About the Journal

Focus and Scope


HUPLC will publish original peer-reviewed work – both theoretical and empirical – in the domain of language and cognition.


Besides original empirical and experimental work, HUPLC explicitly encourages replication studies, single case studies, the publication of original work that yielded null-results, position papers, commentaries, secondary data analyses, or reports on tools and methods. HUPLC will only publish articles that follow scientific principles of transparency, replicability, and objectivity.


HUPLC is considered a multidisciplinary open-access journal, free of charge for both authors and readers. Contributions are expected from the field of psycholinguistics, general and applied linguistics, psychology and computational linguistics, but also from other related disciplines like linguistic typology, philosophy, and cognitive science.


HUPLC will be published online-only, which has some advantages compared to printed journals: we have no page limits, we can publish colored figures without extra costs, and we can add supplementary material to the paper:


Page limits: There are three types of publications. Brief articles are no longer than 6 pages. Research reports are no longer than 15 pages, and Original research article are no longer than 30 pages. We expect authors to write in a concise and easy understandable form. Detailed descriptions of procedures and materials should be placed in an annex.


Supplementary materials: Besides the original manuscript, supplementary materials can and should be published on the server (software, tasks, data, etc.). We expect authors to make extensive use of this unique feature of HUPLC in order to foster replicability of their research.


Publication frequency: immediately after acceptance - there will be no issues, but per year one volume with continuously increasing page numbers. The first volume will be Vol 1 (2016). All papers will receive a DOI. Copyright of published articles will remain with the author.