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Tuesday, July 12, 2011 by Chris Wellekens

7-3 A New Journal on Speech Sciences and call for Papers for Special issue on experimental prosody
Dear fellow prosodists,

It is with a special joy that Sandra Madureira and myself announce here the launching of a new electronic journal which follows the principles of the Directory of Open Source Journals (DOAJ)*. The Journal of Speech Sciences (<>) is sponsored by the  Luso-Brazilian Association of Speech Sciences, an organisation founded in 2007 initially for helping organise Speech Prosody 2008.

This journal proposes to occupy an ecological niche not covered by other journals where our community can publish, especially as regards its strength in linguistic and linguistically-related aspects of speech sciences research (but also speech pathology, new metholodologies and techniques, etc). Another reason for its special place in the speech research ecosystem is optinality of language's choice. Though English is the journal main language, people wanting to disseminate their work in Portuguese and French can do that, provided that they add an extended abstract in English (a way to make their work more visible outside the luso- and francophone communities).

This journal was only made possible thanks to a great team working for the journal, and an exceptionally good editorial board. See the journal web page for that: <>.

For its first issue we propose a special issue on Experimental Prosody. Please, see the Call for Papers below and send your paper to us!

All the best, Plinio (State Univ. of Campinas, Brazil) and Sandra (Catholic Univ. of São Paulo, Brazil)

* Official inscription to the DOAJ and ISSN number can only be done/attributed after the first issue.

Call for Papers

The Journal of Speech Sciences  (JoSS) is an open access journal which follows the principles of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), meaning that its readers can freely read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of any article electronically published in the journal. It is accessible at <>.

The JoSS covers experimental aspects that deal with scientific aspects of speech, language and linguistic communication processes. Coverage also includes articles dealing with pathological topics, or articles of an interdisciplinary nature, provided that experimental and linguistic principles underlie the work reported. Experimental approaches are emphasized in order to stimulate the development of new methodologies, of new annotated corpora, of new techniques aiming at fully testing current theories of speech production, perception, as well as phonetic and phonological theories and their interfaces.

The JoSS is supported by the initiative of the Luso-Brazilian Association of Speech Sciences (LBASS), <>. Founded in the 16th of February 2007, the LBASS aims at promoting, stimulating and disseminating research and teaching in Speech Sciences in Brazil and Portugal, as well as establishing a channel between sister associations abroad.

The JoSS editorial team decided to launch the journal with a special issue on Experimental Prosody. The purpose of this Special Issue is to present recent progress and significant advances in areas of speech science devoted to experimental approaches in prosody research. Submitted papers must address a topic specific to experimental prosody in one of the following research areas:

Experimental Prosodic Phonology; Acoustics of prosody; Articulatory prosody; Perception of prosody; Prosody, discourse and dialogue; Emotion and Expression; Paralinguistic and nonlinguistic cues of prosody; Prosody physiology and pathology; Prosody acquisition; Prosody and the brain (especially neuro-imagery and EEG evidence of syntax-prosody interface and prosody functions); Corpus design and annotation for prosody research; Psycholinguistics of speech prosody processing.

Original, previously unpublished contributions will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers, though the final decision as to publication is taken by the two editors. The primary language of the Journal is English. Contributions in Portuguese and in French are also accepted, provided a 1-page (circa 500 words) abstract in English be provided. The goal of this policy is to ensure a wide dissemination of quality research written in these two Romance languages.

For preparing the manuscript, please follow the instructions at the JSS webpage and submit it to the editors with the subject “Submission: Special Issue on Experimental Prosody”.


Plinio A. Barbosa (Speech Prosody Studies Group/State University of Campinas, Brazil)
Sandra Madureira (LIACC/Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil)

 E-mail: {pabarbosa, smadureira}

 Important Dates

Submission deadline:             January 30th, 2011
Notification of acceptance:    March 10th, 2011
Final manuscript due:             March 25th, 2011
Publication date:                    April, 2011

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