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.
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,
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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.
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.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
HONORARY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Barbara Bokus, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
EDITORIAL BOARD 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
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD 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