The first of its kind, the Journal of Cognitive Semiotics is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to high quality research, integrating methods and theories developed in the disciplines of cognitive science with methods and theories developed in semiotics and the humanities, with the ultimate aim of providing new insights into the realm of human signification and its manifestation in cultural practices. The Journal of Cognitive Semiotics publishes double-blind peer-reviewed manuscripts. We are currently welcoming submissions.
Six issues were published by the editor Peter Lang between 2007 and 2010. Four further issues were published electronically and open source. In the beginning of 2014, the publication of the journal is taken over by Mouton de Gruyter, and has published two issues per year ever since.
The Journal of Cognitive Semiotics offers its readers the opportunity to engage with ideas from the European and American traditions of cognitive science and semiotics, and to follow developments in the study of meaning – both in a cognitive and in a semiotic sense – as they unfold internationally. The intention of the journal is to create and facilitate dialogue, debate, and collaboration among those interested both in human cognition and in human semiotic experiences and behavior.
The initiative to create a transatlantic journal came from the Center for Cognition and Culture at the department of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University, and from a group of researchers trained at the Center for Semiotics, in Denmark, and based in Aarhus and Copenhagen; as well as researchers at the Centre for Cognitive Semiotics at Lund University in Sweden.
The editorial board includes the following scholars:
Peer Bundgaard, Centre for Semiotics, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Merlin Donald, professor emeritus, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
Bruno Galantucci, Laboratory of Experimental Semiotics, Yeshiva University, New York City, USA
Todd Oakley, professor of cognitive science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Göran Sonesson, Centre for Cognitive Semiotics, University of Lund, Sweden