Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Each year the Proceedings publishes a wide range of current research in the field of phonology, including phonological theory, phonological description and analysis, typology, experimental phonology, phonological acquisition, historical phonology and computational phonology. The aim is to provide a forum for the best new research in phonology, published in an open access format. The papers are developed from presentations at an annual meeting on phonology, held at a different institution each year, which attracts broad international participation.


Section Policies

Editors' note

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Supplemental Proceedings

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Abstracts for conference presentation are reviewed by an international panel of established phonologists. Each submission is assessed by 3-4 reviewers, and papers are then selected by the program committee, who serve as the editors for that year's proceedings. The papers themselves are not reviewed - in this way the proceedings appear as quickly as possible, and they do not compete with formal journal publication.


Open Access Policy

The Proceedings 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. The LSA welcomes charitable contributions to support this open access policy.



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