LingBuzz is an openly accessible
repository of scholarly papers, discussions and other documents for linguistics.
Material submitted to LingBuzz is expected to be of interest,
relevance, and value to the disciplines represented. Authors retain
copyright on the material submitted.
In order to submit a paper, at least one author must be registered (this may happen automatically upon article
Personal accounts can be opened by anybody within the
relevant disciplines. Use of the site outside of these bounds will be
terminated. To avoid the cost and energy of the maintainers manually
checking for inappropriate content, this site may move to an endorsement system or a
When an article is submitted, the authors can modify the information
associated with it during a "grace period" of one week. After that,
the article cannot be modified anymore - with the exception of some
metadata such as the keywords associated to it, which can be modified at any time.
New versions of an article can be added at any time. When browsing the archive, the latest version is shown, with links to previous versions. Articles can also be marked as 'withdrawn' ('deprecated'). Such articles have no 'current version', but their previous versions remain available in the archive. (Exceptions will be made for boundary cases such as viruses, off-topic articles, offensive articles, etc.)
Adding an article to the archive does not constitute publication.
Publication is associated with a process of 'quality insurance' (often
in the form of peer review), whereas archives allow any member of the
community to post their article. Articles in LingBuzz can therefore be
freely submitted to and published in academic journals (electronic or
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LingBuzz maintains statistics about downloads, views, links etc. in order to give
feedback to the community about what is being downloaded, viewed, etc.
It is impossible to offer a precise download count, due to a variety of factors
(search engine filtering, complications stemming from the pseudonymous nature of internet
LingBuzz however makes every effort to maintain reliably indicative counts, though it cannot guarantee
absolute accuracy. Download counts should not be viewed as anything else than indicative.
To keep numbers as reliable as possible, the LingBuzz software tracks attempts to abuse the system such as overdownloading particular papers in order to inflate counts and other such tactics. In the unlikely case that a user's behaviour is strongly indicative of such acts, the user will be banned from the site (and the manipulated metrics will be reverted).
|Maintainer(s)||This site is maintained by Michal Starke, who is also the author the software running this site.|
Why did my article disappear from the front page?
The first postings on the front page have a boldfaced 'new' or 'freshly changed' instead of a date. After they become not 'new or freshly changed', they become part of all the articles, which are listed by date (of writing). You will find that if you scroll or click your way to the relevant date range, your papers will be sitting in its chronological position.
How come the total download count of my article went down? How is that even possible?