About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Bergen Language and Linguistic Studies welcomes proposals for language related publications with a connection to Bergen, e.g. within the following subject areas:

  • Applied linguistics
  • Computational linguistics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Historical linguistics
  • Interpretation studies
  • Language teaching and learning
  • Lexicography
  • Linguistic theory
  • Phonetics and phonology
  • Pragmatics
  • Psycholinguistics and cognitive science
  • Semantics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Syntax
  • Terminology and language for special purposes
  • Translation studies

The publication should be linked somehow to one of the following institutions in Bergen: University of Bergen (UiB), Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), or Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. 

Peer Review Process

All publications in BeLLS will be peer reviewed.

Open Access Policy

Based on the principle that research should be free and accessible, all publications in BeLLS are immediately available from the website free of charge. Works are released under a Creative Commons license, which provides unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. BeLLS has no submission or publication fees.



This journal is indexed by The Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.


This journal is included in the Public Knowledge Project Private LOCKSS Network (PKP PLN).


Published by The University of Bergen

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