Public Journal of Semiotics

Public Journal of Semiotics (PJOS) is a non-profit open access journal that publishes original research articles in semiotics: the systematic study of meaning, in any kind of modality such as speech, written text, gesture and pictures. We especially welcome articles combining theory and empirical findings in areas such as human evolution, development, multimodality and political discourse in text and image. Our intention is to help make semiotics relevant for current issues, such as the recent tragic events in Paris... Let's help make semiotics public!

Article submission

To submit an article, click on the REGISTER button in the menu at the top of the page and follow the instructions. After you fill in your data, make sure that you click on the AUTHOR button, and if you wish to be consulted as a reviewer, on the REVIEWER button as well. Once you've logged in, click NEW SUBMISSION and follow the procedure presented on the screen.

Editorial Staff
  • Jordan Zlatev, Editor-in-Chief (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Robin Engström, Assistant Editor (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
  • Johan Blomberg, Assistant Editor (Lund University, Sweden)

International Editorial Board

  • Line Brandt (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
  • Jan M. Broekman (Penn State University, USA)
  • Lars Elleström (Linnæus University, Sweden) 
  • Charles Forceville (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • David Machin (Cardiff University, UK)
  • Paul Manning (Trent University, Canada)
  • Rob Shields (University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Göran Sonesson (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Anne Wagner (Universite Cote d' Opale, France)
  • Donna E. West (State University of New York at Cortland, USA)

Founding Editor

  • Paul Bouissac (Victoria University / University of Toronto, Canada)


Vol 6, No 2 (2015)

Table of Contents

Donna E West