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Lingua wird Glossa!

Lingua wird Glossa: Herausgeber von Lingua gründen neues Journal

Dear colleagues,


With this message we want to inform you of the transition of the journal formerly known as Lingua to the new journal Glossa, which will be published under conditions of Fair Open Access with no charges for authors or readers.


As you may have heard, the Lingua editorial team (Executive editor Johan Rooryck; Associate Editors Chung-hye Han, Anikó Lipták, Anne-Michelle Tessier, Ianthi Tsimpli; and Advisory Editor Neil Smith) have resigned from Lingua in October, with the entire 31-strong editorial board following suit. This was the result of Elsevier's refusal to renegotiate its collaboration with the editors along the lines of Fair Open Access.


Today we are proud to announce the birth of Glossa: a journal of General Linguistics. Glossa is a journal run for and by linguists. Its scientific content will be freely available for readers worldwide. The costs charged by the publisher (Ubiquity Press) to the authors are low, and will be paid for by the Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA) foundation (seewww.lingoa.eu  for details, and for links to press coverage of the Lingua -> Glossa move).


Glossa is now open and accepting submissions: please consult the journal’s website (glossa-journal.org) for more details. As of January 1, 2016, Glossa will be run by the same editorial board and editorial team that made Lingua into one of the leading journals in the field. This will ensure that Glossa will have the same high quality standards that Lingua had.


We look forward to hearing from you at Glossa!


Best wishes,


Waltraud Paul and Guido Vanden Wyngaerd

Interim editors of Glossa until 31 December 2015


Glossa: a Journal of General Linguistics


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