Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The Author has read the Author Guidelines on this site and the supplemental author guidelines.
- The Author has included the word count on the first or last page of the manuscript. The Article conforms to S&P length guidelines, specified in the supplemental author guidelines.
- The author believes that the paper is within the scope of S&P. The paper includes new results of interest to those working in semantics and pragmatics, and demonstrates clear significance for theoretical development of those areas. [As a rule of thumb, if your paper does not engage with works published in the leading journals in semantics (Linguistics & Philosophy, Natural Language Semantics, Journal of Semantics, and S&P itself) and/or work in the proceedings of the major semantics conferences (SALT, Amsterdam Colloquium, Sinn und Bedeutung), it is unlikely that we will judge it to be in our scope. Papers must meet this criteria in order to be sent out for review.]
- The Author has created and owns the copyright to the Article.
- The Article has not been published previously, is not under submission elsewhere, and will not be submitted elsewhere while under submission at S&P.
- The author agrees to grant a non-exclusive license to S&P and the LSA to publish and archive their article. [Background: In accordance with the open access ethics of the journal, authors retain full copyright for their work. Readers can use the article under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY), which gives them unrestricted rights to copy, distribute and transmit the work, provided the original author and source are credited. A PDF of the agreement can be downloaded. The editorial team will contact you once your paper has been accepted.]
- As of January 2021, Semantics and Pragmatics has a double-blind review policy for all contributed submissions: Authors should refrain from identifying themselves in submissions, and reviewers should not attempt to identify the author. We follow the policy and guidelines of the journal Language, which can be found here.
- The submitted file is a pdf file. Do not submit a Microsoft doc(x) file; convert it to pdf first!