Volume 32 – Issue 1 – 2020


Pier Marco Bertinetto (SNS, Pisa) 


Mark Aronoff (Stony Brooks)

Michele Loporcaro (Zürich)

Mario Squartini (Torino)




Editorial correspondence

Pier Marco Bertinetto, Redazione di Italian Journal of Linguistics

Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza dei Cavalieri, 7 – 56126 Pisa, Italy

phone: +39/050/509111; fax +39/050/563513 <bertinetto@sns.it>



IJL normally adopts double-blind reviewing, whereby the author(s) identity is unknown to the outside reader and the reader's identity is not revealed to the author(s). Anonymity is not, however, strictly enforced: authors are free to decide about it.



Articles should be submitted electronically, preferably in Portable Document Format (PDF). After acceptance, the final version should be prepared according to the Stylesheet (see the Guide for Authors below).


Research data and supplementary materials

For the sake of reproducibility of scientific results, Italian Journal of Linguistics encourages contributors to make their data available, unless they are bound by legal, ethical, copyright, confidentiality or similar clauses. If size is a matter, the appendices can be hosted on the journal website or (with due indication in the paper) on other repositories, such as:

– the Author(s) website

– Harvard Dataverse https://dataverse.org

– IRIS https://www.iris-database.org

– Open Science Framework https://www.cos.io/our-products/osf

This extends to electronic materials mentioned in the published paper, such as illustrations (e.g. maps or diagrams) or audio and video files. Audio files should be provided in non-proprietary format, such as WAV. The audio content should be uncompressed (linear PCM data) or compressed using a lossless method such as FLAC.


Ethical and professional issues

Authors should carefully read the relevant part of the Ethical Code (see the link below).


Guide for Authors – download


Ethical Code – download


Publication Fees

Authors publishing in the Italian Journal of Linguistics face no financial charges for the publication of their article.
Those authors who have access to funds earmarked for Article Processing Charges (via a research grant or through their institution) will be asked to use those funds to cover the € 400 APCs (Article Publication Costs) of their publication in IJL. Authors without access to such funds should indicate so during the initial submission process. The APCs for their articles will be paid by LingOA, a fund made possible by grants from the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The APC covers all publication costs (editorial processes; web hosting; indexing; marketing; archiving; DOI registration etc) and ensures that all of the content is fully open access. This approach maximises the potential readership of publications and allows the journal to be run in a sustainable way.


Purchase of Copies

In addition, privates and libraries may receive a paper copy of all new issues by payment of a modest subscription price (see CONTACTS & SUBSCRIPTIONS).




Reviewing process

The reviewing process involves two reviewers, three in case of conflict. The whole process normally lasts no longer than three months.

IJL Editors avoid engaging reviewers who are close to – or have any sort of conflict with – a given author; in particular, they strive to avoid situations where rejection might be the direct result of theoretical divergence. They reserve the right to desk-reject submissions judged to be insufficiently original, seriously flawed either in content or presentation or both, unsuitable for the journal as regards subject matter, or too marginal to its aims and scope to compete with more centrally relevant contributions.



IJL normally adopts double-blind reviewing. Anonymity is not, however, strictly enforced: reviewers are free to decide about it.


Ethical and professional issues

Reviewers should carefully read the relevant part of the Ethical Code (see the link above).


Reviewer Guidelines – download


Referees 1989-2010