This  journal publishes papers with general subject matter and semiotic methodology, as well as ones on special themes. Full papers are welcome from international scholars and writers. Book and art event reviews can also be submitted, along with commentaries. A peer review process will apply for papers, and where possible, efficient publication schedules for individual papers will be encouraged. The journal plans to  mix the need for archival and general publishing, as well as announced special issues. This journal has online and print versions.

Rationale for a Semiotic Journal

This journal responds to a perceived need and opportunity to develop a more comprehensive approach to the study of semiotics, especially in other countries more distant from more established practices in Europe and North America. Published in Australia, this appears to be the first journal of its kind as a general inter-disciplinary publication in the Southern hemisphere. It seeks to address contemporary cultural, environmental, geo political and social issues.


Editor Geoffrey Sykes

Associate Editor  Paul Ryder

Editorial Associates

Myrdene Anderson, Purdue University, USA Nicoleta Blanariu, University “Vasile Alecsandri”, Romania Paul Boussiac,University of Toronto Verónica Devalle, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina Marina Grishakova, University of Tartu, Estonia Janys Hayes, University of Wollongong, Australia David Jean-Michel, Steiner Education, Victoria,  Australia Massimo Leone, University of Torino, Italy Asun LópezVarela,  Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain David Marshall,Deakin University, Australia Demelza Martin,University of New South Wales,  Australia Susan Petrilli, University of Bari, Italy

Peirce, Habermas, Community and Politics  






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Feature Paper

Feature Paper

Theatricalization of the Ritualistic Gesture and Dancing. Semiotic Approach by Nicoleta Blanariu

Video Interviews

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Paul Bouissac and Robert Innis discuss themes in semiotic, and offer contrasting perspectives on different traditions of study in Europe and America.


Update: Vincent Colapietro on “Shifting Boundaries between Immediacy and Mediation” at the Semiotic Society of America Conference, Dayton OH, 2013