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LANGUAGE@INTERNET is an open-access, peer-reviewed, scholarly electronic journal that publishes original research on language and language use mediated by the Internet, the World Wide Web, and mobile technologies. Submissions are welcomed that make use of analytical methods from linguistics and other language-related disciplines, as well as language-focused studies of digitally-mediated communication from other disciplines. Research methods may be qualitative or quantitative, and corpus studies making use of computational tools are encouraged. The journal publishes full-length research articles and occasional special issues. All submitted manuscripts are subjected to a double-blind peer review process; special issue proposals are reviewed by the Editor.

As an electronic journal, Language@Internet departs from traditional print journals in at least three respects:

  • Online access: Language@Internet is only available online, through a freely accessible online content system. Articles may be printed by subscribers for private use only. Copyright generally remains with the author(s).
  • Speedy review and publication: To ensure timely publication of current research, Language@Internet aims at sending decisions to authors within three months from the time of submission and publishing accepted manuscripts within a period of no more than four months.
  • Innovative formats: The online platform allows for new and innovative publication formats, as for example the publication of research materials and comprehensive data sets in digital format, including audio-visual material, online presentations, and electronic databases.

Language@Internet is part of a large-scale project launched by the Ministry of Science and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany to establish digital peer publishing as an alternative to print journals (http://www.dipp.nrw.de). Archival storage and copyright management are provided by the Hochschulbibliothekszentrum NRW ‘University Libraries Center’ in Cologne (http://www.hbz-nrw.de).

Should you wish to contact us, please email langint at indiana dot edu (where the spaces in the address should be removed and the words 'at' and 'dot' replaced by @ and ., respectively).

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Digital Peer Publishing NRW (DiPP) is a large-scale project initiated by the Ministry for Science and Research in North Rhine-Westphalia and implemented by the Hochschulbibliothekszentrum NRW ‘University Libraries Center’ in Cologne.

Starting Point. The highest quality management of scientific information demands a forward-looking, quality-assured system of timely publication.

Initiative. The Ministry for Science and Research in North Rhine-Westphalia has acted as initiator for the Open Access Initiative “Digital Peer Publishing NRW”. This initiative encourages the foundation and expansion of scientific e-journals.

Aim. The goal is to increase the number of high-quality scientific publications, as well as to develop new methods of network-based cooperative information management and anchor these as far as possible. These in turn enable speedy, open, and transparent digital peer publishing in an attractive environment.


  • full text search
  • citability
  • long-term archiving
  • certified registration in national data banks and catalogues
  • representation of multimedia components

LANGUAGE@INTERNET is published as an open-access journal under the Digital Peer Publishing License (DPPL). For information about DiPP licenses, see http://www.dipp.nrw.de/lizenzen/.


Despite thorough vetting of content published in LANGUAGE@INTERNET, the editors assume no liability for the contents of external links. The responsibility for the linked sites lies solely with their operators (cf. § 5 para. 3 MDStV).