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Sociocultural Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2013

Call Information:
Sociocultural Pragmatics (SOPRAG) calls for original research manuscripts to be considered for publication during the period 2013-2014. Submissions should be made through De Gruyter's ScholarOne platform:

Manuscripts should be unpublished, preferably written in Spanish, with a suggested length ​​between 50,000 and 60,000 characters (including spaces, punctuation and other spellings, but excluding the reference section). Manuscripts in other languages are also accepted. Since the review process is blinded, the manuscript should not have any information that might reveal authorship. The names of the authors are not to be included in the manuscript.

Sociocultural Pragmatics (SOPRAG) is a biannual publication that encourages the international dissemination of research results on theoretical and applied linguistics, focusing on social and cultural aspects of the Spanish language in all its forms and expressions. SOPRAG publishes high-quality papers that are useful to establish the interdependence between pragmatic, social, and cultural aspects of the Spanish language and its relations with other languages. SOPRAG welcomes manuscripts with thematic, theoretical, empirical, and terminological aspects in the area of Pragmatics, with an emphasis on sociocultural perspectives.

Sociocultural Pragmatics (SOPRAG) is published in two issues, approx. 500-page volume per year, in print and electronic formats, with a peer, double-blind, review process. The electronic format of the journal is entirely open access, without authorship charges or readership embargoes. SOPRAG is internationally indexed in databases such as EBSCO, SCOPUS, and MLA, among many others.

SOPRAG is published by De Gruyter with the financial support of Vetenskapsrådet ( (Swedish Research Council, Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden), Stockholm University (, and EDICE Programme (

Characteristics of Sociocultural Pragmatics
- In Spanish (and other languages)
- Revisada por pares, proceso doble a ciegas
- Open access
- No embargoes
- No authorship fees
- Electronic and printed versions
- Indexed internationally (EBSCO, SCOPUS, MLA...)