Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association

Below you find some general information on the journal's policy and its editors.
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PRAGMATICS  is a peer-reviewed publication.
Reviewers are mainly, but not exclusively, members of the IPrA Consultation Board and members of the Editorial Board (see below).

Articles are indexed and/or abstracted in 

  • the MLA International Bibliography
  • (from volume 15, 2005) in Elsevier Bibliographic Databases
  • and ( from volume 18, 2008)  in ISI Web of Knowledge (Institute for Scientific Information, Thomsen):
    • Social Sciences Citation Index
    • Social Research
    • Arts and Humanities Citation Index
    • Journal Citation Reports / Social Sciences Edition

PRAGMATICS is the Association's quarterly publication. It is available to libraries and institutions, and it reaches all of IPrA's individual members (on average 1400) directly. It is not a commercial publication, which has two major advantages:

  • it does not build up a serious backlog, so that articles can be published relatively quickly upon acceptance; when too many manuscripts come in, they are passed on to other journals
  • it also reaches a significant number of non-paying members directly in countries with serious currency restrictions, as a minor remedy against the information gap

Four issues are published every calendar year, due in March, June, September, and December. Every annual volume counts roughly 600 pp. ISSN: 1018-2101. e-ISSN: 2406-4238.


The journal is currently edited by:

  • Charles Briggs, Department of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, Kroeber Hall 210, Berkeley, CA 94720-3710, USA; e-mail: clbriggs [at]
  • Frank Brisard, Universiteit Antwerpen, Prinsstraat 13, S.D. 133, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium; e-mail: frank.brisard [at]
  • Yoko Fujii, Department of English, Japan Women's University, 2-8-1 Mejiro-dai, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8681, Japan; e-mail: yokofujii [at]
  • Helmut Gruber, University of Vienna, Department of Linguistics, Berggasse 11, A-1090 Vienna, Austria; e-mail: helmut.k.gruber [at]
  • Sophia Marmaridou , Dept. of Language and Linguistics, Fac. of English, University of Athens, University Campus Zografou, GR 157 84 Greece; e-mail: smarmari [at]
  • Rosina Marquez Reiter, University of Surrey, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, AC Building, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, Unitede Kingdom; e-mail: r.marquez1[at]  
  • Editor-in-Chief Gunter Senft, Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics, PB 310, NL-6500 AH Nijmegen, The Netherlands; e-mail gunter [at]  


Editorial Board

Jannis Androutsopoulos (London), Peter Auer (Freiburg), Richard Bauman (Bloomington, Indiana), Carol Berkenkotter (Minneapolis), Piotr Cap (Lodz), Louise Cummings (Nottingham), Frances D. Erlich (Caracas), Martina Faller (Manchester), Irene Fonte (Ottawa), Ad Foolen (Nijmegen), Luisa Granato (La Plata, Argentina), Marianne Gullberg (Nijmegen), Elly Ifantidou (Athens), Konstanze Jungbluth (Frankfurt/Oder), Kuniyoshi Kataoka (Aichi, Japan), Maria Sifianou (Athens), Ken Turner (Brighton), Angeliki Tzanne (Athens), Rodney Williamson (Ottawa), Ruth Wodak (Lancaster)

For instructions on how to submit papers, check the Style sheet.

For information on online access, click here .