Focus and Scope
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/
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 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.
Core journal statistics for the 2020 volume:
|...of which, Desk rejects5
|Time from submission to publication8
1Number of new articles received by the journal
2Number of peer review invitation emails that were sent out
3Number of completed peer review reports received
4Total number of articles rejected (including desk rejects)
5Number of articles rejected prior to peer review
6Number of articles that received a 'Accept for publication' decision
7Number of acceptances, as a percentage, against the total number of final decisions
8'Mean' average from submission to publication for all publications in the volume
All publications include the publication data, and from June 2017 the submission and acceptance dates.
All papers within the journal are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) at the time of publication, providing more persistent identifier to the article and helping to track citations.
Annotation and Post-Publication Comment
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