About the Journal

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.

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.

Sources of Support

The LSA welcomes contributions to its Publications Fund to support the open access publication of Proceedings of the Annual Meetings on Phonology.

Journal History

The Proceedings was founded in 2013 under an agreement with the Linguistic Society of America to publish the proceedings of a new conference series devoted to phonology. The first meeting was Phonology 2013, held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst November 9-10th. The editors of each edition will be those people responsible for selecting the papers for presentation at that year's conference. The Proceedings of Phonology 20XX contains papers selected for oral presentation, and the Supplemental Proceedings contains papers selected for poster presentation.