Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies
Together with my colleagues Amanda Potts, Costas Gabrielatos and Alan Partington, we founded JCaDS in 2018 as the first journal focusing specifically on how to use computer-aided linguistic analysis methods to help understand and address social and cultural problems.
In the spirit of open science, JCaDS places emphasis on accessibility — appearing under the Diamond model of Open Access through Cardiff University Press/Ubiquity Press — and transparency — encouraging authors to provide explicit and comprehensive documentation of their discovery procedures.
(What do we mean by open science? Essentially, the ability of readers to have access to the same methods and materials that were used to obtain the findings of a research project. This allows them not just to verify the original results, but also to explore the results of changing aspects of the methodology, and generally to build more easily and reliably on this existing work. We make this possible by ensuring that all datasets are correctly cited according to the Austin Principles of Data Citation in Linguistics and, if you are using newly-collected data, helping you share it together with any analytic code through repositories such as the Harvard Dataverse.)
We welcome contributions from any disciplinary background and theoretical standpoint, as long as they are based on the systematic examination of naturally-occurring language in specific settings and contexts using corpus techniques. If that sounds like you, have a look at our submission guidance and feel free to ask any questions.
Book reviews, Discourse & Society
I commission and edit book reviews for Discourse & Society, the flagship journal for research at the boundaries of discourse analysis and the social sciences.
We welcome reviews from scholars at all stages of their careers and independently of their institutional affiliation, as long as they follow our guidelines.
If you'd be interested in contributing a review, have a look at the form with the titles currently available. You can complete the form online to let us know of your interest, and I'll get back to you shortly.
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