Empirical Text and Culture Research

ISSN 1617-8912

Dedicated to quantitative empirical studies of culture

Published by RAM-Verlag

Editor: Andrew Wilson (Lancaster University, UK)

Editorial board:

Valery Belyanin (CERES, University of Toronto, Canada)
Katerina Frantzi (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Robert Hogenraad (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium)
Amei Koll-Stobbe (University of Greifswald, Germany)
Dean McKenzie (Monash University, Australia)
Josef Schmied (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)


The purpose of ETC is to publish culturally oriented research that is both empirical and quantitative in its approach.

'Culture' is understood by ETC to encompass both 'high' culture (such as literature, art, and music) and the many aspects of everyday life - for instance, fashion and cuisine. The 'world views' of different cultures and sub-cultures, and the relationship between language and culture, will also be key issues for the journal.

Whilst work within the framework of systems-theoretic constructivist research is especially welcome, ETC aims to publish all forms of empirical quantitative research that fit its general parameters - for example, corpus-based research; computer-assisted content analyses; semantic differential studies; studies using sentence completion or word association techniques; and so on.

ETC will normally not publish papers of a purely theoretical or qualitative nature, unless their implications for quantitative empirical research are very clear.

Article categories

ETC accepts the following kinds of articles:

If anyone is unsure about the suitability of their topic or approach for ETC, they are invited to send a short structured abstract to the editor in advance of a formal submission.

From time to time, the editorial board may actively commission articles or reviews.

Language policy

For the journal to have the maximum international impact, only papers written in English will be published in ETC.

Peer review

All papers will be peer reviewed by at least one member of the editorial board or by another qualified person appointed by them. We will aim to move swiftly and normally provide a response within one month of submission.

Submitting your manuscript

Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor at the contact address shown overleaf.

Authors should submit one printed copy of their manuscript, together with an electronic copy in either MS Word or RTF format. The electronic copy may be submitted by e-mail.

Manuscripts should be accompanied by a covering letter stating that the content of the article has not previously been published and is not being concurrently submitted elsewhere.

Layout and referencing should follow the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association.

Editorial contact address

Dr. Andrew Wilson
Department of Linguistics and English Language
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YT, UK

Fax: +44 1524 843085

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