Journal of Semiotics










Current Issues

Vol. 47 (in prep.)

Heft 1-2/2025: Frames and Framing: Dynamic Nature and Material Cognitive Interplays

Heft 3-4/2025: Saintly Models

Vol. 46 (in prep.)

Heft 1-2/2024: Themenoffenes Heft

Heft 3-4/2024: Anthropomorphism in Social Robotics and Beyond: Cognitive, Cultural, and Semiotic Perspectives

Vol. 45

Heft 1-2/2023: Innovative Methods in Multimodal Comics Research

Heft 3-4/2023: Selbstoptimierung

Vol. 44

Heft 1-2/2022: Italian Semiotics I

Heft 3-4/2022: Italian Semiotics II

Vol. 43

Heft 1-2/2021: Mental Spaces

Heft 3-4/2021: Und in alle Ewigkeit … Kommunikation über 10000 Jahre

Vol. 42

Heft 1-2/2020: Schlagersemiotik. Beiträge der Passauer Mediensemiotik

Heft 3-4/2020: Soziale Medien

Vol. 41

Heft 1-2/2019: Semiotische Medientheorien

Heft 3-4/2019: Semiotik der Diaspora

Vol. 40

Heft 1-2/2018: Überwachung 2.0 - Zwischen Kontrolle und Komfort

Heft 3-4/2018: Themenoffenes Heft (mit Beiträgen u.a. zur Diagrammatik in der Musik, Embodiment in Alphabetzeichen, Fachkommunikation und anderen Themen)

Vol. 39

Heft 1-2/2017: Semiotik als Theorie der Digitalen Geisteswissenschaften

Heft 3-4/2017: Terror

Vol. 38

No. 1-2/2016: Zeichen im öffentlichen Raum

No. 3-4/2016: Openly themed volume


Vol. 37

No. 3-4/2015: Biosemiotic Ethics

No. 1-2/2015: Lachen als Zeichenprozess

Vol. 36

No. 3-4/2014: Kommunikation, Inferentialismus und Semiotik

No. 1-2/2014: Architektursemiotik



The Journal of Semiotics (Zeitschrift für Semiotik) has been in print since 1979. It is the voice of the German Society of Semiotics and is issued in cooperation with the Swiss Society for Semiotics (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Semiotik). The
Zeitschrift für Semiotik offers the possibility of sharing research information via the publication and discussion of the results of semiotic investigations, regardless of the sub-discipline(s) of the researchers.


Submissions to the journal pass through a double-blind peer-review process by reviewers from external institutions. The Journal of Semiotics is listed in the European Reference Index for the Humanities with the status ERIH PLUS.

Editorial Board


  • Ellen Fricke (Chemnitz) – Editor
  • Martin Siefkes (Chemnitz) – Editor and Coordinator

Editorial Office

  • Magdalena Müller


Mailing Address

Prof. Dr. Ellen Fricke und Dr. Martin Siefkes
Zeitschrift für Semiotik
Technische Universität Chemnitz, Philosophische Fakultät
Professur Germanistische Sprachwissenschaft, Semiotik und Multimodale Kommunikation
09107 Chemnitz

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