About this Journal

Corpora is an international, peer-reviewed journal of corpus linguistics focusing on the many and varied uses of corpora both in linguistics and beyond. The journal accepts articles presenting research findings based on the exploitation of corpora as well as accounts of corpus building, corpus tool construction and corpus annotation schemes.

The journal has three key features:

  • Theoretical inclusiveness: the journal will not be wed to one theoretical position. It will welcome and accommodate the work of a wide range of theorists using corpus data.
  • Interdisciplinarity: the journal will actively seek to promote a cross fertilization of ideas and techniques across a range of areas (applied linguistics, computational linguistics, corpus linguistics, theoretical linguistics) and disciplines (e.g. cultural studies, historical studies, literary studies) in the belief that these areas have something to offer to each other through their common focus on corpus data.
  • Multilinguality: the journal will engage with the full range of human languages, not just the English language or major European languages.

Editors and Editorial Board

General Editor

Professor Tony McEnery, Lancaster University, UK

Commissioning Editor

Paul Baker, Lancaster University, UK

Production Editor

Matthew Davies, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Reviews Editor

Randi Reppen, Northern Arizona University, USA

Editorial Board

Svenja Adolphs, University of Nottingham, UK
Monika Bednarek, University of Sydney, Australia
Tony Berber Sardinha, Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
Vaclav Brezina, Lancaster University, UK
Beatrix Busse, University of Cologne, Germany
Jesse Egbert, Northern Arizona University, USA
Susan Fitzmaurice, University of Sheffield, UK
Eric Friginal, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Sylviane Granger, Université Catholique de Louvian, Belgium
Bethany Gray, Iowa State University, USA
Stefan Gries, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Andrew Hardie, Lancaster University, UK
Kaibo Hu, Shanghai International Studies University, China
Shin Ishikawa, Kobe University, Japan
Chae Kwan Jung, Incheon National University, South Korea
Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, University of Lodz, Poland
Michaela Mahlberg, University of Birmingham, UK
Charles Meyer, University of Massachusetts, USA
Richmond Ngula, University of the Cape Coast, Ghana
Vincent Ooi, National University of Singapore
Pam Peters, Macquarie University, Australia
Ute Römer, Georgia State University, USA
Tanja Säily, University of Helsinki, Finland
Mike Scott, Aston University, UK
Irma Taavitsainen, Helsinki University, Finland
Stella Tagnin, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Charlotte Taylor, University of Sussex, UK
Yukio Tono, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Rachelle Vessey, Carleton University, Canada
Yogendra Yadava, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Yingyu Li, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China


Corpora is abstracted and indexed in the following:

  • Academic Business Current Database (ABCD)
  • Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)
  • ArticleFirst
  • Australian Research Council ERA 2012 Journal List
  • Bibliography of Linguistic Literature (BLL)
  • British Library Zetoc
  • BrowZine
  • CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • cnpLINKer
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete
  • Communication Source
  • Directory of Lexicography Institutions, (Section 10, Periodicals)
  • EBSCO A-to-Z
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH PLUS)
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Linguistic Bibliography Online
  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • Linguistics Abstracts
  • Linguistics Abstracts Online
  • MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • ProQuest Linguistics Collection
  • ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection
  • Publication Forum (JuFo)
  • ReadCube Discover
  • Researcher
  • Scilit
  • SCImago Journal Ranking
  • Scopus
  • Summon
  • TDNet
  • TOC Premier
  • Web of Science/Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • WorldCat Discovery


Print ISSN: 1749-5032 Online ISSN: 1755-1676
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