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The Phonetician

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2014

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The Phonetician
Peer-reviewed journal of the International Society of Phonetic Sciences (ISPhS)

Aims & Scope
The Phonetician will publish peer-reviewed papers and short articles in all areas of speech science including articulatory and acoustic phonetics, speech production and perception, speech synthesis, speech technology, applied phonetics, psycholinguistics, sociophonetics, history of phonetics, etc. Contributions should primarily focus on experimental work but theoretical and methodological papers will also be considered.

Editorial
Review Editor: Prof. Dr. Judith Rosenhouse, Swantech, Israel; swantech@013.net.il
Guest Editor: Dr. György Szaszák: Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland; gyorgy.szaszak@idiap.ch
Guest Editor: Dr. András Beke: Kempelen Farkas Speech Research Laboratory, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary; beke.andras@nytud.mta.hu

Published issues:
http://www.isphs.org/1973.html

Important Dates
April 30, 2014 is the final deadline to send your manuscript. We encourage you to send early.

Submission Guidelines
Papers should be original works that have not been published and are not being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors should follow the Journal of Phonetics guidelines for the preparation of their manuscripts. Manuscripts will be reviewed anonymously by two experts in phonetics.

The title page should include:
i) The authors' names
ii) Affiliations
iii) Address,
iv) E-mail,
v) Telephone, and fax numbers.

Manuscripts should include an abstract of no more than 150 words and up to four keywords. The final version of the manuscript should be sent both in .doc and in .pdf files. It is the authors' responsibility to obtain written permission to reproduce copyright material.

All kinds of manuscripts should be sent in electronic form (.doc and .pdf) to the editor. We encourage our colleagues to send manuscripts for our newly released section entitled MA research, which is a summary of the student's phonetics research describing their motivation, topic, goal, and results (no more than 1,200 words).

Manuscripts should be sent to the Secretary General: Prof. Dr. Mária Gósy: gosy.maria@nytud.mta.hu
Or:
Guest Editor: Dr. András Beke: beke.andras@nytud.mta.hu


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