Biolinguistics Initiative Barcelona

Biolinguistics Initiative Barcelona: December 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Open Access, the next step: Publication changes in BIOLINGUISTICS

Six years after launching the journal, we have decided to make a significant change to BIOLINGUISTICS. Over the past year or so we have received many excellent submissions, so much so that we found ourselves in an uncomfortable situation: We had to tell some authors that their accepted submissions would not come out until 2014. We felt that this was a departure from our ideal for the journal -- the dual promise of fast review and fast publication --, and that we had to do something about it. As a result, we have decided to follow the example of other Open Access, online-only journals, and publish accepted submissions as soon as they are accepted and properly formatted, instead of waiting to compile entire issues. This change will make it possible for us to publish more material and in a more speedy fashion. Beginning with volume 7 (2013), there will be no more issues; rather, each piece gets published when it's ready, with consecutive page numbering within each given annual volume.
--The editors (Cedric Boeckx and Kleanthes K. Grohmann)