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 in the world. 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, Associate Editor (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
  • Marlene Johansson-Falck, Associate Editor (Umeå University, Sweden)

International Editorial Board

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

Founding Editor

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


Vol 6, No 2 (2015)

Table of Contents

Donna E West
Hubert Kowalewski