AMPRA Conference – Saturday Workhop

An Introduction to Metrics in Academic Journals: From Writing to Ranking

In this workshop, the Publisher for Elsevier’s linguistics portfolio will host a session exploring why and how journal and research quality is measured. We will consider the origins, features and drawbacks of the Impact Factor as well as looking at the H-Index, SCImago Journal Rank and several other metrics. This will be an open and informative session, aimed at those who are interested in the numbers associated with academic publishing, how they work and how they can affect a researcher’s career.

For those wishing to register or advance questions ahead of the conference; this can be accomplished by emailing the presenter:

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 15th, 2014

Abstracts (max. 300 words) are invited for papers on any topic relevant to the fields of pragmatics and intercultural communication. When submitting the abstract the presenter should indicate which of the three main topics (1. pragmatics theory, 2. intercultural, cross-cultural, societal aspects of pragmatics, 3. applications) s/he thinks the abstract belongs to.

On-line submission is at

We are also accepting proposals for panel discussions. Submissions of panel proposals need to be made by the organizer of the panel and include all abstracts in one file, and sent to

Please, include your name, affiliation and e-mail address. Abstracts will be double-blind peer-reviewed, and should include sufficient details to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the work. Paper presentations will be allowed 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions. All presentations will be in English.

Should you have trouble submitting your abstract via linguistlist, you may instead email the abstract to

American Pragmatics Association

Welcome to the 2nd Conference of the American Pragmatics Association that will take place on October 17-19, 2014 at UCLA.

The goal of the conference is to promote both theoretical and applied research in pragmatics, and bring together scholars who are interested in different subfields of pragmatics. Our call for papers is out; you can read it online now.

Please check back for announcements on deadlines, abstract submission, plenary speakers, workshops, registration, and more.