Open Generative Syntax

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 Open Generative Syntax


Editorial Board

Aims and Scope

Syntactic theory is a vibrant and central area of current linguistic research. The series provides a venue for reporting exciting research on any topic that advances our understanding of the syntactic component of the human language faculty from a broadly generative perspective. Volumes accepted for the series may vary widely in format, ambition, perspective, and subject matter. The series is open to studies focusing on topics in comparative syntax, formal syntax, and interfaces with syntax. A contribution to the series might report, for example, discoveries about the syntax of a particular language or language family, proposals concerning the formal properties of the syntactic component as a whole, typological questions advancing theories of syntax, experimental investigations that bear on issues of importance to the overall theory of syntax, and more. What unites the series is a commitment to the development of syntactic theory and a constructive engagement with current substantive debates in the field.


We accept submissions in English.

Proposing a book

We request that a prospective author or volume editor submit a book proposal (as a single PDF document) to the series editors for initial consideration. This proposal should include:

  • a tentative table of contents;
  • a 2-3 page text description of the overall volume content;
  • abstracts of each envisioned chapter; and
  • a brief comparison with books already available on the same topic that expresses what will be distinctive about this new work.

The total proposal for a monograph should not be more than 10 pages, although for an edited volume a slightly longer proposal might be required in some cases. (Consult with the series editors if the details of a proposed volume seem to require a longer proposal.)

The affiliations of all authors should be included.

The proposal is discussed by the series editors at their monthly meeting. If their decision is positive (this stage takes about one month), then upon submission of a full manuscript, the workflow described at is initiated, including peer review by members of the editorial board or its delegates.

OGS volumes should be between 200 and 400 pages. As with conventional print volumes, the coherence of the volume as a whole is an important consideration. This is especially relevant to edited volumes, with the implication that OGS will not normally publish conference proceedings or festschrifts as such.


Trees are challenging objects for typesetting. If your chapter/book only has smallish trees, they can probably be typeset just like numbered examples. If there is at least one larger tree, all trees will probably be typeset as figures with captions. Please be prepared to provide captions should your paper fall into the latter category.


Open Generative Syntax has the ISSN 2568-7336


All Books

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Forthcoming:The size of things II: Movement, features, and interpretation

Zheng Shen (ed), Sabine Laszakovits (ed)
March 14, 2022
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The size of things I: Structure building

Sabine Laszakovits (ed), Zheng Shen (ed)
July 24, 2021
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Syntactic architecture and its consequences III: Inside syntax

András Bárány (ed), Theresa Biberauer (ed), Jamie Douglas (ed), Sten Vikner (ed)
May 13, 2021
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Syntactic architecture and its consequences I: Syntax inside the grammar

András Bárány (ed), Theresa Biberauer (ed), Jamie Douglas (ed), Sten Vikner (ed)
September 9, 2020
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Syntactic architecture and its consequences II: Between syntax and morphology

András Bárány (ed), Theresa Biberauer (ed), Jamie Douglas (ed), Sten Vikner (ed)
May 15, 2020

Agree to Agree: Agreement in the Minimalist Programme

Peter W. Smith (ed), Johannes Mursell (ed), Katharina Hartmann (ed)
February 14, 2020

Dative constructions in Romance and beyond

Anna Pineda (ed), Jaume Mateu (ed)
January 7, 2020

Agreement, case and locality in the nominal and verbal domains

Ludovico Franco (ed), Mihaela Marchis Moreno (ed), Matthew Reeve (ed)
September 25, 2019
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Order and structure in syntax I: Word order and syntactic structure

Laura R. Bailey (ed), Michelle Sheehan (ed)
March 28, 2017