Vedeler, Professor Emeritus, University of Science and Technology, Norway
Jef Verschueren, Professor Emeritus, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Maria Voeykova, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia


Assistant to the Editor in Chief:
Agnieszka Dębska

Psychology of Language and Communication
Faculty of Psychology,
University of Warsaw,
Stawki 5/7, 00-183 Warszawa, Poland;
Tel. +48 22 5549780, Fax +48 22 6357991;

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