LINGUIST List 32.1241

Thu Apr 08 2021

Calls: Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Language Acquisition / Brain Sciences (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 06-Apr-2021
From: Toms Voits <>
Subject: Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Language Acquisition / Brain Sciences (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Brain Sciences

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2021

Call for Papers:

Subject: Call for Papers: [Brain Sciences] IF 3.332--Special Issue ''Cognitive Neuroscience Perspectives on Language Acquisition and Processing''

We are happy to announce that the journal Brain Sciences (IF 3.332) will compile a Special Issue entitled ''Cognitive Neuroscience Perspectives on Language Acquisition and Processing''.
Potential themes/topics of this special issue include but are not limited to the following:
- linguistic representations and processing in the brain,including how (and why) they may change over time
- brain change, e.g., naturally over the life span as in cognitive aging, by virtue of shifts in relevant experience with language (i.e., attrition at any age) and/or due to genetic or acquired impairments affecting language acquisition/processing at any age
- how neurological predispositions might delimit the nature and trajectory of language acquisition/processing
- brain evidence that speaks to fundamentally different or similar qualitative processes in language acquisition/processing as a function of age and or (mono-, bi-, multi-)-lingualism

We especially welcome papers using methods typically present in the work appearing in Brain Sciences, especially (f)MRI, EEG (ERP and neural oscillations), MEG, etc., however papers with other methods (eye-tracking or other behavioral methods) will be considered provided they have a clear cognitive/brain component.

For detailed information, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website at:
The submission deadline is 15 December 2021. You may send your manuscript immediately or at any time up until the above deadline.

Brain Sciences is a fully open access journal. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes. An Article Processing Charge (APC) of CHF 1800 currently applies to all accepted papers. You may be entitled to a discount if you have previously received a discount code or if your institute is participating in the MDPI Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP), for more information see: A limited amount of fee reductions and even complete fee waivers are availble depending on need and circumstances, please contact one of the guest editors (details available at the SI link) for details if your situation is such that you might be eligible/ in need of one.

For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website (
Kind regards,
Vincent DeLuca
Alicia Luque
Yanina Prystauka
Jason Rothman
Toms Voits
Guest Editors

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