Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

WPLC is a working papers journal run by linguistics graduate students at UVIC. WPLC provides opportunities for linguistics graduate students and faculty to publish their research, especially those affiliated with UVIC, and extends opportunities to UVIC undergraduate linguistics students as well. WPLC’s goal is to become an increasingly referenced platform for disseminating linguistic research, attracting increasing numbers of readers and contributors both within and outside of the linguistics department at UVIC. WPLC also exists to offer linguistics graduate students at UVIC the experience of editing an academic journal.

In order to accomplish these goals, WPLC is committed to publishing at least one volume each year, either a themed volume or the proceedings of a conference (such as the graduate-student-run conference, the Northwest Linguistics Conference). In addition, WPLC periodically publishes a special edition of undergraduate student research.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Submissions will be reviewed by the editorial board of the journal. As the submissions are understood to be working papers, a strict review process is not in place. The papers must meet the English standards of the editorial board.

Papers may be passed to experts in particular areas if the editors require feedback on content specific issues in the paper.


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.



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Open Access Policy


The Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle (WPLC) is an open access journal that provides immediate and free access for anybody to read and download any and all of its publications. By publishing with WPLC, you agree to license your article under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). This licence allows others to download, copy, redistribute, and adapt articles published by WPLC for non-commercial purposes, provided that proper attribution is given and the conditions of the licence are stated.

As an author publishing with WPLC, you retain your copyright, and grant the journal right of first publication. Authors retain the right to modify, rewrite, or republish the article without permission from WPLC, as long as the author gives WPLC credit as the first publisher of the article.