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Focus and Scope
This journal is devoted to the sociolinguistic study of within-speaker variation. It welcomes all articles written by authors at an undergraduate level based on original research.
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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.
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
Journals using the hosting platform http://journals.ed.ac.uk are encouraged to make every effort to ensure that published content does not infringe any person's rights, or applicable UK laws.
However, if you believe that content, in any of the journals hosted on this platform, may be illegal, please contact the Head of Research & Learning who will review the complaint and take appropriate action.
Research & Learning (Library & University Collections)
Main Library, George Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ
Please note the Library is staffed 9-5pm Monday-Friday.
Making a complaint
In the body of the email please provide the following information:
- Describe the infringement in as much detail as possible so that the specific content may be readily identified. The URL in the address bar will allow us to lookup the specific section.
- Describe your relationship to the content, e.g. I am the author/creator of the material.
- Describe the grounds for complaint, some examples are:
- Unauthorised use by reason of reproduction and/or making available the material.
- Breach of the moral right of [paternity/integrity/right not to have my work subjected to derogatory treatment].
- Other complaints, e.g. defamation, breach of confidence, data protection.
On receipt of your complaint, Research & Learning Services will:
- Make an initial assessment of its validity
- For all but spurious complaints, temporarily remove access to the item that is subject to complaint
- Acknowledge receipt of the complaint by email
- Contact the journal responsible for the publication of the content in question to invite a response
- Seek to verify your identity and authority as complainant
- Refer the complaint to the University's Legal Advisor for comment and advice
When the Head of Research & Learning has verified the authenticity of your complaint and has been advised that it is ostensibly legitimate, the file will be permanently removed from public access.
If the Legal Advisor confirms that it does not breach any law then the item will be reinstated.