Journal Information & Policies
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Peer Review Process
All submissions will be screened by editors and reviewed by at least two editors and one anonymous peer reviewer. All contributors to the journal are asked to serve as reviewers for other constributions; at the moment, no outside reviewers are consulted. The typical time taken to conduct a review is approximately one month.
This journal will be published annually. Journal items will be published collectively rather than individually.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
This journal’s open access policy is in line with UK research funders’ policies.
Authors are not charged any APCs (Article Processing Charges) or other publication fees.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
a. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 2.5 Scotland) license that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
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b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
d. Authors are required to make sure submitted content does not infringe third-party copyright. Authors must obtain permission to reproduce any third-party material for online – and print, if applicable – publication in perpetuity. It is also the authors’ responsibility to include any acknowledgements requested by copyright holders, and to mark clearly third-party material used with permission, material that has separate licensing terms, and material used under exceptions or limitations to copyright.
It is not necessary to obtain permission to reuse articles published in this journal, provided that reuse is in line with the article’s Creative Commons licence and attribution to the author(s) and the published article is maintained. Please note that these terms do not extend to any material that has separate licensing terms specified or any material that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Permission to reproduce third-party material must be obtained directly from the copyright holders concerned.
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...
Take Down Policy
What the Library will do if you believe content on the Edinburgh Open Journals platform infringes any person's rights, or applicable UK laws.
Journals on the Edinburgh Open Journals platform are strongly encouraged to make every effort to ensure that published content does not infringe any person's rights, or applicable UK laws.
Should you discover content in this journal that you believe to be illegal, or infringes any of your statutory rights, you may contact the Library who will review the complaint.
On receipt of your complaint, the Journal Hosting Service team will:
- Make an initial assessment of its validity
- Acknowledge receipt of the complaint by email
- For all but spurious complaints, cease access to the item that is subject to complaint
- Refer the complaint to the University's Legal Advisor for comment and advice
- Seek to verify your identity and authority as complainant.
When the Service Manager has verified the authenticity of your complaint and has been advised that it is ostensibly legitimate, the article will be removed from public access, leaving behind the article abstract.
If the Legal Advisor confirms that it does not breach any law then the item will be reinstated.
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The inspiration for Lifespans & Styles came from student work on the honours course 'Sociolinguistics' as taught annually by Dr Lauren Hall-Lew at the University of Edinburgh since 2011. Because the topic of interspeaker variation (differences between speakers) is examined at prehonours level and in other honours-level courses, the content of this particular course focuses on intraspeaker variation (differences within speakers). Students on the course work individually or in groups of 2-3 and design and execute the entire project themselves, choosing the speaker and the linguistic variable(s) for analysis and collecting all the data and running statistical analyses. The best of the projects to emerge from this course in those early years inspired the creation of this journal, in order to share students' results with the wider linguistics community.
School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences
School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences
Sources of Support
Copyediting costs have been generously funded by the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences' Teaching and Learning Initiative Fund at the University of Edinburgh, and the subject area of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh.