Elsevier Linguistic TreeElsevier Linguistics Tree – The details

Access:

For authors

Sharing research, accomplishments and ambitions with a wider audience makes you more visible in your field. Sharing your article is an important part of research and it's important to share responsibly.

Authors who publish in Elsevier journals can share their research by posting a free draft copy of their article to a repository or website. Researchers who have subscribed access to articles published by Elsevier can share too. There are some simple guidelines to follow, which vary depending on the article version you wish to share.

  • Share links - Provide 50 days' free access to an author's article. Share Links are ideal for sharing articles via email and social media. We use social media to promote articles and showcase our authors' work as well as informing the community about new developments and journal news: @Els_SocialScien (#linguistics) and www.facebook.com/elseviersocialsciences
  • Green and gold options – Our linguistics journals offer the option to publish research green or gold open access.
  • Hybrid journals – All but one of our linguistics journals are hybrid journals, allowing you the option to publish your article as an open access article or subscription. The other linguistics journal is our open access journal Ampersand.
  • OA journals - Ampersand, our fully open access linguistics journal and Heliyon Elsevier's new multi-discipline open access journal are both open access outlets for your linguistics research.

For readers

  • Sample issues - The first issue of a journal each year is made freely available for everyone to read.
  • Growing number of OA articlesView our open access linguistics articles published in 2015. The number of OA articles published by Elsevier is increasing year on year.
  • Promotional Access – we selectively make articles freely available for promotional purposes e.g. special issues, prize-winning articles and "Editors' Picks".
  • OA journals – All the content in Ampersand, our fully open access linguistics journal and Heliyon, Elsevier's new multi-discipline open access journal, is open access.
  • Research4Life – Research4Life has four main programs – HINARI, AGORA, OARE, ARDI – that provide research for free or at low cost to institutions in the developing world. In 2015, more than 14,000 free downloads were made to our linguistics journals via the Research4Life programme.

Community:

  • Prizes, awards and bursaries - We offer prizes, awards and bursaries for many of our journals and at many linguistics conferences.
  • Conference support - We provide sponsorship for different linguistics conferences throughout the year and run the flagship Oxford Dysfluency Conference series. Following on from previous years, we look forward to supporting several linguistics conferences in 2017.
  • Publishing Workshops - Our Publisher, Chris Tancock, runs workshops on various aspects of publishing at conferences and during university visits. To date in 2016 we have conducted nine publishing workshops at events across the world. If you are interested in exploring a workshop, please get in touch!
  • Editor Speed Reviews - Short one-to-one sessions with a journal editor to discuss your research, abstract or proposal to see if your research and the journal are a good match. Stay tuned to the Elsevier channels for more news of Editor Speed Reviews in linguistics.
  • Publishing Campus - The Campus provides authors with interactive turorials and other resources aimed at helping with research and getting published. Certificates of participations are awarded upon completion of the courses.
  • Elsevier Foundation - The Elsevier Foundation provides grants to institutions around the world, with a focus on support for the world's libraries and for scholars in the early stages of their careers.
  • Research4Life - Research4Life has four main programs – HINARI, AGORA, OARE, ARDI – that provide research for free or at low cost to institutions in the developing world. In 2015, more than 14,000 free downloads were made to our linguistics journals via the Research4Life programme.
  • Launching new journals - We research the need for new journals, identify and appoint editors, fund the editorial office and operations and then help organize and implement the journal's peer review operations.

Quality:

  • High Author satisfaction – 92% of authors who published in one of our linguistics journals said they would do so again. (Elsevier Author Feedback Survey Results based on 255 responses from authors in linguistics journals during 2015).
  • Top Editors – our journals are edited by top researchers in the field from institutions such as Oxford, Lancaster, Toronto, Edinburgh and Hong Kong. 93% of authors believe the journal is well managed by the editors (Elsevier Author Feedback Survey Results from authors in linguistics journals during first quarter 2016).
  • Good editorial speed - Time to first decision was just 8 weeks in 2015 and average editorial speed overall was 41 weeks
  • Fast publication - Once accepted, we published articles online in just 4 weeks on average (per 2015 data). New innovations mean publication speed is continually improving.
  • Dedicated submission system – The Elsevier submissions system guides you through the submission process, providing information on the progress of your article.
  • Transparent journal metrics – The journal homepages show a wide variety of metrics including Impact Factor, SNIP and SJR. Our journals perform extremely well across a range of bibliometric indicators.
  • Rigorous peer review – all our linguistics journals are thoroughly peer reviewed with the majority of articles going to at least two external experts before returning to the editor for decision.

Visibility:

  • ScienceDirect – The world's largest electronic collection of science, technology, and medicine full-text and bibliographic information. All articles published in Elsevier's linguistics journals appear on ScienceDirect.
  • High Downloads – readers are able to download articles directly from ScienceDirect. In 2015, over 3.2 million downloads were made to our linguistics journals from ScienceDirect.
  • Share links - Provide 50 days' free access to an author's article. Share Links are ideal for sharing articles via email and social media. We use social media to promote articles and showcase our authors' work as well as informing the community about new developments and journal news: @Els_SocialScien (#linguistics) and www.facebook.com/elseviersocialsciences. We can track and measure the presence of an article in the news and social media via Altmetrics.com
  • Get Noticed toolkit – We have written a guide to help authors get their research noticed

Content:

  • Over 900 articles published – In 2015 over 900 articles were published in our linguistics journals.
  • Launching new journals - We research the need for new journals, identify and appoint editors, fund the editorial office and operations and then organize and implement the journal's peer review operations.
  • Wide range of topics – Our journals cover a range of topics including sociolinguistics, pragmatics, neurolinguistics, formal linguistics, applied linguistics, phonetics, phonology, historical linguistics, cognitive linguistics and even speech-language-pathology.
  • 16 linguistics journals – Elsevier publishes 16 dedicated linguistics journals on a number of diverse themes. Linguistics papers can also be found in some of Elsevier's journals from other subject areas such as psychology, neuroscience and education.

Innovation:

  • Audioslides – Enable authors to promote their work and summarize their main findings in their own words. They are Are available next to the published article on ScienceDirect immediately.
  • Multimedia capability and free data hostingElsevier's Content Innovation portfolio offers a range of options when it comes to enriching the content of your published research. Publish supplementary data to accompany your article including tables, graphs, maps, images, sound files and videos. We do not charge to process or host your data.
  • Article of the Future – The Article of the Future project is an ongoing initiative to revolutionize the traditional format of the academic paper in regard to three key elements: presentation, content and context.
  • Dedicated submission system – The Elsevier submissions system guides you through the submission process, providing information on the progress of your article.