Language Science Press publishes high quality, peer reviewed open access books in the field of linguistics. You may read further about background and motivation.

Language Science Press has had three different ISBN prefixes over the course of time: 978-3-929619 and 978-3-944675 and 978-3-96110

Press Contact

Prof. Dr. Ste­fan Mül­ler
Language Science Press
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

Principal Contact

Sebastian Nordhoff
Language Science Press
Phone (+49) (0)176-43490603

Support Contact

Sebastian Nordhoff
Phone (+49) (0)176-43490603

Focus and Scope

Language Science Press publishes high quality peer-reviewed books in all fields of linguistics. We publish monographs and edited volumes. The press is organized decentrally: All books are part of a book series (each covering a subdiscipline or research community), and the Series Editors take full responsibility for acquisition and reviewing of submitted mansucripts.

Peer Review Process

Book manuscripts are peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers who are selected by the respective series editors. For edited volumes this review may be skipped provided the contributions in the volume have been peer-reviewed and the review process is documented.

A manuscript can be accepted or rejected. There is no revise and resubmit, but rejected manuscripts can be resubmitted after a year. If a book is not accepted 6 months after submission, it counts as rejected.

Please refer to the Guidelines for details of the reviewing procedure.

Open Access Policy

Language Science Press provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Our standard license is CC-BY.


The DFG supports Language Science Press with a grant to Stefan Müller and Martin Haspelmath (MU 2822/8-1, HA 1677/9-1, grant proposal).

The Freie Universität Berlin provides technical infrastructure and library support (ISBN numbers, cataloging, archiving).

Institutions worldwide support us via Knowledge Unlatched. A list can be found here.