Ampersand – the open access general linguistics journal

Christopher Tancock, Publisher, Elsevier
“Ampersand is a new open access journal covering the breadth of the general and applied linguistics fields. My research in the linguistics community showed me that there was a need for an open access journal in the field accepting ‘sound science’ papers and one tolerant of non-traditional paper types and innovative formats. We launched Ampersand to respond to this need.”

Daniel van Olmen, Ampersand Editor, Lancaster University, UK
“It’s really a pleasure to be one of the Editors of Ampersand because it’s such a unique journal. It’s open access with all the possibilities of modern multi-media but unlike many other online journals, submissions actually undergo rigorous peer reviewing. Ampersand doesn’t want to limit itself to one particular subfield of linguistics which I think is something we see way too often in our discipline. Ampersand invites not just typical articles but also lit reviews, opinion pieces, reports on say, the application of corpus tools, and case studies with, why not for a change, negative results which too frequently are rejected by more traditional journals.”

Dipudass Dasan, Journal Manager, Elsevier
“Ampersand aims to deliver a fast turnaround both in the editorial process and also in production for our authors. Beginning this June; we’ll also be moving to a new production model which will mean most authors see their proofs generated in just 24 hours from acceptance”

Christopher Tancock, Publisher, Elsevier
“In five words, Ampersand is broad, open, innovative, fast and accessible.
If you’re looking for a home for your paper and want an open access publication then have a look at Ampersand!”