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Focus and Scope

Laboratory Phonology is the official journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology. It represents the scientific study of the elements of spoken and signed language, their organization, their grammatical functions, and their roles in speech communication. The journal publishes research on phonology from perspectives of all domains of linguistics (phonology, phonetics, syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics) as well as from related disciplines, including psychology, speech & hearing science, communication science, computer science, electrical & computer engineering, and other related fields.

Research in Laboratory Phonology is grounded in quantitative analyses of empirical data from diverse languages and from diverse types of populations (including infants and patient groups), obtained in (laboratory) experiments or from speech or signed corpora. The types of data include frequency counts; acoustic measurements; articulatory measurements; and reaction times, judgments and EEG responses elicited in comprehension and perception experiments. The journal publishes regular, independent articles as well as collections of articles focusing on specific research topics (e.g. Corpus-based approaches to the phonological analysis of speech; The origin and spread of sound change). Some of these collections grow out of workshops or from the biennial conferences of the association.

The journal started in 2010. The first six volumes were published by De Gruyter Mouton. The articles in these volumes are freely available here.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year.

Special collections of articles are welcome and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.


Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher, Ubiquity Press, focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

Laboratory Phonology has a 2016 Impact Factor of 0.667 and is indexed in Web of Science (Social Science Citation Index; Arts & Humanities Citation Index; Current Contents - Social & Behavioral Sciences; Current Contents - Arts & Humanities) as well as by CrossRef, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and Google Scholar. In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilizes CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing support@ubiquitypress.com or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.


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