Lingua Sinica

ISSN: 2197-6678 (Online)


Providing free accessibility to linguists in China and around the world to promote effective research dissemination and exchange; offers rapid peer-reviewed process and open-access publication

The Open Access fees (Article-Processing Charges) for this journal are kindly sponsored by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University—Peking University Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics. Authors' Article-Processing Charges (APC) will be waived for the inaugural years 2015-2018.

The publication costs for Lingua Sinica are covered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University—Peking University Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

All articles published by Lingua Sinica are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

Lingua Sinica operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous Publication of research articles by Lingua Sinica is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

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