Call for contributions: Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies

Cardiff University Press welcomes the forthcoming publication of the Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies (JCaDS), a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to the computer-assisted study of language in use as a vehicle of communication. Edited by an international team of scholars led by Professor Alan Partington of the University of Bologna (Italy), JCaDS breaks new ground as the first linguistics journal to fully embrace the principles of open science, offering not only open access to the journal’s articles but also open data that can be reanalysed and reused. In addition to original empirical research, JCaDS will publish reviews of books, software tools and corpora.

The journal is inviting contributions for its first issue, due in summer 2018.
It will consider original research articles using corpus techniques for the systematic examination of naturally-occurring language in specific settings and contexts. You can find the full call details here: JCaDS Call for Contributions. For further guidance please visit

JCaDS also invites reviews of books, corpus software tools and corpora. Please contact the book review editor Sylvia Jaworska at, with details of your proposed review.

To discuss potential special issues in 2019 and beyond, please contact the editorial team at

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