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Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

AWPEL is a blind double peer-reviewed on-line journal dedicated to the ethnographic study of language from a variety of perspectives, published by the Laboratory for Ethnographic Studies on Language (LESOL) at the Department of Social Anthropology & History of the University of the Aegean, on Lesbos. Our aim is to provide an interdisciplinary venue for the advancement of ethnographic linguistics, the journal is published twice a year (Spring & Fall) in English; submissions in Greek and other languages may also be accepted in special issues, at the discretion of the editors. AWPEL’s Editorial board reflects the diverse pedigree of ethnographic research on language –understandably, with an emphasis on linguistics and anthropology– as well as the journal’s international profile and scope. AWPEL invites submissions (original papers, data reports, review articles, book reviews) on an on-going basis, while also aiming for calls for special issues with guest editors.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Submitted papers are evaluated according to the double peer-review process.


Open Access Policy

This journal 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.




This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.