It has not escaped our attention that we haven’t published an article in the past six months. This is not because we are not fielding lots of submissions nor because those submissions are of insufficient quality. Our sense is that this lumpiness of the publication schedule is part of what happens in a smallish field when you publish new articles as they become ready. Traditional journals hold on to articles until they are ready to bundle them into an issue that they publish on a more or less fixed schedule. This may help to keep the journal visible on a regular basis, a goal we will have to achieve in a different way.

We plan to even out the lumpiness a bit by encouraging more short articles & commentaries and also by using this blog more consistently as a way to keep the journal visible.

By the way, we have two articles about to be published very soon:

  • Michael Franke: “Quantity implicatures, exhaustive interpretation, and rational conversation”
  • Nathan Klinedinst and Daniel Rothschild: “Exhaustivity in questions with non-factives”

In addition, there are six articles in various stages of revision and five articles currently under peer review for the first time. Plus, we expect many of you to send us the fruits of your productive summers!

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About Kai von Fintel

I'm a professor of linguistics at MIT. I work on meaning. I am also Associate Dean of MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. I have a wife, two kids, two cats, and a dog. I live in an intentional community (Mosaic Commons Cohousing) in Berlin, Massachusetts. I am a runner. I like soccer, a lot. I was born on a cold winter’s night in a small village on the Lüneburg Heath in Northern Germany.

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