Call for Abstracts: COVID-19 Special Issue in IJCL

Submitted by Elisa Gorgaini on 13 July 2020

The International Journal of Corpus Linguistics (IJCL) welcomes abstracts for a special issue on the theme of COVID-19. Articles which present clear innovation in, and implications for, corpus linguistics theory and methods are particularly welcome, though this is not essential. Studies can be based on data from any language, but articles should be written in English. IJCL welcomes proposals for full research articles (approximately 8,000 words in length) or short articles which introduce a tool or resource for corpus linguistic studies of COVID-19 (approximately 3-4,000 words).

Abstracts should be between 500 and 1,000 words in length and should contain the following information:

  • title;
  • authors’ names and correspondence details;
  • indication as to whether the submission will be a full or short article;
  • article aims/objectives;
  • data and methods of analysis;
  • (provisional) findings;
  • (provisional) conclusions and implications.

Abstracts should make the article’s relevance to corpus linguistics theory and/or methods clear. Please submit abstracts by email to Michaela Mahlberg ( and Gavin Brookes ( by 10th August 2020. Accepted articles will be published early 2021.

Abstract submission

10 August 2020

Decisions on abstracts

17 August 2020

Submission of full papers

31 October 2020

Target submission date

Early 2021