International Journal of Semiotics and Visual Rhetoric (IJSVR)

International Journal of Semiotics and Visual Rhetoric (IJSVR)

Formerly International Journal of Signs and Semiotic Systems (IJSSS)
Editor-in-Chief: Marcel Danesi (University of Toronto, Canada)
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2017
ISSN: 2573-2617|EISSN: 2573-2625|DOI: 10.4018/IJSVR


The International Journal of Semiotics and Visual Rhetoric (IJSVR) combines interdisciplinary research on meaning and the exchange of ideas with an emphasis on signs and visual imagery in both spoken and written communications. This journal publishes original research on essential topics within the realm of semiotic processes, symbols, visual codes, pragmatics, and the relationship between signs and what they denote.

Topics Covered

  • Advertising and semiotics
  • Biosemiotics
  • Computational semiotics
  • Cultural semiotics
  • Linguistics
  • Organizational semiotics
  • Pragmatics
  • Production of meaning
  • Semiotic processes
  • Signs
  • Structuralism
  • Textual semiotics
  • Visual codes
  • Visual communication
  • Visual semiotics

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Semiotics and Visual Rhetoric (IJSVR) is to provide a forum for comparative, theoretical, and empirical research on the use and manipulation of signs and symbols in various forms of communication. Highlighting diverse cross-disciplinary applications within the fields of business, education, media studies, computer science, psychology, government, linguistics, and social science, the timely research featured in this journal aims to further the knowledge resources available to students, researchers, academics, and professionals.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Ernesto D'Avanzo, University of Salerno, Italy
Sandeep Kaur, Bharathiar University, India
Managing Editors
Mariana Bockarova, University of Toronto, Canada
Stacy Costa, University of Toronto, Canada
Associate Editors
Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Peter Cariani, Boston University, United States
Le Cheng, Zhejiang University, China, China
Rodney Clarke, University of Wollongong, Australia
Claus Emmeche, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
James Fetzer, University of Minnesota Duluth, United States
Ricardo Gudwin, DCA/FEEC/UNICAMP, Brazil
Mihai Nadin, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Frank Nuessel, University of Louisville, United States
Susan Petrilli, University of Bari, Italy
Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Luis Rocha, Indiana University, United States
Debbie Smith-Shank, Ohio State University, United States
Frederik Stjernfelt, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jon Umerez, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Hongbing Yu, Nanjing University, China
Editorial Review Board
Eugenio Andrade, National University of Colombia, Colombia
Argyris Arnellos, University of the Aegean, Greece
Anthony Chemero, Franklin and Marshall College, United States
Hui Cheng, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Robert Clowes, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Vincent Colapietro, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
John Collier, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Gerd Doeben-Henisch, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Charbel Nino El-Hani, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Donald Favareau, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Tom Froese, University of Tokyo, Japan
Bruno Galantucci, Yeshiva University, United States
Tao Gong, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Maria Gonzalez, UNESP - Marilia, Brazil
Patrick Grim, State University of New York at Stony Brook, United States
Risto Hilpinen, University of Miami, United States
Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia, Italy
Koichiro Matsuno, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Alexander Mehler, Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt am Main, Germany
David Myers, Loyola University New Orleans, United States
Chrystopher Nehaniv, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Sami Paavola, University of Helsinki, Finland
Leonid Perlovsky, Harvard University, United States
Roberto Poli, University of Trento, Italy
Robert Port, Indiana University, United States
Alexander Riegler, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Stanley Salthe, Binghamton University, United States
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Chris Sinha, Lund University, Sweden
Göran Sonesson, Lund University, Sweden
Maria Violi, University of Bologna, Italy
Paul Vogt, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Wolfgang Wildgen, University of Bremen, Germany


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Marcel Danesi
International Journal of Semiotics and Visual Rhetoric (IJSVR)