About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The mission of the ELM Proceedings is to provide an open access venue for experimental work on linguistic meaning broadly construed, with a focus on theoretical issues in semantics and pragmatics, their interplay with other components of the grammar, their relation to language processing and acquisition, as well as their connections to human cognition and computation. We aim to include representation of linguistic, psychological, logical, philosophical, social, developmental, computational, as well as cross-linguistic and cross-cultural perspectives. The papers are developed from presentations at the new biennial ELM conference, the first instance of which was organized online by Florian Schwarz and Anna Papafragou at the University of Pennsylvania, September 16-18, 2020, with a highly interdisciplinary and international mix of presenters.

Peer Review Process

Abstracts submitted to the ELM conference are typically reviewed by 4 reviewers, drawing on an interdisciplinary pool of reviewers. Selection criteria include fit and relevance to the ELM community, quality and novelty of work, and empirical soundness as well as theoretical relevance for the study of natural language meaning. All ELM presenters are invited to contribute to the proceedings, submissions to which do not undergo a separate full peer review process.

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.