About Laboratory Phonology

Laboratory Phonology is the official journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology. Its focus is 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 and its intersections with all other domains of linguistics (e.g., phonetics, syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics) as well as related disciplines such as the many branches of psychology; speech, hearing, and communication sciences and disorders; computer science; and electrical and computer engineering. Readers of Laboratory Phonology are interested in phonological questions approached from various theoretical frameworks, investigated with empirical methods.

Research published in Laboratory Phonology is grounded in quantitative analyses of empirical data from diverse languages and from diverse types of populations across the lifespan (i.e., including (a) typically developing infants and children and disabled and clinical populations). Data often come from (laboratory) experiments, speech or signed corpora, or speech or signed languages obtained in fieldwork settings. The types of data may include acoustic and articulatory measurements, frequency counts, reaction times, perceptual judgments, qualitative judgments, neurophysiological/neuroimaging data, etc. The journal publishes regular, independent articles and has also published collections of articles focusing on specific research topics. Exploratory studies that pertain to phonological themes, and papers focusing on methodologies that are pertinent to laboratory phonology research, are welcomed at Laboratory Phonology. Review articles are also welcomed, but interested authors should contact the editors prior to embarking on such an endeavor.

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

The journal is supported with long-term funding provided by the Open Library of Humanities (OLH).


Latest News Posts
LabPhon Migrates to Janeway
Posted by OLH Janeway on 2021-09-07

Laboratory Phonology has transitioned from its previous publication service provider, Ubiquity Press, to the Janeway platform run by the Open Library of Humanities (OLH).This means that Laboratory Phonology’s submission system, its logo, and the journal website have changed. All accounts and current submissions have been migrated to Janeway. Authors and reviewers will receive [...]

Impact Factor 2020
Posted by OLH Janeway on 2021-09-07

The Journal Impact Factors (JIF) have been released, and Laboratory Phonology's 2020 JIF is 1.667. This represents a healthy upward trend from 2019.The journal's category rankings by JIF are as follows:Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI): Linguistics Category - 66/193 Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI): Linguistics & Languages Category - 33/205