About the Journal

Continua is an Open Access (OA), peer-reviewed academic journal whose contributions explore aspects of the mental lexicon, the conceptualization of ‘words’, and the intersection of morphological phenomena with phonological, semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic factors. We target submissions that incorporate comparative, typologically diverse, and/or experimental data sets with theoretical models that seek to advance our collective understanding of morphological theory and its interfaces as well as the properties of the mental lexicon. Our understanding of the notion of 'interface' extends to the syntax-morphology (including syntactic agreement phenomena), morphology-phonology, and morphology-semantic interfaces. Research focusing on bilingual and multilingual populations is also welcome. We accept the following submissions for publication consideration: 

  • Original research articles (15,000 words max) 
  • Squib/short replies (4,000 words max) 
  • Special edited volumes: Prospective editors are asked to submit a proposal (4,000 words max) that includes a brief summary of potential articles 
  • Keynote articles & featured ‘debates’


Author Typesetting Requirements for Accepted Manuscripts

As a platinum Open Access (OA) journal, Continua and its editors are committed to not charging any Article Processing Charges (APCs), thus making this journal and its contents free for both authors and readers alike. One of the key ways of ensuring this is by having the authors and editors shoulder the burden of copy-editing and typesetting of accepted manuscripts. Although manuscripts can be submitted as Word, PDF, or LaTeX files for review, authors are required to submit post-review versions of their accepted manuscripts in LaTeX, using the Continua submission template. If you are a prospective author who is not familiar with or able to use our LaTeX template, we can put you in contact with one of our managing editors who may be able to help you in some capacity. This was a difficult decision for us as an editorial team to reach, but as a small, relatively young platinum OA journal, this will ensure that Continua remains free for authors and readers alike, without compromising on quality.