The journal is dedicated to general linguistics. It publishes contributions from all areas of linguistics, provided they contain theoretical implications that shed light on the nature of language and the language faculty. Contributions should be of interest to all linguists, independently of their own specialisation.
No specific linguistic theories or trends are given preference. Papers accepted for publication are strictly selected on the basis of scientific quality and scholarly standing.
This is a fully open access journal with no barriers to publishing. Full financial support for this journal is provided by LingOA with long-term funding provided by the Open Library of Humanities (OLH).
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Glossa is a member of the Free Journal Network.
As of 1st May, we're happy to announce that the Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB) from Scopus have accepted Glossa into their database. The process to get the journal content listed in the Scopus database will now begin.
Posted on 04 May 2020
The current Glossa Editorial Board has now served for 3 years. As stated in the Glossa Constitution, which is cited below, Board members serve a three-year renewable term. At the end of this term, the Editorial Team submits a proposal to the Board for renewing it. We have done this last week, and are happy to announce the new Board. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all old and new Board members for making Glossa a resounding success.
From the Glossa Constitution:
“The Editorial Board (henceforth ‘the Board’) contains at least 20 and at most 50 members. Board members serve a three-year term, which is renewable.
The Board should strive for a composition which is representative of linguistic subdisciplines as a function of what is published in the journal, a balanced regional distribution across the world, and a gender balance. Selection for membership in the Board specifically takes into account the candidate's excellent standing with respect to previous service as a reviewer for Glossa.
Scholars can be invited to serve on the Board in view of their proven services to the field, and in view of the contribution they can make to the realisation of the Journal’s mission. At the end of the three-year term of the Board, the team of editors puts a motivated proposal to the Board as to the composition of the new Board. This proposal contains three lists of names:
1. names of individuals whose term on the Board is to be renewed
2. names of individuals whose term on the Board is not to be renewed
3. names of individuals who are to be invited as new members on the Board
This proposal should take into account the balances and service mentioned in the previous paragraph. The proposal is carried if it receives an ordinary majority in the Board."
Posted on 30 May 2019