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Lingua sinica

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Lingua Sinica is the first international Open Access journal dedicated to the study of languages and linguistics in China, including their various social and regional dialects. It publishes high quality papers based on contemporary linguistic theories and comprehensive generalizations derived from carefully collected language data with no preference as to any particular theoretic framework. Papers written in English covering significant linguistic issues in Chinese and the languages in China are welcomed.

  • The first Open Access international journal devoted to the languages and linguistics of China, aiming to achieve the widest possible visibility and optimal international impact for its published research.
  • Publishing research articles that bridge theoretical orientations, research paradigms, and linguistic traditions.
  • Providing free accessibility to linguists in China and around the world to promote effective research dissemination and exchange; offers a rapid peer-reviewed process and open access publication.

The Current Open Access fee (Article-Processing Charge) for this journal is 300 Euro per article. The APC are now kindly sponsored by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Peking University Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics until further notice.

The journal operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.

All articles published are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found at

As authors of articles published in Lingua Sinica you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the copyright and license agreement (

Giving authors in their area of expertise the opportunity to publish open access

  • High visibility thanks to unrestricted online access
  • Rigorous peer-review and high-quality author services
  • Creative Commons licensed – authors retain copyright
  • Citation tracking and inclusion in bibliographic databases
  • Easy compliance with open access mandates


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Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Publication timeframe:
Volume Open
Journal Subjects:
Linguistics and Semiotics, Applied Linguistics, other, Languages of Asia, Sino-Tibetan Languages, Chinese